Sugar Alcohol. This is a genetically altered form of carbohydrates. But because it is part Alcohol and part Sugar label laws allow them to "not list it as a carb on the supplement facts"
Ok let me put it to you like this.
1g carb=4 cals
1g of protein=4 cals
1g of fat=9 cals
Now take any protein bar on the shelf and do the math and tell me if the total cals in the bar add up or is there something missing???? They are tricking you and using label laws to do it.
Let me explain what is really in a store bought protein bar. ANY KIND TOO
name any bar you can buy in a store and I will rip that thing to shreds with how much crap is in it...
This is what you will find in a Twinky
* Enriched Wheat Flour - enriched with ferrous sulphate (iron), B vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate [B1], ribofavin [B12] and ).
* Corn syrup
* High fructose corn syrup
* Vegetable and/or animal shortening - containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed or canola oil, and beef fat.
* Whole eggs
sounding tasty yet. Well what there is more.
* Modified corn starch
* Cellulose gum
* Whey (o ya its got whey protein to man)
* Leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate)
* Corn flour
* Corn syrup solids
* Mono and diglycerides
* Soy lecithin
* Polysorbate 60
* Calcium caseinate
* Sodium stearol lactylate
* Wheat gluten (hmmm sounds harmless lol will cover this later)
* Calcium sulphate
* Natural and artificial flavours
* Caramel colour
* Sorbic acid (to retain freshness)
* Colour added (yellow 5, red 40)
Now look at the back of a store bought protein bar and tell me how many of these ingredients are in your protein bar???? Almost all of them lmao..
How about the ingredients list of a snickers candy bar. I mean it seems much more simple anyway.
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor)Peanuts, Corn Syrup, Milkfat, Skim Milk, Vegetable Oil (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil)Salt, Lactose, Egg Whites, Chocolate, Artificial Flavor.
Again look at the back of your protein bar that you got from the gas station and tell me how much of a difference there is from that protein bar and the worlds number one selling candy bar^^^ Not much different at all when you really think about it.
Let me list what is in the number one top selling protein bars on the market today.
The number 1 selling bar on the market today
Ingredients: (Whey Protein Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, PDUF ), water, GLYCERLEAN (99.7% USP Glycerine, , L- , ), chocolate coating [sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, nonfat dry milk solids, cocoa powder processed with alkali, whole milk solids, soy lecthin, natural flavor, salt, artificial flavor], peanuts, caramel, soy protein isolate, gelatin, calcium caseinate, inulin, peanut flavor, rice flour, salt, sucralose (Splenda Brand), potassium sorbate.
The 2nd best selling bar
Ingredients: blend [(Whey Protein Concentrate, PDFU , Hydrolyzed Whey Protein), Soy Protein Isolate], Glycerlean [99.7% USP Glycerine, , , ], Milk Chocolate Flavored Coating (Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali) Soy Lecthin, Salt, Vanilla), Marshmallow Flavored Layer (Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Water, , Egg White Powder, Dioxide, (For Color), Lecithin, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavors), Water, Gelatin, Calcium Caseinate, Rice Flour, Cocoa Butter, Natural And Artificial Smores Flavor, Artificial Graham Cracker Flavor, Mono And Di-Glycerides, Salt, Potassium Sorbate (As A Preservative), Natural Vitamin E (As Mixed Tocopherols), Sucralose, Neotame.
3rd best selling bar on the market.
Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Fruit Blend (Fruit Juice, Natural Grain Dextrin), Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Water Canola Oil, Marshmallow Filling (Sugar, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Corn Starch, Dioxide and Lecithin), Almonds, Graham Crumbs, Honey, Chocolate Chips, Vegetable Glycerine, Coco Processed with Alkali, Natural and artificial flavors. Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Plum Puree, Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Organic Soy Butter, Citric Acid, Caclum Propionate, Potassium Sorbate, Salt, And Sucralose.
4th best selling bar on the market.
Other ingredients: protein blend (milk protein concentrate, calcium sodium caseinate, whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, dried egg white, ), corn syrup, brown rice syrup, coated chocolate chips (chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, , soy lecithin, salt, artificial flavor), coating (confectioner's glaze, gum arabic, corn syrup)), whey crisps (whey protein isolate, rice flour), high fructose corn syrup, water, fructose, canola oil, , glycerin, natural and artificial flavors, potassium chloride, vitamin and mineral blend (ascorbic acid, ferrous fumarate, tricalcium phosphate, d-alpha tocopherol acetate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, calcium d-pantothenate, retinyl palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, , , potassium iodide, cyanocobalamin), sucralose.
Anyone getting the point??
Now lets look what is in a better protein bar
Oatmeal,whey protein,wheat germ,raisins,cranberries,almon ds
All natural peanut butter,Honey
THAT IS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE SEE THE HUGE DIFFERENCE??
Now How come I can make a simple basic recipe that taste 100 times better and is 100 times more healthy then they can. I dont even have the food scientist that they have. I just went to school and got a masters in culinary arts?
It is simple. Natural ingredients cost more. All bars on the market today are made with WASTE AND BYPRODUCTS. They are making bars with ingredients that were really ment to be nothing but waste!!! Allow me to explain.