Zing Protein Bars
Review For Women
I’ve tried a lot of protein bars over the years. Since becoming a pescatarian, I have been searching even harder for healthy protein bars to meet my protein needs. However, I have found that high protein often equals high artificial ingredients and an artificial taste. Also, while being high in protein, they tend to be high in total fat and saturated fat.
First, let me explain what I consider a “protein” bar. For me, 10 grams of protein per bar is the minimum qualification to be classified as a “protein” bar. Unless you start looking at bars that are designed for bodybuilders and those looking for very high protein, 10 grams of protein, or more, is not so easy to find–especially if you are looking at fat and sugar as well.
Let’s take a look at Zing Protein Bars. Can these bars be a good choice for women looking for a relatively healthy bar with a balance of protein, sugar and fat?
Zing Protein Bars are also referred to as nutrition bars and more recently labeled, vitality bars. Zing Bars are soy free and most are gluten free. Some are vegan and Non-GMO. However, some do use whey as a protein source.
- Rice protein
- Pea protein
- Tree nuts
- Whey protein
- Calories: 210-220
- 1.76 oz/50 grams
- Total Fat: 5-12 grams
- Saturated fat: 1-3.5 grams
- Sugar: 9-15 grams
- Fiber: 5-8 grams
- Protein: 9-15 grams
There are 3 categories of Zing Protein Bars: Dark Chocolate Covered, Cookie, and Nuts and Fruit.
- Dark Chocolate Coconut
- Dark Chocolate Hazelnut
- Dark Chocolate Mint
- Dark Chocolate Mocha
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (Whey Protein)
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Double Nut Brownie
- Coconut Cashew Crisp
- Coconut Cashew Crisp
Nuts and Fruit
- Almond Blueberry (Whey Protein)
- Lemon Cashew Crunch (Whey Protein)
- Cashew Cranberry Orange
If you like chocolate, you will probably enjoy the chocolate covered flavors. Personally, I love the inside of these, but I do not like the chocolate coating. I love dark chocolate, but to me the chocolate tastes a bit waxy and not chocolatey enough. However, most people love the chocolate covered ones. I do like the mocha the best of the chocolate ones. I much prefer the cookie and nuts and fruit flavors, however.
Zing Protein Bars Review For Women-Pros
- No soy
- Most are: Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten Free and Dairy Free
- No artificial ingredients
- Low glycemic carbs
- Some organic ingredients
- More protein than most bars with similar fat and sugar content
- Lots of flavors
- Great taste
- Can purchase individual bars or by the box
Zing Protein Bars Review For Women-Cons
- There is a lot of variance in ingredients, sugar, fat and protein–you have to read each label carefully
- Added sweeteners
- A bit high in sugar
- Many are a bit high in total fat and some are high in saturated fat
- Cost: Although a good value, at $2-$3 per bar, they do cost more than some other protein bars
- Chocolate covered tastes a bit waxy
- Chocolate flavors are messy if they get warm
- Not all are vegan, Non-GMO and dairy free
- The cookie and nut and fruit flavors tend to be a bit sticky and chewy and can get stuck in your teeth
Zing Protein Bars Review For Women-Summary
Zing Protein Bars can be a good choice for women looking for a relatively healthy bar with a balance of protein, sugar and fat. With so many flavors, you are bound to find at least a few you really enjoy.