Once associated exclusively with bodybuilders and Schwarzenegger-wannabes, protein bars are now a mainstay in the lives of everyday people. The pre-packaged snack is a meal in and of itself, providing enough sustenance to power you through a hectic work schedule or a midday hunger pang.
But while many protein bars pride themselves as “healthy,” not all are made equal. Some bars are jam-packed with sugar, others have a chalky aftertaste and the consistency of pet treats. Suffice it to say, picking out the perfect protein bar is a process of trial-and-error. Luckily, there are options out there that actually deliver on their promises—and we might have just discovered The One.
Ladies, meet the ONE Protein Bar:
The ONE Bars are made with 20 grams of protein, only 1 gram of sugar, and come in an assortment of delicious flavors. All of which make the perfect replacement for the junk you’d be eating otherwise. About to wolf down a donut? Sub in a ONE Maple Glazed Donut and feel no guilt. Reaching for a brownie? The Chocolate Brownie is just as satisfying, and the protein makes it way more filling.
Perfect for breakfast, post-workout recovery, or just because, the ONE Bars are (Finally!) the protein bars you can feel good about eating. They’re so good, in fact, the BeautyMNL team just had to try ‘em all! Below, we’ve ranked the 5 most popular ONE Bar flavors in descending order. Regardless of how they placed, we promise you won’t be able to resist a single one.
5. Lemon Cake (60g), P150
210 calories, 20g protein, 7g fat, 22g carbs, 9g fiber, 1g sugar The mention of “lemon” might make you wince, but this bar has the opposite effect. It blends a zesty lemon flavor with just enough sweetness for a light yet indulgent bite. Shop it here.
4. Maple Glazed Donut (60g), P150
220 calories, 20g protein, 8g fat, 23g carbs, 10g fiber, 1g sugar Touting the taste of maple syrup without being too sweet, this bar is probably one of the most spot-on of the bunch. It also has the slightest touch of cinnamon, which adds to its unique flavor. Shop it here.
3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake (60g), P150
230 calories, 20g protein, 9g fat, 24g carbs, 9g fiber, 1g sugar This bar marries the taste of chocolate and peanut butter—one of the greatest combinations to have ever existed. It veers more peanut butter than chocolate, lending it just the right amount of sweetness. Shop it here.
2. Cinnamon Roll (60g), P150
230 calories, 20g protein, 9g fat, 24g, 9g fiber, 1g sugar If you’ve ever tried a Cinnabon, this bar is right on the nose. The taste of the buttery rolls is present, the cinnamon isn’t overpowering, and the vanilla glaze is perfectly sweet. Shop it here.
1. Birthday Cake (60g), P150
210 calories, 20g protein, 7g fat, 22g carbs, 9g fiber, 1g sugar This bar tastes just like a vanilla frosted cake, thanks to an ingredient called “confectioner’s glaze.” Plus, the rainbow sprinkles make for a delightful texture to keep the party going strong. Shop it here.
None of these tickle your tastebuds? Not to worry—there are 6 more flavors to bite into:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (60g), P150
220 calories, 20g protein, 8g fat, 24g carbs, 9g fiber, 1g sugar This bar is studded with chocolate chips, which makes us feel like we’re eating our favorite batter. Shop it here.
Chocolate Brownie (60g), P150
210 calories, 20g protein, 7g fat, 24g carbs, 10g fiber, 1g sugar This bar that tastes more like a milk chocolate bar than a protein bar—but, hey, we’re not complaining. Shop it here.
Cookies and Cream (60g), P150 220 calories, 20g protein, 8g fat, 23g carbs, 9g fiber, 1g sugar This bar reminds us of straight Oreo filling. It’s rich and creamy and near impossible to resist. Shop it here.
Salted Caramel (60g), P150
220 calories, 20g protein, 8g fat, 23g carbs, 10g fiber, 1g sugar This bar tastes exactly like its name implies: salty and sweet, with a melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Shop it here.
Blueberry Cobbler (60g), P150
220 calories, 20g protein, 8g fat, 24g carbs, 10g fiber, 1g sugar We won’t lie: this tastes more like blueberries and cream than cobbler. But its blueberry flavor—equal parts tart and sweet—makes it a standout. Shop it here.
Peanut Butter Pie (60g), P150
220 calories, 20g protein, 8g fat, 23g carbs, 10g fiber, 1g sugar We haven’t had ourselves a peanut butter pie, but we think this captures its nuttiness. This provides a deep roasted flavor with just a hint of sweetness. Shop it here.
So, would you try the ONE Protein Bars? Sound off in the comments section!
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