ProBar Base Protein Bars are Hefty Sweet Snacks or Meal Replacements

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They used to be known as ProBar Core Bars. Many years ago, they were rebranded as ProBar Base Protein Bars, and now it looks like they are simplifying to ProBar Protein. Whatever you call them, at nearly 300 calories and 20 grams of protein each, these bars won’t leave you with even the slightest pang of hunger. Tony and I were often tempted to split one of these hefty meal replacers, but we usually inhaled a full bar on our own. They are just that darn tasty, too.

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.They also changed the Probar Protein packaging to the orange images shown below. My photos have the old black packaging peeking out, but the bars themselves are the same.

Tasting Notes for ProBar Base Protein Bars

Tony classified Probar Base Protein 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 or sweet frosting. I’ll leave our rating and review below, and you can do the same if you’ve tried any of these flavors.

Frosted Peanut Butter

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, peanut butter (peanuts), cane sugar, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, partially defatted peanut flour, agave inulin, flax seeds, tapioca starch, sea salt, natural flavors, blue agave syrup, sunflower lecithin, chia seeds, rosemary extract, soy lecithin. contains: peanuts, soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 290 calories, 10g fat, 31g carbs, 2g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Cookie Dough

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, cane sugar, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, agave inulin, flax seeds, unsweetened chocolate, natural flavors, blue agave syrup, cocoa, safflower oil, tapioca starch, almond butter (almonds), cocoa butter, cocoa (processed with alkali), sea salt, molasses, sunflower lecithin, chia seeds, rosemary extract, soy lecithin. contains: almonds, soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 270 calories, 8g fat, 34g carbs, 4g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Coffee Crunch

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, cane sugar, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, blue agave syrup, flax seeds, cocoa, safflower oil, agave inulin, natural flavors, tapioca starch, yerba mate extract, ground coffee, oat fiber, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, chia seeds, rosemary extract, soy lecithin. contains: soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 280 calories, 7g fat, 34g carbs, 2g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Mint Chocolate

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, cane sugar, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, coconut, agave inulin, blue agave syrup, flax seeds, safflower oil, natural flavors, tapioca starch, sea salt, yerba mate extract, sunflower lecithin, chia seeds, soy lecithin, rosemary extract. contains: soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 280 calories, 8g fat, 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Chocolate Bliss

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, cane sugar, cocoa, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, agave inulin, safflower oil, blue agave syrup, unsweetened chocolate, tapioca starch, cocoa (processed with alkali), natural flavors, flax seeds, yerba mate extract, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, chia seeds, rosemary extract, soy lecithin. contains: soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 270 calories, 8g fat, 34g carbs, 4g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Frosted Coconut

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, cane sugar, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, coconut, agave inulin, blue agave syrup, flax seeds, safflower oil, natural flavors, tapioca starch, sea salt, yerba mate extract, sunflower lecithin, chia seeds, soy lecithin, rosemary extract. contains: coconut, soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 290 calories, 8g fat, 33g carbs, 2g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Peanut Butter Chocolate

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.Ingredients: soy protein isolate, tapioca syrup, peanut butter (peanuts), cane sugar, vegetable glycerine, palm kernel oil, blue agave syrup, partially defatted peanut flour, agave inulin, flax seeds, cocoa, tapioca starch, sea salt, natural flavors, peanut extract, cocoa (processed with alkali), sunflower lecithin, unsweetened chocolate, chia seeds, rosemary extract, soy lecithin. contains: peanuts, soybean.

Nutrition (per bar): 290 calories, 9g fat, 32g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 20g protein.*

Probar Base Protein Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, super high protein, hefty meal replacement. Several flavors.

The Facts on ProBar Base Protein Bars

Price: $2.99 per 2.47-ounce bar

Availability: ProBar Base Protein Bars are well distributed in the U.S. You can find them at stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, REI, HEB, Albertsons Safeway, and more. You can also order them online from stores like Amazon and Vitacost.

Certifications: ProBar Base Protein Bars are Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve. But as always, check the packaging to verify. We’ve seen differing reports and images for their certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, ProBar Base Protein Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most varieties are made without tree nuts and/or peanuts.*

For More Product Information: Visit the ProBar website at www.theprobar.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Delicious nutritious

5.0 rating
May 2, 2020

Dieting, replacing this for one meal. Seems to be working. They taste delicious, especially on a vegan diet.

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September 9, 2019

The BASE protein bar is fantastic & I felt so much better after eating one/day. Everyone should try it.

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So Tasty!

4.0 rating
May 10, 2019

We’ve tried the Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Frosted Peanut Butter. They were all surprisingly delicious, almost like a dessert protein bar, but the peanut butter was my favorite. I really loved the thin peanut butter icing over the sweet, rich, thick, chewy, and crispy bar base. For me, I’m not a fan of consuming soy protein isolates daily, and the sugars make these more of a treat. So this isn’t my holy grail of bars, but they are quite good.

Alisa

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

3 Comments

  1. Tasted 2 of these the other day and they’re so good! Like a candy bar. I had the cookie dough and PB chocolate. I eat a vegan diet so these are perfect!

  2. Yeah….soy is horrible. This bar is nothing I’d ever promote or even be slightly interested in. It’s not that it’s GMO that makes it bad, it’s just bad regardless of being GMO. It’s a phytoestrogen, it is HIGHLY goitrogenic regardless of it being GMO or not….goitrogens inhibit the thyroid and damage it over time….and soy paralyzes the vili in the intestinal tract regardless of it being GMO or not. And again, soy is a **major** allergen.

    Please don’t promote anything like this on your site again, please. Pretty please, with all my heart. We need to stop the soy madness that’s infiltrated our culture. Before Monsanto got its hands on soy, it was classified — correctly so — as “not suitable for human consumption.” Monsanto funded studies that supported it as a ‘miracle food’ that was cheap and a good source of income for the farmers who previously farmed tobacco (and no longer could get the profits from tobacco farming due to the lawsuits in the ’90s). Since introducing soy into our diets, we’ve seen an increase in IBS cases — a natural response by the body to soy’s presence, GMO or not, as soy paralyzes the vili in the intestinal tract. There’s research on this, and plenty of these and other reasons (there’s more) need to be further made aware of. Promoting **anything** with soy is never a good idea. There’s a reason why it’s an allergen for so many people…

    • Hi Jen, thank you so much for expressing your concerns. I will email you directly on this topic to discuss. To note, soy protein isolate is an issue, which I do note in my review. It wasn’t an ingredient we allowed on Go Dairy Free until recent years – I’ve had requests for certain protein bar reviews, many of which utilize it. Soy protein isolate has been shown to be a problem in studies (not whole soy nor fermented soy) when taken in large quantities. We will be modifying policies on product reviews going forward, as I do think it is essential to stick with our mission at Go Dairy Free. I greatly appreciate your comment and notes.