Thursday, April 4, 2013

Promax bar review

The wonderful folks at Vitacost sent me 2 different Promax bars to try and review. The first was a Promax Pro Peanut Butter Crisp, and the second was a cinnamon crunch Promax Fit 'n Crisp. I definitely have to say that they both tasted really good.

The Promax pro is a whey protein bar that I decided to eat as my afternoon snack. It tasted great, one of the better protein bars that I have tried. It's loaded with protein, weighing in at 28 g of protein. The one thing that really surprised me was how filling it was. I actually could only eat half of it, and I finished the other half the next day. I would think you could even use this as a quick lunch.  It's pretty reasonable price wise, too. You can buy a box of 12 from Vitacost for only $25.99, which makes it just over $2 per bar. Not too bad for an afternoon snack that can last 2 days. Here's all the supplement information: 

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Bar (90 g)
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories350
   Calories from Fat120
Total Fat13 g20%
   Saturated Fat5 g25%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol25 mg8%
Sodium550 mg23%
Potassium210 mg6%
Total Carbohydrate37 g12%
   Dietary Fiber8 g32%
   Sugars14 g
Protein28 g56%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium15%
Iron15%
Other Ingredients: Protein Blend [whey crisps (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate, soy lecithin), whey protein concentrate, casein, sodium caseinate, whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, clacium caseinate, whey), brown rice syrup, soluble corn fiber, soy crisps (soy isolate, tapioca starch, salt), glycerin, peanut butter (peanuts), partially defatted peanut flour, sugar, soy protein isolate, fractionated palm and palm kernel oil, invert evaporated cane syrup, peanuts, natural flavor, salt, canola oil, butter (cream, salt), molasses, soy lecithin, guar gum, water, tocopherols (to protect flavor), soybean oil, stevia leaf extract (reb A).
Contains: Soy, Milk, Peanuts




The second bar, the cinnamon crunch Promax fit 'n crisp was another protein bar, but definitely more geared for a snack, having only 13g of protein in it. I tried mine as a morning snack, and found it to be almost like a a rice krispie bar. It was sweet, and held me over until lunch time. This is even more reasonably priced for a snack, at only $14.39 for 12 bars from Vitacost. Definitely would be a go to snack for me. 

Serving Size: 1 Bar (38 g)
Servings per Container: 12
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories140
   Calories from Fat25
Total Fat3 g5%
   Saturated Fat1.5 g
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium170 mg7%
Potassium125 mg4%
Total Carbohydrate17 g6%
   Dietary Fiber0 g0%
   Sugars10 g
Protein13 g26%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium2%
Iron8%
Other Ingredients: Protein blend (soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate), glucose, syrup, rice crisps (brown rice, rice syrup, salt), sugar, tapioca starch, fructose, palm and palm kernel oil, glycerin, water, vegetable oil (canola, soybean), natural flavors, dried egg albumen (dried egg-white, yeast, citric acid), citric acid, calcium carbonate, yogurt powder (cultured non-fat milk solids), agar-agar, salt, soy lecithin, tocopherols.
Contains: milk and egg.

One thing that impressed me about both of these bars is that they are gluten-free, and with so many people having issues with gluten now, it's nice to have some more items that they can eat.  

2 comments:

  1. I don't do dairy, but sounds like you like them :) Thanks for stopping by! Your blog name is super cute!

    ~Kelly
    www.leafynotbeefy.com

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    1. Thanks, Kelly!!!! They were really good :D

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