Think Keto Protein Bars Review – All the Yum without the Carbs
REVIEW – The latest keto-friendly foods that I have had the pleasure of testing are Keto Protein Bars from Think. They are low in carbs and come in 3 flavors, let’s check them out.
What is that?
Think Keto Protein Bars are snack / meal bars that provide 10g of protein with just 2-4g of net carbs per bar.
If you’ve been following me for a year, I’ve been following a loose keto lifestyle due to being pre-diabetic. Pre-diabetes is not a new problem for me, I was diagnosed in 2004. But with COVID and working from home my eating habits slipped and my A1C went up a bit, forcing me to to get back in shape and to eat. In doing so, I wore a CGM (Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor) and ate keto foods that are extremely low in carbs so my blood sugar didn’t skyrocket.
There are three flavors of Think Keto Protein Bars: Chocolate Mousse Pie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Pie. I was sent the first two flavors to test the taste.
All three flavors contain 10g of protein, 2-4g of net carbs per bar, and 170-180 calories. In the image above you can see the nutritional information of Chocolate Mousse Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Pie (left to right) . If you are unfamiliar with Keto, net carbs are counted by taking total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols. The more net carbohydrates a food has, the more your blood sugar can rise if you have insulin resistance, have pre-diabetes, or have diabetes.
When it comes to ingredients, each bar is a little different.
The Think Chocolate Mousse bar contains a blend of proteins (milk protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate), blend of vegetable fats (palm kernel oil, palm oil), erythritol, almond butter , cocoa powder (treated with alkali), chicory root fiber, buttermilk, cocoa butter, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, salt, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate, steviol glycosides, tocopherols.
The chocolate and peanut butter cookie dough contains a mixture of vegetable fats (palm kernel oil, palm oil, peanut oil), a mixture of proteins (milk protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate), erythritol, partially defatted peanut flour, peanut butter, chicory root Fiber, peanuts, buttermilk, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, almond butter, sunflower lecithin, salt, tocopherols , natural flavor, steviol glycosides.
The Peanut Butter Pie bar contains PEANUTS, ERYTHRITOL, WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, MILK, COCOA BUTTER, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, CHICORY ROOT FIBER, MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE, PALM OIL, SOY BUTTER FAT, SALT, LECH , NATURAL LEAF ARM, VEGETABLE EXTRACT.
I’m glad the bars don’t contain artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, neotame, or advantame. The bars are also GMO and gluten free if that is important to you.
I had never heard of tocopherols before, so of course I had to google it. Tocopherols are a family of compounds that together form different forms of vitamin E.
Let’s give it a taste!
The bars are covered with a layer of chocolate and have a soft whipped center with small, crunchy pieces. I really liked the chocolate mousse pie. It’s very chocolatey and the soft inside is unlike any other Keto meal replacement bar I’ve tried. It’s a nice change.
Now is the time to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bar.
This flavor has the same texture as the Chocolate Mousse Pie bar but the main flavor is peanut butter. I don’t get any cookie dough flavor, which is fine with me as I’m not a big fan of cookie dough. This bar reminds me so much of Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Bars if you’ve ever had one. It’s really good.
I enjoyed trying both Think Bars and just thinking about them makes me want to run upstairs and have one as a snack while I finish this review! Just to be fair, I even checked my blood sugar before and after eating these bars and I’m happy to say they haven’t raised my glucose levels at all. Yay!
Now I wish they’d sent me the peanut butter pie to try darnit too! ??
What I like
- Excellent flavor and texture
- I like that the calories aren’t too high
- Good amount of protein per bar
- The price is not bad
What i would change
I’m always on the lookout for trying new keto snacks and foods that can help keep my blood sugar stable by cutting back on carbs. Think Keto Protein Bars offer great value for protein versus calories and carbs. They get two inches from me!