The protein bar world has exploded in the past few years. Correct me if I am wrong, but I give a lot of credit to Quest for making a bar high in protein, low in sugar, and not tasting like cardboard. There are so many new protein bars out there with the majority of them having favorable taste and a healthy ratio of macronutrients.
This brings me to the Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bars. In particular I was interested in the Mint Chocolate Chip flavor, growing up a fan of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. I am not an advocate of the Bulletproof Coffee. I am not here to praise it or bash it. There is a lot of controversy with it, and the love/hate in the fitness world for it seems equivalent to the love/hate for a behind the neck Lat Pulldown. Anyways, I picked a bar up at Whole Foods last week and here is what I think!
TASTE: 5/5 – It actually resembles the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream I grew up on (and no longer eat, partially due to lactose issues, and partially due to it not being conducive to my clients’ fitness goals or my own fitness goals). In fact, I will go out on a limb and say it is one of the best tasting protein bars I have ever had! It is nice to salivate over healthy food. Outside of extreme competitors, eating healthy can be simple and you do not have to hate what you eat or the method you choose to eat it.
TEXTURE: 4/5 – It is not grainy and gritty at all, which is a welcoming change to some of the bars out there. It is easy to chew. However, it can be a bit crumbly. Also, make sure you do not leave these in a warm area as the cocoa nibs can melt.
NUTRIENTS: 4/5 – The bars are 220 calories, which are comparable to other healthier bars. They have 3g of sugar (no added sugars) and 10g net carbs. There are 12 g of protein mostly from collagen, which is important for muscle recovery, stronger joints, and promoting healthier skin. I would like to see a few more grams of protein, but the product is more in line with a Keto style diet (high fat, moderate protein, little to no carb). The fat content is higher at 14 g, but consists of high quality fats (Brain Octane Oil) derived from the coconut. They are gluten-free, non-GMO and contain no dairy or grain.
PRICE: 3/5 – It is a little pricey for a protein bar, starting at $3.00 a bar in the stores and $34.95 for a box. However, it is a nice snack (not a meal replacement for most people) and a way to treat yourself once in awhile.
I will add these bars to my rotation of bars to consume and I highly recommend them to you!