Raise the Bar
Whether you’re looking for a quick, muscle-building boost following a gym workout or you’ve skipped lunch and need to calm a grumbling stomach, a protein bar can be an easy and relatively healthy snack. But all are not the same. Some have as many calories and as much sugar as a candy bar, while others deliver less protein than a serving of low-fat Greek yogurt or are so unpalatable you may as well gnaw on wood. We scooped up a handful of protein bars from two grocery stores in Austin, Texas, and sampled each to find out if they were truly tasty or just edible. We also looked at how much protein and other key ingredients in each bar (which, for the record, all had more than the recommended minimum 5 to 6 grams of protein).