I’m a fan of protein bars, and often go to my local supplement store to pick up a handful of new bars to try. I saw the BPI Sports Best Protein Bar and thought I’d give it a shot. With such a name, I had extremely high expectations of this bar. As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of The Best Bar Ever — which actually lived up to it’s name. So, without further ado, let’s get into the BPI Sports Best Protein Bar review.
BPI Sports Best Protein Bar Review
When looking at the front of the packaging, on the left side there is a callout saying “soft & delicious!” Unfortunately, this bar was neither. I’m not sure what happened to this bar. The product was still within the expiration date on the label, yet it was hard as a rock. I’ve kept it in my office this whole time, so it’s not like I had it in some weird conditions that would alter the softness (or lack there of) of the bar.
I like chocolate peanut butter flavors, and I’m sure the bar would be different, had it been soft, but I wasn’t feeling this bar. You could taste a slight chocolate and peanut butter flavor, but I wouldn’t say one overpowered the other. They have a bunch of other flavors available other than this one, so I might give another one of them a shot down the road and see if maybe I just bought and ate a bad bar.
There’s a truck commercial that uses the slogan “like a rock.” I think BPI Sports could have stolen their line and used it in my BPI Sports Best Protein Bar review. This bar was hard as a rock. I’m talking you could use it as a glass breaker if you ever got trapped in your car. If that’s the case, the price tag is well worth it. But, if you plan on actually eating this protein bar, good luck. Hopefully you have good dental insurance, as you’re going to need it trying to chew this thing.
230 calories isn’t bad for a protein bar. It contains 8g of fat (mostly coming from peanuts and almond butter), 28g of carbohydrates, 20g of protein (whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate), 17g of fiber (this is awesome!), 3g of sugar, and 5g of sugar alcohols. I’m not a huge fan of sugar alcohols, but I would prefer them over plain old sugar. However, sugar alcohols don’t always agree with people’s digestive system and can cause them to go running for the closest bathroom (think of using a colon cleanse product).
I don’t want this BPI Sports Best Protein Bar review to paint a picture of every one of their bars, but my experience with this particular bar was not a good one. Could it be a fluke that I got a weird bar? Maybe. I wouldn’t think BPI would put a product out that the label says soft and have it be like chewing cement. BUT, I can only report on what I’ve experienced. Would I tell you not to try the bar? No, go ahead and try it. I might purchase a different flavor at a later date and give it another shot. Yet as it stands right now, I’m giving this bar two thumbs down simply on the hardness and taste. If both of those are fixed, I’d totally dig this bar as the profile in my opinion is pretty dang good.
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