As we are becoming more and more aware of our health, we are giving up conventional snacks and resorting to protein-rich products.
Last year, the global protein bar market was valued at £2.72 billion.
While not a substitute for whole foods, these bars offer a quick and convenient way to add protein to your diet to fuel workouts, aid muscle repair, and curb your appetite.
Jane Atkinson takes a look at chocolate protein bars that can do just that. . .
MyProtein POP Rolls are fantastic.
I tried the salted caramel flavor and before I even wrote this review I went online and bought a box of these lovely little chew bars.
They remind me of gold bars I ate as a kid before I cared about calories.
While they don’t have the same crispiness, they are pleasantly chewy and have a sticky core.
Made from milk – and annoyingly palm oil too.
I ate one after lunch and although the 27g bar only has 7.8g of protein it filled me up.
And with 95 calories, 4.2 g fiber and 2.1 g fat per bar, there was no guilty conscience either.
On sale at 83p a bar at myprotein.com.
THE Protein Works Ridiculous Vegan Protein Bar is said to balance your conscience and cravings.
It’s 100 percent vegan, with 197 kcal per 47.5 g bar, 19 percent fat, six percent fiber, 0.8 g sugars and 15 g protein.
The Chocolate Caramelicious flavor is described as a multi-layered experience of cookie dough, nuts and caramel body, coated in plant-based chocolate and sprinkled with high-protein crispies.
Unfortunately, this was not the same satisfaction as the other two.
It had the light protein bar flavor and was a bit grainy for my taste. From £1.53 per bar.
For more information, see theproteinworks.com/ridiculous-vegan-protein-bar.
THE Hotel Chocolat Layered Protein Bar by Myprotein tastes amazing.
Unlike most protein bars I’ve tried, this one doesn’t have that horrible aftertaste.
It’s a dark chocolate treat encased in six layers of differently textured chocolate.
It has a very subtle ginger flavor. Not suitable for vegetarians as it contains bovine collagen.
This is the largest of the three at 60g and contains the most protein at 18g, plus 9g fat, 8g fiber and 239kcal.
This is the tastiest protein bar I’ve ever tried, but I won’t be buying another one as I know I’d gobble it up and at 239 calories it’s not exactly low in calories. £2.83 per bar.