Do you want a protein energy bar with a kick of caffeine? Coffee Snax makes a High Protein Coffee Bar that contains 55mg of caffeine, plus a whopping 17 grams of protein.
Coffee Protein Bar with Whey Protein Isolate – Good or Bad?
Most Paleo bars don’t have nearly this much protein in one bar. However, this coffee bar does contain whey protein isolate.
Although dairy is not considered a Paleo food, some athletes and fitness enthusiasts incorporate dairy occasionally to reach their protein goals. Plus, protein works really well for satiety.
In addition, some people do better consuming whey protein isolate because it does not contain casein. Casein can sometimes cause digestive symptoms like bloating or allergic reactions, whereas whey protein isolate may not.
5 Simple Ingredients:
- Roasted Almonds
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Coffee (Real Coffee)
- Natural Vanilla Flavor
How Do High Protein Coffee Bars Taste?
This bar has a soft, chewy texture that most people love. In fact, some even compare it to cookie dough or eating a scoop of nut butter.
It pairs well with a hot cup of morning coffee (of course!) and tastes more like a decadent treat than a protein bar.
Specs for High Protein Coffee Bar:
- Bars Per Pack: 12
- Calories Per Bar: 290 Calories
- No Grains, Gluten
- 17 Grams of Protein
- 16 Grams of Fat
- 3 Grams of Fiber
- 17 Grams of Sugar
- 55mg of Caffeine
- Manufacturer: Coffee Snax
- For Sale: Where to Buy the Coffee Bar
Note: By the way, Coffee Snax makes these bars in a decaf version. Plus, they offer a Coffee Bar made with peanuts instead of almonds. However, the peanut bar also contains oat flour (not so Paleo, if that matters to you).
RXBar Offers a Non-Dairy Protein Bar Option – but Less Caffeine:
If you want a dairy-free option, RXBar makes one called the Coffee Chocolate Protein Bar. It doesn’t contain gluten or grains either.
In fact, this RXBar has only 8 ingredients: Dates, Egg Whites, Almonds, Cashews, Cacao, Coffee, Sea Salt and Natural Coffee Flavor. That said, it only contains 5mg of caffeine.
However, some people simply want the cafe mocha flavor and necessarily all the caffeine. Plus, the low-caffeine version works better for an after-dinner treat.
Not to mention, the naturally-derived sugar from the dates gives many people an energy boost, without the need for added caffeine.
- Bars Per Pack: 12
- Calories Per Bar: 210 Calories
- No Dairy, Grains, Gluten
- 12 Grams of Protein
- 9 Grams of Fat
- 4 Grams of Fiber
- 14 Grams of Sugar
- 5mg of Caffeine
- Manufacturer: RXBar
- For Sale: Where to Buy RXBars
Note: Also, you might want to check out “Eat Your Coffee” bars. They contain less protein (7 grams), however, they have more caffeine (80mg), and it’s organic. Plus, they offer a variety of different coffee flavors.