There was a time when protein bars were a bit hard to swallow and eaten only by gym worshippers as a last resort to hit their protein requirements. But now they are one of the nation’s favorite snacks and we are spoiled for choice with flavors that go way beyond the classics of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry (however delicious they might be!).
If you are looking for something a little more exciting than the usual run of the mill flavors, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are our top 12 craziest protein bar flavors that we think you should try, at least once. You can thank us later!
12. Chocolate chip salted caramel
First on the list is this low-carb protein bar from Grenade Carb Killa that needs to be tried. It is a delicious triple-layer, chocolate chip stuffed delicacy, oozing with gooey salted caramel and coated in milk chocolate. With over 20g of protein and just 230 calories, this is a truly delicious, guilt-free snack!
11. Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter
We’ve had cookies and cream before, and we’ve definitely had peanut butter, but the good people at MTS have decided to combine two of our favorite flavors to bring us a cookie and cream, peanut butter sensation. These bars are completely natural and feature rolled oats, honey, and chunks of cookie. With a taste so sweet it’s hard to believe these bars offer 14g of protein per serving.
10. Red Velvet Cake
Next up is Pure Protein’s Red Velvet cake bars. Soft, fluffy red velvet cake packed with chocolate chips and dipped in white chocolate. What’s not to love? These sweet snacks taste more like an actual cake than a protein bar but there is 20g of protein wrapped up in each serving.
9. Rocky Road
A delicious, soft, and whipped base is topped with layers of crispy pieces and caramel and layered in real dark Belgian chocolate for an unrivaled taste experience. Protein bars aren’t supposed to taste this good, and yet it does. This bar provides a whole 20g of protein per serving.
Ready for s’more? The next flavor on our list is the Quest S’mores Bar. Toasty-sweet marshmallow, rich chocolate, and crisp graham cracker layered together in this melt-in-your-mouth, campfire classic. It offers all the benefits of a candy bar experience without ruining your diet. There is less than 1g of sugar, not to mention a whole 20g of protein.
7. Lemon Curd
This zesty lemony delight, combines white chocolate, vanilla-infused nougat and lemon fondant to bring us a dessert-level treat in protein bar form. Although it tastes like a creamy custard, this bar is nowhere near as unhealthy. It offers 20g of protein and less than 2g of sugar.
6. Jelly Donut Crunch Bar
Do you want dessert for dinner? This meal replacement bar from MET-RX tastes is part of their Big 100 range and it’s as sweet as a real jelly donut. It is filled with crispy pieces, delicious raspberry jelly, and smothered in a creamy vanilla coating. This power bar packs a serious punch. Each bar contains 30g of protein, and 17 vitamins and minerals.
5. Pumpkin Pie
There is no need to wait for fall to get your pumpkin spice fix. Enjoy the sweetness year-round with One Bar’s Pumpkin Pie flavored protein bar. Get ready to try a cake-like center, infused with sweet pumpkin spice and coated in creamy white chocolate. With 20g of protein and 10g of fiber, this bar is a tasty way to satisfy your cravings and help you feel fuller for longer.
4. Maple Waffle
It’s said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now get ready to have a delicious breakfast at any time of the day with Quest’s Maple Waffle flavored protein bar. Think nougat, crispy waffle-style pieces and so much maple! This bar tastes like it should be bad for you, but it contains no added sugar and a whole 20g of protein.
3. Cinnamon roll
Sticking with the breakfast theme, Perfect Keto has delivered one of the nation’s favorite breakfast delights in the form of a low-carb, keto-friendly protein bar. This chewy, squidgy masterpiece tastes just like a freshly baked cinnamon roll, straight from the oven but is a much healthier option, made from real almond butter and with 11g of protein per serving.
2. Iced Gingerbread
The weather outside does not have to be frightful to enjoy your favorite holiday flavors. One Bar has once again made our list with their seasonal themed bars. With ginger and cinnamon-spiced soft cake center, a crunchy nut topping, and white chocolate coating, this bar gives all the flavor of the holidays with none of the guilt. It offers 20g of protein and all the flavor with less than 1g of sugar.
1. Birthday Cake
Get ready to celebrate your birthday every day with our number one crazy flavor. This birthday cake flavored bar brought to us by Pure Protein seems almost too good to be true. A soft, fluffy vanilla flavored cake center, white chocolate style icing, and sprinkles combine to bring you an irresistible treat that you don’t have to wait all year for.