BTR Bar Review – Delicious Plant-Based Protein Bars That Are Keto Compatible
SEE AGAIN – I guess you could say I’m obsessed with meal replacement bars. Let me start by saying that I am obsessed with low carb, keto friendly meal replacement bars. Why? Because they’re an easy option for a quick breakfast or lunch when you don’t feel like taking the time to cook and for me they won’t spike my blood sugar. The last brand I had the opportunity to try is BTR Bars. Let’s check them out.
What is that?
BTR (Better Bars) are plant-based, keto-friendly, low-carb protein bars available in four flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip BLISS, Dark Chocolate Brownie RECHARGE, Cherry Chocolate Chip ZEN, and Cinnamon Cookie Dough ENERGY.
The company was founded by Ashley Marie who created the brand from her parents’ personal mantra of “Be Bold, Tenacious and Resilient” otherwise known as BTR. When her parents were diagnosed with cancer she became their babysitter and since having a nutritional background she created the bars out of necessity because she was constantly on the move.
I used to eat Nature Valley protein bars almost every day for breakfast. They’re super tasty, but when I started taking my health seriously (again) a few months ago, I took a closer look at their nutrition and ingredients and decided to look for healthier alternatives. . For me, I’m looking for low-carb keto-friendly options that won’t raise my blood sugar. BTR bars are such a bar. Each BTR bar has 150-170 calories, 6-10g of protein, and 3-6g of net carbs.
Each BTR bar flavor has its own set of ingredients, but they are similar to this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip BLISS Bar list:
I really like that there aren’t any weird ingredients in these bars. Everything is real and nothing is artificial, including sweeteners. Yay!
Taste and texture
But what do they taste like? When I opened the packaging of my first BTR bar, I was not impressed with the appearance of the bar but found the taste to be really good. The peanut butter chocolate chips reminded me of a peanut butter cookie, the dark chocolate brownie made the chocolate lover in me happy and the cinnamon cookie dough actually tasted like cookie dough and not some weird chemical version of that flavor. The only flavor I haven’t tried is the Zen flavor which is a cherry chocolate chip. Of the bars I have tried, the Dark Chocolate Brownie (Recharge) is my favorite.
The bars have just the right amount of sweetness and the texture is soft and chewy without being crumbly or sticky.
Note that the BTR bars use a blend of pea, almond, and pumpkin seed protein. If you are sensitive to pea protein, you might experience gastrointestinal “problems” if you eat too many bars in a short period of time. I am a little sensitive to pea protein… if I eat too much of it, I will expel toxic fumes. Just a TMI for you info Even with this problem, I still love these bars. They taste great, don’t have a grainy or sandy texture like other pea protein bars I’ve tried, and they make a great, quick breakfast or low-carb snack.
What I like
- Real ingredients, no junk
- Low in carbohydrates
What i would change
- Find an alternative to pea protein for people who may be sensitive to it.
I found another great alternative to the protein bars filled with sugar and junk food that I ate every day. BTR bars are a healthier alternative that tastes great and is good for me. They’re a bit pricey at around $ 2.70 a bar, but you can subscribe and save 15%, which brings the price down to $ 2.30 a bar. This is typical of the healthier, keto-friendly special protein bars. And as they say, you get what you pay for. I love them so much that I will start buying them for myself so that says a lot!
Price: $ 32.50 for 12 BTR bars, subscribe and save 15% $ 27.62 for 12 bars
Or buy: BTR and Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by BTR.