It’s important that you never miss a meal, especially when you’re training hard and want the best results for your body. That’s why I love protein bars and meal replacement shakes. I don’t like to use protein shakes or bars in place of a meal, but sometimes it’s just too hard to get to some real food, for example when you’re working or in a meeting.
I just got a free sample pouch of the PowerBar Protein Plus Bites in the mail on Friday. I don’t even remember signing up for them, but I sign up for lots of free samples and it always takes so long for them to get here.
Anyway, I just wanted write up a short post to tell you about it.
Here are the nutritional facts:
1 pouch (approx. 8 bites)
7 grams of fat
Depending on your goals, 300 calories might be bit much for you. For me it’s perfect because I’m trying to gain mass. All of the other nutritional values seem good to me though. 20 grams of protein in one bag is awesome.
I’m not sure what other flavors they have, but they sent me Fudge Brownie. I love fudge brownies, so I couldn’t wait to try these. I was planning to save them for my next bike ride, but I broke down before the night was over and opened it up.
Sadly, I’d have to say that the taste isn’t great. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t terrible, but definitely not delicious. I think it’s a little bland and they left a weird taste in my mouth. They aren’t like the fudge brownies grandma used to make 😉
I get tired of eating the same protein bars day after day, so these would actually be a nice change of pace. I like the nutritional values so I would have no problem recommending them to friends.