December 25, 2012
EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control Nutrition Bar, Double Chocolate Crisp (Pack of 12)
For your low-carb lifestyle. 3g Impact Carbs. 20g Protein. Only 1g Sugar. Naturally & artificially flavored. Important Carbohydrates Information: 3g Impact Carbs – Total Carbohydrates 27g; Dietary Fiber 6g; Sugar 1g; Other Carbohydrates 20g. This bar delivers 3 gram of Impact Carbs. Impact Carbs, including Sugars and starches, are the carbohydrates that have a significant impact on blood glucose levels and should be monitored as part of your Low-Carb Lifestyle. Other Carbs, including glycerine, have minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Total Carbohydrates in the Nutrition Facts box includes Dietary Fiber, Impact Carbs and Other Carbs.
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 inches ; 1.8 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- ASIN: B0006VHMGI
- UPC: 791083309165 791083309158
How to avoid the melted bar problem…
Some report melting problems. When it is hot and you get a shipment, don't open the box or take the shrink wrap off (if it is), just put it in the freezer for an hour or so, then sit on the counter. The chocolate and fill will return to solid form, and not stick to the wrappers when you unwrap a bar to eat it.
I've been using these kinds of products for 40 years (Joe Weider and York Barbell started it all) and the EAS bars are fantastic, newbies just need to learn how to deal with summer heat issues.
AMAZING! They don't have that weird "lo carb" taste & they're really, really CHOCOLATEY!
Well, let's face it, a lot of those low-carb bars tastes pretty funky. Either dry and with a sort of weird aftertaste, or not chocolatey enough, or not sweet enough to tame a sweet-craving, etc.
I just tried these yesterday. The market had run out of the ones I usually get (The South Beach) and so I bought this one. (I like the EAS protein drink that tastes like Yahoo!, so I figured I'd give it a go.)
What a surprise. These are way, way, way better than any I've tried, including Pure Protein, Myoplex, Atkins, Luna, etc, and even the South Beach ones.
If you are a person who likes chocolate meal bars for snacks (or meal replacements), then trust me, these taste VERY chocolatey, have a really nice texture (not overly chewy, not dry, not gunky), and it actually serves to satisfy the need for something sweet and desserty. Really nice. It's not low-fat, though, so keep that in mind. And if you have thyroid issues or sensitivity to SOY products, forget it. The first ingredient is a protein blend with soy. Note: If you have thyroid issues, keep soy intake to minimal or none. I have thyroid issues, so for me, this would be an occasional treat to keep me from going piggers over chocolate or candy or cake.
This has maltitol, and if you're sensitive or get gastric disturbances from that (some do), watch intake. Would not recommend more than one bar a day, for sure, if you get the ickies from maltitol.
The stats for one bar:
Calories = 240
Total Fat= 8 grams (no trans fat, 6 grams of saturated fat)
Sodium = 340; Potassium = 230
Total Carbs: 27 grams; Sugar Alcohols 17 grams); Net carbs= 4 grams
Dietary Fiber: 6 grams
Assorted vitamins and minerals
Protein 17 grams.
There it is. A really fabulous tasting low-carb chocolate bar that's got 17 grams of protein.