If you follow the keto diet, there's a good chance you've heard of Primal Kitchen. The brand's healthy pantry staples have developed into a high-fat, low-carb eating plan. Primal Kitchen's grass-fed collage bars have been on a shelves for some time, and while their nutritional profile is impressive, I'm personally a big fan of the texture, which is definitely on the chewier side. But last year, the brand launched a new protein bar in three flavors (peanut butter, coconut lime, and almond spice), and I immediately fell in love. (Related: The Best Keto Protein Bars, According to Nutrition Pros)
First, I'll give you some advice about these bars, which I'll buy in bulk and keep in my pantry at home and at desk drawer at work.
First, they're * actually * good for you. All three flavors boast recognizable ingredient lists and just 2 grams of sugar-the lowest I've seen in a bar. The subtle sweetness is thanks to natural sweeteners like honey and organic monk fruit extract. My go-to peanut butter flavor has 9 grams of protein from ingredients like crab-free eggs, flaxseed, and nuts, which helps keep me full between meals. They're gluten-, soy-, grain-, whey-, and dairy-free, as well as paleo- and keto-friendly. In other words, unless you're a vegan or have allergies, you can eat these bars. (Related: What You Need to Know About the Latest Alternative Sweeteners)
Most importantly, they're delicious. The texture is soft and slightly dense, kind of like a Reese's. The peanut butter flavor tastes pretty much exactly as you would expect; almond spice has hints of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; and coconut lime delivers tropical vibes without tasting too much like a piña colada or a marg.
The only criticism is that they're a little on the small side. They're so delicious, but in four bites it's all over and I'll wait until the next day to get my fix. Primal Kitchen, can you please make a slightly larger version of this bar for your die-hard fans ?! (So, Because I Know You're Wondering: Is It Healthy To Have A Protein Bar Every Day?)
The Primal Kitchen protein bars retail for $ 33 for 1