At 280 to 290 calories and 20 to 21 grams of protein each, ProBar Base Protein Bars (formerly known as ProBar Core Bars) won’t leave you with even the slightest pang of hunger. And while Tony and I were often tempted to split one of these hefty meal replacers, we usually inhaled a full bar on our own. They are just that darn tasty.
Tony classified Base Protein Bars as a filling dairy-free protein bar meets candy bar experience – I concurred. Each flavor has a chewy Powerbar-esque layer that sits atop a thicker granola bar with crispies and chocolate chips. All is coated in a thin layer of milky chocolate (with one new exception, read on…).
Tasting Notes for ProBar Base Protein Bars
To be honest, the original line up of ProBar Base flavors is pretty self-explanatory: Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Brownie Crisp. We liked all four, and neither of us could pick a favorite! I think they pretty much nailed the best ever chocolate combinations, no?
Frosted Peanut Butter
In 2014, ProBar introduced a couple new Base Protein Bars, and the Frosted Peanut Butter quickly became my new favorite of the bunch. It is SO yummy! This filling snack has a thin shell of sweet peanut butter icing over the sweet, rich, thick, chewy, and crispy bar base. It has a slight protein bar vibe, but really is quite tasty and dessert-like.
The Chocolate SuperGreens is also a tasty, sweet treat, but with some contrasting savory notes – perhaps from the added veggies? The surprising green layer not only looks like mint chip, it also seems to have a somewhat minty flavor. Despite not having the herb appear in the ingredient list.
In addition to the mega-load of protein, ProBar Base Protein Bars are spiked with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids from chia and flax seeds, and contain 4 grams of fiber per bar. The only two things that I didn’t personally love about the Base Protein Bars were the sugars and the use of rice protein concentrate and soy protein isolate. We try to limit protein isolates in our house, but Base Protein Bars do use only non-GMO soy.
The Facts on ProBar Base Protein Bars
Price: $2.99 per 2.5-ounce bar
Certifications: ProBar Base Protein Bars are Certified Gluten-Free and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, ProBar Base Protein Bars are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the ProBar website at www.theprobar.com.
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Chocolaty and nutty
These hefty protein bars are nearly a candy bar in pleasure, but a meal replacement in practicality. It’s impossible not to love all six chocolaty and nutty flavors. Our only “beefs” with these bars involve the slightly high sugars and the fact that the protein source is soy protein isolate; not something we typically eat in our home, and an issue for some people.