Protein bars and shakes review and compare

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  • Updated:1 Jul 2006
 

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Protein bars and drinks Nutritions per serve2
Brand / product1 (in order of protein content, lowest to highest) Protein (g)* Carbs (g)* Energy (kJ)* Serve size (g or mL)
MARS Bar (A) 2 42 1160 60
POWERBAR Pria (mint chocolate) 5 16 495 28
BIG M Flavoured milk drink (chocolate) (A) 10 31 1055 300
FOODS OF THE WORLD High Protein Slice Amaranth 10 6 1290 60
AUSSIE BODIES Protein Break Bar (creamy chocolate) 11 10 795 38
SUSTAGEN Everyday Nutritional Drink (Dutch chocolate) 13 41 1050 250
HORLEYS Women Sculpt High Protein Nutrition Bar (apricot chocolate crunch) 14 23 755 48
MUSASHI Growling Dog Bar (chocolate) 14 35 990 65
BOUNCE Premium Protein Ball 15 19 880 49
MUSASHI Creatine Bar (apricot) 15 38 940 65
HORLEYS Women Sculpt Protein Shake (chocolate) 18 14 570 250
POWERBAR ProteinPlus High Protein Bar (cookies & cream) 18 20 1070 65
RED 8 La Femme Reduced Carbohydrate Protein Bar (chocolate crunch) 19 11 720 45
AST SPORTS SCIENCE VYO.PRO High-Performance Protein Bar (chocolate brownie xtreme) 20 24 835 62
AUSSIE BODIES Protein FX Energy Bar (choc mint crisp) 20 29 1020 65
ENDURA Protein Bar (double choc) 20 28 1340 63
HORLEYS Pro-Fit Instant Protein Shake (chocolate) 20 22 750 250
HORLEYS Protein 33 Flavoured Protein Bar (chocolate fudge) 20 27 930 60
NATURE’S WAY Edge High Performance Bar (chocolate) 20 32 1065 65
MLO Bio Protein Bar (chocolate) 21 41 1240 81
MUSASHI P20 Protein Bar (double choc) 21 16 945 60
AUSSIE BODIES Protein Delite Bar (double choc) 23 5 840 50
SANDRA CABOT’S HEALTH FORMULATIONS Guilt Free Chocolate Bar 23 4 760 50
WELL, NATURALLY Low Carb Snack Bar (chewy chocolate) 23 8 980 60
EAS Myoplex Carb Sense Drink (chocolate fudge) 25 5 630 330
EAS Myoplex Carb Sense Bar (chocolate chip brownie) 28 24 1130 70
AUSSIE BODIES Lo-Carb Protein Revival Drink (Dutch chocolate) 30 10 1060 375
AUSSIE BODIES Protein Revival Drink (chocolate) 30 30 1105 375
GNC Pro Performance Mega Whey Bar (caramel fudge) 30 30 1170 85
MAX’S Hydroxy-Phase+ Bar (choc malt) 30 27 1340 85
MUSASHI P30 High Protein Flavoured Milk Drink (choc malt) 30 26 1025 375
NATURE’S WAY Edge High Performance Drink (chocolate) 30 18 900 375
MAX’S CVGM High Protein Bar (choc malt) 31 43 1550 95
MAX’S Hydroxy Phase+ Low Carb Shake (choc caramel) 31 8 955 375
BSC High Protein Bar (chocolate) 34 9 1260 85
MUSASHI P40 High Protein Flavoured Milk Drink (choc malt) 40 34 1370 500
MUSASHI P40 Protein Bar (choc hazelnut) 40 19 1330 90
MAX’S Power Protein Shake (chocabolic) 42 43 1535 500
EAS Myoplex Original Drink (chocolate) 43 20 1295 500
AUSSIE BODIES HPLC Bar (chocolate) 45 6 1620 100

Table notes

* Figures for protein and total carbohydrates are rounded to the nearest gram, energy to the nearest 5 kJ.
(A) Not marketed as a good source of protein — included for comparison.

1 Brand/product
We bought ready-to-eat bars and drinks that have a specific reference to the protein content on the packaging. Some products come in a variety of flavours, so for ease of comparison we’ve provided nutrition information for a chocolate flavour (where available). MARS bar and BIG M details are also provided for comparison.

2 Nutrients per serve
This was taken from the nutrition information panel on product packaging, or product websites.

 

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