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Pure Protein Bars Review

Pure Protein Bars

More Like Pure Garbage: Maltitol, Sucralose, Palm Kernal Oil Oh My!

Low-carb protein bars are a minefield for keto dieters, because many people on the diet think that just being low in net carbs is good enough. Any bar that markets itself as low-carb is almost certainly a poor choice for keto. Yet, Amazon searches for “keto bar” return many such bars. This is definitely a problem.

Pure Protein is a perfect example of a horrible bar that somehow sells well on Amazon, presumably because some like the taste (and may not realize they’re unhealthy). Seeing as it looks like a candy bar and contains copious amounts of maltitol and sucralose, I can’t say that I am surprised.

It’s hard to imagine anything worse than a Quest Bar, but Pure Protein manages. It has less fiber and fat, and more artificial ingredients.

Return to our top 10 protein bars list for better options. 

Macros: 21g protein, 4g fat, 2g fiber, 7g net carbs

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Pros

  • None
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Cons

  • 7g net carbs (sugar alcohols increase true carb count)
  • Maltitol and sucralose
  • Palm kernel oil
  • Inadequate fat for keto
  • Only 3g fiber
  • Artificial everything

FAQs

What are Pure Protein Bars’ available flavors?

Pure Protein Bars come in the following  flavors:

  • Birthday Cake
  • Blueberry Oatmeal
  • Chocolate Almond
  • Lemon
  • Maple Caramel
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Red Velvet
  • Strawberry Waffle
  • Vanilla Almond
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Mixed Berry
  • Peanut Butter
  • S’mores
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla

What ingredients are in Pure Protein Bars?

Pure Protein Bar Ingredients include: CHOCOLATE FLAVORED COATING (MALTITOL, FRACTIONATED PALM KERNEL OIL, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, COCOA [PROCESSED WITH ALKALI], CALCIUM CARBONATE, NATURAL FLAVORS, SOY LECITHIN, SUCRALOSE), HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, PEANUT FLOUR, PROTEIN BLEND (MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE, WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE), GLYCERIN, MALTITOL SYRUP, SOY CRISPS (SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, TAPIOCA STARCH, SALT), WATER, PEANUTS, PEANUT OIL, SUCROSE, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS, SUCRALOSE, ALMOND BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN.

Are Pure Protein Bars keto?

Not really. They’re low carb but not high in fat, and they’re loaded with unhealthy ingredients so they’re not really good for any human. See our review of the best keto friendly protein bars for 2019.

Where can I buy Pure Protein Bars?

You shouldn’t. But if you must, you can buy Pure Protein Bars on their website, or on Amazon. You can also find them in Walmart some other low-end stores. 

 

Pure Protein Bars

$24.00
1.1

Taste

1.5/5

Macros

1.0/5

Price

1.5/5

Value

1.0/5

Ingredients

0.5/5

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