My mother in law went shopping today and came back home with a few "new to me" protein bar choices at her house. I immediately ripped open the boxes and brought a couple home, you know, for reviewing purposes. I tried one on the way home. I have to tell you now, because I am trying hard not to shred into the other one of these in the cabinet before I do a video-blog for it.
The first particular bar is Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch bar. OH DEAR GAWD, it's marvelous tasting. You know those little nuggets of love inside a Carvel Ice Cream Cake?! THAT is what this bar tastes like inside. I'm serious.
"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.
Yeah, so what's in it?! NO SUGAR ALCOHOLS! Hooray!
But, it's soy. Soy makes me, um, unpleasant. But(t), it digested without a hitch, and I felt ZERO ill effect from it. It's a winner. Totally pouch-worthy. I lied. While it tastes like heaven, I am paying a Very Serious Price for a few moments of culinary pleasure. I am in SHEER HELL.
Edited: IT wasn't the bars. I found the source of my distress. :D
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).
So, go, try one. Let me know what you think about the Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch. Well?