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Adapt and Primal Kitchen Bars

Adapt and Primal Kitchen Bars

Edition: 2017-06-10

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Quest Nutrition Primal Kitchen Adapt Keto

 

Nutrition Facts Comparison
Item Quest1 Primal2 Adapt Keto3
Serving Size 1 bar (60 g) 1 bar (48 g) 1 bar (20 g)
Price per bar
Price per gram
$2.00
3.3 ¢
$3.00
6.3 ¢
$1.80
9.0 ¢
Calories 190 from Fat 80 230 from Fat 140 100 from Fat 80
    %DV   %DV   %DV
Total Fat 8g 12% 15g 23% 9g 14%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10% 4g 20% 9g 45%
    Trans Fat 0g   0g   0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2% 0mg 0% < 5mg 1%
Sodium 180mg 8% 70mg 3% 80mg 3%
Potassium 35mg 1% 170mg 5%    
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7% 14g 5% 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 14g 56% 6g 25% 1g 4%
    Sugars 1g   3g   0g  
    Erythritol 4g          
Net Carbs 4 grams 8 grams 1 gram
Protein 20g   15g   5g 10%
Vitamin A   0%   0%    
Vitamin C   0%   0%    
Calcium   15%   0%   2%
Iron   2%   8%   0%
Magnesium   2%        
Phosphorus   6%        
Other Claims and Disclosures: Gluten-free (or “No Gluten Containing Ingredients”), GMO-Free Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soy-free (non-GMO in-work) Produced in a factory that processes eggs, wheat, peanuts and other tree nuts.
  1. NF data is for Coconut Cashew flavor (not shown in photo).
  2. NF data is for Chocolate Almond flavor. The Coconut Cashew and Chocolate Hazelnut flavors vary by a gram or less. The Macadamia is 2g higher in fat and Total Carbs (7g net).
  3. NF data is identical for all flavors.

Introduction

I no longer recommend Quest bars (although in the interest of full disclosure, two Quest bars were purchased as props in support of this article u263a_white_smiling_face I do keep an eye on the nutrition bar market, and in the recent past, two brands have become available that are interesting:

These bars are low net carb (the original Adapt bars are full-on ketogenic), and have fewer troubling ingredients than Quest. I’m using Quest as a reference here because it is likely to be familiar to readers in terms of price, size, taste, texture and nutritional profile.

Primal Kitchen bars overview

There are now four flavors. These products (and the Adapt Protein bars) might the closest to a safe meal replacement bar presently on the market. They also include 6 or 9 grams of Fiber, presumably mostly IMO, and thus provide ¼ of the day’s suggested prebiotic fiber in the Wheat Belly and Cureality programs.

These are available on the web from multiple sources, including Sisson’s own site (Dark Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew). The bars in the photo above were obtained at a retail in a regional Whole Foods store.

Primal Bar Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Cashew Chocolate Hazelnut Macadamia Sea Salt
Almonds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen, Isomaltooligosaccharide (Cassava Root), Water, Coconut Flakes, Honey, Natural Flavors, Coconut Oil, Bitter Chocolate, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Nibs, Himalayan Pink Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Tocopherols Pumpkin Seeds, Cashews, Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen, Prebiotic Fiber from Cassava Root, Chia Seeds, Coconut Flakes, Honey, Water, Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Flour, Natural Flavors, Himalayan Pink Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Almonds Pumpkin Seeds, Cashews, Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen, Prebiotic Fiber from Cassava Root, Almonds, Coconut Flakes, Honey, Natural Flavors, Water, Unsweetened Chocolate, Coconut Oil, Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder, Himalayan Pink Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Tocopherols, Macadamia Nuts, Cashews Pumpkin Seeds, Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen, Macadamia Nuts, Prebiotic Fiber (From Cassava Root), Honey, Coconut Flakes, Water, Natural Flavors, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Organic Coconut Flour, Himalayan Pink Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Almonds, Hazelnuts, Cashews
Manufactured on equipment that processes wheat, egg, milk, soy, peanuts and tree nuts.

The product page linked above has a generous although not exhaustive FAQ for the ingredients.

As you can see from the photo, the nut chunks in the Dark Chocolate Almond flavor are prominent. Despite a recent reformulation (unless the bars I bought on 2016-05-23 were old stock), they are also still quite chewy, and I would not recommend them for anyone with dentures or loose fillings. On the other hand, I consider extra chewyness (in low carb foods) beneficial for children.

I find that these bars have a very pleasant and non-candy like taste (probably due to the collagen). I also find them satisfying. The only objectionable ingredient is the honey, and their FAQ, although it disclaims HFCS dilution, neglects to address what the hive is fed to replace the harvested honey. In any event, there’s less than 3 grams of sugars per bar.

Adapt Keto overview

This information is about the original Adapt Bars, now called Keto Bars. I have not yet tried any of the new Adapt Protein Bars, but they’ll be the next bars I order, and I’ll update this article at that time.

The original bars may be the only ketogenic bars easily available on the US market. They are small (20 grams), at 13 the weight of a Quest bar (and the main reason why I included the photo). Note that the carton quantity is an atypical 15 bars. They are also (and originally) available in South Africa.

Adapt suspends sales of this product during the summer, due to melting in transit. They tried cold packs in 2016, but that apparently didn’t solve the problem. Whether they will reformulate to address this, and what it all implies for any eventual storefront sales, is unknown to me.

There are four flavors available at the moment. So far as I’ve been able to discover, the bars are (in the US) only available from Westman’s Adapt Your Life web site (store page). I am only considering the standard bars here, and not the kid’s bars or the “Shots”. The FAQ page is here, but it doesn’t really address product formulation.

Adapt Keto Ingredients
Berry Chocolate Coconut Lemon
Cheesecake
Whey Protein Concentrate, Palm Kernel Oil (sustainably Farmed), Coconut Oil, Coconut (flakes), MCT Oil, Butter, Lecithin (Sunflower), Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Salt, Steviol Glycosides, Beet Colour Whey Protein Concentrate, Palm Kernel Oil (sustainably Farmed), Coconut Oil, Coconut (flakes), Cocoa Powder, MCT Oil, Butter, Lecithin (Sunflower), Artificial Flavors, Steviol Glycosides Whey Protein Concentrate, Palm Kernel Oil (sustainably Farmed), Coconut Oil, Coconut (flakes), MCT Oil, Butter, Lecithin (Sunflower), Artificial Flavors, Salt, Steviol Glycosides Whey Protein Concentrate, Palm Kernel Oil (sustainably Farmed), Coconut Oil, Coconut (flakes), MCT Oil, Butter, Lecithin (Sunflower), Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Salt, Steviol Glycosides

The only objectionable ingredient is the sunflower lecithin, an emulsifier and suspect microbiome antagonist. Note that there is only 1 gram of Fiber.

Due to the coconut content, all of the flavors taste at least a bit coconutty, so if you don’t like coconut, these aren’t for you. Also, due to the fats used, they have a low melting point, and will easily melt in your hand.

As regards the small size, although one might be tempted to conclude that they sized them to hit an under $2/bar price point, I think it more likely that they are sized to satisfy, which they do.

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Outstanding!

I tried the Adapt bar. Yuck. lol - it was like biting into a solid bar of lard. 

Bob, you rock. 

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