When many of us don’t have time to sit down to a meal, we often reach for a protein bar to quell our growling tummies. While grabbing this portable snack may seem like a better move than biting into a candy bar, it’s usually not.
Countless protein bars out there are just sugar- and carb-laden calorie bombs in disguise. And many are no less nutritionally void than a Snickers bar. In fact, the chocolate-coated peanutty treat boasts 250 calories, 33 grams of carbs, and 27 grams of sugar—a nutrition panel quite similar to, if not better than, many seemingly healthy bars out there.
So check out which protein bars are worse than a Snickers below and then grab one of The 16 Best Nutrition Bars for Every Goal instead.
PowerBar Cookie Dough
Met-Rx Big 100 Super Cookie Crunch
PowerBar Chocolate Brownie
Clif Blueberry Crisp
Met-Rx Big 100 Crispy Apple Pie
PowerBar Vanilla Crisp
Met-Rx Big 100 Peanut Butter Pretzel
Clif Berry Pomegranate Chia
PowerBar Peanut Butter
Met-Rx Big 100 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
PowerBar Chocolate Peanut Butter
Probar Wholeberry Blast
Met-Rx Big 100 Chocolate Caramel Coconut