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The Best Protein Bars, According to You

Get your protein in while pleasing your sweet tooth

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This week, we scanned Amazon’s bestseller list for outstanding protein bars, then pulled the most useful and authoritative reviews for each.

Rxbar Whole Food Protein Bar ($20 for 12)

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Protein per bar: 12 grams

“What appeals to me most about these bars is that the ingredients are clear, clean, and straightforward. Ingredients on the back match the ingredients on the front. Regardless of the specific flavor you order, most of them will have a somewhat lightly sweetened Fig Newton–like taste. I’ve found the chocolate sea salt flavor to be my favorite, so far. I think if you’re looking for a clean source of energy, then you should try this bar.”

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Kind Bars ($13 for 12)

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Protein per bar: 8 grams

My order of these came in fresh and delicious just like the bar I bought at a store to try before ordering these. I like that these have eight grams of protein as I find that a higher-protein snack stays with me longer, but with just 200 calories. The peanut butter taste is subtle, which I like.”

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Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bar ($17 for 12)

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Protein per bar: 20 grams

“Of all the bars I’ve tried, the ones I keep buying and buying are the Gatorade bars. First of all, they are delicious—in both taste and texture. And they are based on whey protein, which is the best protein supplement source for humans from the research I’ve done. Gatorade has done a good job with these.”

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Optimum Nutrition Protein Cake Bites ($21 for 12)

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Protein per bar: 20 grams

“The texture of these bites is amazing and they actually taste like a cake pop. Don’t expect light fluffy cake, it’s much more dense and chewy. If you go in expecting a cake pop you will be delighted! Flavor is super accurate as well. I completely understand why these are sold out everywhere.”

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Clif Builder’s Protein Bar ($18 for 12)

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Protein per bar: 20 grams

These are easily the best protein bars on the market. The balance of protein, taste, and price is perfect. I often try others but never switch away from Clif Builder’s. I am a runner and will eat one right after a long run. For really long runs, I eat one before I head out instead of my usual Clif Bar. The density helps as I don’t want a heavy amount of food and I can’t stop and eat. These do the trick.”

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