REVIEW – The latest Keto-friendly food that I’ve had the pleasure to taste test are the Keto Protein Bars from Think. They are low carb and are available in 3 flavors, let’s check them out.
What is it?
The Think Keto Protein Bars are snack/meal bars that provide 10g of protein with only 2-4g of net carbs per bar.
If you’ve been following along with me for the past year, I’ve been following a loose keto lifestyle due to the fact that I’m pre-diabetic. Pre-diabetes isn’t a new issue for me, I was diagnosed back in 2004. But with COVID and working from home, my eating habits slipped and my A1C went up a bit causing me to buckle back down with my fitness and eating. In doing so, I have been wearing a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and I have been eating Keto foods which are extremely low in carbs so that my blood sugars don’t spike.
There are three flavors of Think Keto Protein Bars – Chocolate Mousse Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Pie. I was sent the first two flavors to taste test.
All three flavors have 10g of protein, 2-4g of net carbs per bar, and 170-180 calories. In the image above, you can see the nutritional info for the Chocolate Mousse Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Pie (left to right). In case you aren’t familiar with Keto, net carbs are counted by taking the total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols. The more net carbs in a food, the higher your blood sugar can spike if you have insulin resistance, are pre-diabetic or are diabetic.
As far as the ingredients, each bar is a little different.
The Think Chocolate Mousse bar has Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Vegetable Fat Blend (Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Oil), Erythritol, Almond Butter, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Chicory Root Fiber, Buttermilk, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Tapioca Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Steviol Glycosides, Tocopherols.
The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough has Vegetable Fat Blend (Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Oil, Peanut Oil), Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Erythritol, Partially Defatted Peanut Flour, Peanut Butter, Chicory Root Fiber, Peanuts, Buttermilk, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Almond Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Tocopherols, Natural Flavor, Steviol Glycosides.
The Peanut Butter Pie bar has PEANUTS, ERYTHRITOL, WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, MILK, COCOA BUTTER, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, CHICORY ROOT FIBER, MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE, PALM OIL, BUTTERFAT, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT.
I’m happy that the bars do not contain artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, neotame, or advantame. The bars are also GMO free and gluten free if that is important to you.
I had never heard of Tocopherols before so of course I had to Google it. Tocopherols are a family of compounds that together make up different forms of vitamin E.
Let’s give it a taste!
The bars are covered in a layer of chocolate and have a soft whipped center with little crunchy bits. I really liked the Chocolate Mousse Pie. It’s very chocolatey and the soft inside is unlike all the other Keto meal replacement bars that I have tried. This is a nice change.
Now it’s time to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough bar.
This flavor has the same texture as the Chocolate Mousse Pie bar but the main flavor is peanut butter. I don’t get any cookie dough flavor at all which is fine by me because I’m not a huge cookie dough fan. This bar reminds me so much of Little Debbie Nutty Buddy bars if you’ve ever had them. It’s really good.
I enjoyed trying both Think bars and just thinking about them makes me want to run upstairs and grab one to have as a snack while I’m finishing this review! Just to get thorough, I even checked my blood sugar before and after eating these bars and am happy to say that they didn’t spike my glucose at all. Yay!
Now I wish would they would have sent me the Peanut Butter Pie to try too darnit! 😉
What I like
- Great flavor and texture
- I like that the calories aren’t too high
- Nice amount of protein per bar
- Price isn’t bad
What I’d change
I’m always on the lookout to try new Keto snacks and foods that can help me keep my blood sugar stable by cutting carbs. The Think Keto Protein bars are good value for the money when it comes to protein vs. calories and carbs. They get two thumbs up from me!