In the past 5 years protein bars have gone from a stodgy dry mouthed chewy experience to the like of a grenade protein bar that outsells mars bars on shelves.

Food technlogists have taken a protein packed hit and made it into something that rivals your “go-to” snack of choice.

With the macronutrient Protein being more satieting than any other macro – with their calorie conscious formulation they’re just perfect for those trying to up their protein intake but indulge in some phenomenal flavours.

 

What makes a good protein bar?

Whilst taste & texture is a primary factor here – you’re not paying on average £2.20 a bar for just a nice tasting snack. What it needs is high protein. Good protein at that.

 

  1. Fulfil Protein Bars
  2. PHD Smart Protein Bar
  3. Barebells Protein Bar
  4. Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bar
  5. Trek Protein Bar

1. Fulfil Protein Bar

Our Thoughts

Fulfil hail from Ireland and the quality of these bars is superb. They manage to pack in some additional vitamins and minerals.

20g of protein per bar and no flavour lets it down. You can’t go wrong

Taste

90%

Nutrition

97%

Texture

100%

Protein

97%

Our Flavour Of Choice

Chocolate Salted Caramel

2. PHD Smart Protein Bar

Our Thoughts

A real OG of modern protein bars. PHD really set the bar high when they originally launched this bar. They’re are many imitators – but few come close.

Consistency can vary per bar – but still – 20g of protein and only 2.5g of sugar per bar it’s no wonder it’s stocked in most major supermarkets.

Taste

90%

Nutrition

95%

Texture

95%

Protein

97%

Our Flavour Of Choice

Birthday Cake

3. Barebells Protein Bar

Our Thoughts

Barebell has been around since 2016 and has been slowly introducing new and innovative flavours.

This Swedish manufacturer is not shy to trial unique flavours and is very much synonymous with the CrossFit crowd and often seen paired with a NOCCO.

Like all those so far with 20g of protein per bar, there’s plenty to choose from. Just be wary some flavours are distinctly better than others.

Taste

90%

Nutrition

95%

Texture

100%

Protein

97%

Our Flavour Of Choice

Lemon Curd

4. Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bar

Our Thoughts

Grenade is another long-lasting staple in the speciality food aisle.

With only 0.9gs of sugar and still 20g of protein per bar it’s a great on the go snack.

Unfortunately, some of the flavours leave a lot to be desired and the end mouthfeel is a bit chewy.

Still – a solid option and great if you can get at £2 or under a bar.

Taste

90%

Nutrition

95%

Texture

100%

Protein

97%

Our Flavour Of Choice

Dark Chocolate Raspberry

5. Trek Protein Bar

Our Thoughts

Trek sits slightly out from those that proceed. But firmly it’s a great on the go snack.

Packed full of oats and is a great bar for a hike or something that requires sustained energy.

Only 9g of protein from soya sources – so whilst it ticks all the vegan and plant-based boxes. It’s not really the most effective protein hit.

However, the taste and protein contribution helps get it up there as one for the masses.

It’s also significantly cheaper than the rest.

 

Taste

90%

Nutrition

95%

Texture

100%

Protein

97%

Our Flavour Of Choice

Cocoa Coconut