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Grenade Carb Killa

I’m a fan of the highly popular Grenade Carb Killa bars. However, I have a confession to make:

I ordered these protein bars, not realising they are not suitable for vegetarians. And yes, you’ve guessed it. I’m a vegetarian, or at least, I was!

In fact, I didn’t realise this until I had eaten half a box of them! So, what did I do when I realised they were not suitable for vegetarians? Made myself sick? Threw them away? Fell to my knees, pounding the floor with my fists while looking up at the sky and crying “why, God, why?!”

No. I did none of those things. I ate them. Yes, there, I said it. I ate the rest of the box. I don’t really need to go on with this review, really, as this should say it all.

I’ve been vegetarian all my life – that’s 35 years. People said it would be bacon, or I’d cave in when I saw a “real steak”. It was none of these things. It was these demon bars, that tasted so bloody good that I had to eat more.

I have another confession to make:

I’ve just placed another order!

What are Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bars?

We know you’re looking for cheap protein bars which taste, well, not cheap. We also know that these beauties will sort you out real good!

Aside from being the devil’s food, Carb Killa Protein Bars are a protein-packed, low-carb snack from the masters of sports nutrition – Grenade. These highly-charged treats will blow your socks off with explosive flavour, dynamite texture, and minefield of flavours. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

In a world where low-carb diets reign supreme, finding sweet, satisfying and authentic tasting snacks can prove tricky. Don’t get us wrong – there are some great tasting protein chocolate bars on the market (mmmmmm, markets!), but a compromise must be made between carb content and taste. But not anymore… Grenade appears to have detonated the theory that taste should be compromised when producing low-carb protein bars, and the shrapnel of evidence is their Carb Killa range. Boom!

Carb Killa bars are produced using an “advanced baking process”, which creates a softer and crunchier protein snack. This also allows these low-carb, high protein treats to pack a massive 6.7 grams of dietary fibre per bar.

And if you have any doubt as to the quality of these tasty treats, you will be glad to know that they are Informed-Sport approved and credited.

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Where to Buy Carb Killa Protein Bars

Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions people ask is “where can I buy Carb Killa bars?”

Well, actually, just about everywhere does them now. Even Sainsbury’s.

However, if you are buying online, you will find lots of places selling them. They all have different deals on and it can be hard to keep track of who has the best price. That’s why Fitness Savvy was created. Simply hit the “back to top” button in the bottom right of the page to go compare prices.

Included in our price comparison tables, you will find retailers and distributors such as:

  • Amazon
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Argos
  • Muscle Food
  • Discount Supplements
  • Bodybuilding Warehouse
  • Bodybuilding.com
  • And many more

Grenade Carb Killa benefits & Key Stats:

  • 23 grams of protein per bar (depending on flavour)
  • 214 calories
  • Low sugar
  • Triple-layered protein bar

It is important to understand that these bars are NOT SUITABLE for vegetarians! This is because they contain hydrolysed beef gelatin. Interestingly, hydrolysed beef protein has shown to help increase strength for the bench press, so certainly something worth considering. Carb Killa bars are also NOT GLUTEN FREE!

However, the fantastic Carb Killa spread is both gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.

Carb Killa Video Reviews

Although we do have lots more info to share in this review, we thought we’d give you a little break from reading so you can watch some independent YouTube reviews which we thought you might find helpful:

Low Impact Carbs

The thing which makes Carb Killa bars so special (according to Grenade) is the volume of low-impact carbs.

Low-impact carbs are still carbohydrates, however, they do not raise blood sugar in the way standard carbs do. This means they are allowed on low-carb and ketogenic diets.

Grenade advertises Carb Killa bars as containing just 1.5 grams of “impact carbs”. However, depending on which flavour you choose, you will be taking in anywhere between 13.5 and 16.9 grams of actual carbohydrates.

Flavours Available

With most products, it is easy to pick your favourite flavour. In most cases, even when a company gets it right with some flavours, others are poor or suit a limited selection of people with an acquired taste. But Carb Killa, as you have probably guessed, is different. These protein bars come in a number of flavours (11, to be precise), and they all taste great – seriously, they do! At the time of writing, they are available in these flavours:

  • Banana Armour
  • Fudge Brownie
  • White Chocolate Cookie
  • White Chocolate Mocha
  • Caramel Chaos
  • Chocolate Crunch
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Jaffa Quake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Dark Chocolate Mint
  • Peanut Nutter

When to Eat Carb Killa Bars

All day, every day. Only joking.

The important thing to note is that they should form part of a balanced diet. If you’re looking to lose weight, you are likely following a calorie-controlled diet. While calories are restricted, eating two 200+ calorie protein snack is still going to make up a sizeable chunk of your daily calories (for example, if you’re looking to consume 1,500 calories per day, more than 25% of your daily allowance will have been taken).

As per Grenade’s own recommendations, stick to two bars per day, maximum. They understand this is hard, but they also note that they should form part of a balanced diet, not to be used as a substitute.

Carb Killa Online Reviews

We’ve taken the time to look at what people are saying over at Amazon and Bodybuilding.com. We’ve also included a handy little link at the bottom of each section for you to head on over and check out the reviews for yourself!

However, we understand that might still not be enough. So, for those of you who want to know literally everything about Carb Killa protein bars, we’ve embedded some YouTube reviews as well.

Amazon Reviews

At the time of writing, Carb Killa protein bars currently have over 1,300 ratings, an average review score of 4.6 out of 5, with 89% of reviewers giving them four or five stars.

Here is a selection of reviews for you to check out:

I have tried quite a few different kinds of protein bars and so far Grenade Carb Killa protein bars are the best. Fist time I bought them in a local Holland and Barrett to try different flavours and decide which ones I like the most. They all are good

Most of the positive reviews praise the bars’ fantastic taste:

At this point i dont know if I am eating it because of the protein content or taste

That said, other reviews suggest they are a little too sweet:

The bars are a bit too sweet – sweeter than Quest Bars.

Bodybuilding.com Reviews

Over at Bodybuilding.com, many users have rated each flavour out of 10. Very useful to get an understanding of which ones people find tastier.

Chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite 9/10 White chocolate 8/10 Chocolate crunch 7/10 Carmel crunch, Carmel chaos, chocolate cream 7/10 Peanut Nutter has a weird taste 5/10

As usual, most of the reviews comment on the taste:

These are probably one of the most expensive protein bars on the market but thats for good reason, they taste the best by a mile. Does not even taste like a regular protein bar AT ALL.

As you would expect, some people just don’t like them:

I’m a bit disappointed in these. They get so many great reviews and hype recently but they simply dont taste that great. The texture is ok on the outside but the chew nugget is a bit on the dry side. The peanut butter flavor is a bit bland also.

Carb Killa Safety & Possible Side Effects

Carb Killa protein bars are manufactured using polyols. Polyols are calorie-reduced carbs, which contain around half the calories of sugar. Excessive consumption of polyols might cause gas or laxative effects in some people. For this reason, it is advised not to eat more than two of these protein bars per day.

The factory which makes Carb Killa bars makes other products, too. This means that they might contain small traces of sesame seeds, egg, and nuts. If you are allergic to any of these, you should check with the retailer before ordering. Product recipes, factories, and packaging change on a regular basis, so while this statement might be true at the time of writing, this might change.

PROS:
  • Fantastic taste
  • Contains fast and slow-release proteins
  • Informed Sport approved
  • Lots of flavours to choose from
  • High protein
  • Low carbs
  • Non-GMO
  • High in fibre
  • Only 214 calories per bar
  • Great value

CONS:
  • Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans
  • Not gluten free
  • Highly addictive! Be aware!

Final Words

At Fitness Savvy, we look to make sure all the info on our website is up to date and accurate. However, packaging, item sizes and nutritional information might vary from supplier to supplier, so please make sure you check the retailer’s website to check nutritional info, flavours etc. Also, you should always read the labels of packaging. Otherwise, like me, you might end up eating half a box of something you shouldn’t be eating!

If you like these bars (and I am yet to meet anyone who doesn’t), you might also like the Grenade Carb Killa Shake – the protein shake version, of course. And, if that wasn’t enough, you can also get the super-tasty Carb Killa spread, too!

Specification: Grenade Carb Killa – 12 x 60g Bars

Flavour

Banana, Caramel, Chocolate Crunch, Chocolate Mint, Cookies and Cream, Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter, White Chocolate, White Chocolate Mocha

Brand

Grenade

Servings

12

Size

12 x 60g

Dietary

Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Fat Per Serving

7.9g

Calories Per Serving

214

Protein Per Serving

23g

Carbs Per Serving

13.5g

Macro Ratio (Protein, Carbs, Fat)

42/25/33

Nutrition

Ingredients

Caramel Chaos: MILK Protein (MILK Chocolate with (Sweetener: Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (SOY Lecithin), Flavours) 18.3% Gelatine Hydrolysate, Bulking Agent (Polydextrose), Humectant (Glycerol), SOY Crisps (SOY Protein, Tapioca Strarch, Salt) SOY Crisp (SOY Protein, Fat reduced Cocoa, Tapioca Starch) Cocoa Butter, SOY Oil, Skimmed MILK Powder, Palm Fat, Sweeteners (Xylitol, Sucralose), Flavours, Fat Reduced Cocao, Salt, Emulsifier (SOY Lecithin)

Cookies & Cream: MILK protein, MILK chocolate (Sweetener Maltitol;, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (SOY lecithin), Flavours) 18.3%, Bulking Agent (Polydextrose), Gelatine Hydrolysate, Humectant (Glycerol), SOY Crisp (SOY Protein, Low Fat Cocoa, Tapioca Starch), SOY Crisps (SOY Protein, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Cocoa Butter, SOY Oil, Palm Fat, Xylitol, Skimmed MILK Powder, Low Fat Cocoa, Cream Powder (Contains MILK), Salt, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavours (Contains MILK), Sweetener (Sucralose)

Fudge Brownie: Protein, MILK chocolate with sweetener (18%) (sweetener: maltitol; cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, emulsifier: SOY lecithin; flavourings), bulking agent: polydextrose; gelatine hydrolysate, humectant: glycerol; SOY crisps (SOY protein, tapioca starch, salt), cocoa butter, SOY protein, SOY oil, fat reduced cocoa powder, palm fat, sweeteners: xylitol, sucralose; skimmed MILK powder, salt, tapioca starch, flavourings, emulsifier (SOY lecithin).

Chocolate Crunch: MILK Protein (Calcium Caseinate (MILK), MILK Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (MILK)), MILK Chocolate With Sweetener (20%) (Sweetener: Maltitol; Cocoa Butter, Whole MILK Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin; Flavourings), Bulking Agent: Polydextrose, Gelatine Hydrolysate, Humectant: Glycerol; Soy Protein, Cocoa Butter, Soy Oil, Palm Fat, Sweeteners: Xylitol, Sucralose; Skimmed MILK Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa, Peanuts, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Caramel Pieces (Sugar, Glucose, Syrup, Sweetened Condensed MILK, Salted Butter), Flavourings, Emulsifer: Soy Lecithin.

White Chocolate Mocha: White Chocolate With Sweetener (23%) (Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Whole ,Milk Powder, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Vanilla), Milk Protein (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (Milk)), Gelatine Hydrolysate, Bulking Agent: Polydextrose; Humectant: Glycerol; Soy Protein, Soy Oil, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sweetener: Xylitol, Sucralose; Coffee, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Flavours, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin.

Banana Armour: Milk Protein (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (Milk)), Milk Chocolate With Sweetener 20% (Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin; Flavours), Bulking Agent: Polydextrose; Gelatine Hydrolysate, Humectant: Glycerol; Soy Protein, Cocoa Butter, Soy Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sweetener: Xylitol, Sucralose; Low Fat Cocoa, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Flavours, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin; Sunflower Oil, Colouring Agent: Bèta Carotene.

Peanut Nutter: Milk Chocolate With Sweetener (20%) (Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavourings), Milk Protein (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (Milk)), Gelatine Hydrolysate, Bulking Agent: Polydextrose; Humectant: Glycerol; Peanuts (8.8%), Soy Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sweeteners: Xylitol, Sucralose; Flavourings, Salt, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin

Jaffa Quake: Milk Chocolate with Sweetener 25% (Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin, Flavours), Milk Protein (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (Milk)), Bulking Agent: Polydextrose, Gelatine Hydrolysate, Humectant: Glycerol, Soy Protein, Soy Oil, Low Fat Cocoa, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sweetener: Xylitol, Sucralose, Tapioca Starch, Flavourings, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Emulsifier: Citric Acid Ester, Colours: Beta Carotene.

Cookie Dough: Milk Chocolate With Sweetener (20%) (Sweetener: Maltitol; Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin; Flavourings), Milk Protein (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate (Milk)). Gelatine Hydrolysate, Bulking Agent: Polydextrose; Humectant: Glycerol; Chocolate Chips With Sweetener (6,7%) (Cocoa Mass, Sweetener: Maltitol; Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin; Low Fat Cocoa, Vanilla), Soy Oil, Cocoa Nibs, Peanuts (1,7%), Skimmed Milk Powder, Sweetener: Xylitol, Sucralose; Flavourings, Salt, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin.

Allergy Advice For allergens see ingredients in bold

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