We all want a protein bar/snack that tastes more like a sweet treat, right? Well, I know that I do! And, for this reason, I have a very hard time finding a protein bar I can tolerate. Well, for this reason AND my rules for protein bars... I hold a protein bar to a certain set of standards and it makes it harder to select one as so many of them just won't measure up! This one does and is yummy to boot! While it may not be a Snickers bar, it is about as close as I figure a protein bar can come! And, it has NO protein taste or after-taste. That is big for me! This bar, one of the Advantage Caramel bars, is nutritious and delicious!
Serving size--1 bar
Calories from fat--60
Total fat--7 grams (3.5 saturated fat, 0 trans fat)
Total Carbohydrates--17 grams (9 fiber, 1 sugar)
FROM THE ATKINS SITE:
The most decadent flavors come together for this healthy surprise. The Atkins Advantage® Caramel Chocolate Peanut Nougat bar might sound like dessert, but this low-sugar, nutrient-packed bar is a satisfying meal or snack for active people who won’t sacrifice taste or nutrition.
Nutrition Advantage Points: 11g protein, 9g fiber, 1g sugar, 19 vitamins and minerals, including an excellent source of Calcium, 150 calories, 0g sugar alcohols.
INGREDIENTS: PROTEIN BLEND (SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SODIUM CASEINATE), GLYCERINE, POLYDEXTROSE,CARAMEL LAYER (POLYDEXTROSE, INULIN, BUTTER, NONFAT DRY MILK, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, VANILLIN), PALM KERNEL AND PALM KERNEL OIL, COCOA POWDER (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), SOY NUGGETS [SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE,CALCIUM, COCOA POWDER (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), SUCRALOSE], COCONUT OIL, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, CARAMEL COLOR, OLIVE OIL, DEHYDRATED COCONUT (SODIUM METABISULFITE), CITRIC ACID, MALTODEXTRIN, SUCRALOSE, MONO AND DIGYLCERIDES, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM. NUTRITION BLEND: TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, ASCORBIC ACID, SODIUM ASCORBATE, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, CYANOCOBALAMIN, ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, BIOTIN, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, ZINC OXIDE, FOLIC ACID, CHROMIUM CHELATE, PHYTONADIONE, SODIUM SELENITE.
CONTAINS: SOY, MILK, PEANUTS, WHEAT AND SULFIDES.
THIS PRODUCT IS MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT USES PEANUTS AND OTHER NUTS AND SEEDS.
LOVIN' LIFE WITH LEA INFO
Product Name: Atkins Advantage Caramel Chocolate Peanut Nougat Bars
Product Type (meal replacement, protein bar, snack, etc): protein bar
Where Can I Get/Find It? These are available at many pharmacies as well as most Walmart stores, Sam's Club, and various online retailers including the Lovin Life with Lea Shoppe at Amazon.com
Cost: box of 5 at Walmart is about $6, Amazon.com sells a 15 count box for $21.36 with free shipping on orders over $25
Pros: good protein amount (11 grams), high fiber (9 grams), only 150 calories, yummy chocolate outside, individually wrapped and great purse size item, tastes more like a candy bar than a protein bar, makes a great snack or would be a good protein/carb boost after a workout. The kids would definitely eat this one! If you gave it to them out of the wrapper, they'd never know it wasn't a candy bar...
Cons: so yummy you may want to eat another!
Overall Rating: Yeah Baby! This one's a keeper! And that is a good thing since I bought a box of 15!
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