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KIND Bar – Protein Snack Review

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Kind Bar


Protein Snack Review – KIND Bars

l discovered these bars by process of elimination. Detour Bars (low sugar) served their purpose for 2-3 months. High in protein, low in sugar, but just too darn big. Always had to eat half and save the other half for later which means, eat half now and eventually throw the other half away because I’d forget. The KIND Bar is perfectly just enough.

But these were on the top shelf and on sale at Nugget Market. The choice was easy. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. What else can you ask for in a bar.

The good. 6 different flavors. Smaller so you can enjoy the entire crunchy goodness, but not too crunchy. Like Goldilocks would say, “it’s just right.” It’s relatively low in calories (200) and relatively high in protein for its size (7 grams). But don’t get it twisted, you’re not eating these for the protein intake or the small number of calories. You’re not even eating these so you can get that last mile in or a few more reps. The truth is … it just tastes good.

The bad. For its size, it does have a lot of sugar (10 grams), but again, refer to the “truth” above. It just tastes good. Don’t go overboard and eat 3 per day. If you do, that’s just your fault.

The deal. Costco sells them in a 3 flavor variety pack. I believe for a box of 12, they charge $15. Go get’em and stave off those mid day cravings.

KIND Bar Verdict

Buy’em. You’ll love’em. But don’t rely on these for a good source of sustained nutrition for long runs. Just enjoy them for all of their crunchy, salty, chocolately goodness!


  • Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
  • Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants
  • Nut Delight
  • Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio + Antioxidants
  • Blueberry Pecan + Fiber
  • Almond & Coconut

I’ve tried the peanut butter, the almond coconut, and the cranberry almond. I rank them in this order. Seeing the other flavors, looks like a trip to my local market is due to put a request in for the other flavors. These, I’ve never seen.

Day 112. Say Cheese … Grilled Cheese (that is)

You’re never too old for grilled cheese. Repeat, never too old. I do encourage y’all to graduate from the Wonder Bread – Kraft American Cheese classic and guy some Artisan French breads and combine two of your favorite cheese slices. Mine are muenster and american.

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MyFitnessPal 09-29-2013

When did I eat?

  • Meal 1 (8:15am) – Herbalife morning smoothie before I head off to church.
  • Meal 1.1 (11:50am) — Morning shake now all used up by my body, time for a Scooby snack. These Kind Bars are just crunchy enough, just salty enough, and just chocolately enough. They are more than enough. Recommended.
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Meal 1.1 — 11:50am

  • Meal 2 (1:30pm) — Home from church and although it was too bad my wife couldn’t come because she wasn’t feeling well, what a happy comfort food surprise. No matter how old we get, we’re never too old for grilled cheese.
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Meal 2 — 1:30pm

  • Meal 2.1 (6:10pm) — Fresh cut Farmer’s Market peach slices to tide me over until a later dinner. In the background, Breaking Bad’s season finally just started.
run262 marathon meal plan

Meal 2.1 — 6:10pm

  • Meal 3 (7:30pm) — Campbell’s Mushroom with Boca. This is our ghetto Thanksgiving in September. I love this food.
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Meal 3 — 7:30pm

Sunday, 09-29-2013