Food & Nutrition

Are FULFIL Protein bars healthy? We take a look at these popular protein bars

Published by Finn Hayden

We've previously published a guide about how healthy Grenade bars are, which is probably the most popular brand of protein bars in the UK.

But closely following the Grenade bars in popularity are FULFIL protein bars. Part of the reason for this is that we've noticed the FULFIL protein bars are often included in meal deals, such as in the Boots meal deal.

We wanted to publish a guide about FULFIL protein bars to see how healthy they are and if they're actually good for you, let's get into it:

What type of FULFIL bars did we look at?

There are a few different varieties of FULFIL protein bars out there, but we've tried to refer to the most popular varieties of this protein bar within this guide. We're big fans of the Chocolate Hazelnut Whip variety, but there a few other varieties which are really popular too that we've included in this guide.
Fulfil protein bars

What are FULFIL bars made of?

Just like with the Grenade protein bars, almost all of the FULFIL protein bars are made using bovine gelatin and collagen, meaning they're not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

What are the nutritional statistics of FULFIL protein bars?

The main reason that most people buy a FULFIL bar is for the protein content, and the FULFIL protein bars really deliver on that front. Each 55g FULFIL bar contains 20g of protein, which is about the same as the very popular Grenade bars we previously wrote about.

But whereas the Grenade protein bars vary quite a bit in terms of protein content, we really like that all of the FULFIL bars contain exactly 20g of protein. This is really useful who want to be very specific about their protein intake.

The FULFIL website makes a big deal about how long in sugar these protein bars are, and they definitely are low in sugar - each 55g Chocolate Hazelnut Whip protein bar contains 1.9g of sugar, which is definitely low. But it's not as low as the Grenade protein bars, which contain just 1.6g of sugar per 60g bar. It might not seem like a huge difference but the 0.3g of sugar can really add up if you're eating one of these protein bars every day.

Luckily though, there are some FULFIL protein bars which are really low in sugar - for example, the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel protein bar from the range contains just 0.9g of sugar, which is very low. And just like with the sugar content, the FULFIL protein bars vary a lot in calorie content depending on what flavour of bar you choose, but we'd still say that all of the bars are low in calories. For example, the 55g Chocolate Hazelnut Whip protein bar contains 214 calories, whereas the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel bar contains just 207 calories.

Every protein bar in the FULFIL range contains fewer calories than the Grenade protein bars - for example, the Lemon Cheesecake protein bar from Grenade contains 227 calories.

The FULFIL protein bars also vary quite a bit in terms of how much fat they contain, but overall they have about the same amount of fat as the Grenade protein bars. For example, it's interesting to see that the White Chocolate & Cookie Dough FULFIL bars contain 7.6g of fat, which is exactly the same amount of fat as you'll find in the Grenade White Chocolate Cookie Protein Bar.

As well as the protein in each bar, you also get 9 vitamins, including Vitamin B6, B12, and E. Each 55g bar contains 30% of your RDA of each vitamin, which is a great added bonus.

So, can we describe FULFIL protein bars as healthy?

Overall, we'd say that FULFIL protein bars are one of the healthiest protein bars you can buy - as well as containing 20g of protein per bar, they're also very low in sugar and fat, plus each bar contains 9 added vitamins.
The only thing to watch out for is that certain varieties of these protein bars contain quite a bit more calories and sugar compared to other varieties, with the Chocolate Hazelnut Whip bar being particularly high in fat.

We hope this guide has helped you to decide how healthy FULFIL protein bars are. Let us know what you think of our guide and what you think of these protein bars! If you want to read something similar, check out our guide to the best protein bars you can buy.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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