REVIEW – I love to eat, but in the past, I didn’t make the best choices for what I put in my body. I paid for it by becoming diabetic. Luckily, I’ve been able to control it with diet and no drugs. To help with this, I’ve stopped eating pop tarts and candy bars for breakfast and now eat a LOT of protein bars. I like protein bars because they require no prep and contain… protein. But, they can also contain a lot of sugar which I obviously don’t need, so I seek out better options, and the latest bars that I’ve had the opportunity to try are from IQBAR.
What is it?
IQBAR sells vegan plant-based protein bars that are Keto-friendly and are available in 7 different flavors.
I was sent a sampler pack with all 7 flavors that include Peanut Butter Chip, Chocolate Sea Salt, Wild Blueberry, Almond Butter Chip, Matcha Chai, Lemon Blueberry, and Banana Nut.
Each bar is gluten free, non GMO, soy free, dairy free, has no sugar alcohols, and is kosher. They also include some extra nutrients for your brain 😉 See above. Each bar also has 12g of protein, 3g net carbs, and fiber.
And here is a list of ingredients for the Chocolate Sea Salt bar. The other bars have slightly different ingredients.
Chocolate Sea Salt Ingredients: Almonds, Soluble Tapioca Fiber, Allulose, Pea Protein, Protein Crisps (Pea Protein, Tapioca Starch), Chocolate Chips (Chocolate, Allulose, Cocoa Butter, Stevia Extract), Water, Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Flaxseeds, Gum Acacia, Cocoa Extract, Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Stevia Extract, Lion’s Mane Extract, Vitamin E
But how do they taste?
I enjoyed all of the flavors except for Lemon Blueberry, and Banana Nut because I just don’t care for those flavors. The bars are chewy with crunchy bits distributed throughout. I like that they aren’t overly sweet but full of flavor.
What I like
- They don’t contain artificial sweeteners like Sucralose and Aspartame
- They use plant protein instead of soy or whey
What I’d change
I gobbled down all the bars within a few days and as I mentioned above, there were only 2 flavors that weren’t to my taste. These bars have clean ingredients if you’re trying to stay away from soy, whey, and artificial sweeteners like sucralose. They also are low in carbs which is something I look at due to my diabetes. They work great as a snack or as a meal replacement. I eat them for breakfast. Some may consider them to be a little pricey as they end up being about $2 a bar. But you can save a little (10%) if you subscribe either on the IQBAR website or Amazon.