Are you edging ever closer to your weight loss goals? Need a little incentive in the form of a fun protein bar in a bevy of flavor and texture options when you’re on the road or faced with difficult options?
If so, thinkThin might just be the perfect option for you! Foudn both in select Target stores and online, these certified gluten-free, high protein, carb-controlled high-protein bars come in many flavors and make a great option for the purse, office desk drawer or your purse.
Following are a few of their products I’ve tried, along with my family (and their friends. Friends are always wonderfully hungry and willing to try new things).
thinkThin Crunch Caramel Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts ♥♥♥♥♥
The one bar I splurged/indulged in, this rice cereal-esque delicious bar is drench in caramel, crunchy deliciousness. Like I said–I couldn’t put it down (I ate the entire thing). My kids loved these, too, so when I told them, “And those crisps are soy,” their eyes popped from surprise. Well played thinkThin. Well played. For 11 net carbs and 190 calories, the 9 grams of protein is incredibly filling– again, I love the chicory root, a sweet fiber for filling sweetness. This bar is an experience. If you can tolerate soy and have the room for the carbs, do it (the soy crisps make a perfect Rice Krispies stand-in). Ingredients: Peanuts, almonds, soy crisps (soy protein isolate, tapioca starch), coating (sugar, fractioned palm kernel oil, alkalized cocoa, soy lecithin, vanilla), brown rice syrup, cashews, chicory root, dextrose, caramel (sugar, water), natural flavors, soy lecithin, sea salt, gum arabic. Website Page for this product
thinkThin Creamy Peanut Butter ♥♥♥♥♥
Gluten free and low-carb, each deliciously-scented bar packs in 240 calories and 20 grams of protein into 10 net carbs for an option worth considering during emergencies. The flavor is probably my least favorite of the options, but for peanut butter fans it’s worth a try! I know the peanut butter afficionados in the house enjoyed these dense, filling options. Be aware that the product has maltitol, which is a mixed blessing: maltitol acts as a laxative if overconsumed, meaning you’re going to behave–if only because you have to. Ingredients: Protein blend (whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, soy protein isolate, casein), coating (maltitol, cocoa butter, chocolate, sodium caseinate, milk fat, soy lecithin, natural flavors, salt), glycerine, maltitol, salt, peanuts, water, cocoa butter, peanut flour, natural flavors, soy lecithin, sea salt. Website Page for this product
thinkThin Brownie Crunch ♥♥♥♥♥
This dense, chocolaty bar is filling and positively incredible for 230 calories and 10 net carbs, and each packs in 20 grams of protein–not bad for a sweet treat you can enjoy on the road. Thankfully, the sweetener maltitol will keep you reined in, even if you feel like this is the day to eat every bar in the house. My daughter’s 11-year-old friend enjoys these quite a bit when she comes to the house and asks for one when she gets a case of the hungries. Ingredients: Protein blend (whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, soy protein isolate, casein), glycerine, maltitol, coating (maltitol, cocoa butter, chocolate, sodium caseinate, milk fat, soy lecithin, natural flavors, salt), alkalized cocoa, almonds, water, (soy protein isolate, rice flour, salt), canola oil, soy lecithin, chocolate, sea salt, natural flavoring. Website Page for this product
Tip: Cut these into cubes and store in the freezer or fridge for light, chilly bites and portion control.
Overall, thinkThin high-protein bars present terrific options for weight loss maintainers who are carb-savvy and who need options for your purse, car glove box, or your work office. If you’re counting calories as well as carbohydrates, I highly recommend the Crunch Caramel bar with its inspired soy crisps (which should seriously appear in more products). Terrific in terms of taste and texture for those who aren’t allergic (or averse) to soy, those little pops of crunch take me back to popped rice cereal treats. Only with less guilt.
thinkThin High-Protein Bars
Price: $1.99 for each (roughly) 2 ounce bar. You can buy a box for roughly $15-17.00 for a cost savings.
Save: Shipping is free with orders of $75 or more from their site.
Usefulness: Whenever you need something filling and convenient
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Disclosure: thinkThin has provided these products free of charge for review, but this has not affected my review of the items.