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Grenade Carb Killa Dark Chocolate Mint is a protein bar with 214 calories, 22g of protein and 0.6g of sugar. Yes, 0.6g of sugar.
Dark Chocolate Mint is the 5th flavour of Grenade’s Carb Killa protein bar. The 1st was Caramel Chaos, 2nd flavour is Cookies & Cream, 3rd flavour is Fudge Brownie and the 4th is White Chocolate Cookie.
Here are the 4 previous flavours before Dark Choc Mint.
See reviews for the previous flavors:
Now, presenting Dark Chocolate Mint, 5th flavour in line…
Grenade Dark Chocolate Mint is a high protein, low carb, crunchy-minty biscuit coated in dark chocolate.
Ingredients and Nutrition: 8.5/10
Dark Choc Mint is a high protein, low carb, high fibre bar, with only 0.6g of impact carbs. Impact carbs, net or active carbs, are carbs that are not considered fibre or sugar alcohols (also referred to as polyols). Read more about sugar alcohols here.
Nutrition: Calories 214, Protein 22.1g, Carbs 13.6g (0.6g sugar, 12.1g polyols), Fats 8.5g, Fibre 7.0g.
Dark Chocolate Mint Ingredients: Milk Protein (Calcium Caseinate (MILK), Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (MILK)), Chocolate With Sweetener (20%) (Cocoa Mass Sweetener: Maltitol; Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat, Emulsifier: SOY Lecithin; Vanilla), Bulking Agent: Polydextrose; Gelatine Hydrolysate, Humectant: Glycerol; SOY Protein, Cocoa Butter, SOY Oil, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Sweeteners: Xylitol, Sucralose; Tapioca Starch, Sugar, Flavourings, Salt, Emulsifier: Citric Acid Ester, SOY Lecithin; Colours: Titanium Dioxide, Copper Chlorophyll; Vegetable Oil: Shea Oil, Palm Oil; Natural Peppermint Flavour. For allergens see ingredients in CAPS LOCK.
Just 0.6g of impact carbs
Total carbohydrate count is 13.6g (where 0.6g is sugar, 12.1g polyols), but the impact carbs are 0.6g. In total we have 7.0g of Fibre, 12.1g of polyols and just 0.6g of sugar.
Good blend of protein
Dark choc mint uses a good blend of protein with calcium caseinate, milk protein isolate and whey protein isolate. Most other bars use inferior sources of protein such as soy protein or just plain old whey protein concentrate. Grenade doesn’t mess around and gives you quality protein.
Uses some soy though…
Grenade uses soy in all their protein bars. I understand that soy is for the crispy crunches and get that crunchy crunch, but there are other ways to do that.
… and sweeteners
As far as sweeteners, they use xylitol and sucralose. Sucralose is meh, but at least xylitol is a relatively acceptable sugar alcohol. It’s an ingredient in most toothpastes since it’s good for your teeth.
But it’s snackalicious
Grenade’s Dark Chocolate Mint is a protein bar you can eat at any time of the day. With less than one gram of active carbs, you can have a couple of bars even if you’re following a low carb diet.
Dark Chocolate Mint is the fifth addition to Grenade’s Carb Killa line. It’s truly an after eight packed with protein.
A cool after eight
This chocolate mint flavour will win most people’s taste buds with its after eight creme in the centre. The creme doesn’t make the bar sticky. It’s also not overly sweet, achieving a good balance with the chocolate and the mint creme.
Crunchy and soft
Like other carb killa bars, the chocolate mint is a crunchy bar. It’s crispies on top give good contrast from the soft creme in the centre. The bar isn’t too soft nor hard to chew. It could be crumbly like the actual after eights, but they found a good balance in the consistency of the bar.
Overall rating: 8.5/10
Dark Chocolate Mint is Grenade’s protein bar with that after eight feel. Even people that are not really fans of the mint + chocolate combination should give this bar a try because they might actually enjoy it.
Pros of Dark Chocolate Mint
Dark Chocolate Mint is a 60g protein bar with 214 calories, 22g protein, 8g fat and 0.6g of active carbs. With great macros, you know won’t ruin your diet, and it’s especially useful for people following low carb.
It uses good sources of protein, such as milk protein and whey protein isolates, along with calcium caseinate, unlike other bars that just use concentrates, soy or gelatin as their sources of protein.
Cons of Dark Chocolate Mint
This bar uses soy and sucralose. Soy is used for the crispies in the top of the bar, which otherwise might be difficult to get that crunchy feeling. Note that soy has anti-testosterone properties.
Sucralose is a sweetener that is looked down upon for the nutritional conscious folks, although the bar also makes use of xilytol (a sugar alcohol), which is actually ok as a sweetener.
Dark Chocolate Mint is a great protein bar, it has a good blend of protein, great macros and tastes great. If you like chocolate or mint, this is one to try out.
A triple-layered deliciously crunchy low carb high protein bar.
- High protein – 22g protein per bar
- Low Carb – 0.6g active carbs per bar
- Low Calorie – just 214 cal per 60g bar
- Approved and accredited by Informed Sport
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