Monday, March 17, 2008

Product Review: Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bars

This is another one of the Atkins protein bars. So far, I've not tried one I didn't like. And, it is also another one of their "caramel" line. The caramel bars are a bit smaller (this one is 44 grams) than the regular Atkings Advantage bars (such as the Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter or Smores which are about 60 grams), but they are just the right size for a WLS postop for snack or even the occasional light meal replacement. They are tasty, delicious and make a good after-workout recharge as well. This particular bar is coated with chocolate on the outside and full of a dark, crunchy chocolate cookie sort of inside that also has a layer of caramel on top. Simply yummy! I have not even let the kiddo try this one as there were only 5 in that box and there just wouldn't be any left after she got done! LOL This bar has a bit of a cookie crunch to it while still having a great nutritional breakdown...

Nutrition Facts--
serving size: 1 bar
calories: 150
calories from fat: 65
total fat: 7 grams (4.5 saturated, 0 trans)
cholesterol: 0
sodium: 200 mgs
total carbohydrates: 19 grams (9 fiber, 1 sugar)
protein: 11 grams


You know you have something divine when a double dose of chocolate and a gooey layer of caramel are infused with the optimal mix of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and low sugar. The Atkins Advantage® Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch bar provides active chocoholics with both the flavor and fuel they need to keep going all day.

Nutrition Advantage Points: 11g protein, 9g fiber, 1g sugar, 19 vitamins and minerals, including an excellent source of Calcium, 150 calories, 0g sugar alcohols.

Soy Nuggets [Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium Carbonate, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali)], Polydextrose, Glycerin, Inulin, Palm Kernel And Palm Oil, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Cookie Pieces [Enriched Wheat Flour, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Chocolate Liquor, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soy Lecithin, Sucralose], Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Non Fat Dry Milk, Butter, Cellulose, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Olive Oil, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Maltodextrin, Sucralose, Mono And Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Acesulfame Potassium.
Vitamins And Minerals Blend: Calcium (Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate), Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide), Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate), Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine Mononitrate), Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin E (DL Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide), Biotin, Pantothenic Acid (D-Calcium Pantothenate), Zinc (Zinc Oxide), Folic Acid, Chromium (Chromium Chelate), Vitamin K (Phytonadione), Selenium (Sodium Selenite).


Product Name:
Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch 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, GNC, and various online retailers including the Lovin Life with Lea Shoppe at

Cost: box of 5 at Walmart is about $6, GNC is about $1.49 a bar, sells a 15 count box for $18.64 with free shipping on orders over $25

Pros: meets my rules for protein bars, good protein amount (11 grams), high fiber (9 grams), only 150 calories, yummy chocolate outside and crunchy cookie inside, individually wrapped and great purse size item, tastes more like a cookie 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 or cookie bar... Also a very affordable protein selection at about $1.20 a bar in the 5 count box from Walmart.

Cons: so yummy you may want to eat another!
also yummy enough that the family may steal them all and you won't get another!

Overall Rating: Yeah Baby! This one's a keeper!

Post at OH that links to this review and has comments on this product can be found at,messageboard/action,replies/board_id,4856/cat_id,4456/topic_id,3559788/

No comments:

Powered by WebRing®.