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ThinkThin Creamy Peanut Butter Bar Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Mar 24, 2010
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ThinkThin Creamy Peanut Butter BarWhen I had to skip dinner one late night at work, I decided to try a ThinkThin Creamy Peanut Butter Bar for nourishment because of the promise of protein wrapped up in a candy bar experience - all for just $2.99.

ThinkThin says, "Our natural high protein thinkThin bars are draped in rich delicious chocolate and deliver 20 grams of protein ... they are the ONLY naturally sugar-free, high protein bar for an active lifestyle." And this bar is Gluten Free too.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bar (60 grams)
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 8 grams, 12%
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams, 18%
Sodium: 260 mg, 10%
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Fiber: 1 gram, 4%
Sugars: 0 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 13 grams
Protein: 20 grams

Notice the absence of the words tasty or delicious in the description. Unfortunately, the texture of this was as bland as was the flavor of the chocolate. It didn't have any crunch or hardness to it, yet it also wasn't smooth enough to feel creamy in my mouth. There was plenty of peanut butter, but the chocolate part of this bar was very bland. After smelling the peanut butter, I was expecting something akin to a Reese's, but instead I got a big peanut butter bar that was coated with something not-quite chocolate. The peanut butter was a little dry, and not the delicious kind of peanut butter you'd eat out of the jar. It was just a touch on the bland side, though I think the ultra-bland chocolate made it even more so.

Each 60 gram ThinkThin Creamy Peanut Butter Bar provides 240 calories, 8 grams total fat and 3.5 grams of saturated fat (12% and 18% of the daily value), 10% of the DV for sodium, only 1 grams fiber but a whopping 20 grams of protein and no sugars. There is 13 grams of sugar alcohols though.

ThinkThin and Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars both have no sugars and high protein. The advantage of ThinkThin Bars is that they have less sugar alcohols (important since too much sugar alcohols can cause stomach upset); they also have 25% of the DV for most vitamins and minerals (added). But CarbRite Diet Bars have less fat and taste better. The ingredients for both bars tend to be similar.

So the choice is yours. For me, it depends on the flavor and there hasn't been a ThinkThin Bar reviewed yet that has gotten good marks for taste. Not this one or ThinkThin Chunky Peanut Butter Bar, ThinkThin Chocolate Fudge High Protein Bar or the ThinkThin Brownie Crunch Bar. Whereas we have raved over Doctor's CarbRite Diet Toasted Coconut Bar, Doctor's CarbRite Diet Sugar Free Frosted Cinnamon Bun Bar ... and more.


Taste: 2 kisses
Nutrition: 4 kisses
Price: 3 kisses
Overall: 3 kisses

Rating
Taste: 2
Nutrition: 4
Price: 3.5
Overall: 3
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