There is a lot more to a protein bar, than just how much protein is in it.
You have many different types of bars like; low carb, high protein, low calorie weight loss bars, Keto, healthy snack, gluten free, protein quality, vegan, meal replacement bars, etc. But regardless if it matches your goals, taste is important as well.
So what are the best tasting protein bars? We actually taste test the best bars and rate them by five people. The bars are marked with a score out of ten.
Best tasting protein bars in Australia taste test
Included in the taste test are popular bars like Muscle Nation, Quest, Musashi and Body Science protein bars.
The taste test rating, is on a scale from 1 – 10.
10 is the highest and ranked the nicest taste. On the other end of the scale is 1, which means the tester thought it was a bad taste.
*DNLF = Does Not Like Flavour. This means the tester doesn’t like the taste normally. Not just that protein bar, but the flavour in general, so they won’t even try to taste and rate it.
If the column is blank, it means the tester hasn’t tried it yet.
This list is a work in progress, as we review and test more protein bars, we will add them to the data list.
|Musashi Deluxe Protein Bar Jam Donut 60g||7||6||6||6.7|
|INC Low Carb Protein Bar Mint Choc Chip 60g||7||10||7||10||8|
|Aussie Bodies Shine Collagen Bar Turkish Cream Delight 45g||8.7||8||8.9|
|Onset Nutrition Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel 57g||8.5||10||9||9|
|KIND Dark Chocolates Nuts & Sea Salt Bar 40g||8.7||7||9.3||7.8|
|Body Science High Protein Low Carb Bar Choc Mint 60g||7.5||8||10||8||8.2|
|Muscle Nation Custard Protein Bar Choc Vanilla 60g||9||6||8.5||8.4|
|The Lady Bar Choc Mint Bar 50g||7||7|
|Muscle Nation Custard Protein Bar Caramel Toffee 60g||9.5||9||10||8|
|INC Muscle Deluxe Protein Bar Chocolate 65g||10||7||9||8.4|
|Muscle Nation Custard Protein Bar Choc Fudge Brownie 60g||6.5||7.5||5||5||7.5|
|Essential Health Protein Bar Coconut 30g||8||7.5||7.2|
|INC Plant Crunch Protein Bar Hazelnut Soy Latte 60g||DNLF||8||5.5|
|Essential Health Protein Bar Choc Fudge 30g||8.5||8||7.9||9|
|INC Low Carb Protein Bar Choc Caramel 60g||7.5||7.5||6.5||6.4|
|BC No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate Hazelnut 40g||6||5||7|
|BC High Protein Bar Chocolate Brownie Crunch 40g||9||10||8|
|BC High Protein Bar Honeycomb Chocolate Crunch 40g||9||9.5||8.7||8.5|
|BC Energy Bar Chocolate Brownie Espresso 40g||DNLF||8||7||8|
|BC Good Fats Bar Peanut Butter Caramel 40g||8.5||7||8|
|BC Energy Bar Dark Chocolate Orange 40g||9||8||8|
|Smart Protein Bar Peanut Choc Caramel 60g||8||7||6||7.1|
|Keto Smart Bar Hazelnut Rocher 60g||6||7||5||6.5|
|Smart Protein Bar Caramel Honey Macadamia 60g||8||6.5||5.5||5.5|
|Muscle Nation Custard Protein Bar Cookies & Cream 60g||8||7||7||8.2|
|Onset Nutrition Protein Bar Chocolate Coconut 51g||7||7.5||8||7|
|Musashi Protein Crisp Bar Choc Peanut 60g||8.7||8.5||8.4||6|
|INC Shred Max Protein Bar Peanut Caramel 60g||7.3||8||5||7|
|INC Low Carb Protein Bar Choc Caramel 60g||8.2||7||7.9||7.8|
|Onset Nutrition Protein Bar Chocolate Nut Fudge 51g||8.7||8.5||8||9.2|
|Quest Bar Protein Bar Cookies & Cream 60g||6||6||6.5||9.5|
|Quest Protein Bar Birthday Cake 60g||5.5||5||5||9|
|Essential Health Meal Slim & Trim Choc Cherry Protein Bar 55g||6.5||6||6||7||5|
|Muscle Nation Custard Protein Bar White Choc Hazelnut 60g||8||6.5||7||9.5|
|Musashi High Protein Bar Dark Choc Salted Caramel 90g||7.8||7||6||9.3|
|The Lady Bar White Choc Coconut 50g||6.5||4||8.5||5|
|The Lady Bar Choc Peanut Butter 50g||9||7||6.7||9||9.3|
|Crankt Protein Bar Salted Caramel 60g||9||7||10||10|
|The Lady Bar Choc Hazelnut Bar 50g||8.7||6||9.5||8.4|
|The Lady Bar Chunky Choc 50g||7||5||8||8.8|
|Crankt Protein Bar Raspberry & Coconut 60g||8.3||10||6.7|
|The Lady Bar Choc Berry 50g||6.5||5||6||9||8.2|
|Crankt Protein Bar Chocolate Mud Cake 60g||9||9.5||8.4|
|Onset Nutrition Protein Bar Chocolate Coconut 51g||9||9||9.5||8|
|YoPro Perform Protein Bar Mixed Berries 68g||8||9|
|YoPro Perform Protein Bar Coconut Cocoa 68g||8|
|Body Science High Protein Bar Low Carb Plant Cookies & Cream 45g||8.7||8.5||9||7.3|
|Quest Protein Bar Chocolate Brownie 60g||6.5||7||8.5|
|INC Shred Max Protein Bar Choc Crunch 60g||8.5||8||5||6.3|
|Essential Health Meal Slim & Trim Choc Coated Protein Bar 55g||7||7||8||6.4|
|INC Shred Max Pro Protein Bar Cookies & Cream 60g||8.7||9||6.8|
|Aussie Bodies Keto Wafer Bar Choc Hazelnut 35g||7||10||7||10||9.2|
|INC High Protein Bar Choc Brownie 100g||9||7||6||8.7|
|Aussie Bodies Lo Carb Protein Bar Crunchy Honey Almond 40g||7.5||7||8.5||7.8|
|INC Shred Max Protein Bar Raspberry Coconut 60g||9||9||8||10||7.9|
|INC Low Carb Protein Bar Choc Caramel 60g||8.6||8||9|
It is interesting how we all have very different tastes and rate the protein bars very differently. Even with the same brand, some flavours are great for some people, other bars taste…well…yuck!
Here are some of the taste testers favourite list of foods, so you get an idea of what the testers likes in other foods. We include their favourite meal, fruit and chocolate, or snack.
|Craig||Pizza, Thai Food, Nestle Smarties, Kiwi Fruit.|
|Sandy||Asian Stir Fry, Chicken Salad, Nestle Kit Kat, Mango.|
|Ellie||Lamb Souvlaki, Sushi, Cadbury Fruit & Nut, Mango.|
|Lachie||Sushi, Haribro Starmix, Passionfruit.|
|Mitch||Steak, Cadbury Crunchie Chocolate, Apples.|
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best tasting protein bar for weight loss?
Aussie Bodies, Maxine’s and selected Aldi bars. Depending on the flavours, Atkins, Fibre One, Weight Watchers and OptiSlim bars are worth considering as they have low calories.
If you are on a weight loss diet and looking for a list of low calorie bars and the protein amount, visit – Best Low Calorie Protein Bars
What is the best tasting protein bar for weight gain?
Musashi, Body Science Protein Bars, INC, Aussie Bodies and the Muscle Nation Protein Bars are good for taste, as well as selected bars are high in protein and calories.
For a list of the highest protein amount in a bar, click on – Best High Protein Bars
What is the cheapest, but best tasting protein bars?
The tastiest protein bars for the money would have to be the BC Protein Bar (Bar Counter) available at Woolworths and Coles supermarkets.
Also selected Aldi Protein Bars are good value.
Some supplement companies do have sales, bulk buys and coupons to save some money as well.
What are protein bars that don’t taste like protein?
I do personally like the Muscle Nation Custard Bars, BC bars, selected INC bars, and BSC Protein Bars (Body Science bars.)
Do protein bars make you put on weight?
Protein bars have calories, like all foods. So if you have excess calories that your body doesn’t need, you will you put on weight.
You have to be in an energy (calorie) surplus to put on weight. Regardless if you eat protein bars or not.
You have to be in an energy (calorie) deficit to lose weight, regardless if you eat protein bars or not.
This article – How To Convert Calories To Kilojoules has some useful information on calories and the energy equation balance for weight loss. Which explains more about how the body uses energy in simple terms.
Check back every so often to see more bars added to the taste test data list. See which protein bars are rated – yummy and the ones that taste awful.
Whether you are on a weight loss diet, eating healthy, bulking up and want extra calories, protein bars can work in with your physique goals. But for you to consume them, they should taste at least okay and preferably very nice.
Let’s face it, there are a lot of bars that miss the mark on taste. So we hope the taste test list helps people out.