Promax Protein Bar Review

“It’s not too sweet. I repeat, it’s not too sweet.”

Remember that jingle? Perhaps I’m dating myself. It was for Canada Dry Ginger Ale…but even back in the day, it was pretty sweet.

I love it when companies seek me out for reviews. Especially those who know what I’m all about. No, I don’t do sugar. This means no gels, no gummies, no goos…none of that sticky, sweet stuff. But I will try a product that consciously attempts to reduce the sugar content of their product for the sake of us. We, the people, of the NO SUGAR revolution!

There isn’t much out there as far as prepackaged foods go. I’m not a packaged food fan, either. But in this day of go, go, go, sometimes there is no other choice. Being able to stash a bar in my running bag or glove compartment can mean the difference between angelic momma or agitated momma. You decide which you’d rather deal with.

Promax

Promax asked me if I’d be interested in trying their protein bars. This is a product that I don’t readily agree to review. As i said, packaged food isn’t my game. And the sugar content in most of them is enough to send a hummingbird’s blood sugar through the roof. But their new line of low-carb bars intrigued me enough to give them a try.

Promax LS Lower Carb line

Promax LS Lower Carb line

Promax sent me their variety pack. It contains 4 flavors: Salted Caramel, Chocolate Almond, Honey Peanut, and Chocolate Mint.

Here is what Promax has to say about their line of lower carb protein bars:

Counting Carbs?

Promax packs its lower sugar protein bars with 18 grams of replenishing protein, up to 14 grams of fiber, and great tasting flavors.

Promax LS Lower Sugar contains as low as 3g of sugar versus 13-23 grams in leading regular protein bars. Promax LS is also sweetened with stevia, a plant with leaves that are up to 45 times sweeter than sugar and zero calories.

This allows us to cut out artificial sweeteners, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, maltitol, or gelatin. Use this bar when you can’t grab a meal or in-between meals to satisfy hunger and help with blood sugar management.

All Promax bars are gluten-free, kosher, and vegetarian and you’ll never find any artificial sweeteners, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, maltitol, or gelatin. Since 1996 Promax is the fuel for doing.

Let’s take a look at the nutritional value and ingredients of one of the flavors. This is for the Salted Caramel flavor, which is probably my favorite.

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They do have a few grams of sugar, but sometimes that can be effective before a workout or a run. They are mainly sweetened with Eryithitol and Stevia, which in my book, is a good thing.

My biggest complaint about the Promax LS Lower Carb bars is that they can be kind of dry. So, I’d avise eating them with some water or other beverage. For this reason, unless you are carrying your own fluid, they may not work if you are packing them for a run or hike. An entire bar at once could be a little challenging with no fluid. But, I never eat an entire bar at once. I like to take bites throughout the day as I’m craving something sweet or salty.

My other complaint is that I’m not a fan of soy. The verdict is still out on it but if I don’t have to voluntarily consume it, I won’t.

All of the flavors of the Promax LS Lower Carb bar line are rather subtle. They don’t “jump out at you”. You may like this, or you may not. I for one appreciate it. It speaks for the fact that there aren’t any artificial flavors added.

What is most important is that these Promax LS Lower Carb bars have a good amount of protein without the added sugars. They work in a pinch, and if you are watching your carb intake, they are a great alternative to the sugar laden bars that you might find in the grocery store.

Promax has a LS Lower Sugar line as well, but they do contain 3X more sugar (9g vs. 3g per bar) than the Lower Carb line, so be aware if you decide to try them for yourself.

You can auto-subscribe to Promax for a 10% discount on their bars. Your first reoccurring order comes with 4 free bars of your choice. A 12-pack of any flavor, or the variety pack (3 favors of each) cost $17.99. Free shipping is offered on orders of $39 or more. You can also find them at select grocery stores near you. There is a store locator at the website.

Check out Promax and their website for more information. They have a line of higher sugar bars as well, the original and the Pro Series bars, if that is your thing. Their FAQ page is quite interesting. I’d check that out as well!

Promax: Protein for the People. And a great alternative for us low carbers!

Do you use protein bars? Which are your favorite?

Note: The opinions in this review belong to me, the author. I may accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a sample at no cost to provide honest opinions on such. This post may contain affiliate/referral links per my own discretion.

 

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