Grabbing a Quick Snack or a Post-Workout Bite? Here Are the Best-Tasting Protein Bars

Protein bars are great for a snack on the go or a post-workout craving. We've picked the best tasting protein bars according to reviews and personal preference.

Anna Garrison - Author

May 10 2024, Published 4:46 p.m. ET

Best tasting protein bars
Source: Clif, Quest Nutrition, Kind Snacks

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Whether you've just finished a lengthy workout or need a little pick me up on the go, protein bars are a great way to get a protein boost in midday. While protein bars are not meant to substitute a full meal, sometimes you need a little extra to get you through the day. However, not all protein bars are made equally.

Now, in no particular order, our votes for seven of the best-tasting protein bars.

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Luna Bars

Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar on a pink piece of paper with a notebook and pen.
Source: CLIF

Gluten-free, non-GMO, and certifiably delicious, Luna Bars were created by the CLIF company specifically for women's wellness. With between 4 and 10 grams of protein per bar, Luna Bars come in a delicious variety of flavors including Lemon Zest, Nutz Over Chocolate, Chocolate Peppermint Stick, Chocolate Cupcake and more.

$27 for a box of 15 at Amazon

Quest Bars

Available in full size and minis, Quest Bars from Quest Nutrition are certified gluten-free and certified kosher, with up to 20 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Flavors like Mint Chocolate Chunk, S'Mores, White Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon Cake, and many more promise the indulgence of a dessert with the protein to curb your sweet cravings.

$25 for a box of 12 at Amazon
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Misfits Vegan Protein Bar

If you've never heard of Misfits Health's vegan protein bar, prepare to be amazed. The company is currently working on upgrading its "New & Softer" range, but variety packs include protein bars made with 15 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, and 100 percent plant-based ingredients! All Misfits protein bars are gluten-free and have a fudgy texture so realistic you'd think it was a brownie — and one of its flavors is "Caramel Fudge."

$30 for a box of 12 at Amazon

RX Bar

Glamour lists RX Bars as "best overall" protein bars on their 2024 list, and we have to agree. Chances are you've seen RX Bar's flashy tagline "No B.S." and list of ingredients right on the front of the package. 1 bar has roughly 5 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein, and flavors include Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Vanilla Almond, Chocolate Sea Salt, and more.

RX Bars are non-GMO, but they are not certified organic, so keep that in mind when pouring over labels.

$21 for a box of 12 at Amazon
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Aloha Bar

A vegan, gluten-free, USDA certified organic protein bar with 14 grams of protein makes Aloha delectable and eco-friendly! And don't just take our word for it — Bon Appetit agrees. And did you know that purchasing from Aloha can help give back to your community?

Not only is Aloha a Certified B Corp and Climate Neutral, it uses a portion of its Kona bar revenue to support the nonprofit Kupu.

$23 for a box of 12 at Amazon

Kind Bar

In addition to making breakfast bars, nut bars, and zero sugar added bars, Kind Bar from Kind Snacks make great protein bars. Kind Protein Max bars have up to 20 grams of protein, but typical Kind protein bars have around 12 grams and come in a wide variety of flavors including Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chunk, and more.

Kind bars are gluten-free, non-GMO, low sodium and certified kosher, and their brightly colored packaging is hard to miss.

$44 for a box of 30 at Amazon

Think! High Protein Bar

Listed as one of Forbes' best protein bars of 2024, Think! High Protein Bars come in all shapes and flavors — including plant-based for vegan snackers! With 20 grams of protein, 0 grams of sugar, and gluten-free ingredients, you really can't go wrong. Flavors include Brownie Crunch, White Chocolate, Peanut Butter (Crunchy and Creamy), and more.

$19 for a box of 12 at Amazon
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