Costco Simply Protein Bars Review


Protein bars are a convenient snack and can even work as a meal replacement when you’re on the go. Costco carries a few different kinds of protein bars, and it can be hard to figure out which brand is right for you. The Simply Protein bars are gluten-free, plant-based, and have 12 grams of protein per bar. Could this be the perfect protein bar for you?

Location in Store

These bars are located in the snack section near the front of the store right by all the other protein bars. The item number is 2240923.


There are three flavors of bars in the box, dark chocolate almond, peanut butter chocolate and lemon coconut. I tried all three bars and I can’t say I love any of them. I do like the texture of the protein bars! The Simpy Protein bars are crunchy and remind me kind of a rice crispy bar and other protein bars have a thick, chewy, gummy, smooth consistency.

Peanut butter chocolate is has a bland peanut butter chocolate flavor, the taste of peanut butter is more noticeable than the chocolate. Dark chocolate almond is my least favorite, I find it has almond a medicinal or chemical flavor and doesn’t really taste like chocolate to me. Actually, I noticed it tastes a bit like coffee but coffee isn’t listed in the ingredients.

The thing I dislike most about these protein bars is how chalky they taste! The chalkiness lingers in my mouth long after taking a bite.


There are a lot of other convenient ways to get a decent amount of protein that are healthier. The protein is from soy which is something to be aware of because some people have soy allergies or try to limit soy in their diet. The Simply Protein bars contain soy and almonds. They may contain peanuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts and sesame.


The 600 gram box that contains 15 protein bars costs $18.99 Canadian. After trying the bars I definitely don’t think the cost is worth it.


Each bar is individually wrapped and there are five of each kind in the box. The best before date on the box is about 11 months from when I purchased the bars.

Protein bars are a convenient snack or even a meal replacement for some people! When I’m at work I like to each a quarter or half a bar as a snack.

Nutrition Facts

The dark chocolate almond bar contains 160 calories, seven grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein and 180 milligrams of sodium.

Lemon coconut contains 150 calories, five grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein and 170 milligrams of sodium.

Peanut butter chocolate contains 170 calories, eight grams of fat, two grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein and 150 milligrams of sodium.


Walk on by.

These don’t taste good and aren’t exactly loaded with protein and healthy ingredients. If you’re looking for a decent protein bar from Costco, try the RX Bars. They’re my favorite and I buy them and eat them all the time.

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