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Protein Bars Reviewed: Pria, Promax & WaferPro Bars Finish Strong!

The latest reviews are in and there is good news! See how PowerBar Pria, Promax & AllMax Nutrition WaferPro bars stack up in this reviewer's opinion. Learn more from the following three reviews.

By: Matt Canning

Article Summary:
  • Pria Bars are great for a quick energy boost, but not a full meal.
  • Promax bars claim to be the best tasting bar on the market.
  • WaferPro bars are probability the best tasting protein bar I have tried.
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    PowerBar Pria Bars Review
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    PowerBar is a great company for nutrition bars, and some of their other products include 'PowerBars', 'Protein Plus Bars', and 'Triple Threat Crisp Bars'.

    Pria bars are another particularly delicious bar from PowerBar. It is nutritious, but it is also a snack. Each bar contains 3.5 grams of fat, 2.0 grams of saturated fat, 16 grams of carbs, 10 grams of sugars, 1.0 grams of dietary fiber, and 5.0 grams of protein, as well as a myriad of vitamins and minerals in each bar.

    Some of the vitamins and minerals include antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E. Each bar is relatively low in sodium with only 85 mg of sodium per bar, and also includes other essential nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, and iron which will help your body to stay strong and healthy.

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    At 110 calories per bar, the bars are great for a quick energy boost, although one would want to eat a little more than that if they are seeking a full meal. For people on the run, one bar may be sufficient in curtailing hunger pangs temporarily, but more calories are in order for someone seeking a complete bodybuilding meal. These bars are a great component of that meal though.

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      PowerBar Pria Bars come in two flavors, 'Chocolate Peanut Crunch', and 'French Vanilla Crisp'. I tried the 'Chocolate Peanut Crunch' and have to say that I definitely enjoyed it. It was half snack, half health food as one would imagine.

      What I mean by that is that it was somewhat like a snack, but for those familiar with what health supplements taste like, you will recognize a distinct taste unique among energy bars, much like nitric oxide drinks have a distinct taste as well.

      This taste/aftertaste is not particularly enjoyable, but it didn't bother me that much and I look at Pria Bars more as snack bars than as health bars given how they taste. They are crunchy and delicious and a normal person might not even realize they are consuming a healthful treat when eating Pria Bars.

    Protein Bars
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    It Was Somewhat Of A Snack.

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      I had no problems at all digesting the Pria Bars, nor any problems with upset stomach and anything of that sort. I should point out that I never have any problems like these when it comes to either health supplements or regular foods, other than one instance when using 'SuperPump250' by Gaspari Nutrition.

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      Pria Bars are very good in my opinion and ones that I would definitely include in my diet on the considerations of ingredients/nutritional content, as well as taste and digestibility.

      Another consideration that people will pay special attention to is price. At $11.89 for a box of 15, the cost per bar works out to a lowly $0.79 each, which is pretty well the lowest price among energy bars that you will find - and I encourage you to shop around and try to find the lowest prices possible.

      Overall I am definitely satisfied with Pria Bars and look forward to including them more regularly in my bodybuilding diet in the time to come.

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    Promax Bars Review
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    Protein bars and related energy bars are a great supplement to include as a part of your bodybuilding or general health diet because they can provide all of the essential vitamins, minerals, and calories required for fitness goals and do so in a convenient snack form which is almost the same as eating a candy bar.

    With that in mind, there will be numerous considerations you will want to keep in mind before selecting one, if you choose to select one at all.

    To me, a primary consideration is the caloric breakdown and overall nutritional content. You want to select a bar which provides nutrition which is in line with your particular fitness goals, whatever they may happen to be.

    Protein Bars
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    A Primary Consideration Is The Caloric
    Breakdown And Overall Nutritional Content.

    If you are bulking up, you will not be too concerned with the specific breakdown of calories, but if you are cutting, you may want a bar which contains a lower quantity of carbohydrates.

    Promax bars claim to be the best tasting bar on the market. It contains the same type of protein found in the Promax formula, which is a high biological value (BV) protein that aids in the process of protein synthesis. There are a myriad of companies on the market, creating a myriad of energy bars to choose from, so the goal of any particular company will be to make its bar stand out.

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    Other considerations include price of course, and all of these will be considered in the review to follow.

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      I tried the "Cookies 'n Cream" flavor and was quite satisfied with it. It did have the slight taste of a health supplement notable in some health bars, which is distinct, but was also pretty minimal and it is quite possible I would not have noticed it had I not been so conscious of this quality among health bars and specifically looking for it. Nitric Oxide products also have a distinct taste and I'm sure many who consume NO products regularly or have done so at a specific time in the past will know exactly what I'm talking about.

      Promax claims that "The Promax Bar has been elevated to "candy bar" status by many consumers because of the great taste, but we would like to emphasize that this is a high protein bar, designed for the hard working individual."

      I would tend to agree with this claim, although I would say there are a few bars that are closer to being a candy bar than the Promax bars, although they are quite good, and very close to being the best example of this status, although a few bars I have tried came a little closer.

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      The Promax Bar also has excellent texture not found in other bars. Our phenomenal texture is due to the soy chips we have added to the formula, which also enhances the protein content."

      I would tend to agree with the claims by Promax that the texture is quite good. High protein bars sometimes have uneven textures, but the Promax bars are quite good in this area.

      Although I only tried the Cookies 'n Cream flavor, here are the other flavors the Promax bars come in:

      • Black Forest Cake
      • Choc Mint
      • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
      • Chocolate Peanut Crunch
      • Cookies N' Cream
      • Double Fudge Brownie
      • Honey Peanut
      • Lemon Bar
      • Nutter Butter Crisp

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      I had no problem digesting the Promax bars and I can say that I have never had a problem with digesting any bars for that matter. Having said that, the Promax bars did feel a little heavy as a consequence of their high protein content. So it did settle pretty heavily in my stomach, much as a steak would do the same, given its high protein and caloric content.

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      With 280 calories per bar, broken down to eight grams of fat, 38 grams of carbohydrates, and 20 grams of protein, I am generally pleased with the overall caloric value of the Promax bars. It also contains a myriad of vitamins and minerals, but a lot of chemical fillers which I don't even know about in some cases, and I grow tired of having to research each and every ingredient to determine its safety before eating it.

      I do wish bars like this would sometimes keep it a little more simple, since I don't want to spend hours or even days researching ingredients before consuming a product, although it is a habit that I think comes in handy and that everyone should be willing to have if need be.

      That said, I do think the Promax nutritional content is better than most. As for the cost, a box of 12 can be yours for $13.99 which is a low price compared to other bars, working out to only $1.17 per bar, or 240 calories for $1, which is definitely pretty good as far as health supplements go, and particularly good as far as energy bars are concerned.

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      Taking into consideration price, taste, and overall nutritional quality, I would have to recommend Promax bars and look forward to giving the other flavors a try.

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    AllMax Nutrition WaferPro Bars Review
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    Protein bars are a good supplement to include in your diet if you are looking for a snack item which also meets all of the criteria for a healthy diet. AllMax Nutrition has come out with "WaferPro Bars", which are a great addition to the protein bar lineup available on the market today.

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    Waferpro is a chocolate coated Real Peanut Butter Protein Snack. It's available in chocolate or white chocolate coating. Each bar contains 13 grams of protein and 25 grams of carbohydrates.
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      WaferPro bars contain a whopping 300 calories per bar, with 140 calories from fat (16 grams of fat per bar, six grams of which are saturated), 25 grams of carbohydrates, and 13 grams of protein. The carbohydrate breakdown consists of two grams of fiber and 15 grams of sugar. It contains numerous vitamins and minerals and 140 mg of sodium.

      A "BIG TURK" candy bar, by comparison, has three grams of fat (one gram of which is saturated), 50 grams of carbohydrates (35 grams of which are sugar), and one gram of protein. It additionally contains 0 cholesterol and 20 mg of sodium.

      Here is this information in the table below:

    Bar Fat Sat. Fat Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein Sodium Calories
    WaferPro 16 6 25 2 15 13 140mg 300
    Big Turk 3 1 50 0 35 1 20mg 230

      Looking at the comparison between these two bars directly, I can't say that I am very impressed. The BIG TURK bar not only contains less total fat, but less saturated fat and less sodium as well.

      The WaferPro bar contains seven times the amount of sodium as the Big Turk bar, and less sugar, but still has a whopping 15 grams of it. There are more carbs in the BIG TURK bar, with twice the quantity, and obviously a lot less protein, but the saturated fat, sugar, and sodium content of the WaferPro bar are high, and the protein content is not particularly impressive.

      I know the comparison above does not seem very favorable for the WaferPro bars, but the high protein content and low carbohydrate content should be emphasized. WaferPro bars still have enough protein in them to be worth it for me to eat them, just not quite the other qualities which I generally look for.

    dot Taste/Texture: dot

      Now here is the aspect of WaferPro bars which I loved. Perhaps the reason why the nutritional content is not as ideal as one would hope (or at least that I would hope) is because the bar literally tastes like candy - and I do mean that - like candy.

      So since the comparison taste-wise to candy is reasonable, the comparison in terms of caloric breakdown makes sense too. Again, I need to emphasize that the WaferPro bars did not compare evenly to BIG TURK bars, but just had some unfavorable qualities when shown side-by-side, at least relative to other protein bars on the market.

      That said, WaferPro bars are in all probability the best tasting protein bar I have ever tried, so that is worth it to me. They tasted like a candy bar, and had the texture of one too.

      This is one protein bar that I would barely even think is a health supplement if I didn't otherwise know it. Even specifically looking for certain tastes common amongst health bars, I did not notice any, so WaferPro bars really, REALLY pass the test for taste and quality. I tried both delicious flavors: chocolate peanut butter, and white chocolate peanut butter, and they were both fantastic.

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      Just like every other protein bar I have ever tried, WaferPro bars gave me no problems with digestion whatsoever, and I can say that for both flavors of the bar. They were both easy on the stomach, in addition to being delicious, and I would imagine that the same will go for the average consumer.

      Although those with peanut allergies do need to be mindful of the ingredients, which do include Peanut Butter (Dry Roasted Peanuts, Hydrogenated Cottonseed, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, TBHQ, Citric Acid), in both flavors.

    dot Overall Review: dot

      I can say with a pretty high level of confidence that AllMax Nutrition WaferPro Bars are the best tasting protein bar that I have ever tried, at least to my recollection. I can also say that I have tried numerous bars at this point, and so I have a good framework in which to base this statement.

      That said, nutritional content is very important to me, and WaferPro bars are high in saturated fat, sugar, and sodium, at least compared to other bars on the market. This is definitely not a good thing to me, although that is the consequence of a bar being produced which tastes as amazing as this one - truly like a candy bar.

      Additionally, the price is reasonable at $14.99 for a box of 12, which works out to $1.25 per bar, which is pretty good, and definitely competitive compared to other bars.

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    Waferpro is a chocolate coated Real Peanut Butter Protein Snack. It's available in chocolate or white chocolate coating. Each bar contains 13 grams of protein and 25 grams of carbohydrates.
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      Now that you are equipped with this knowledge, you have to make a decision for yourself. On the basis of nutritional content, taste, and price, you can decide if WaferPro bars are right for you. I do like supplementing my diet with protein bars at times occasionally, so I may include them again in the future.

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