I’ve never bought a protein bar before because I’ve never been financially able to buy a box or multiple bars and I don’t think it’s worth buying just one if you’ve got long-term goals that will not be highly influenced by that one protein bar.

I decided to get the Grenade Carb Killa because I’ve followed Grenade Nutrition for as long as I can remember on Instagram and I’ve just seen these great and delicious looking posts for awhile now of their spreads and protein bars, so I thought that the next time I see the protein bar, I will get it and I did, so great marketing on them for that.

Nutritional Value

This is based off of the 60 g fudge brownie protein bars in which there are 215 calories, they are called carb killas for the reason that they only carry about 1.5 g of carbs that are impact carbs, while the net carbs is 13.6 g, the rest of that carb content is polyols which are low calorie sugar replacements that are used to add to the sweet taste of the bars, them having sweet flavour options to choose from, you gotta expect some sweet taste in there.

There is a milk protein blend which may complete its protein content which is about the same as your general whey protein supplement, being 23 g, so it would do well as a quick post-workout snack to get that protein in to feed the muscles. The fat it has is about 8 g and this too has very little impact on the body, so this protein bar would be perfect for those wanting lose fat, because it is low calorie, low in fat and carbs and high in protein which is, depending on your diet plan, good for weight loss and maintenance.

Taste/Mixability

The bar is very delicious and I’m a chocolate lover, so anything with that colour, shape and taste has got me hooked and since it was fudge brownie flavour that I had chosen, there was 99,9% chance that I was gonna like it.

I never mixed it with anything because it was just an evening snack before I slept, but I’ve seen Grenade’s Instagram posts in which they mix the bars in yoghurts and oats and I’m sure that is worth a try and I trust that it would add well into making them quite the delicacies.

Effectiveness/Quality

Like I said earlier, I only have had one bar so I don’t believe my opinion is great on its effectiveness in that case, but I did feel somewhat full with that one bar about two hours before I slept so I’m sure it is a worthwhile snack before your next meal.

The quality of the product is amazing in terms of it’s texture, packaging to product correlation is on point. There is fudge brownie center that is smooth, pretty sweet and clearly has the milk protein blend, while it has a layer above it of creme caramel and a layer above that of crunchy bits all coated in milk chocolate, making it burst with many different contrasts that make an explosion in the mouth.

It didn’t take long to appreciate each different aspect of the protein bar that made it taste like a chocolate but feel like a scoop of your favourite whey protein, taking away any sense of guilt that may come.

Value

The price of the protein bar ranges between R39 – R55 depending on where you buy it, as you can get it online on Chrome Supplements & Accessories, Clicks and Dis-Chem Pharmacies. I feel that this is a pretty steep price range from the usual, but I guess the fact that it’s a UK brand that exchange rate and currency differences plays a huge part in that.

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This is a great protein bar in terms of taste and being a filling enough snack when on the run, like I said earlier, it would be better suited for those on weight loss and maintenance long term goals, but would work well for those coming out of training or sports practice looking to feed the muscles with very little time to make a meal. It is of high quality and is registered in Informed Sports program, so athletes that are tested will not need to worry about illegal drugs being identified when tested.

Rating

8/10


11 Comments

Shaun Jones · June 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Thanks for sharing! I’m for the US so I’m not sure if this protein bar is offered here, but based on your reviews, it makes me want to give it a try. It’s hard to find a tasty and filling protein bar. That’s why I prefer protein shakes.

    Oyisa Hackula · June 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    It’s a pleasure, it is definitely worth a try if you can find it. It wasn’t easy to find where I stay in SA either, but eventually I did and it was quite worth it.

      Shaun Jones · June 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      I’ll have to try and find it! It sounds really good!

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