10 Best Low Carb Protein Bars: We Compared Them All!

Best Low Carb Protein Bars

Let’s face it. We all love a good protein bar. Years ago our options were limited and we usually had to settle for a Met-Rx Big Colossal Bar which unless we were bulking, usually wasn’t to macro friendly. These days there are plenty of macro friendly protein bars and some of them taste damn good. Quest has been making some of the best low carb protein bars the past couple years but there are quite a few new bars that have come out that even taste better.

So we’ve decided to compile our list of the best low carb protein bars based on factors such as taste and macros. Macros, of course, being the amount of fat, grams, and carbs each bar has. Yes, we all think Lenny & Larry’s Cookies taste great but if you’re an endomorph like me you can’t really afford 12G of Fat, 60G of Carbs, with only 16G of Protein no matter what diet plan you follow (IIFYM, Intermittent Fasting, Forever Cutting Crew, etc…). We will be looking at net carbs which is the total amount of carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols. This isn’t going to be a debate about sugar alcohols either, as that can be an article in itself. Check out our list below and be sure to comment below which one is your favorite


10. Pure Protein BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Chocolate Salted Caramel

Macros:

  • Net Carbs: 11g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 19g

These are probably the most affordable option and they taste pretty good and have good macros. You can get an 18 pack for about $26 which is less than $1.50 per bar. We find them easy to digest and don’t leave any aftertaste. These are definitely a great on-the-go meal option.


9. Pure Protein Plus BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Mocha Brownie

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 21g

These taste a little bit better than the regular pure protein bars and their macros are slightly better as well. We personally like mocha brownie and cookies and cream just don’t get apple pie lol. Trust us on this one!


8. MuscleTech Mission1 Clean Protein BarBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Cookies & Cream

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 21g

We’ve been having these bars for a while. Not only are they great tasting but they are a little bit more affordable than other brands. A pack of 12 will run you about $18.99 which is only $1.67 per bar. Very affordable compared to buying them at your gym for about $3 each lol.


7. OhYeah! Victory BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Peanut Butter Chip

Macros:

  • Net Carbs: 8g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 21g

The predecessors to the OhYeah! One Bars, the Victory bars are still great tasting and have excellent macros. We could even argue that their chocolate chip cookie dough flavor is better than Quest’s version. They have no sugar alcohols and they’re one of those bars that you just don’t get sick of.


6. FitJoy BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Chocolate Iced Brownie

Macros:

  • Net Carbs: 13g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 20g

We like these FitJoy Bars mainly because they taste good and aren’t full of sugar alchohols which seem to give us upset stomachs when we eat too much of them. They are sweetened with Stevia and use no artificial sweeteners. We don’t see too many gyms carrying this brand, so you’ll probably have to order them online. A pack of 12 will cost about $28 dollars which is about $2.33 per bar.


5. MusclePharm Combat Crunch BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Cinnamon Twist

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 12g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 20g

Our favorite thing about Combat Crunch bars is the crunch morsels. While these are a little bit chewier than most bars, if you’re a fan of snickers then you will love these. Our other favorite flavors include Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.


4. Grenade Carb Killa Protein BarBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Chocolate Cream

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 23g

Besides the cheesy name, these bars are fairly new to the market and are taking it by storm. Some people will argue that this protein bar should be higher up on this list and we don’t necessarily disagree. They’re sweet but not too sweet, crunchy but not too crunchy, and chewy but not too chewy. Hands down, the best flavor is Chocolate Cream.


3. Chef Robert Irvine Fit Crunch BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Peanut Butter

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 30g

While these do have a slightly higher fat content than most bars, each bar is a decent size and is more of a meal replacement bar than a snack bar. Our personal favorite is the peanut butter flavor although the chocolate chip cookie dough is a close second. The coolest part about these bars is that they were created by TV Personality Chef Robert Irvine. The guy actually lifts himself and we got the chance to meet him years ago at our gym as he was in the area filming an episode of Restaurant: Impossible. Let me tell you the camera doesn’t do this guy justice, he’s actually pretty jacked.robert irvine jacked


2. Quest Nutrition BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 21g

Some will debate that this should have been number 1. Quest has been one of our favorites for a long time. Mostly all their flavors taste great (although some taste better than others) and if you heat them up 10-20 seconds in the microwave, they taste like heaven. They’re readily available at gyms, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. but if you buy them 1 at a time, they usually go for about $3 each…ouch. However you can pick up a pack of 12 for less than $24 which is less than $2 for some of the best low carb protein bars.


1. OhYeah! One BarsBest Low Carb Protein Bars

Best Flavor: Birthday Cake

Macros

  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 21g

These are hand down the best low carb protein bars period. We were even skeptics ourselves but once we had them delivered to our corporate offices, we were hooked. If you’re looking for the best tasting, macro friendly bar, look no further. Our favorite flavor is birthday cake but we’re also big fans of Mint Chocolate Chip and Almond Bliss. Most people say that the almond bliss tastes like a healthier version of an Almond Joy. The best part about these bars is that they are soft and you don’t need jaws of steel to eat the whole thing lol.


What are your favorite low carb protein bars? Let us know in the comments below!