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garyp
03-07-2015, 21:31
Well I am starting this because I have been looking for some protein bar's and I finally found one I like. The Huney Stinger Peanut Butter ones.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GU0BM8/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have to have a high protein diet due to me having a gastric sleeve done (not by choice mind you) but I haven't been able to find a single bar I like. I ran into this at REI and actually liked them. They don't taste like cardboard and actually taste like peanut butter vs. a protein powder. They aren't grainy or dry.

So what is your favorite and why?

Gwilli
03-08-2015, 03:59
I buy Quest Bars from my crossfit box. Most contain 1-2 grams of sugar, 20 grams of carbs and 20+ grams of protein at around 180-190 calories. They taste amazing, and the texture is good. Not like cardboard at all. Cookies and cream and vanilla almond crunch are my favorites. They aren't cheap, though. Typically around $25-$30 for a box of 12. I get them for $23 as a member. Hope this helps.

trbjr
03-08-2015, 18:35
+1 for honey Stinger. Tastes great. you can also make your own.

Deacon
03-09-2015, 09:06
Probar Meal is hard to beat. They're soft and chewy, very hardy with very little sugar. A little expensive though.

CalebJ
03-09-2015, 09:30
For what it's worth, the probars are now available packaged in half size bars ('bites') as well as the meal bars. Convenient if you want to snack more often in smaller quantities. Terrible in terms of extra packaging. Looked like the pricing was similar by weight.

Donde
03-09-2015, 16:10
Check out Greenbelly meal bars as an alternative to Probars. THe nutrition is very balanced and the taste and texture are way better than most bars. Especially the texture.

squeezebox
03-09-2015, 16:48
check this out // GNC power bars recipe cycling

Inspector
03-09-2015, 18:36
I also use the Quest bars. I love them. Tons of protein, little sugar, taste great. I have had the full gastric bypass surgery (I've lost 200 pounds!) and also need the extra protein.

wornoutboots
03-09-2015, 21:42
Pro bar "meal bars" are a great source of energy & pack a load of calories! I carried them on my JMT hike & they were amazing!

Ktaadn
03-10-2015, 14:55
Peanut M&M's

garyp
03-10-2015, 17:08
Peanut M&M's
that isnt a protein bar...

Starchild
03-10-2015, 18:52
The cheapest ones that sound like a flavor of cardboard that I may like.

shelb
03-12-2015, 23:09
I have been "sleeved" too....

I will have to try that Huney Stinger one.

The Quest Bars have too much of a "chewie" thing for me (I can't do Cliff Bars now either).

As someone who has to watch volume, I try to pack as much protein in to a bar as possible, while keeping the calories down. Basically, I look for 10 grams of protein per every 10 calories (or less). Meaning, a 20 gram protein bar should have roughly 200 calories or less.

Deacon
03-13-2015, 05:54
Pro bar "meal bars" are a great source of energy & pack a load of calories! I carried them on my JMT hike & they were amazing!

I'm always trying different bars, and there's a lot of new ones on the store shelves. Most are either too sweet, too crumbly and fa apart before I take them out of the wrapper, especially the real nutty ones. Some taste like their aluminum wrapper, or like cardboard.

I keep coming back to ProBars. They're more expensive than most, but better than most.

Hoofit
03-13-2015, 07:21
Macadamia white and that coconut one from , yep, Clif Bars....never got tired of them plus they are only a buck from supermarkets !

Ktaadn
03-13-2015, 12:46
that isnt a protein bar...

True. I stopped buying protein bars years ago. They are all over-priced, over-processed garbage. You should not view foods as the the whole food that they are, not their components(protein, fat, potassium, etc). So, while GORP is probably what I should be eating(or maybe apricots and almonds. GOAA?), I prefer the taste of the M's.

Is there a reason that you are in search of food in bar-form?

Ktaadn
03-13-2015, 12:47
ugh, an extra "not" in there. proofreading will be next year's resolution...

CalebJ
03-13-2015, 12:51
ugh, an extra "not" in there. proofreading will be next year's resolution...
If you donate, you get the ability to edit your posts.

billnchristy
05-18-2015, 20:59
I guess only have 9g of protein doesn't really qualify them, but my family likes Bear Naked energy bars. To make it better I just found a 12pk at Big Lots for $5.

They are 250cal and don't have any junk in them.

MuddyWaters
05-18-2015, 22:11
My favorite protein bar is bacon jerky and beef jerky, in that order.

Venchka
05-18-2015, 22:35
My favorite protein bar is bacon jerky and beef jerky, in that order.

Have you also tried KRAVE turkey and pork jerky? Good stuff!

Nature Valley 10 gram protein bars are quite good, or at least my pallet likes them 100% better than Clif Builders.

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billnchristy
05-19-2015, 07:20
I can agree on the Builders, a little too power-barry for me.

Shae
10-27-2016, 16:58
Bobo bars.

Dogwood
10-27-2016, 17:58
whats your favorite protein bar and why?
Loaded question! Nutritional bars(not candy bars), 'protein' bars, some 'candy' bars, or however you wish to label all get thrown in together and often used interchangeably making the terms a mess to figure out. How someone like a body builder, or someone influenced by that activity, defines a protein bar, usually a chemistry like experiment super high in protein content, is going to be different than someone else like Shae who considers 6 gm of protein in their choice of Bobo's bar to be a "protein bar." As a bar aficionado in my own opinion a "nutritional" bar, 'protein' bar, 'fruit' bar, etc has to be considered beyond any one ingredient or nutrient. Most bars, of the 30 or so brands I find acceptable for regular consumption at least, aren't identified primarily as 'protein bars' although some of them do contain upwards of 15 gm protein in a 3 oz or less 'bar.'

Sarcasm the elf
10-27-2016, 18:02
Snickers or Baby Ruth.

On my section hike in VT this summer I found out the hard way that Paydays don't have chocolate in them... :(

Mr. Bumpy
10-27-2016, 18:06
Tanka bars. Hands down.
http://www.tankabar.com

Dogwood
10-27-2016, 18:06
There's my point in action - focusing in on sugar, empty calories, and utmost convenience.

Sarcasm the elf
10-27-2016, 18:07
There's my point in action - focusing in on sugar, empty calories, and utmost convenience.

The operative word was "favorite"

RockDoc
10-27-2016, 19:50
Epic Bison Bar

The Bison Bacon bar delivers a substantial serving of our two most favorite meats; 100% grass fed buffalo brilliantly combined with humanely certified uncured bacon!

rocketsocks
10-27-2016, 20:25
Louie's on 5th and main

theinfamousj
10-28-2016, 19:08
My favorite comes from one of those home party companies that overcharges a bit, but I love them!

Isagenix IsaLean Peanut Butter/Chocolate Crunch

Why? The flavor. The flavor doesn't have even the least bit of a hint of hydrocarbon processed chemicals. And it does keep you satiated, as anything with significant enough protein will do.

Oh look, you can get them on Amazon (http://amzn.to/2foGVYi) now! Sweet!

Drapac
01-24-2017, 08:59
Cliff bars. They have more of a granola bar texture. Macadamia flavor is good as well as the mint chocolate

shelb
01-25-2017, 01:17
Quest brand ... 30 grams per bar. Packs in more protein per ounce than the normal one. Until recently, it could only be found in Bariatric clinics. It has now made its way into Walmart as a general purpose high protein bar!

lesliedgray
01-25-2017, 09:47
I prefer the Kind bars... real, easily recognizable ingredients..


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Venchka
01-25-2017, 16:03
I prefer the Kind bars... real, easily recognizable ingredients..


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... and Larabars.
For protein I make my own dry mixture of Nido, instant breakfast, coffee and protein and add water.
This is my protein of choice:
https://naturesplus.com/products/productdetail.php?productNumber=45951
And I'm not even a Vegan.
Wayne


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lesliedgray
01-25-2017, 16:16
... and Larabars.
For protein I make my own dry mixture of Nido, instant breakfast, coffee and protein and add water.
This is my protein of choice:
https://naturesplus.com/products/productdetail.php?productNumber=45951
And I'm not even a Vegan.
Wayne


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Yes, i saw that you mentioned it earlier and looked it up.. i do much much better with a higher ratio of protein, and thought anout added that to my "collection". I also make my own granola st times.. heavy on several different kinds of nuts and seed, with oats, holden raisins, craisins, shredded coconut... whatever sounds good..


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swisscross
01-25-2017, 16:18
... and Larabars.
For protein I make my own dry mixture of Nido, instant breakfast, coffee and protein and add water.
This is my protein of choice:
https://naturesplus.com/products/productdetail.php?productNumber=45951
And I'm not even a Vegan.
Wayne


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And you would never be using Nido!

Venchka
01-25-2017, 16:24
You think?
Wayne


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Venchka
01-25-2017, 16:30
.. i do much much better with a higher ratio of protein, and thought anout added that to my "collection".
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What was your final decision?
The Pea Protein is tasteless, has no sweeteners and dissolves with no trace. 20 grams of powder and 15 grams of protein. 75%.
Wayne


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swisscross
01-25-2017, 16:34
You think?
Wayne


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Thought Nido was powered whole milk.

Venchka
01-25-2017, 16:59
I'm just messing with you. You're correct. I eat lots of veggies and fruit but I have to have dairy products.
And bacon.
Wayne


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swisscross
01-25-2017, 17:04
I'm just messing with you. You're correct. I eat lots of veggies and fruit but I have to have dairy products.
And bacon.
Wayne


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I did the Vegan thing for about a year after being a vegetarian for a few year prior.
Chocolate milk was by breaking point, that and a whopper.

johnnybgood
01-25-2017, 17:09
I've recently discovered Quest bars. I like the cookies & cream a ton.
I'm a sucka for this ...

Venchka
01-25-2017, 20:58
I did the Vegan thing for about a year after being a vegetarian for a few year prior.
Chocolate milk was by breaking point, that and a whopper.

I hear you.
Wayne


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Pondjumpr
02-14-2017, 18:13
I used to be a big fan of Clif bars. I eat them for breakfast often when not on the trail. Most flavors were Ok but I basically ate them when I was in a hurry to get to work and had no time for a proper breakfast. they keep me from stopping for a biscuit. I digress.... I bought the Aldi version of the Clif protein bars and absolutely love them. They are, IMO, better than the name brand. Chocolate Chip are good but the Peanut butter are awesome. They are also a little cheaper as in less than $1 each. texture and size are identical. Flavor = more better. :D

On a Side note, my wife follows the Whole30 food plan. She eats RX bars. They are expensive and although the flavor is fine, they are hard to eat, for me. She likes them. Check them out of you are health conscious at all.

Traffic Jam
02-14-2017, 19:55
My homemade bars are my favorite.

peanut butter
honey
oats
flax seed
protein powder (mint chocolate is delicious)

lwhikerchris
02-14-2017, 19:58
Block of sharp cheddar

cliffordbarnabus
02-15-2017, 01:01
can of veggie refried beans, recommissioned to a ziploc.

rafe
02-15-2017, 09:34
I dislike the genre but Larabars are among the least offensive.

AfterParty
02-15-2017, 10:24
Cliff bar mint chocolate its tasty

Puddlefish
02-15-2017, 11:00
+1 on the Kind bars. Actual recognizable nuts, instead of a few ground nuts mixed in with fillers. I had shipped myself a few food packages, and the Cliff bars went straight into hiker boxes. The lesson learned for me was not to stock up on a bunch of any single food before the hike, because after your tenth one, you may absolutely hate it.

Henry8
02-15-2017, 15:56
Dry Salami and Romano cheese.

zelph
02-15-2017, 21:01
Dried white fish and pike Gefilte Fish bars. :-) http://bplite.com/images/smilies/icon_dinner.gif

zelph
02-23-2017, 23:08
Dried white fish and pike Gefilte Fish bars. :-) http://bplite.com/images/smilies/icon_dinner.gif

I was just kidding:sun

Dogwood
02-24-2017, 00:58
Might consider NOT seeking a nutritional bar with a super high protein content as that will likely take you into muscle building or weight lifting type selections. These can often taste like cardboard or more like candy bars some with high sugar content and ingredients that you might have to consult a chemistry textbook to pronounce and understand the consequences of consuming.

Easy solution to consider. Get a decent nutritional bar that isn't a candy bar or high sugar content bar. Dip it in a high content nut butter. Might taste better too. :-?

shelb
02-24-2017, 01:28
I buy Quest Bars from my crossfit box. Most contain 1-2 grams of sugar, 20 grams of carbs and 20+ grams of protein at around 180-190 calories. They taste amazing, and the texture is good. Not like cardboard at all. Cookies and cream and vanilla almond crunch are my favorites. They aren't cheap, though. Typically around $25-$30 for a box of 12. I get them for $23 as a member. Hope this helps.

Ditto for Quest! Find them on Amazon!

JFKinYK
03-10-2017, 23:29
Another vote for Larabars. They aren't true protein bars I don't think. They seem to hit the calories per oz ratio pretty well though, have decent ingredients I can pronounce and often go on sale for $1 per bar. The cherry chocolate ones are my favorite. They can be made at home pretty easily too.

PennyPincher
03-11-2017, 00:04
I don't eat any commercially made "protein bars" or anything of the sort. I used to like power bars though they were brutal when they got too cold. I did used to buy the Builders Bars for my son as they contain 20g of protein.

-Rush-
03-11-2017, 00:06
14oz Ribeye Medium-Rare

Sarcasm the elf
03-11-2017, 00:28
14oz Ribeye Medium-Rare

Heck, two weeks ago I a buddy brought along salmon fillets on a 3 day winter trip.

gotts63
05-26-2017, 10:00
yes the are good

gotts63
05-26-2017, 10:00
i believe costco has a brand kirkland almost as good half the price

shelb
05-30-2017, 23:13
Quest Bars: High grams of protein !

rocketsocks
05-31-2017, 11:49
Mr Goodbar