Phab Protein Bars Review – Blend of Nutrition & Flavour
Team Mishry’s Phab Protein Bars review tells you all you need to know. Are the Phab Protein Bars something you can snack on regularly?
If you keep track of the new diet trends that keep hitting your feed every fortnight, you would know that these days protein is the most loved macronutrient of all.
However, unlike most fad diets that do more harm than good, protein is in fact the best macronutrient for those trying to stay fit.
This is because our bodies take the longest time and the most calories (thermogenesis) to digest a gram of protein as compared to one gram of carbohydrates and fats. Hence, the feeling of satiety for longer periods which in turn keeps random cravings at bay.
Phab is a team of nutritionists, scientists, and chefs who believe taste shouldn’t be compromised for better nutrition. And we agree!
For our Phab Protein Bars review, we did a deep dive in the ingredient list, the macro-composition, and also discussed the significant parameters like taste, texture, and price. Do the Phab Protein Bars make a decent post-workout snack? We shall find out.
Phab Protein Bar Variants We Tried
Phab Protein Bars – Everything You Need To Know
Phab Protein Bars are available in three flavor variants- chocolate brownie, strawberries and greek yogurt, and mocha nut fudge. These Phab Protein bars are free of gluten and added preservatives.
In addition to this, the brand also claims their chocolate-coated protein bars are low in sugar, contain no artificial sweeteners, and are sweetened with honey.
When it comes to packaged and processed foods, reading the nutritional label meticulously becomes more important than ever.
Team Mishry’s Phab Protein Bars review talks about all major specifications that help you make the correct purchase.
1. Available Variants
This brand has two variants of bars- Phab Protein Bars and Phab Energy Bars. The Phab Protein Bars are available in three flavor variants. There is a chocolate brownie, strawberry and greek yogurt, and mocha nut fudge.
For our Phab Protein Bars review, we ordered the Strawberry and Greek Yogurt and Mocha Nut Fudge variants.
2. Main Ingredients
The Phab Protein Bars contain a blend of soy and whey protein. The protein blends makeup for 37% of the total ingredients. Honey, prebiotic fiber, and high oleic sunflower oil are the other common ingredients.
Further, based on the flavor variant additional ingredients like coffee powder, dehydrated strawberries, etc have been used.
3. Available Sizes
Phab Protein Bars are available in regular and mini-sized bars.
The regular bars weigh 65 gm and the mini protein bars weigh 35 gm.
4. Price Range
The price of a protein bar majorly depends on the quality of ingredients used. Most protein bars in the Indian market contain big proportions of added sugars and carbohydrate sources like oats and rice.
Further, the type of protein used in these bars can affect the price too. Protein bars can be made using whey protein, soy protein, pea protein, etc.
When we compared Phab Protein Bars to similar ones in the market, we found that the Phab Protein Bars fall in the lower end of the price range.
Fun fact- Phab Protein Bars are also low in fats comparatively, which makes them less calorie-dense.
5. Nutritional Facts
The Phab Protein Bar variants we tried have around 215 calories in a bar.
One bar (65 gm) gives you 21 grams of protein, 21-23 gm of carbohydrates, and 4-5 gm of fats.
Phab Protein Bars are available on Amazon as well as the official Phab website.
You can also purchase these protein bars from a general/medical store.
Phab Protein Bars – Our Review Factors
A protein bar can be labeled as a ‘protein’ bar only if it provides 10 or more than 10 grams of protein. The same product with less protein content is an energy bar or snack bar.
A common issue most fitness enthusiasts or diet-conscious individuals face is when it comes to snacking.
Now just because a brand labels its bars as ‘healthy’ doesn’t mean they are healthy in the real sense.
In Team Mishry’s Phab Protein Bars review, we discuss the macro-composition, ingredients, and other significant parameters.
1. Quality of Ingredients
All foods provide energy in the form of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Based on the quality of ingredients used, these ingredients can be good or bad sources of energy. We wanted to check the bars for their sources of these nutrients. To explain this better, more and more people have been replacing refined sugar with jaggery. Why? Because jaggery, although has similar calories, is more nutrient-dense.
Protein bars must have a decent distribution of all three macronutrients- carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Ideally, protein should be the second-highest macronutrient.
The protein content of protein bars is as significant as their taste.
Additionally, a protein bar (30-70 grams) must be no more than 250-350 calories. Protein bars need to have a minimum of 10 gm of protein.
3. Fiber Content
Although fiber has negligible calories, it plays a significant role in providing energy. In addition to this, fiber also feeds good gut bacteria which helps maintain bowel health.
A protein bar with anywhere between 3-5 grams of fiber is good.
4. Sugar Content
Sugars are a source of quick-absorbing carbohydrates. While a source of fast-digesting carbohydrates are recommended to be consumed as a post-workout, the type of sweetener used plays a significant role.
Is refined sugar used? Or a plant-based sweetener like jaggery or honey in the Phab Protein Bars?
Taste is as significant as the protein content when talking about protein bars.
In our Phab Protein Bars review, we discuss the levels of sweetness in these bars and whether or not we could taste the ingredients that have been used.
Are the Phab Protein Bars priced taking the Indian market into consideration? Do the ingredients used and quantity justify the price? What about other brands manufacturing similar products?
Phab Protein Bars – Detailed Review
|Parameters||Phab Strawberries & Greek Yogurt Protein Bar||Phab Mocha Nut Fudge Protein Bar|
|Main Ingredients||Soy and Whey protein isolates, prebiotic fibre (fructo oligo sac), Honey, Sugarfree milk chocolate, dehydrated strawberry, roasted California almonds, greek yogurt, cheese cream powder, himalayan pink salt.||Soy and Whey protein isolates, Belgian sugar free chocolate, prebiotic fibre (fructo oligo sac), honey, cocoa solids, instant coffee powder.|
|Carbohydrates||22.75 gm||21.45 gm|
|Fibre||6.83 gm||3.9 gm|
|Fats||4.55 gm||5.2 gm|
|Protein||21 gm||21 gm|
|Total Calories||215.93 kcal||216.58 gm|
|Shelf Life||Six months from the date of manufacture||Six months from the date of manufacture|
1. Phab Strawberries & Greek Yogurt Protein Bar
Phab Protein Bar in the strawberries and greek yogurt variant was a hit!
This 65 gm bar contains 21 gm of protein, almost 30% which is pretty great. Right out of the packaging, this variant of Phab Protein Bar had a sturdy feel to it. A mildly fruity aroma was noticed.
Taste-wise, we could definitely taste all ingredients mentioned on the list, some in huge quantities and others in moderate. This protein bar felt a little too dry for our liking.
That being said, the dehydrated strawberry pieces and coating of white chocolate delivered well. The crunch or ‘bite’ coming from the roasted almonds could be felt. We only wish there were a few more pieces of these almonds.
Although we could not see the greek yogurt, we could definitely taste it. The greek yogurt brought an underlying sourness to this protein bar.
- The 65 gm Phab Protein Bar is priced at Rs 120.
- Each bar offers 21 gm of soy and whey blend protein.
- This variant of Phab Protein Bar is packed in a vibrant pink pack.
- This is a vegetarian product.
- This protein bar is devoid of preservatives and artificial sweeteners.
- It does not contain any trans fats.
- Phab Protein Bars are sweetened with honey.
- The dehydrated strawberry pieces add a chewy texture.
- All other ingredients could be tasted.
Best Suited For
Phab Protein Bars are ideal if you’re looking to up your overall protein intake in a convenient way.
These bars can be consumed as mid-meal snacks or a post-workout.
These protein bars are especially great if you’re under a time crunch and cannot prepare a protein-rich meal.
2. Phab Mocha Nut Fudge
Just like the first variant we tried, the Phab Protein Bar- Mocha Nut Fudge felt dry and chunky too.
This protein bar had a rich brown color. We could taste the coffee in this protein bar. In addition to this, there were slight bitter flavor notes which we think were coming from the cocoa solids used. The sweetness is quite mild.
Overall, this variant of the Phab Protein Bar tasted like a chocolate-flavored coffee.
- A blend of soy and whey isolate proteins have been used in this protein bar.
- This Phab Protein Bar variant contains added coffee and rosemary flavors.
- This makes for a decent on-the-go snack.
- This vegetarian product is gluten-free.
- This protein bar does not contain any artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
- It has a great macronutrient profile.
- This variant of the Phab Protein Bar has a chewy texture.
- You get almost 4 grams of fibre from one serving.
- The sweetness is mild.
- This Phab Protein Bar may feel a little too dry.
Best Suited For
Phab Protein Bar in the mocha nut variant will be loved by coffee lovers! The coffee kick you get out of this variant is spot-on!
Keeping a protein bar like the one from Phab handy is a great way to avoid snacking on carbohydrate and fat-rich foods, especially when traveling or working.
These are the two most common situations when people fall off track in terms of nutrition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Phab Protein Bars.
1. How many calories are there in one Phab Protein Bar?
Answer: The variants we tried have 215 calories. The chocolate brownie Phab Protein Bar has 245 calories.
2. How do I store the Phab Protein Bars?
Answer: You are recommended to store these protein bars in a cool and dry place.
3. Can I consume the Phab Protein Bars daily?
Answer: If you have trouble meeting your protein requirements for the day, you can consume these protein bars.
However, consuming more whole foods that are unprocessed or natural sources of protein would be the better option in the long run.
4. Do the Phab Protein Bars make a good pre-workout snack?
Answer: Typically, a pre-workout snack must be rich in carbohydrates to fuel your body for the workout. The Phab Protein Bars have 22-23 grams of carbs which is the same amount you would get from one medium-sized banana.
5. What is prebiotic fiber (fructo oligo sac) the Phab Protein Bars contain?
Answer: These are plant sugars that are low in calories and are not digested by the body. They are known to have laxative properties.
Summary- Phab Protein Bars
There you have it- Team Mishry’s take on the Phab Protein Bars. We were quite impressed by the macronutrient profile of these protein bars.
The quality of ingredients used, the taste, and the texture get a thumbs up from our side.
That being said, these protein bars may not fit everyone’s budgets.
Like always, we recommend our readers to follow a balanced diet that comprises 80% whole foods that are nutrient-dense with an active lifestyle.
If you do try the Phab Protein Bars, let us know which one was your favorite.
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