Protein Bars – Grenade Bars

The Grenade brand started after a sports supplement company wanted to focus on more unique products. In the sports nutrition field many items on sale had become the same and they wanted to give people something they really wanted, that was unique and tasty and far from boring

Each year Grenade continues to grow even appearing on The Sunday Time’s Fast Track companies list between 2014 and 2017.

Grenade Bars - 3 barsTheir products are aimed at more than just those going to the gym but those who live any active lifestyle. Those who want to get stuck in with everything in life and want a boost of protein and taste to get there.

Grenade have four ranges to explore, Active, Sports, Grenade Wear and Energy. To be honest I had only ever heard of the bars and the chocolate spread so I am looking forward to trying more from the range. If anyone has tried more from Grenade let me know your recommendations.

When I tried the Grenade Carb Killa bars I loved each one. I’ve only had three flavours and will attempt to try the rest but these are three I keep going back to and these are what I will be reviewing today.

Grenade bar - caramelThe Carb Killa bars are all high in protein and low in sugar, making them a perfect chocolate bar alternative. Each bar contains over 20g of protein and less than 2g of sugar. You can indulge in your favourite flavours without any guilt. In 2017 they were the UK’s best selling protein bar and once you see the 11 different flavours you can understand why.

The different options they have are;

  • Cookies & Cream
  • Jaffa Quake
  • Peanut Nutter
  • Caramel Chaos
  • Dark Chocolate Mint
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Banana Armour
  • White Chocolate Cookie
  • Chocolate Crunch
  • Choc Chip Cookie Dough and
  • White Chocolate Mocha

The three bars I have tired are; Caramel Chaos, Cookies & Creme and the Cookie Dough. The bars all have a lovely chocolate coating, gooey caramel and something crispy, so it really ticks all boxes. Each of these taste great and I struggle to choose a favourite of the three, but if I had to, I’ll go for the Cookies and Cream.Grenade bar chunk - caramel

All the bars are made up of the same types of layers but there are slight differences. The Caramel Chaos was firmer than the other two, more like a standard protein bar but the Cookies & Cream and Cookie Dough had a more protein bar/soft nougat filling.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough contains peanuts, which I hate but on my first try I had no idea they were there.  On reading the wrapper more closely on my second bar I noticed them in the description. Once you know they’re there you can taste them but it’s not a strong flavour. This is great if you hate the taste but if you have allergies make sure to read the labels closely.

The Cookies & Cream bar has smaller crunch pieces along the top than the Cookie Dough, which are also softer resulting in less of a crunch.

Grenade say that these bars can be eaten any time of day. Whether you want something after your workout, as these are high in protein, or if you need something to cure your sweet-tooth craving with all their great flavors.

However even though the bars are tasty they do recommend that you have a maximum two of these bars a day, as they are not a substitute for a full nutritional diet.

The bars can be found in Holland and Barrett along with sports nutrition stores. They are priced at £2.49 per bar or you can order them in a box. For more information check out their site here.

If you would like me to review more products from this brand, let me know in the comments.