Costco Robert Irvine’s Protein Bar Review

I’ve tried a lot of different protein bar brands over the years. Some taste great and some are nutritious, but not many are both delicious and healthy. These Chef Robert Irvine’s Baked Protein Bars from Costco look like chocolate bars. Do they taste like chocolate bars? Are they any healthier than chocolate bars? Read on to find out!

Image of the Costco Robert Irvine's Protein Bars box sitting on a table.
Costco Robert Irvine’s Protein Bar.

Other protein bars and granola bars from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Chewy Protein Bars, Simply Protein Bars, Smart for Life Protein Bars, Quest Protein Bars, Kirkland Signature Protein Bars, Kirkland Signature Soft & Chewy Granola Bars, No Sugar Company Keto Bars, Made Good Chocolate Chip Granola Bars and the That’s It Mini Fruit Bars.

Location in Store

These are located in the snack section at Costco, near the other protein bars, jerky and candy. The item number is 1566195.

Image of the back of the box of the Robert Irvine's Protein Bars with the product description.
Cookie, peanut butter, peanuts, protein crisps and chocolate!


These are pretty tasty protein bars and could almost pass for a candy bar! They have a nice, sweet, chocolate peanut butter flavor. The texture of the bars is soft and chewy and there is some crunchiness in the middle from the cookie center.

Closeup image of a hand holding one protein bar unwrapped close to the camera.
These protein bars look and taste like candy bars!

The bars in general are pretty sweet and the caramel adds additional sweetness. The main flavor I noticed is peanut butter but there’s a good balance of chocolate, peanut butter and caramel. These taste very similar to a chocolate bar except the texture is chewier than most chocolate bars.


The box comes with 18 bars, each bar weighs 46 grams and the box costs $27.99 Canadian, which seems expensive. However, most boxes of protein bars are at a similar price at Costco and you get 18 bars in the box, which is more than some other boxes.

Closeup image of a hand holding a protein bar with a bite taken out of it so you can see the inside and all the layers.
You can see all the layers in the bar when you take a bite!


Each bar is individually wrapped and the best-before date is about 17 months from the date I purchased them. Protein bars like these are very convenient to pop in your lunch or work bag for a quick breakfast, snack or meal replacement on-the-go.

Image of a hand holding one individually packaged protein bar over top an open box of protein bars.
Each bar is individually packaged.

I personally wouldn’t give these to my kids due to the ingredients being a bit too processed for my liking, but I think a lot of adults will enjoy them!



One bar contains 190 calories, eight grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, three grams of sugar, eight grams of sugar alcohol, 16 grams of protein and 200 milligrams of sodium. I’m a little disappointed that there are only 16 grams of protein in one bar; I expected a bit more protein per bar.

Image of the nutrition facts for the protein bars from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


My favorite protein bars are the RX Bars from Costco because of the few, simple, ingredients they contain. These contain a ton of ingredients and a lot of them I’m not fond of such as palm oil, palm kernel oil, sugars, sucralose, maltitol, sorbitol and genetically engineered ingredients. They’re very processed, in my opinion, this isn’t “real food”.

The bars contain milk, soy, almonds and peanuts but are gluten-free.

Image of the ingredients list for the protein bars.


Taste: 8.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 2.5/10


Give it a try!

These taste really good but they’re not my first choice for health, I prefer cleaner ingredients. If you’re looking for a tasty protein bar/meal replacement you might like these, they basically taste like a candy bar.

Have you tried these protein bars? What did you think of them?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

Join the Costcuisine email list - never miss a review!

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

Please note that Costcuisine is not associated with Costco.

3 thoughts on “Costco Robert Irvine’s Protein Bar Review”

  1. Man! These taste better than most candy bars to me. I knew they couldn’t possibly be the healthiest choice out there. I think if you treat these more as a treat, like a candy bar replacement, these are a great option for someone trying to stick to a diet and help curve sugar cravings. YUM!

  2. They taste great, but sadly questionable ingredients. I wish they didn’t have that nasty SUCRALOSE! Also, they are highly processed. 🙁

  3. I agree with your assessment of these bars. 5hey taste good however the ingredients are not the best choices. The sweetness like maltitol, and sugar/corn syrup are not low carb friendly.
    We enjoyed eating them however there are much healthier and lower carb bars available like the Loves Good Fats bars etc


Leave a Comment