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2005/08/01 19:20:15 (permalink)
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Avoiding crappy protein bars

Hi,

All of the nicest tasting protein bars(with the highest amounts of protein) seem to all be full of callogen or 'hydralyzed protein' blends, which from what i have seen is just ground up cattle hooves or such-like...and has little actual effect, i mean like gellatin (same kind of stuff i believe), this is in jelly and i havent seen any jelly labelled with protein etc, so how comes it makes it into our bars as an acceptable source of protein and is labelled????Are there and nice tasting high protein bars you guys know of that arent full of substandard protein 'fillers'????

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    pulsar
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/01 19:27:18 (permalink)
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    myprotein ones are the best i have found .. they have reasonable protein sources from Casein , Soya and whey and taste fantasitc and the price is great too

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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/01 20:37:11 (permalink)
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    I can defo recommend myprotein ones. Great tasting and can fit into most peoples diet!
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/01 22:09:05 (permalink)
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    indeed the myprotein bars are lovely. Not had any in ages, but I remember choc mint and choc orange were great
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 11:15:45 (permalink)
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    I concur - very tasty indeed.

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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 12:24:07 (permalink)
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    no no - this has to be the ultimate deal:

    http://www.proteinbars.co.uk/product.html

    plus, there's a myprotein banner in there so they can't be competitors, lol!

    2 boxes gives you 42 bars for 65 quid in post and each bar has FIFTY g of protein! So that's 84 pops of 25g which works out to a tiny 74p per pop.

    They taste FAB too.

    No connection, just very happy :-)
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 13:07:46 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys, and especially sword...i'll finish up my iss pro42 bars, and my premier 1 odyysey bars and go for the pro 50's next time
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 13:39:02 (permalink)
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    The pro 50 is a good bars but does have a high amount of collagen in it! The myprotein doent have that in the bar at all and has all natural ingredients1 Vasquez where did you get the pro42s from as i have been wanting to give that bars a go!
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 13:46:46 (permalink)
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    I used to have the eas carb wise mypolex bars, peanut butter flavour was lovely
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 15:45:24 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: galtonator

    The pro 50 is a good bars but does have a high amount of collagen in it! The myprotein doent have that in the bar at all and has all natural ingredients1 Vasquez where did you get the pro42s from as i have been wanting to give that bars a go!


    galto mate - from the websites, the myprotein bars are around 333 cals for your 27g protein while the pro 50's are 339 for DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF PROTEIN or only 170 for the 25g pop (half bar). 6 cals for the extra 25g protein doesn't sound bad to me ;-)

    for me, this outweighs the colagen element - though I have to admit, I'm not entirely sure what the difference in amountes of colagen between the bars is - or what that means, lol!

    apologies tho if I'm just misunderstanding your post mate,
    Sword

    refs:
    http://www.peakbody.co.uk/index.php?content=shop&id=29
    http://www.myprotein.co.uk/mp-max-protein-bars/mp-max-protein-bars-(chocolate-orange)/mp-max-protein-bars-(chocolate-orange).cfm

    post edited by Sword - 2005/08/02 16:33:00
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 16:17:48 (permalink)
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    i love Peak Body Pro50! they are lovely! expecially the chocolate orange!
    i also like Chemical Nutritions Pro Flapjack bars they are more a meal replacement than protein bars as it has more oats then protein but still tasty

    and for a beast of a bar Reflex ProGen bars! they are mammoth! my jaws are nackered after eating one but i love them! Plus it has all the amazing incredients of their MRP in the bar!
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 17:14:07 (permalink)
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    i think the point iwas making is that if collagen makes up a high amount of the 50g then that could be a not to good thing as it is not used by the body (or so i read) where as the protein blend in myprotein has no caollagen so is assimalated by the body better!
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/02 18:07:25 (permalink)
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    Hi galtonator, I got my Pro42's from the US but i gotta say i'm not impressed by the taste, they taste like they are ful of alcohol, cant really explian but they have no substance or texture just like a turkish delight i guess.......(not taste wise) , good for the protein but not for taste, make your breath hum too I used to have the Strength Systems Triple Delicious but they got discontinued......tasted like snickers but with hardly any sugar...
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/03 09:38:44 (permalink)
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    cheers for the info dude
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/04 09:42:36 (permalink)
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    I had some My Protein bars, were very nice indeed, but i like my carbs lower in a bar, CNP's XS bar (not long been released) is low in carbs and in delicious, i've tried the peanut one and the strawberry crisp, best tasting bars i've tried.
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/04 20:47:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: rooker7

    I had some My Protein bars, were very nice indeed, but i like my carbs lower in a bar, CNP's XS bar (not long been released) is low in carbs and in delicious, i've tried the peanut one and the strawberry crisp, best tasting bars i've tried.


    I have just ordered some to try .. I have to say not bad price and excellent nutritional profile so if they taste good then these could be winners ..

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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/04 22:52:41 (permalink)
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    I'm sure you will like them, to be fair i'm yet to try a bad CNP product.

    If you have got the strawberry crisp you will know what i mean when i say it's like no other protein bar!
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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/05 07:53:09 (permalink)
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    Just ordered the Peanut one .. hope thats OK ? Price seems pretty reasonable too for the quality .. I agree re CNP very good Company IMO .. I use Pro-Peptide and love it even if it is mega bucks for protein i get better results then i get with any other protein .. it really does what it says on the tin ..

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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/05 10:10:40 (permalink)
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    Make your own!

    Last ones I made were 200g honey and 200g peanut butter mixed togther and microwave for 90 seconds to make runny (thinking of using more peanut butter and less honey next time as I want more fat in my diet and less carbs).
    Then when that's hapenning make a dry mix of 100-200g mixed dried fruit, 8-10 servings of whey powder, chocolate nesquik for taste, and if you want a few carbs add alpen or oats. Mix the lot together in a saucepan (do not add water, it will mix). Get a lunch box or tray and squeeze it all in. Put in freezer to "set" then chop up into 10 bars (half mars-bar size) leave in fridge and eat whenever.

    You can adjust ingredients to make slow/fast release, add maltodextrin if you're doing endurance events, add more protien if you want - all up to you.

    They taste gorgeous (better than chocolate IMO) and are the right consistence if made right.

    Not my reciepe, modified it from one on here a while ago, but lovely ... and crunchy poeanut better works better

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    RE: Avoiding crappy protein bars 2005/08/09 14:22:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: pulsar

    Just ordered the Peanut one .. hope thats OK ? Price seems pretty reasonable too for the quality .. I agree re CNP very good Company IMO .. I use Pro-Peptide and love it even if it is mega bucks for protein i get better results then i get with any other protein .. it really does what it says on the tin ..


    FYI guys Just got these . they are absolutly stunning best bar i have had and an excellent nutrional profile again one of the best i have seen and reasonable money too .. think the guys at CNP have hit a winner here ...



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