Keto keto-friendly protein bars review

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REVIEW – I’ve been on a health kick for the last few months after finding out that my A1C had gone up .2 from 5.7 in 2019 to 5.9 in 2020. Luckily, I’m still pre-diabetic as I’ve been for the past 16yrs and since I don’t want to become a full diabetic, I’ve been focusing on cutting sugar out of my diet again. An easy way for me to do this is to switch out my regular high-carb breakfast bars and sugar ladened snacks with Keto friendly bars and snacks. The latest products that I’ve had the opportunity to taste test are from Keto Let’s check them out.

What is it?

Keto offers four flavors of protein bars and two flavors of hot drink mixes that have no added sugar, are vegan, gluten-free, and very low carbs.

Keto Bars protein bars

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The four flavors of Keto Bars protein bars include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond, and Mint Chocolate.

Each flavor has slightly different ingredients, but here is the nutritional info for the Mint Chocolate bar shown below:

Ingredients: Chocolate, Almonds, Coconut, NON GMO Erythritol, Cocoa processed with Alkali, Water, Salt, Stevia, Peppermint Oil.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1.65oz (47g), Calories 220, Calories From Fat 170, Total Fat 19g (29% DV), Saturated Fat 11g (55% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 200mg (8% DV), Total Carbohydrate 15g (5% DV), Dietary Fiber 7g (28% DV), Erythritol 5g, Sugars <1g, Protein 6g (12% DV). Total Net Carbs = 3g.

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These Keto-friendly bars are individually wrapped and all have the same basic look and texture as you see above. The bars have some chew like a dense piece of fudge, but they don’t stick to my teeth. They all have what I would describe as a sugar/crystal crunch to them. I think it’s the sweetener that’s used – Erythritol. At first, I found it to be a little strange and maybe even a little offputting, but that only lasted for the first bar because, after eating one, I was hooked. These bars are in a word – delicious. But that’s the opinion of my tastebud, which might not line up with everyone else out there.

If you like dark chocolate and the slight bitterness that it can have, then I think you’ll enjoy these bars. I liked all the flavors but if I had to choose some stand-out faves, it would be the Chocolate Strawberry with the tiny bits of chewy dried berries, and the Chocolate Peanut Butter.

The Keto Bars are great for a breakfast meal replacement bar. They keep me satiated until lunch without spiking my blood glucose which I test using my Freestyle Libre 14-day glucose sensor.

Warm Ups hot drink mixes

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In addition to protein bars, Keto Bars also sells drink mixes in two flavors. Hot Cocoa and Vanilla Spice. They sent me the Hot Cocoa drink mix to try.

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The pouches are resealable and each has 12 servings. All you do is add one scoop (which is included in the pouch) to 8 oz. of hot water, stir, and enjoy.

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It’s been a long time since I’ve had a steaming hot mug of cocoa and I have to say that it was a welcome treat! The hot cocoa flavor is very chocolatey and creamy. Perfect. Now I just need to find some low carb marshmallows to add to it (this time I used some Reddi Whip instead)!

What I like

  • Delicious
  • Quality ingredients
  • No artificial sweeteners, or soy
  • Low carb

What I’d change

  • Nothing

Final thoughts

As it stands right now, Keto Bars protein bars are my favorite low carb bars. I was really sad when I ate the last one earlier this week and as soon as I finish eating the samples from two other brands of bars that I’m testing (yes, more Keto-friendly bar reviews are coming very soon), I’ll be ordering more of them. When it comes to the taste, ingredients, and price, Keto bars and their drink mixes get an enthusiastic two thumbs up from me.

Price: $24.95 for a box of 10 bars or a pouch of a Warm Ups drink mix/$22.46 if you subscribe,
Where to buy: and Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by

6 thoughts on “Keto keto-friendly protein bars review”

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  2. Looks interesting. Ill try them out. Ive been looking for a low-carb, high-fat bar. Plus, hot chocolate! Sweet!

    Your A1C is essentially normal, but good on you for being so proactive!

    1. Hi Tim, I think you’ll really like their bars and cocoa. Please let us know if you end up buying some and what you think of them. I’m going to be ordering more soon on my own dime so that tells you how much I like them because I’m tight 😉
      As for my A1C, 5.9 isn’t normal. I’m in the prediabetes level right now 🙂 Below 5.7 is normal. I’ve also been at the full blown diabetes level back in 2004 when I was first diagnosed with an a1c of 6.7. Luckily I got it down into the 5s within months with just exercise and diet and haven’t been over 6.0 since then and have never taken drugs to control it. I watched my mom die of diabetes complications and never want to that point.

      1. I am sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen any patients with significant diabetic damage in my clinics with A1Cs still in the 5s. Sounds like you are on top of things, and dietary changes like this (low glycemic index foods to decrease insulin production) are probably the key.

          1. Yes. Eye physician/surgeon. I mainly see the ocular manifestations of diabetes. (See link for my profile). Been following your website since medical school (back in Judie days).

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