Chocolate and mint together make an amazing combination (almost as good as chocolate and peanut butter). Ever since my first experience of this flavor combination with York Peppermint Patties, I've seen it in Luna Chocolate Mint Cookie, Weight Watchers Smart Ones Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae, Hershey's Mint Milk Chocolate Sticks, Attune Cool Mint Chocolate Probiotic Wellness Bars and JellO Sugar Free Chocolate Mint Fudge Pudding Snack - just to name a few products that have been reviewed here. Most of those products have gotten good reviews, so I was looking forward to trying this combo in Doctor's CarbRite Chocolate Mint Cookie Diet Bar.
One reason I love Doctor's CarbRite Bars is that they're quite big, weighing in at 57 grams, and this one was no exception. These bars are generally chewy and satisfying, and manage to pack a lot of flavor in for minimal calories. For just 190 calories, you get a full 21 grams of protein, 5% of the daily value for total and saturated fat, and no sugar. Unfortunately, there is no fiber either, and they use a hefty 20 grams of sugar alcohols which may cause GI upset in some people.
I'm on a mission to try all of the different flavors of Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars so I can tell you which I like best and which fall at the bottom of my list. So far, my top flavors are Frosted Cinnamon Bun, Toasted Coconut, and Lemon Meringue. One flavor I hadn't tried, however, was the Cookie Dough flavor. I love cookie dough (and yes, I eat it raw, even though I shouldn't!), so I figured I'd probably like this flavor of the nutrition bar.
One reason I love Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars is that they offer a lot of protein and very little sugar and fat, unlike Clif Builder's Chocolate Bar. The Cookie Dough bar provides 195 calories, 5 grams of total fat, 2 grams of which is saturated fat (8% and 10% of the daily value), 8% of the daily value of fiber, no sugar and 20 grams of protein. As with all of this brand's products, there are sugar alcohols (21 grams of them), so avoid these bars if sugar alcohols give you gastrointestinal problems.
Do you like coconut? Then you should try Doctor's CarbRite Diet Toasted Coconut Bar. This bar is particularly great because not only is the coconut taste spot-on, but the texture is deliciously flaky and chewy at the same time. The chocolate coating offsets the coconut nicely too. Other coconut flavored bars have been reviewed on here on Iateapie.net before, like Simbree Cashew Coconut Energy Bar and Raw Revolution Coconut and Chocolate Organic Live Food Bars, but this Doctors' bar has some definite advantages over the other two.
For example, while the Simbree and Doctor's bars clock in at approximately the same number of grams of fat (7 total grams [8 grams less than the Raw bar] and 1.5-2 grams of saturated fat), the Doctor's Bar weighs 57 grams and has 18 grams of protein, while Simbree is only 42 grams with 6 grams of protein. And unlike the 265-calorie Raw bar, Doctor's product has 200 calories.
See this picture? I wanted a better one, but honestly, that's all that was left after I tore through this Doctor's CarbRite Diet Sugar Free Bar Frosted Cinnamon Bun. I was looking for a different high protein bars, and remembered liking these bars when I had them in college, so I decided to purchase this for $1.79.
This bar is fantastic. It tastes like a perfect combination of cinnamon and vanilla frosting - the two best parts of a cinnamon bun. It's also quite soft and just sort of melts in your mouth . At 57 grams, it's a sizeable bar, too, so it tides you over for a while.
One of my most recent "foodie" discoveries is Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars, and let me tell you, I'm so glad I have! These bars are sugar free (sweetened with sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners), but before you dismiss it - let me tell you, they are GOOD! I've had many of the flavors, but one I think I missed was the Lemon Meringue, which I spotted in the supermarket. Of course, curiosity got the better of me and I picked one up for $1.79.
I unwrapped the bar and took a bite as soon as I got home. This flavor, like the others I've tried, is delicious! The lemon is surprisingly natural-tasting, and the bar just melts in your mouth. Doctor's Carb Rite got it right in their description, in which they say:
Remember Grandma's lemon meringue pie? The zesty lemon filling topped with that sweet fluffy meringue browned around the edges just so? The pie melted in your mouth, overwhelming your taste buds with that sweet yet tangy flavor. Well our Doctor's CarbRite Diet Lemon Meringue bar brings back this old time classic-without the carbs, sugar or guilt. This high protein tasty treat is sure to be enjoyed by dieters everywhere.
I couldn't have said it any better myself.
I do love my protein bars, as well as searching for a new one to call my favorite. I'm picky though - I don't like those that taste like candy bars, and tend to prefer textures like Odwalla and Luna. While shopping one day, I was caught off guard by the bright yellow striped packaging and bold red lettering of Doctor's CarbRite Diet Banana Nut with Soy Nuts Sugar Free Bar. My curiosity was peaked. I figured that with the protein factor, plus soy nuts, which I love, it can't hurt to give it a try. Try I did, and was pleasantly surprised.
Upon opening the package, I saw a good-sized bar that, yes, resembled a candy bar with its thin chocolate coating. The chocolate flavor is not overbearing, which to me is good because I don't like chocolate very much (with some exceptions). It is not a bar with grainy texture, nor is it crunchy - more soft and smooth. It has a pleasant banana taste, slightly artificial but not overly sweet. Hints of soy nuts are present, probably crushed and mixed into the bar somewhere, as there were definitely no full or even half soy nuts anywhere in that package. I didn't notice any unpleasant aftertaste, nor did I experience any ... let's say, problems from the other end, as I have with some bars (surprising given the large amount of sugar alcohols in this bar).