My Layered Keto Bar LCHF Breakfast


 

Layered Keto Bar (My Low Carb Breakfast)

I’ve officially made it through an entire box of Keto Bars 🙂 so I thought now would be a great time to give you a detailed review, including the: texture, flavor, ingredients, price & macros. Plus all the ways I love to EAT them! ♥

Here’s a photo tour of my “Keto Bars Experience” start to finish, including my Layered Keto Bar breakfast this morning…

But first I have to tell you that they sent me this box (below) to review. I think I originally met @KetoBars on Instagram and they asked me if I would interested in giving you an honest review of their product.

Since people had been asking me about them, I said, “Sure, send them on over!”

Keto Bars Delivery

Since the ingredients & nutrition facts are usually the TOP question, let’s start with that…

Below is a photo of the label. As you can see they’re only 2 net carbs, they’re sweetened with Erythritol, they also have Stevia, and it’s basically a LCHF coconut chocolate bar.

They are 2 net carbs, 82% fat and 7 grams of protein:

Keto Bars Ingredients (Label)

I wasn’t sure what to expect, honestly.

After opening the box I kinda figured: hmmm. 😐 I didn’t really have high hopes – but then, that was before I read the label or tasted them.

I do love bars for convenience, especially when I’m traveling or hiking, so I was willing to at least give them a fair try. 😉

Keto Bars Review

Just based on my initial impression, I was NOT expecting to like this bar. I thought, “oh boy, this is going to be another interesting experience in my mouth – ack!”

Some (many) of the products I’ve tried or reviewed have been AWFUL, lol. 😛

My First “Taste Impression” of Keto Bars?

One word: MOUNDS BAR! ♥ (wait, that’s two words -ha)

Seriously, it tastes like a keto version of a Mounds candy bar. WOW! It has that same texture too, a perfectly delicious combination of coconut and chocolate. 🙂

I had two for breakfast that first morning with fresh strawberries:

Keto Bars with Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries go SO great with the coconut/chocolate flavor!

They’re a little sweet for my taste, so if you LOVE a good sweet treat you’ll enjoy these as-is. My palette has changed so much since going sugar free though, so I prefer to “cut the sweet” and decided to layer it with cream cheese next:

Low Carb Treat: Keto Bars with Cream Cheese & Strawberries

THAT was delicious. 🙂

Next I tried it with peanut butter, which was just as good!

Keto Bars - Low Carb Version of a Mounds Bar!

They have great macros, and they’re high calorie enough that when you add some peanut butter or cream cheese (and fresh berries if you prefer) you can make a meal out of them. 🙂

I love that for hiking, because I pack VERY light and like to bring high calorie / high fat compact foods to fuel me on more adventurous hikes.

Low Carb Trail Food - Keto Bars for Hiking

They make perfect trail food!

The texture is probably my favorite thing about Keto Bars, well – that and the amazing flavor. 🙂 Like I said, think: Mounds Bar. They are firm but soft, not chewy or hard at all. I don’t know how else to describe it, but they definitely nailed the texture.

Keto Bars Texture - Reminds me of a Mounds Bar :)

I carried little peanut butter packets on my last hike to dip them in, and it made the perfect LCHF meal to fuel me all the way through the Grundy Forest to Sycamore Falls and back. 🙂 That plus a handful of raw pecans made the perfect compact meal!

Keto Bars for a Low Carb Active Lifestyle

They’re also packaged very well, sealed nicely so you can take them on the go without worry, but they have an “easy open slit” so you can peel them right open whether you’re driving – or have dirty hiking hands, lol. 🙂

The Keto Bars have become part of the “favorites” I really enjoy in my low carb diet, along with other new foods I’ve added over the last year.

They’re great to keep in your bag, take on hikes, enjoy out on the lake, eat on the go, or just make a meal out of when you want something quick & delicious at home. 🙂

Oh – and they don’t melt in the heat! They keep their shape and texture just fine, which is a BIG plus for summer fun.

Low Carb Foods on the Lake

I do love these, but to give it a totally fair review…

There’s a slight aftertaste, like you would expect with any sugar free food. It’s not overpowering, just your typical erythritoal/stevia taste.

I find I enjoy them best with peanut butter, cream cheese and/or berries. The flavor of Keto Bars is GREAT, but even better when you layer it up! 😉

The only other thing I might add is that they’re a little “greasy” on the fingers, which is why I appreciate the packaging so much. As you saw in the picture above, you can easily peel it open and use the wrapper to hold it.

They’re really good with coffee too. 🙂

I keep going back to the Mounds bar. That’s exactly what it’s like.

I had one for breakfast this morning (my very last one! *sadface* lol) layered with cream cheese and peanut butter. I was quite unfortunately out of fresh strawberries or I would have layered those in too.;)

LCHF Keto Bar Breakfast

Here are the macros for my Keto Bar breakfast, shown above:

LCHF Breakfast Macros in MyFitnessPal (with Net Carbs)

 

Have you tried these yet? If so…

How do you eat YOUR Keto Bars? 🙂

If you go to the Keto Bars website and sign up by email, you’ll get 10% off your order.

They also make keto shakes, which I am anxious to try next!

YES, they ARE Gluten Free. 🙂

They DO ship internationally, by the way. You can learn more on their FAQ Page.

It’s really nice to have a LCHF sweet treat you can enjoy on the go, or just when you’re busy and want to grab something quick. I definitely like these for hiking because they are compact, don’t melt, and the macros are ideal…

But my FAVORITE way to eat Keto Bars is layered up as a MEAL. 🙂

I wanted to finish the entire box of Keto Bars and try them in a variety of ways, and test them out for things like heat and hiking and such, before I shared a detailed review with you…

After all that, I definitely love this product and give it “Lynn’s picky seal of approval.”

They like us too. 🙂 They follow our discussions around the web, which is why they sent me the box to try and sponsored this review. I love a company that makes a quality product AND supports the keto community. ♥

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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7 Responses to My Layered Keto Bar LCHF Breakfast

  1. Gina says:

    I love Mounds bars,coconut and chocolate so i am sure I would love these bars.
    I like a bar that is soft and not chewy or gritty. I think i would like the texture of these bars.
    These would be good when on the go when i cannot stop to eat a real meal. I have to check on the price. These bars get pricey sometimes if you eat them regularly.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Gina! 🙂 I’m not even a huge coconut fan, but really (really!) loved these bars. It’s definitely soft – not chewy or gritty – but also firm and holds it’s shape.

      My favorite feature is that it doesn’t melt on you, which is great for me to keep in my bag on the go, and especially while hiking or out for long walks. Most products would be squished or melt. I’ve eaten some VERY flattened / melted bars over the years. 😛 lol.

  2. Barbara says:

    How did u calculate 82% fat?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Barbara,

      I did that by entering it into MyFitnessPal as you an see in the screenshot I shared here in this blog post. If you can’t find a food in their database you can enter it yourself, but if you do find it – double check it by your own label and make sure all the numbers are correct: fat, protein, fiber, etc. Then MFP will calculate the macros.

      On macros, see: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/7006/macronutrients/ That page also explains how I use MyFitnessPal if you haven’t set yours up yet. 🙂

  3. Katie says:

    Thank you for letting us know about these! I love Quest bars but don’t care for the ingredients in them (corn!), so these will be an awesome replacement.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      You’re welcome, Katie – I had fun reviewing the Keto Bars! I really wasn’t sure what to expect… but if you like a Mounds candy bar, you’ll LOVE the Keto Bars. I especially love them with cream cheese & strawberries when I’m enjoying them for breakfast, or topped with peanut butter on the trail or for an afternoon snack. 🙂

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