The Hungry Beast was unleashed in the region of my taste buds and stomach, and now the monster within is feigning for more Special K Protein Meal Bars. A chocolate, peanut butter, and crisp rice combo might seem as mundane and familiar as 60 minutes on the treadmill, but Special K’s Chocolate Peanut Butter extravanganza cannot be left untasted.
They’re marketed as a meal, not a snack, and make the claim that you’ll “feel fuller longer”. Each chocolate covered bar is dense, and not only quenches hunger pangs, but also doubles as a tasty, low calorie option to give your sweet tooth a smack down. Whether you eat it as a meal or a snack, you also benefit from 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. I can eat these almost everyday with zero guilt.
There’s plenty of protein bars on the market and you can always concoct your own, but I suggest you have some fun, pretend you’re eating a Whatchamacallit (minus the caramel), and take your protein dipped in chocolate with a ka-pow! of peanut butter goodness courtesy of Special K. You can also try Chocolatey Chip, Strawberries, and Double Chocolate varieties and explore more high protein foods.
Now excuse me, please. I’ve got a beast to feed.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Notes
- Price Paid: $1.49 for one bar
- Calories: 180
- Fat Calories: 50
- Total Fat: 6g
- Sodium: 230mg
- Carbs: 24g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugars: 15g
- Protein: 10g
Yum UP! to: Candybar-ish treats loaded with protein and fiber.
Yuck Down to: A wild beast in the streets. Avoid that.
Photo credit: Aloysius Patrimonio