I’m trying to find protein bars that I like so that I have something quick to grab in a pinch. After I try a small variety, I’ll do a round-up of what I liked and didn’t.
Quest Bar – Cookies and Cream
This is my third try at Quest Bars, and frankly it’s going to be my last. I just can’t eat them – they’re awful! I even turned this one into cookies to see if it would help.
The cookies smelled delicious – like actual fresh baked cookies. YUM. So then I got excited. But when I tried it…. *sigh* If the cinnamon roll one tasted like baby tears and sadness, this one tastes marginally better – like toddler tears and despair.
DOWN WITH QUEST BARS.
Fitjoy – Mint Chocolate
Why is it that everything I like to smell just tastes so damn bad?
I opened this one and was instantly greeted by the smell of Thin Mints. I was CERTAIN I was going to love this bar.
I was wrong.
I took two bites and never finished the bar. *sigh* How am I ever going to get my protein in if all of the bars taste like this crap?
Clif Builder’s Bar – Chocolate
This is the most underwhelming bar I’ve tried to date. It’s not awful. But it’s certainly not good. The only thing it has going for it is that it gives you different textures than you generally see in a protein bar – it’s layered like a candy bar. But it has a bit of a weird taste. Something about it is just… off. And it makes me not want to eat anymore.
Oh Yeah! ONE Bar – Cinnamon Roll
Compared to the Quest Cinnamon Roll one, this was HEAVENLY. I actually ate the whole bar (as 2 meals on 2 different days). It’s been awhile since I’ve done that with a bar that isn’t ThinkThin. I would get this again – and I want to try other flavors. I could have sworn I bought a birthday cake flavored one, but I don’t remember trying it and it’s not in my stash. Maybe I dreamed it? That would be sad – dreaming about protein bars!
Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie – Peanut Butter
Do I really have to tell you how much I loved this? Didn’t think so.
Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie – Snickerdoodle
Snickerdoodles are my all time favorite cookie in the real world. This wasn’t as good as homemade, but it was damn good.
Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie – Double Chocolate Chunk
What is this? The Lenny & Larry show??
Shockingly enough, this wasn’t amazing as the other cookies have been. I would probably not buy this one again. It’s got a dryer texture, and there’s just something weird about how it’s sweetened. It’s a very solid “meh” – which means I don’t need it since there are such amazing options as Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle, and Birthday Cake.
No surprise here – it’s Lenny & Larry again! I’ve heard grumblings from some folks who complain about these cookies and suggest you should just eat regular cookies instead, given the amount of calories/fat/carbs/sugar that are in these. And those folks aren’t entirely wrong.
I’m not going to get 8g of protein out of a Chips Ahoy, now am I?
On a side note: I’ve decided to make a list ranking all of the products I’ve tried. That way I don’t have to keep looking for these posts to help me remember! Make sure you look for it in the near future!