Food & Nutrition

Lidl Protein bars (Our honest review)

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Published by Finn Hayden

We're big fans of protein bars and often use them as a great way to get our amino acids in straight after a good workout. However, the worst thing about protein bars is that they're often really expensive, and for some reason, they're often pricey even compared to protein drinks.

Luckily, some excellent lower-cost options have appeared on the market - we've raved previously about the Aldi protein bars, and we weren't surprised to see that the supermarket chain Lidl has also released a range of protein bars. As soon as we saw them we decided to try them, and they quickly landed in our list of the best protein bars you can buy in the UK. We'll be giving our honest thoughts about this product in this review. Let's get into it:

What are the nutritional stats of the Lidl protein bars?

A protein bar wouldn't be much good if it didn't contain much protein (or if it contained a load of rubbish). Luckily, the Lidl protein bars are surprisingly solid on the nutritional side of things. We had the Cookies & Cream flavour bar, which contained 22.5g of protein. This is approximately 1.5g of protein more than both the Aldi protein bars and most of the Grenade 'Carb Killa' bar range, the most popular protein bar brand in the UK. An impressive start from the German supermarket!

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When we started to dig into the other nutritional stats of the Lidl protein bar, this is where we expected things to unravel. We double and triple-checked what we found, but we were astonished to find that the Lidl 45g bars contain 0.8g of sugar. This is less than a third of what the Birthday Cake Aldi protein bar contains and less than the amount of sugar found in the Grenade Carb Kill protein bars, amazing!

What do the Lidl protein bars taste like?

All of this nutritional awesomeness would be totally worthless if the bars tasted awful. Well, spoiler alert - they don't. In fact, we thought they tasted pretty good.

We've only tried 1 of the flavours available from Lidl - Cookies & Cream, which was the only flavour we could find in the shop (and seems to be the most popular flavour).

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It didn't taste delicious by any means, but it did have a clear cookies & cream taste and reminded us of Oreos a little bit (high praised indeed).

How much do Lidl protein bars costs?

Ok ok, so these must be really expensive right? Sorry to disappoint you Lidl haters, but these bars were cheaper than both Aldi and Grenade. We bought a 3 pack for £2.79, which works out to 93p each. Aldi protein bars will cost you £1.29 each, and you won't find a Grenade bar for cheaper than £2 anywhere. We continue to be impressed with these protein bars from Lidl!

You must have at least one criticism?

Similar to the Aldi protein bars, the texture of these Lidl protein bars was a little chewy. We tried to break a piece off for a friend to try and it was quite tough. But to be honest, they're no more chewy than the bars from Aldi.

But honestly, aside from that, it is hard to find anything wrong with these protein bars from Lidl.

You must have at least one criticism?

Similar to the Aldi protein bars, the texture of these Lidl protein bars was a little chewy. We tried to break a piece off for a friend to try and it was quite tough. But to be honest, they're no more chewy than the bars from Aldi.

But honestly, aside from that, it is hard to find anything wrong with these protein bars from Lidl.

Final thoughts

When we tried the protein bars from Aldi we thought we'd reached peak protein bar, but then Lidl came along and showed them how it's done. We're impressed and will be buying these every week from now on. You can't buy these online, but if you head to the coffee/tea aisle in your local Lidl that's where you'll find the protein bars.

But what do you think? Have you tried the Lidl protein bars? Let us know your thoughts below! As we mentioned in our introduction, check out our review of the protein bars from Aldi for a good comparison.

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

4 Comments

  • Stefan

    Hello I was buying this product for long time but from around 3 months Lidl Wood green decide to not this product on the store I am really disappointed about the management I ask the staff nobody cand ever answer what is the issue a own lild product to missing from the store

  • reppac

    the chocolate brownie flavour rocks. I find most fake sugars disgusting, so a lot of low carb high protein snacks are pretty grim, but these taste great and also have small slightly crunchy bits to add texture. I buy a few packs a week, keep a few some in the car and some in the kitchen. Love ’em.

  • Ken

    I’ve tried all the flavours and they’re banging! Agree they’re a little chewy but I’m liking the texture. They ran out at my local store and been to Sainbsburys and Aldi but really have nothing that comes close to the Lidl versions in terms of bang for your buck on the taste / protein / calories / price fronts.

  • Trevor Smith

    As a diabetic I am always on the look out for snacks that can meet my needs and control blood sugar levels. Like the reviewer I was amazed at how low the sugar levels in these bars are. I also like the taste and price. Tried the cookies and cream ones , and yoghurt& vanilla. Slightly prefer former but not much in it. All in all very impressed!

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