PowerBar ProteinPlus Bite
Not too great, gets the job done. Tried both varieties…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10
Not too great, gets the job done.
- high volume per package
- conveniently packaged
- peanut butter ones taste pretty good
- lots of crumbs
- fudge ones are revolting
- expensive compared to other protein bars
Tried both varieties of these from steepandcheap. I like the PowerBar take on protein, the triple threat stuff, with three different types of protein for slow, medium, and long term uptake. I'm not sure if it's marketing hype or actually works, it's probably just protein, but at least it's something a little different. With the bites, I figured they were worth a shot, as I was tired of the typical bars and stuff, which are gross. I used these post workout, and as a hunger-killing snack at work.
Taste: Peanut butter ones--pretty good, worth eating. Fudge ones--nasty, still have a few packages that I can't eat but can't throw away after 6 months of having them.
Packaging: Really nice. A high quality bag with a zip so you can reseal. Recently left a half package of the fudge ones at work, sealed, for at least 2 months, and in a moment of desperate hunger, tried them out. They weren't stale really, or at least the sickening fudge taste masked the staleness. Either way, they were still edible. However, I have a hard time condoning such packaging when I know it raises the price of the bites and is something that is of negligible importance.
Performance: Hard to say if it did a great job at body-building. Not any better or worse than the other protein supplements I've used, such as powders, muscle milk, etc. It did do a great job of tiding my hunger over at my desk for a few hours, so that's good. I actually did like the peanut butter ones, they were tasty.
Best for a protein snack, for someone that wants to save a few for later in the bag, and recognizes how protein really edges hunger out. Not the best tasting, especially the fudge variety. I'll stick to other protein bars, powders, shakes, these aren't that great, unless on sale.
Here's what other sites are saying:
We take protein supplements to consume protein, not to load up on carbs and calories like we're eating a candy bar. When you're on the go, the PowerBar ProteinPlus Bites provide what you need and let you leave the powder mixes at home. The ProteinPlus Bites don't just taste good, they also pack a punch of protein for improved recovery and growth after you get broken off on your ride. Go ahead and load up; you won't be heading back to brick energy bars anytime soon.There are a number of misconceptions in the field of resistance-workout recovery, both from scientists and enthusiasts alike. Sports physiologists have a tendency to overload their athletes with supplemental protein, and athletes have a tendency to blindly follow the advice of the people that they pay to the letter. However, recent studies have arrived at the conclusion that post-workout tissue recovery is maximized at the 20g level of protein. And being at the forefront of the sports nutrition, PowerBar has adopted this level to its ProteinPlus formula. Using PowerBar's TriSource protein blend of whey, soy, and casein, the ProteinPlus formula is absorbed at different rates in order to provide a steady supply of amino acids to the body. The constant flow of amino acids aids in the repair of muscle tissue, reduces breakdown, and helps to build lean muscle growth. The ProteinPlus formula also dispels the practice of pairing protein intake with an elevated consumption of carbohydrates. While carbs are necessary to replenish depleted glycogen stores during exercise, they don't assist in muscle protein synthesis. PowerBar's formula uses a minimal amount of carbs, and the result is a low, 130 calorie full serving of protein.With ProteinPlus Bites, your post-workout ritual couldn't be easier. 30-60 minutes after your workout, munch down on one bite and reap the benefits.
Ever taken a few bites of a protein bar, and stowed the rest in your gym bag for later? Well, if your gym bag is as "hard working" as most, you'd welcome a better way. With PowerBar ProteinPlus Bites, pop delicious, muscle-building protein how and when you want, and the resealable pouch keeps your food away from your socks! Sold in 8 pack.
- Altrec Outdoors
Pop a few great-tasting PowerBar ProteinPlus(R) Bites before or during a training session to supply muscle-building amino acids to your body. Each pouch contains 20g of Tri-Source Protein, a sustained-release blend of whey protein, soy protein and casein. Reseable package features a chart on the back that demonstrates the benefits of each of the 3 protein sources in the PowerBar Tri-Source blend. Chart also guides you on how many bites are suggested based on body weight and workout intensity. Each serving contains 10% of the recommended daily value of iron and 8% of calcium; no artifical flavors, colors or preservatives. May contain traces of peanuts and/or tree nuts. *Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9.