Tasty protein bars from Costco made from simple, healthy ingredients!
I’m trying to review a few more healthy finds from Costco for people who are trying to watch their weight or being mindful of their health. There are so many different diets right now: low-carb, high-fat, high-protein, paleo and keto just to name a few. Last week at Costco, I picked up these RXBAR Protein Bars because I liked the sleek packaging and also appreciated the “No B.S” ingredients list. The “No B.S.” slogan is used by RXBAR in marketing these protein bars, and it’s apparently an important part of the brand’s culture too.
Location in Store
In the snack section near the checkout lines with the other protein and snack bars.
There are two flavors in the box: Chocolate Sea Salt and Chocolate Coconut. First, I’ll start with a quick warning. If you’re like me and have a wire on your teeth from when you had braces, be prepared for this seriously sticky chewy bar to get nice and stuck to it! Seriously though, metal wire or not, these protein bars will stick to your teeth and also give you quite the mouth/jaw workout. They’re very, very chewy and sticky!
Now that I’ve informed you of how chewy these bars are, let’s talk about taste. To put it simply, the RXBARs basically like the simple ingredients listed on the package melded together and formed into a bar. The Chocolate Sea Salt is lightly sprinkled with, of course, sea salt, and the chocolate flavor is quite mild. The Coconut Chocolate has chunks of chocolate and a strong coconut flavor. You can taste the notes of dates and egg whites slightly, but not much. The nuts add some nice crunchy texture to the bar and compliment the chocolate. In terms of sweetness, these protein bars aren’t overly sweet. The sweetness in the bars mainly comes from the dates. Don’t expect the RXBARs to taste similar to the Costco Kirkland Signature Protein Bars that taste like a brownie or cookie dough!
The box contains with 14 bars (seven of each kind) and costs $23.99 Canadian. That’s less than $2.00 Canadian per bar. These definitely aren’t cheap, but unfortunately not a lot of foods marketed as being healthy or “clean” are. They’re not as expensive as some protein bars that can be about $3.00 per bar or more!
You can’t beat any sort of bar-type snack for convenience. As a healthy protein bar, these are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the go! They’re also great for refueling after a workout or as a junk food replacement to curb cravings.
The Chocolate Sea Salt RXBAR contains 210 calories, nine grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, 17 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein and 260 milligrams of sodium. The Coconut Chocolate RXBAR contains 220 calories and 170 milligrams of sodium, and the other information is the same as for the Chocolate Sea Salt bar.
The ingredients list is very simple and I know what each and every ingredient is! That’s really the main selling feature of these protein bars, but it is kind of unique based on other protein bars that I’ve seen. Some people might be disappointed by some of the trace ingredients (such as nuts, soy and wheat).
I’ve eaten a lot of RXBARs since I first tried them, and the taste has grown on me. I find when I’m eating mainly healthy, things like the RXBARs taste like a treat. When I’m overdosing on junk food (especially chocolate!), I find bars like this don’t taste as great. If you’re trying to eat healthy and want a pretty taste, healthy snack bar option, I’d recommend that you check these out.
What’s your favorite snack or protein bar to buy from Costco and why?
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