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    ...Quest Bars?
    No, most bars are not primal, but these are essential a bunch of primal snacks rolled into a bar.
    Ingredients (in apple pie flavor)
    whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate
    prebiotic fiber
    almonds
    water
    apple
    sea salt
    lo han guo (natural sweetener)

    I didn't get a chance to cook at home today so I ate one as a meal replacement today (along with some added fat, since they're low on fat) and it was quite good. Thoughts? Don't smite me, primal gods...

  • #2
    They're not the worst thing out there, however, they do contain artificial sweeteners (sucralose) and I am pretty positive the whey protein is not grass-fed/finished.

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    • #3
      My thoughts are that if we're trying to eat whole foods, things wrapped in foil probably aren't very primal. But, as always, if it makes you happy and it's not a straight up poison, it's no big deal.
      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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      • #4
        Definitely fits within the realm of 80/20. It's not primal or ideal by any means, but certainly not awful for your body either. As long as you're eating it in good conscious, it should be okay.
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        • #5
          If you're going to eat a bar, I'd rather eat chocolate, honestly.
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          • #6
            I'd choose a Lara bar over that one

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            • #7
              Originally posted by healthy11 View Post
              I'd choose a Lara bar over that one
              I would too, but as a meal replacement, the bar in question seems like a better candidate. It probably has a much higher protein count, with the whey in it.
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              • #8
                larabar or perfect foods bar
                the latter has a similar macro profile to the quest bar (17-18g prrotein) and is made from nut butter, fruit, and veggies
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                  larabar or perfect foods bar
                  the latter has a similar macro profile to the quest bar (17-18g prrotein) and is made from nut butter, fruit, and veggies
                  So the protein is of inferior quality. I vote that if you're going to eat a protein bar (which I don't really recommend), at least get one with animal protein.
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                  • #10
                    most convenience stores around here sell hard-cooked eggs. eat that and a small bag of almonds.
                    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                      So the protein is of inferior quality. I vote that if you're going to eat a protein bar (which I don't really recommend), at least get one with animal protein.
                      I think it's better for you because it doesn't have fake ingredients. It's a living food which has to be refrigerated or it will go bad. That's more than I can say for those quest bars which are probably as shelf stable as an apocalyptic-surviving twinkie.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by perfect foods bar almond butter
                        Ingredients: Organic almond butter, organic honey, nonfat milk powder, organic almond pieces, organic rice protein, dried whole egg powder, organic flax seed oil, organic sunflower seed oil, organic olive oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, dried whole food powders (organic flax seed, organic rose-hip, organic orange, organic lemon, organic papaya, organic tomato, organic apple, cherry, red bell pepper, organic alfalfa, organic celery, organic kelp, organic dulse, organic carrot, organic spinach).
                        Originally posted by Questbar chocolate brownie
                        Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Isomalto-Oligosaccharide* (100% Natural Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Cocoa, Water, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Lo Han Guo, Sucralose
                        I avoid several items on both those lists. Depends on why you're eating a protein bar though. If you're eating it for protein, you should at least get one that has a complete and highly bioavailable version. If you're trying to stave off hunger, I guess you can pick your poison (literally).
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                        • #13
                          Get one of the all natural Quest bars -- they're sweetened with erythritol and stevia and contain no sucralose.

                          I don't think they're ideal by any means, but I definitely eat them every now and then. If they fit into your goals, have at it. Just don't eat 3 or 4 per day or anything.

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                          • #14
                            I tried a few of these but I don't seem to tolerate supplemental fiber very well.

                            The tasty ingredients are mostly primal so I'd rather make my own cocoa/fruit/nut concoctions.
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