Krave Protein Bars
I’m a Quest bar addict, I admit it. But whenever I see new bars that compare nutritionally and claim to be better than Quest bars, I HAVE to try them.
After hearing about Pure Fitness’ new high fiber Krave protein bars on Instagram, I contacted the company and they graciously sent me two free samples to review. I got Banana Nut Chocolate Chip and Raw Cookie Dough. Let’s just say these took me by surprise! 😀
Before I start the review, here’s Krave’s mission statement and a few facts about the bars themselves:
“Our Krave Natural Protein Bars are freshly made each week in our kitchen in Lantana, FL with healthy natural ingredients, giving them an impeccable nutritional profile. Each bar has 20 grams of protein, no more than 7g of non-fiber carbs, and they all are gluten free! The most important features of our bars are their delectable taste, unique soft texture, and chewy feel, unrivaled by all protein bars. Our Krave natural protein bars are a new enjoyable experience from the first to last bite, we guarantee!“
Taste: The banana nut chocolate chip had the flavor of a banana split–nuts, chocolate, and banana all combined into one bite. I thought I was eating a hot fudge sundae or one of those frozen chocolate dipped bananas! The cookie dough was different than I was expecting; sort of chemically tasting, but not bad. I think I may still like the Quest chocolate chip cookie dough better.
Texture: THIS is what won me over. The bars were SO SOFT. Like a microwaved Quest bar without being microwaved. Krave definitely knocked this out of the park. The pliable, almost gooey texture made me want to go back for more. The raw cookie dough had flecks of real milk chocolate dispersed throughout, and the banana nut chocolate chip had banana chips, too.
Smell: The banana nut chocolate chip bar didn’t really have a strong smell, but the cookie dough smelled like the real thing. I had to do a double take and make sure it wasn’t real cookie dough!
Gluten-filled counterpart: Three Musketeer’s Bar in texture
Price: $28.99 a box
Nutrition: These bars boast a whopping 20g of protein and 16-17g fiber, leaving 4g-7g non fiber carbs. They’re a bit high on sodium at around 250mg per bar, but not bad compared to other protein bars on the market. They’re gluten free, vegan, low sugar, and have no preservatives, too.
Cookie Dough: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Blue Agave Inulin (100% Natural Prebiotic Fiber), All Natural Peanut Butter, Purified Water, Unsweetened Chocolate Chips, Erythritol. Contains 1% of less of: Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Sucralose.
Banana Nut Chocolate Chip: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Blue Agave Inulin (100% Natural Prebiotic Fiber), All Natural Peanut Butter, Purified Water, Unsweetened Chocolate Chips, Dried Banana Chips, Erythritol. Contains 1% of less of: Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Sucralose.
Overall: I would definitely buy these again. Out of all the Quest competitors, these give them the most run for their money. With similar nutritional stats, amazing texture, they’re amazing. While their price is higher (although cheaper than Quest if you consider shipping), they are handmade each week, so it makes it a bit more worth it. They have a lot of other flavors that sound AMAZING: French Toast, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Baked Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch…you can check them all out here. I can’t wait to try them!