RX BAR Reviews for Women
I am always on the lookout for a healthy and natural bar that has a minimum of 10 grams of protein and is low in fat (especially saturated) and low in sugar. I know that 10 grams of protein is not really a protein bar for those looking for a high protein bar or on a high protein diet, but as a woman and a personal trainer (not a bodybuilder), 10 grams of protein is a good compromise between a true protein bar and an energy bar. There are many bars with natural ingredients, but sadly few with more than a few grams of protein.
I’ve tried a lot of protein bars over the years. In my experience, the higher the protein, the more chalky and/or artificial the taste. Also, while being high in protein, they tend to be high in fat and high in chemicals. You should be able to pronounce the ingredients in your food and know what those ingredients are.
RX Bar–Reviews for Women
RX Bars are a good choice for women looking for a healthy bar with a good balance of protein, sugar and fat.
Main ingredients: dates, egg whites, nuts
- 1.83 oz/ 52grams
- Calories: 210
- Fat: 7- 10 grams
- Fiber: 5 grams
- Sugar: 13-15 grams
- Apple cinnamon
- Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Sea Salt
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Coconut Chocolate
- Coffee chocolate (seasonal)
- Maple sea salt
- Mint Chocolate
- Mixed Berry
- Peanut Butter
- Pumpkin Spice (seasonal)
With so many flavors, most people find several that they really like. The flavors are somewhat intense in some varieties. The Coffee Chocolate has a strong espresso flavor–great if you like strong coffee. Maybe a bit overpowering if you don’t really love coffee. It is a seasonal flavor for some reason. The Mint Chocolate has a refreshing mint flavor. Not the chocolate mint you typically think of–more like a breath mint mixed with chocolate. I love these two, intense flavors.
If you like a sweet/salty mixture, you will enjoy the Maple Sea Salt and the Chocolate Sea Salt. For me, I don’t care for the salt mixture. I would prefer these without the salt. However, a lot of people love this combination.
There are plenty of chocolate flavors. Besides the two I mentioned, there is Coconut Chocolate, Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Butter. I find these all delicious.
If you are not a chocolate lover, or like variety, there is the Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon and Mixed Berry, too. If you like blueberries, you will love the Blueberry. I love the Mixed Berry. It’s a mixture of strawberry, raspberry and cranberry flavors. It has a bit of a tartness. I was a little disappointed in the Apple Cinnamon. It doesn’t have as much of an apple cinnamon taste as would be expected. You can’t beat the Peanut Butter flavor if you love peanut butter. The Pumpkin Spice is seasonal, as can be expected. It tastes like pumpkin bread. You better stock up on this flavor–it doesn’t hang around long.
RX Bar–Reviews for Women–Pros and Cons
- Natural ingredients
- Free of dairy, gluten, soy, and added sugar
- 12 grams of protein
- Great taste
- Lots of flavors to choose from
- Can purchase individual bars or by the box
- Very sticky–can get stuck in your teeth
- Hard to bite into if they get cold
- Chocolate flavors are messy if they get warm
- Sugar: a bit high in sugar
- Fat: a bit high in total fat and does contain some saturated fat (1-2.5 grams)
- Cost: Although a good value, at $2-$3 each, they do cost a bit more than some other protein bars
- Some flavors are seasonal and not available year round.
In summary, I find RX Bars a top choice for women (and men) looking for a healthy bar with a good balance of protein, fat, and no added sugar.
You can buy them here
What are your favorite flavors?