We are always on the go, so it is important to have healthy snacks full of protein. I love the idea of protein bites, but don’t always have time to make them. Recently, I was in Walmart shopping when I came across a product sample of Special K protein bites. I tried them and thought they were tasty.
The demonstrator gave me a coupon, so that sealed the deal. I immediately located them in the store and picked up two bags. I am glad I did. So far, I have found them in the granola bar aisle at Walmart, Target, and Publix as well as online at Amazon.
Special K Protein bites Flavors
I don’t know about you, but I love peanut butter. So when I was faced with a choice between Caramel Nut and Peanut Butter Chocolate, I opted for the peanut butter. The lady demonstrating the product also gave me a sample of the caramel nut. I must say, the caramel nut was much better tasting. They both are good, but the caramel nut has way more flavor. That one gets my vote. I still love peanut butter, but caramel gets a big win on this product.
The texture is kind of like granola. They are small squares so you can grab a handful (or two, three…) and run to your next activity. The caramel nut did have slivers of almonds which I liked a lot. The bag is re-sealable so it is super easy to take on the go.
A summary of the nutritional facts on the back includes:
Serving size – 11 pieces (remember they are small) with 4 servings per bag
Calories – 180
Total fat – 9g
Total cholesterol – 0mg
Sodium – 125mg
Carbohydrates 16g (wish that was a little lower but not horrible)
Dietary fiber – 3g
Sugar – 8g
Protein – 9g (pretty good)
Calcium & Iron – 6%
Overall that was not too bad. I wish the sugar and carbs were lower and the protein higher, but still compared to other snacks it is healthier. I will point out that it is not organic or non-GMO. One other thing to note is it contains nuts including almonds and peanuts. For those with allergies, this may not be the best option. It also contains soy and milk. I like to point that out for those with allergies or digestive issues.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product. I am always rushing from one place to another. This can get me in trouble as far as picking bad snacks when I get hungry. The protein bites are filling, tasty and convenient. This meets most of my needs for a snack. My ideal protein bite would be non-GMO, have fewer carbs and sugar and more protein. The solution to that is for me to make them from scratch. When I have time, I do make them myself. I use these when I am short on time and need something easy to take on the go with a re-sealable bag.
Target and Walmart have the best prices, which are around $2.78 per bag. I stock up on them when I go shopping as these last me awhile. I would recommend the Special K protein bites as an additional snack in your arsenal. Yes, I take snacking seriously and have an arsenal. Having variety in my protein snacks is important, and I really like the taste of the caramel nut bites. I think you will enjoy these too.
$2.78 – $3.49
Lowest price found at Target and Walmart.
Where to buy:
Walmart, Target, most grocery stores. You can also buy online from various sites including Amazon.
Rating (4 stars):
Pros: Tasty, higher protein, great on the go
Cons: Carbs a little high, not non-GMO
Priority: Medium – great on the go snack
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