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Which Gatorade Protein Bar has the Best Ingredients?

In this series, Flavors Uncovered, we will be discussing the nutritional differences of various foods and drinks. This time, which Gatorade Protein Bar has the least/most protein, carbs, and fat?

 

As mentioned here, the flavor of a product almost always decides its nutrients.

This is especially true in the case of healthier, more “natural” products. That’s due to the use of actual ingredients, like blueberries instead of blueberry flavoring. The difference of whether or not there are blueberries changes the calories, macronutrientsSubstances required in large amounts to survive. They are pr... More, and micronutrientsSomething we need in very small amounts to stay alive. The e... More in your food.

 

Firstly, there are 7 flavors of Gatorade Bars. They are:

  1. Chocolate Chip
  2. Vanilla Almond
  3. Chocolate Pretzel
  4. Chocolate Caramel
  5. Cookies & Creme
  6. Mint Chocolate Crunch
  7. Peanut Butter Chocolate

However, Vanilla Almond is fairly new, and nutrition information is not available for it currently. So we will just be focusing on the other 6.

 

Now I will include the data and facts in this following table. Please feel free to skip over. Just thought some people may want to read, as I for one am not a huge advocate for taking an online stranger’s word for something without proof.

See also: What’s on the Nutrition Label?

 

Gatorade Protein BarIngredientsAllergens
 Base

(all 6 bars have this in addition to the ingredients I listed)

chocolate flavored coating (cane syrup, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), whey protein isolate, cocoa (processed with alkali), soy lecithin"Food grade lecithin is a complex mixture of substances deri... More, naturalThis term, to be honest, does not mean much. It simply means... More flavor), whey protein crisp (whey protein concentrate, corn starch), corn syrup, brown sugar, caramel (glucose, sugar, palm oil, nonfat milk, glycerin, butter (cream, salt), whey, salt, mono and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavor, soy lecithin, glycerin, invert sugar"An aqueous solution of inverted or partly inverted, refined... More, milk protein concentrate, water, salt, vegetable oil (canola and/or soybean), bht (preservative), citric acid"Citric acid is the compound 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarbo... MoreMilk and Soy
 Chocolate Chipsemisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, vanilla extract), chocolate chips (cane syrup, unsweetened chocolate , cocoa butter, vanilla extract), modified corn starch, natural and artificial flavor, sugar, caramel color, cocoa powder, nonfat dry milk.
Chocolate Pretzel pretzels (wheat flour, canola oil, malted barley extract, maltodextrin, niacinamide (vitamin b3), reduced iron"[Iron] prepared by reacting ground ferric oxide with hydrog... More, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid), vanilla flavored creme layer (sugar, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), soybean oil, nonfat dry milk, dry whole milk, milk fat, natural flavor, corn starch, semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, , vanilla extract), sodium bicarbonate, sesame oil, soybean oil, natural and artificial flavor.Wheat
 Chocolate Caramelmodified corn starch, vegetable shortening (modified palm kernel oil and modified palm oil), natural flavor.
 Cookies and Cremevanilla flavored creme layer (sugar, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), soybean oil, nonfat dry milk, dry whole milk, milk fat, modified corn starch), chocolate cookie pieces (wheat flour, sugar, canola oil, cocoa powder, sodium bicarbonate), vegetable shortening (modified palm kernel oil and modified palm oil), natural and artificial flavor. Wheat
 Mint Chocolate Crunchcocoa powder, chocolate cookie pieces (wheat flour, sugar, canola oil, cocoa powder, sodium bicarbonate, vanilla flavored crème layer (sugar, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), soybean oil, nonfat dry milk, dry whole milk, milk fat, natural flavor), modified corn starch, semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, vanilla extract), natural flavor, sugar, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), cocoa powder, nonfat dry milk.Wheat
 Peanut Butter Chocolatepeanut creme (peanuts, vegetable oil (palm kernel and palm oil), solids, dextroseA form of glucose, a basic sugar., sugar, sorbitol, nonfat dry milk, natural flavor, corn starch, brown rice crisp (whole grain brown rice flour, sugar, malted barley flour), semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, vanilla extract), natural flavor, soybean oil.Wheat

 

The Verdict?

Personally, I’d go for the Chocolate Caramel, unless you’re allergic to milk or soy. Or do whatever you want.

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Source(s):Gatorade- The Sports Fuel Company. Protein: Whey Protein Bar. https://shop.gatorade.com/sports-fuel/whey-protein-bar. Accessed 10 December 2016.

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