I’m not a nutritionist or a physical trainer, and I’m barely able to navigate the kitchen, but I know protein is good for muscle growth, helps you feel full and is generally good for you in moderation.
I know there’s much to avoid around breakfast bars regarding sugar and carbs. However, not all snack bars are these sly sugar treats, and there’s a scale. I’ve rather come to like having a box of protein bars tucked away in the cupboard, to raid occasionally or make sure I’ve something to pop in my bad ahead of a gig.
Which protein bar is best?
If the question is, which protein bar? The answer is; it depends.
I have a spreadsheet of (at the time of writing) two dozen protein bars and have entered their weight, sugar, carbs and protein count. I’ve not had this lab tested and if the nutrition label on the website is wrong, so is my data, but I hope that’s not the case.
For this research, I use calories as the baseline and compare that to protein, sugar and carbs. Note that the axis of the charts changes depending on whether (I think) more is better.
Also, note that I affiliate link the hell out of this research whenever I can. If someone buys over 12,000 boxes, then the commission will pay for my time.
Too small? Sorry! Hover over the chart and click the full screen  square in the bottom right.
Protein vs Calories protein bar analysis
Sugar vs Calories protein bar analysis
Carbs vs Calories protein bar analysis
Which protein bar is best for me?
There’s no medical, health or wellness advice here, and I’ve not been paid to do this (hopefully, commissions will come). I’m sharing a personal project.
Further apologies are necessary for the mobile experience as I suspect Google’s Looker Studio, which I use to present data, doesn’t cope well with the small screen.
The most protein bars I’ve eaten after a full day’s breakfast, lunch and dinner? I’ve eaten six as a snack to carry me through a late-night blogging.