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I wonder if there are any more reasonably priced Protein Bars than the ones I'm finding for $3-$5 and up? Besides Amazon Prime and other online retailers, I shop @ costco Trader Joes, Wal-Mart & Whole Foods. Any better values out there? Thanks!

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You could find one of the recipes on YouTube and make your own. That may save you some money,

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I completely agree with what @@Elode said. Quest Protein bars used to be my go-to because they were the BEST, but since they changed the formula, they're terrible. Making your own will allow you to tweak the recipes around for your palate, plus save you a boatload of moolah. Good luck...I know this is important. Google "homemade protein bars" to get lots of ideas.

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The "Good Eats" guy does a show devoted to making Protein bars. They are pretty good and easy to make. This particular episode is on one of the seasons featured on Netflix.

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I picked up a couple Premier Protein bars on Friday for a camping trip. It was my first camping trip since surgery and I was worried about getting enough protein/nutrition in the woods. I took one on our 3 1/2 hour hike and it was perfect. It kept me sustained and I had enough energy to keep up with the cub scouts!

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The problem is the cheaper ones are more likely to be little more than glorified candy bars. I agree with @@Elode and others, if you want to save then make your own. The recipes are usually pretty simple; Protein Powder, nut butter as a binder, then whatever else you want to add in; rolled oats, cooked & cooled quinoa, dried fruit, etc... Just make sure you use an online recipe calculator to figure out the nutritional breakdown.

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I just went to The Vitamin Shoppe and they have a huge section of clearance bars for $1.50 and under. They are ones that are nearing their expiration date. I have found many with calories around 200 and Protein of 20g. Sometimes they taste like cardboard, other times they are delicious. I started doing this to try and find bars that I liked, but now I just do it because I am cheap.

I do want to try making my own, but I need to get the wife on board first.

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I completely agree with what @@Elode said. Quest Protein bars used to be my go-to because they were the BEST, but since they changed the formula, they're terrible. Making your own will allow you to tweak the recipes around for your palate, plus save you a boatload of moolah. Good luck...I know this is important. Google "homemade Protein bars" to get lots of ideas.

Wow.

I was unaware they had made changes other than adding new flavors.

How long ago was this ?

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I completely agree with what @@Elode said. Quest Protein bars used to be my go-to because they were the BEST, but since they changed the formula, they're terrible. Making your own will allow you to tweak the recipes around for your palate, plus save you a boatload of moolah. Good luck...I know this is important. Google "homemade Protein bars" to get lots of ideas.

Wow.

I was unaware they had made changes other than adding new flavors.

How long ago was this ?

@Dub... They used to use isomalto-oligosaccharide for Fiber, but they've switched to soluble corn Fiber. The taste has changed and they're reportedly giving lots of people horrible gas...as in, "OMG, what's that smell??!...along with loose stools. :( I'm totally bummed. I LOVED Quest bars.

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I completely agree with what @@Elode said. Quest Protein bars used to be my go-to because they were the BEST, but since they changed the formula, they're terrible. Making your own will allow you to tweak the recipes around for your palate, plus save you a boatload of moolah. Good luck...I know this is important. Google "homemade Protein bars" to get lots of ideas.

Wow.

I was unaware they had made changes other than adding new flavors.

How long ago was this ?

Fairly recently. Here's the post talking about the changes and the side effects it causes in some.

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