Cookies & Crème Gatorade
Whey Protein Recover Bars

Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars

Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars Review

TLDR

We'd recommend a different brand of protein bars because Gatorade Whey Protein Bars have too many questionable ingredients.

Pros

  • They're very convenient when you don't have time to prepare a real meal.
  • They're very convenient during a workout or hike when your hands are dirty.
  • They're low in sodium with just 160mg (7% DV) of salt.
  • They're a good source of protein with 20g (40% DV) of protein.
  • They contain 1 added vitamin: mixed tocopherols (vitamin E).

Cons

  • They contain a lot of saturated fat with 10g (50% DV) of saturated fat.
  • They contain at least 6 added sweeteners: brown sugar, corn syrup, glucose syrup, glycerin, invert sugar, and sugar. Sweeteners improve taste and are okay in moderation. However, sweeteners also add unnecessary calories, often make you hungry, and raise your blood sugar.
  • They contain "natural flavors" as an ingredient. Natural flavors are not necessarily bad but they do represent an unknown as they can be a variety of different ingredients. Ideally, it's better to be aware of all the ingredients you eat.
  • They contain at least 12 potential allergens: butter, cream, dry whey, dry whole milk, milk fat, milk protein concentrate, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, soy lecithin, soybean oil, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.
  • They contain refined flour (wheat flour) instead of a whole grain equivalent. Refined flour is usually less nutritious than the whole grains, legumes, or nuts its made from. In addition, flour generally raises your blood pressure more than whole grains.

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Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars Nutrition Facts

Calories in 1 Bar (80G) 340 17%
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 20g 40%
Calcium 200mg 20%
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.

Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars Ingredients

WHEY PROTEIN CRISP (WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CORN STARCH, CALCIUM CARBONATE), CHOCOLATE FLAVORED COATING (SUGAR, VEGETABLE OIL [PALM KERNEL AND PALM OIL], WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, COCOA [PROCESSED WITH ALKALI], SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR), VANILLA FLAVORED CREME LAYER (SUGAR, VEGETABLE OIL [PALM KERNEL AND PALM OIL], SOYBEAN OIL, NONFAT DRY MILK, DRY WHOLE MILK, MILK FAT, NATURAL FLAVOR, SOY LECITHIN), CORN SYRUP, CARAMEL ENROBING (GLUCOSE SYRUP, SUGAR, PALM OIL, NONFAT MILK, GLYCERIN, BUTTER [CREAM, SALT], DRY WHEY, CORN STARCH, SALT, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL FLAVOR, SOY LECITHIN), BROWN SUGAR, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, GLYCERIN, INVERT SUGAR, CHOCOLATE COOKIE PIECES (WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR, CANOLA OIL, COCOA [PROCESSED WITH ALKALI], SALT, SODIUM BICARBONATE), VEGETABLE SHORTENING (PALM KERNEL OIL, PALM OIL, CITRIC ACID), WATER, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (PRESERVATIVE), CITRIC ACID.

  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Canola Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Cocoa
  • Corn Starch
  • Corn Syrup
  • Cream
  • Dry Whey
  • Dry Whole Milk
  • Glucose Syrup
  • Glycerin
  • Invert Sugar
  • Milk Fat
  • Milk Protein Concentrate
  • Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
  • Monodiglycerides
  • Natural Flavors
  • Non-Fat Dry Milk
  • Non-Fat Milk
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Salt
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Soybean Oil
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Vegetable Shortening
  • Water
  • Wheat Flour
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Whey Protein Isolate

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Questions & Answers

Are they vegan?

No. Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars are not vegan because they contain butter, cream, dry whey, dry whole milk, glycerin, milk fat, milk protein concentrate, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.

Are they gluten-free?

No. Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars are not gluten-free because they contain wheat flour.

Are they dairy-free?

No. Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars are not dairy-free because they contain butter, cream, dry whey, dry whole milk, milk fat, milk protein concentrate, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.

Are they keto?

No. Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars are not keto because they contain brown sugar, citric acid, corn starch, corn syrup, dry whole milk, glucose syrup, invert sugar, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, sugar, and wheat flour.

Are they lactose-free?

No. Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars are not lactose-free because they contain butter, cream, dry whey, dry whole milk, milk fat, milk protein concentrate, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.

Are they paleo?

No. Cookies & Crème Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars are not paleo because they contain brown sugar, butter, canola oil, corn starch, corn syrup, cream, dry whey, dry whole milk, glucose syrup, glycerin, invert sugar, milk fat, milk protein concentrate, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, palm kernel oil, soybean oil, soy lecithin, sugar, vegetable oil, wheat flour, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.

Where can I buy Gatorade Whey Protein Bars?

Gatorade Whey Protein Bars are available at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

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