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8 of the best vegan protein bars 2022

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Whether you’ve just started your vegan journey or you’re looking to reduce your dairy intake, there are plenty of great vegan protein bars available to fuel your workouts.

Not sure where to begin? With so many different options to choose from, it can be tricky to choose the best ones for you.

Check out our top eight favourite vegan protein bars to help get you started.

8 best vegan protein bars 

Read on to find out our best vegan protein powders of 2022

  1. Misfits Chocolate Caramel Vegan Protein Bar 45

With a big dose of protein and less than 1g of sugar, the Misfits Protein Bar in the Chocolate Caramel flavour is a popular choice.

Perfect as a post-workout snack or even a nutritious alternative to a chocolate bar, you can’t go wrong with keeping your food cupboard well stocked with these.

Key features

  • 16g protein per bar
  • Less than 1g sugar per bar
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free

Customer reviews: 3.6 stars

OlgaSoleil – 5/5 stars: “I like it. The main reason I've bought it is that there is natural sweetener added, no sugar. Nice gentle taste, not too sweet”

Ms Simpson – 5/5 stars: “MisFits has made the best protein bar I’ve ever tasted and as a loyal customer, Misfits has my vote for life!”

  1. Misfits Chocolate Hazelnut Vegan Protein Bar 45g

Another Misfits fan favourite is the Chocolate Hazelnut flavour. Packed with protein without all the added sugar, this tasty snack is a must-have in your protein snacks collection for when you’ve just finished up at the gym or even just as a filling snack during the day!

Key features

  • 15g protein per bar
  • Less than 1g sugar per bar
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free

Customer reviews: 4.3/5 stars

veganclo – 5/5 stars: “So delicious, they’re as indulgent as a chocolate bar. I’ve found a lot of vegan protein bars very dry and give me cramps, but these are fab. Gonna order the 24 box!”

Gsid – 5/5 stars: “I’ve tried so many protein bars and as great as some taste, they always have this dense type texture. Enter misfits, I tried this protein bar and it is chocolate biscuit crumbly delicious. On top of that it’s fairly low sugar with a good amount of fibre. Thumbs up from me.”

  1. Barebells Protein Bar Vegan Hazelnut Nougat 55g

If nougat bars are your thing, then this could be the perfect vegan protein bar for you.

Made by Barebells, this nutritious treat comes with a whole 15g of protein – without any added sugar.

Ideal for munching on after you’ve worked your muscles or even if you just need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Key features

  • 15g protein per bar
  • No added sugar
  • 223 calories per bar
  • Recyclable packaging

Customer reviews: n/a – brand new product!

  1. Pulsin Maple & Peanut Protein Booster 50g Bar

Looking for vegan protein bars made using premium natural ingredients?

The Maple & Peanut Plant-Based Protein Bars from Pulsin offer just that.

Using only twelve key ingredients, these are the perfect healthy snack with an added boost of protein.

Key features

  • 13g protein per bar
  • Sweetened with real Canadian maple syrup
  • Cold pressed
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free

Customer reviews: 4/5 stars

JZ46 – 5/5 stars: “Fantastic taste and texture, full of protein. A great snack on the road or at home!”

Chriswd – 5/5 stars: “I love this bar and it's one of the best protein bars I've tasted and I'm not a Vegan!”

  1. Boostball Keto Choc Hazelnut 40g

On the hunt for low carb vegan protein bars?

While they’re not technically a bar, the Boostball Keto Choc Hazelnut Burners offer just that.

Perfect for popping in your bag, these protein balls are ideal for a quick snack while on the go – especially if you’re following the keto diet.

Key features

  • 0.35g sugar per ball
  • Suitable for the keto diet
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • 6.4g protein per bag

Customer reviews: 3.8/5 stars

Bottle – 5/5 stars: “Bought a few weeks ago, handy and tasty keto snack.”

Jenosc  - 5/5 stars: “I know that everyone's taste is different and just because I like it, someone else may not but for me these are really chocolaty and nutty to satisfy those evening cravings.

I only eat two out of the pack at a time, as this is enough but I enjoy them a lot. Keto and tasty.”

  1. Veloforte Avanti Bar 62g

If you’re after a delicious plant based protein bar, look no further than the Veloforte Avanti Bar.

With dates, pecans and sea salt, this is a substantial snack for when you need a boost of protein, carbohydrates and fibre. Ideal for fuelling longer workouts.

Key features

  • Gluten, egg, dairy and soy free
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • 5g protein per bar
  • Ideal for providing energy

Customer reviews: 5/5 stars

Wozzarooney – 5/5 stars: “These are probably the best energy bars I have ever had! Very tasty and easy to digest these are a must for me on my bike rides”

HicksyS – 5/5 stars: “Tastes amazing, worth the price. Bought this to try in place of my regular bars and well impressed”

  1. Boostball Protein Bites Lemon Drizzle Cake

Chocolate and hazelnut not your favourite flavour?

If you’re a fan of lemon drizzle, you’re in for a treat. Deliciously citrusy and super filling, these Boostball Protein Bites are packed with protein for that extra boost you need after a workout.

Key features

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • 10.3g protein per bag
  • Dairy free
  • No palm oil

Customer reviews: 4.4/5 stars

JigglyBean – 5/5 stars: “These are incredible how much they taste like a lemon drizzle cake; it's disconcerting the first time because the texture is of a protein ball not of the cake it represents, so takes brain a short while to adjust, but overall incredible.”

Jess gb – 5/5 stars: “My favourite flavour of all the boost balls, lemon drizzle is absolute staple”

  1. PhD Smart Bar Plant Dark Chocolate Brownie 60g

And to finish our list, we have the PhD Smart Plant Protein Bar in the tempting Dark Choc Brownie flavour.

Perfect for if you have a sweet tooth but you don’t want a super sugary snack, these vegan protein bars are a firm favourite amongst our plant-based customers.

Key features

  • 20g protein per bar
  • Low sugar with only 3.1g per bar
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Gluten and dairy free

Customer reviews: 4/5 stars

Mceneank – 5/5 stars: “Healthy, filling and tasty, what more could I ask for! Highly recommend to both vegans and non vegans.”

Mrs bowman – 5/5 stars: “Good taste. Very light for a brownie bar. Crunchy bits give added texture would definitely opt for the plant based one over the normal one even though I'm not a vegan”

Picking the best vegan protein bar for you

Still not sure which is the best vegan protein bar for you? Some helpful factors to consider are:

1

Sugar content

If you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake, opt for a low sugar vegan protein bar.

2

Carb content

If you’re on the keto diet, make sure to choose a low carb vegan protein option.

3

Allergies

Whether you have a gluten allergy or a soy allergy, be sure to choose a protein bar that specifically states that it is free from your particular allergen.

The final say

Found the ideal vegan protein bars to up your intake? Whatever the brand you opt for, hopefully you’ll find all elements enjoyable – from the texture to the flavour.

You also asked...

Are vegan protein bars healthy?

Generally speaking, vegan protein bars contain only natural plant-based ingredients, making them a healthy snack for after the gym or as a boost throughout the day.

A lot of vegan protein bars tend to be low in sugar as well, just be sure to check the label to find out if they contain any added sugar and how much.

 

Are any fulfil bars vegan?

According to the fulfil website, unfortunately, their protein bars contain bovine gelatin and collagen – making them unsuitable for vegans and vegetarians.

 

What is the best tasting vegan protein?

Ultimately, this is down to your personal preference! There are many different types of vegan protein to choose from, including:

  • Soy protein
  • Pea protein
  • Hemp protein
  • Brown rice protein

Each have a slightly different flavour, but if you’re worried about this there are a variety of different vegan protein powders that contain a combination of the above, as well as some with added natural flavours.

 

Are vegan protein bars suitable for everyone?

If you don’t have any food allergies or intolerances, vegan protein bars should be a suitable addition to your diet.

But if you have a nut allergy for example, it may be best to avoid shop bought vegan protein bars as a lot of them contain nuts, so you could try and make your own homemade vegan protein bars instead!

 

Last updated: 18 November 2021

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