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TOP 5 cheap protein bars

TOP 5 cheap protein bars – May 2019

You don’t have to pay a lot to get tasty and lean protein bars. There are many options that cost £1.30 or less. This is TOP 5 cheap protein bars by Badasses.

It has become a widely accepted fact that a protein bar must cost a bit. It’s nothing unusual to see a protein bar costing £2, £2.50 or even more if you buy them for example from vending machines. Some say there are many reasons for that. They point out at the higher quality of used ingredients, better macros, much smaller market comparing to traditional chocolate bars and so on. On the other hand, opponents say it’s ridiculous to pay as much for a bar. Even if it’s a protein bar. And you know what? Both of them are right.

But let’s leave that dispute for another time and focus on something else. The more important thing, for now, is that we already ate ‘a couple’ of protein bars. Therefore, we may be in a not that bad position to tell you something more about them. About these cheapest ones. So here’s what we say: you don’t have to pay much to get a decently tasty, satisfying and an overall excellent protein bar. And here is our TOP 5 cheap protein bars for May 2019.


Best cheap protein bar – may 2019

Mo Protein Caramel Crisp Protein Bar. An inconspicuous protein bar from Mo Farah, the guy that won a couple of gold medals here and there. And as modest it is (I mean the packaging of this bar, not the guy), at the same time it is spectacular.

Mo Protein Caramel Crisp Protein Bar
Mo Protein Caramel Crisp Protein Bar

The most important thing is it tastes perfect. It’s flavourish, it’s sweet and it’s satisfying. Also, it’s also comfortable to eat and it has excellent macros (only 200 kcal per 55g bar). And last, but not least, it has impressive ingredients too (no added sugar, no palm fat, no syrups). It’s definitely nothing you would expect from a protein bar costing only £1. Well worth to give it a try and stock it.

By the way, this is the only cheap protein bar we could eat two of them straight away. And it’s something that’s not too often even among the bars costing £2 and more. That’s astonishing indeed.

Available at: B&M
Price: £1 per 55g bar

To find out more about it read our full and honest review of Mo Protein Caramel Crisp Protein Bar.


Second best cheap protein bar – May 2019

SuperFit Protein Fresh Bar Cookies & Cream Flavour. This is another surprise when it comes to cheap protein bars. And again – it looks modest, or not too spectacular, but it does the job perfectly.

SuperFit Protein Fresh Bar Cookies & Cream Flavour
SuperFit Protein Fresh Bar Cookies & Cream Flavour

All right, this bar is not super tasty, but it’s still lovely in this matter. Although there’s a touch of bitterish aroma in its taste, it doesn’t affect the overall experience much. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. A not too troublesome to it, this had decent macros too. There’s only 145 kcal in a tiny 40g bar. And don’t worry about ingredients, as there are no added sugar, no palm fat, no syrups. Surprised again? Yep, so were we.

This is another cheap protein bar I could eat two of them straight away. It’s not as spectacular as the one from Mo (at 1st place in our TOP), but still – it’s decently tasty and well worth £1.

Available at: Poundland
Price: £1 per 40g bar

To find out more about it read our full and honest review of SuperFit Protein Fresh Bar Cookies & Cream Flavour.


Very good cheap protein bar – May 2019

ASDA Sports Nutrition Cherry Yogurt Flavour. It says it all. This is a protein bar from ASDA and it should be available in any ASDA store. However, this bar is full of contradictions.

ASDA Sports Nutrition Cherry Yogurt Flavour Protein Bar
ASDA Sports Nutrition Cherry Yogurt Flavour Protein Bar

It smells charming and it’s surprisingly tasty. Cherry, yogurt and white chocolate is a perfect combination. It’s tasty, it’s sweet and its a great treat for those with a sweet tooth. However, a 60g bar has 253 kcal and 13.8g of sugar. And it contains added sugar, palm fat, glucose syrup and invert sugar syrup. So if you don’t like any of these ingredients…

Anyway, if you’re not crazy about ingredients but you care much more about the taste, then this is the cheap protein bar you can’t miss.

Available at: ASDA
Price: £1.25 per 60g bar

To find out more about it read our full and honest review of ASDA Sports Nutrition Cherry Yogurt Flavour Protein Bar.


4th place

ASDA Sports Nutrition Cookies & Cream Flavour Protein Bar. It’s another cheap protein bar from ASDA. Ok, it’s far from being perfect, but it’s still cheap at £1.25 per bar.

ASDA Sports Nutrition Cookies & Cream Flavour Protein Bar
ASDA Sports Nutrition Cookies & Cream Flavour Protein Bar

How about the taste? Cookies & Cream flavour is sweet and effortless detectable. But it lacks its intensity. Therefore, it’s not too satisfying. Also, it could be more comfortable to eat. Furthermore, it has 236 kcal and 14.4g of sugar, so it’s not even very good in this department. And it contains four bad ingredients, I mean added sugar, palm fat, glucose syrup and fructose syrup. Well…

Anyway, it’s something for careless cookie monsters being on a budget. It’s nothing spectacular at all, but in some situations, it may do the job good enough.

Available at: ASDA
Price: £1.25 per 60g bar

To find out more about it read our full and honest review of ASDA Sports Nutrition Cookies & Cream Flavour Protein Bar.


5th place

ASDA Sports Nutrition Protein Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Flavour. Ok, we know — another ASDA in this ranking. But what we can do? This one is still so-so and it scored 6.1/10 pts which means it ‘barely good’. And it looks like it’s enough to jump to our TOP 5 cheap protein bars.

ASDA Sports Nutrition Protein Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Flavour
ASDA Sports Nutrition Protein Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Flavour

This protein bar is a combination of low price and an OK taste. There’s Strawberry Cheesecake flavour easily detectable, but it’s still not too intense and pretty flat. A 60g bar has 222 kcal and only 2g of sugar. Unfortunately, it also contains added sugar and palm fat on the ingredients list. So it may be not the best choice for some.

Although it’s a bar from our TOP 5, it’s still nothing special. The reason is there are not many cheap protein bars out there. Or we didn’t review them too many yet. Anyway, this one is nothing special and if you skip it, then you won’t lose much.

Available at: ASDA
Price: £1.25 per 60g bar

To find out more about it read our full and honest review of ASDA Sports Nutrition Strawberry Cheesecake Flavour Protein Bar.

The bottom line.


As you can see, the cheaper doesn’t always mean worse. So far we have found two bars that are better than many, many other protein bars costing £2 and more. And they only cost £1. Impressive!

So next time don’t go for what’s known or advertised. Instead of that have a look around. Because there are at least two decently tasty and solidly good protein bars costing only £1.

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