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TrishB
02-08-2003, 11:50 AM
Mac ran a thread on this a long time ago when we had about 10 regulars here....hope to get more reviews from all that have joined us since.

I like to use bars for emergency meals...they are quick and easy.
I am finding all kinds of new bar suggestions, and people are telling me ones to use on my challenge thread.

I thought it might be good for all to share the good and the bad ones that you have tried.

I went to GNC the otherday and got one of just about everything there. So far:
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Myoplex Lite: Cinnamon Roll Crisp
Cal. 190
Fat 4.5
Carb 27
Sugar 16
Prot 15

Tastes great...but I would prefer a bar with more protein and little less sugar. :)
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Methoxy-Pro: Chocolate mint
Cal 270
Fat 8
Carb 13
Sugar 12
Prot 30

Tasted ok for the 1st couple of bites...then it was getting tough to finish. I don't recommend it. :(
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Designeer Whey: Chocolate Malted Muscles
Cal 270
Fat 5
Carb 25
Sugar 5
Prot 31

I liked that this had low sugar and high protein. It tasted fair, but again it was tough to eat it all. I would probably get again and just have half for a meal. :)
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I got tons more to try!

Viola
02-08-2003, 01:31 PM
The detour bar has my vote!!

GLAlexander
02-08-2003, 01:55 PM
I really like the Balance Gold bars.

ctgblue
02-08-2003, 03:03 PM
Detour Bar
Maxxon Bar

TrishB
02-08-2003, 03:38 PM
I just tried the Nitro-Tech -Crunchy chocolate crisp

Cal 290
Fat 6
Carb 6
Sugar 2
Protein 35

I guess it would be good for someone watching carbs. I could only finish half...mostly because it was a pretty big bar.
I would not buy it again though.

Phatman1179
02-08-2003, 05:27 PM
I like the Biotest Grow Bars (Peanut Butter)

Eye2_Man
02-08-2003, 06:19 PM
Only have tried the Nitro-Tech. They taste pretty A-OK. Just a little dry. Got a business trip next week and picked up 6 of them for between meal snacks.

Hibiscus09
02-08-2003, 08:17 PM
I love the DeTour Bars! :)

wildman536
02-08-2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Hibiscus09
I love the DeTour Bars! :)

BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MagicMel
02-09-2003, 12:00 AM
I'm with GLAlexander on this one. Balance Bars.
Since I'm on a 40/30/30 diet anyway, they are perfect.
Especially like Rocky Road and Chocolate Rasberry. They all have 3 kinds of protein, Soy Isolate, Casein, and Whey. $.79 at Target.

Nitro-Tech tastes pretty good, too. But way too filling for me.

Designer, I just couldn't find a flavor that I liked.

GLAlexander
02-09-2003, 06:49 AM
Where do you buy "Detour Bars" I see where you can buy them online, but I was looking for more immediate gratification :D

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 07:11 AM
I bought mine at the GNC. :)

Macattack
02-09-2003, 08:38 AM
Hey Trish i ate so many i got burned out on them but icequeen mentioned texas pecan pie and i'm going to look for those;)

TrishB
02-09-2003, 05:12 PM
Mac....I know that I will be getting burnt out pretty quick. :D

The detour bars seem to be a big hit here and on the other boards. I think those will be my next choice. After I finish the 50 or so varieties that I have already in the house. :)

tazman
02-09-2003, 06:25 PM
Detour bars are the best so far, and some of the Lebrada bars as well.

giantfan43
02-10-2003, 07:30 AM
Anyone try the Xenandrine bars ??? Really good taste .. have 21g of protein and some CLA ..

TrishB
02-10-2003, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by giantfan43
Anyone try the Xenandrine bars ??? Really good taste .. have 21g of protein and some CLA ..

I have one of those in my stash. I'll try that tomorrow.

Viola
02-10-2003, 07:16 PM
Exactly how many bars did you buy???

LOL

Viola

tracyb555
02-10-2003, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by TrishB
I have one of those in my stash. I'll try that tomorrow.

Trish, are you operating a GNC out of your house? LOL!! :)

TrishB
02-10-2003, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by tracyb555
Trish, are you operating a GNC out of your house? LOL!! :)

LOL....I maxed out my credit card there last week! :) I got one of everything. I am going to be the test market for protein bars.

TrishB
02-10-2003, 07:29 PM
AND the only kind they did not have were the detour bars...which is what i went there to get.
Now I need to use my other credit card and head to Vitamin World. :)

Hibiscus09
02-10-2003, 07:46 PM
I'm going to look for more of those tomorrow -- I miss them. :)

tracyb555
02-12-2003, 07:43 PM
Size (oz) 2.11
Calories 250
Total Fat 10
Sat. Fat 3.5
Total Carbs 14
Fiber 1
Sugar 0
Protein 25

Taste/Comments: Hazelnut taste was good. Bar consistency slightly better than Pure Protein brand. On a scale of 1-10, I'll give it an 8. One of the better ones I've tried.

tracyb555
02-12-2003, 07:44 PM
Size (oz) 1.8
Calories 170
Total Fat 3
Sat. Fat 1.5
Total Carbs 17
Fiber 1
Sugar 3
Protein 20

Taste/Comments Cookie taste was ok, Bar consistency too chewy. I'll give it a 6.

tracyb555
02-13-2003, 03:18 PM
Size (oz) 2.11
Calories 230
Total Fat 11
Sat. Fat 8
Total Carbs 21
Fiber 9
Sugar 0
Protein 19
Taste/Comments: Consistency was better than most protein bars, but the taste was just ok. Maybe someone who is a big coconut fan would like this one. I'll give it a 6.

thetaz
02-14-2003, 02:49 PM
Here's one I've tried...Myoplex deluxe chocolate peanut butter.
Great taste
Cal:340
Fat:7gr(80cal)
Protein:24gr
Carb:44gr (only problem is it's 36gr. sugar)
And darn things are expensive-$21.50 for box of 12

Don't mind the carbs-need for energy-but can do without all that sugar. Any suggestions? Whats the specs on detour bar, anybody know?
Thanks

Hibiscus09
02-14-2003, 04:19 PM
DeTour Bars = Calories, 290; Protein, 32grams; Fat, 9 grams; Carbohydrates, 21 grams; Sugar, 6 grams.

They're great!

thetaz
02-15-2003, 05:23 AM
Thanks Hibi. Gonna see if I can find them. I like the fact that their low in sugar.

Hibiscus09
02-15-2003, 07:12 AM
You're welcome!

wildman536
02-15-2003, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Hibiscus09
DeTour Bars = Calories, 290; Protein, 32grams; Fat, 9 grams; Carbohydrates, 21 grams; Sugar, 6 grams.

They're great!

bump!!!!!!!!!!!

tracyb555
02-15-2003, 12:01 PM
Size (oz) 2.85
Calories 300
Total Fat 7
Sat. Fat 3.5
Total Carbs 39
Fiber 1
Sugar 27
Protein 21

Taste/Comments: Yummy, yummy, yummy - Best Taste Ever!!! Just like a candy bar, but high in calories, carbs & sugar. Save this for days I'm doing distance runs and need the carbs.

chasnthapump
02-15-2003, 04:37 PM
YOU GOTTA TRY THE DETOUR BAR FROM NEXT NUTRITION.
CAL.290
FAT 9 GRAMS/ HAS REAL PEANUTS
CARBS 5
PROTEIN 32
TASTES JUST LIKE A SNICKERS BAR. I LOVE THIS BAR COMPARED
TO ALL THE OTHERS EXCEPT MAYBE MESOTECH BARS. TRY ONE
I BE SUPRISED IF YOU DID'NT LIKE IT.

thetaz
02-16-2003, 07:36 AM
What's the best prices anyone found on the Detour bars? Best I've seen so far is $25US for box of 12

TwoWalks
02-16-2003, 04:58 PM
I have never met a protien bar I liked.

wildman536
02-16-2003, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by TwoWalks
I have never met a protien bar I liked.

you need a Detour

Eye2_Man
02-16-2003, 05:53 PM
Here's a free offer for a U-Turn bar.

http://www.uturnbar.com

Laurie
02-17-2003, 12:18 AM
Protein bars are good to have....if only they were not so dang pricey! Out were I am, Met-Rx goes for $3 a bar in the local supermarket. More at the local health food store. The others are not much better.

There are so many that call themselves "Protein Bars" but do not have that much compared to how much sugar they have. "Energy Bars" like "Power Bar" are the worst offenders. Four grams of sugar is one teaspoon and some will offer 17 grams of sugar to 13 grams of protein. A few are well over that. I do not need all that extra sugar in my system.

I agree some taste better than others. Met-Rx can be kinda
"doughy" and Protein Plus tastes ok. I just figure the benefits outweigh any lackluster taste when I do get them.

Viola
02-17-2003, 07:13 PM
$21.99 a box at D*P*S*NUTRITION