Let me introduce you to one of the best whey protein bars that I have found on the market with this Biotech Zero Bar product review – high protein low carb bar.
Sometimes when I’m out and about or a trip/errand takes a bit longer than expected, I hear my stomach talking to me. Right then, I’ll be on the lookout for quick high protein snacks to keep the hunger at bay. Let’s face it, I’m not going to want to go through the ordeal of going in somewhere for a bite to eat when I’m about 10-20 minutes away from my own nutritious healthy meal at home! Low calorie protein snacks are the way forward when you find yourself in such situations.
Additionally, if you do on occasion find yourself short for a good post-workout food, it would substitute as one of your after workout protein snacks. Saying that, please take note of the guidelines in good post-workout foods.
I’ve been on the hunt for good tasting protein bars for a while now, and one of my ultimate favourites are the BioTech USA iso whey zero protein bars.
Product: BioTechUSA Zero Bar
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon
My rating: 9.5/10
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Made of their high-quality native whey protein isolate, this BioTech bar is free of chemicals and other various pollutants that you may find in other lower-quality protein bars.
Biotech USA have managed to make these low calorie protein snacks suitable for people with certain intolerances:
- No added aspartame
- Free from added sugar
There are naturally occurring sugars present, however, they are a low sugar low carb protein bar, meaning they may be suitable for diabetics.
This protein bar is made in a plant that manufactures milk, egg, gluten, soy, crustaceans, sulfur dioxide and nuts containing foods. As always, please check the allergies section of the product to ensure it is suitable for you to consume.
1 one bar (50 g) contains:
- 177 kcal
- 20 g protein*
- 5.5 g carbohydrate
- of which sugars: 0.45 g
- of which polyols: 3.25 g
- 7.5 g fat
- 6 g fibre
- 0.25 g salt
- 4.15 mg Vitamin E
The nutritional value of these bars can’t be faulted! With low fat, low sugar and high protein content, all in addition to a whopping 6g fibre, this bar is bound to leave you feeling satisfied without the guilt! With only 0.45g sugar per bar, it’s one of the lowest sugar protein bars available.
The product is also uncoated, meaning that it fits in the low sugar low carb protein bars list. This also means you can eat it more or less silently, as there’s no crunching noise from the coating.
Good tasting protein bars: With some protein bars, it feels like chewing on a boot and my jaw is ready to fall off after a few bites. Thankfully, that’s not the case with this bar though. Depending on the flavour you go for, they are sprinkled with nuts (e.g. chocolate-hazelnut) or little chocolate balls throughout which adds a delightful texture and flavour to the bar.
Great variety of flavours: It comes in over 11 flavours, which means you may never get bored of eating them! I’ve ranked below in order of personal preference*:
- apple pie
- chocolate chip cookies
- double chocolate
*I have been known to receive backlash for my unpopular rating of various bars, e.g. Bounty bars are high on my favourites list, so please exercise caution when observing my protein bar ranking above!
I believe there are actually even more special flavours available, so keep an eye out for those.
Why not try a BioTech Zero Bar mixed box to discover your favourite flavour!
Size: Coming in at 50g, and with the high protein content and high fibre protein bar, it’s bound to leave you feeling satisfied and keep the hunger at bay.
Low calories: These are one of the lowest calorie protein bars I’ve been able to find, so much so, it could nearly be classified as one of those low fat protein snacks. The ability to achieve this is due to the lack of coating on the bar itself. This makes these excellent protein snacks for women and men looking for a low calories snack.
I’ve sometimes noticed that if I store this high protein low carb bar in warm areas, it does tend to get a little oily. Fortunately, this doesn’t interfere with the taste or overall texture of the bar. I just wipe it off with a paper towel if I have one nearby.
It’s also worth noting that I would be used to eating high protein snack bars frequently so I’m used to the flavour. However, for someone who prefers a strong sweet flavour or are accustomed to eating regular chocolate bars, they may not be as satisfied with the taste. This is something you get used to and honestly differs from one person to another! What I would suggest is to try the Biotech Zero protein bars a couple of times before you settle on an opinion. These are one of the lowest sugar protein bars available, and the flavour must come from somewhere, namely sweeteners: stevia, sucralose and sugar alcohol.
Typically they are purchased in quantities of 12+, meaning that they work out cheaper than individually buying the bars. The price is relatively good, especially when bought in bulk. They are typically sold in boxes of 20 bars with the cost per box of 20 bars ranging from approximately €28.46 (€1.42c per bar) to €38.97 (€1.94 per bar). Anything under the €2.50 mark is exceptional value for money in my eyes when it comes to protein bars.
Overall, this product gets the thumbs up from me. It has a huge amount of protein, low sugar, low calories and low carbs, all compacted into a neat 50g bar! Not to mention the exceptional price; you’d easily spend the same, if not MORE, on a regular chocolate bar with none of the benefits! These are definitely excellent high protein snack bars suitable for the healthy conscious people and those looking for a snack without blowing all of their calories on a regular bar. I personally love them as an afternoon snack to keep the munchies away.
- Quick convenient protein snack suitable to eat at any time of the day, especially useful when you’re in a rush
- High-quality protein content
- One of the lowest calorie protein bars available, great for people on a fat loss mission
- Exceptional value for money when bought in bulk
- Healthy alternative to chocolate (lower sugar)
- Good taste with a good variety of flavours
- May not be suitable for people with certain allergies
Have you tried these bars before? Or are there other low carb high protein snacks that you enjoy? Comment down below!
www.biotechusa.com, B. (2020). Zero Bar – BioTechUSA. [online] BioTech USA – www.biotechusa.com. Available at: https://en.biotechusa.com/products/sport-bars/zero_bar/ [Accessed 22 Feb. 2020].