[QUOTE=RichMahogany;1154990]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.[/QUOTE]
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.
[quote=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).[/quote]
[quote=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[/quote]
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).
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.
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.