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Nothing wrong with sugar alcohols... Depending on which is used and the quantity, you "may" experience some gi issues (gas, bloating, etc)... But this is not an absolute certainty. Etherytol is an example of one with much lower instances of gi problems. But, regardless, it's more linked to the person's sensitivity and more so to the quantity.
The issue is sugar alcohols are not easily absorbed, so they make it all the way into the lower intestinal track, leading to the potential issues. However, this is also the benefit, because with sugar, it is so easily digested it causes insulin spikes and is also converted for use (digested) so the body "consumes" the high calories.
Additionally, some sugar alcohols, sick as xylatol, have further health benefits such as strengthining teeth (quite the opposite effect of sugar on your teeth).
Lots of good reasons to consider sugar alcohols... The key, just as with anything, is to know your limits, know your body, and don't overuse (moderation, good rule for everything).
Sorry to go on a rant, and if you're already aware of all this, further apologize... I just so often see knocks on sugar alcohols based on people's lack of understanding and/or misuse/overuse.
I am a fitness nut, and I have great success with many products containing sugar alcohols, and have had great success with feedback from people I've trained whom I've recommend it's proper and prudent use to.

and to the op, great find, thanks!
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Chocolate (not PB cup) shows at that price for me with S&S, or $14 for non-S&S.

Honestly, these have gone so far down hill since their issues with suppliers and paying people on time...I think I'll pass this time round. Just sort Amazon reviews by date and you'll see. I read one post that said they have gone back to original recipe - anyone validate this?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlJSIAA4rt/?hl=en

https://www.amazon.com/MusclePhar...geNumber=2

I'm yearning for the days of Quest for <$10 a box Frown
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Chocolate (not PB cup) shows at that price for me with S&S, or $14 for non-S&S.

Honestly, these have gone so far down hill since their issues with suppliers and paying people on time...I think I'll pass this time round. Just sort Amazon reviews by date and you'll see. I read one post that said they have gone back to original recipe - anyone validate this?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlJSIAA4rt/?hl=en

https://www.amazon.com/MusclePhar...geNumber=2

I'm yearning for the days of Quest for <$10 a box Frown
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I am seeing peanut butter cup for this price. Good deal

MusclePharm Combat Crunch Protein Bar, Multi-Layered Baked Bar, 20g Protein, Low Sugar, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, 12 Bars

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Chocolate (not PB cup) shows at that price for me with S&S, or $14 for non-S&S.

Honestly, these have gone so far down hill since their issues with suppliers and paying people on time...I think I'll pass this time round. Just sort Amazon reviews by date and you'll see. I read one post that said they have gone back to original recipe - anyone validate this?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlJSIAA4rt/?hl=en

https://www.amazon.com/MusclePhar...geNumber=2

I'm yearning for the days of Quest for <$10 a box Frown
I only just got into protein bars recently but I've been going for thinkthin protein bars, they have no sugar and taste pretty good despite that. Every once in a while they'll go on sale on Amazon for under $10 for a pack of 10.
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I only just got into protein bars recently but I've been going for thinkthin protein bars, they have no sugar and taste pretty good despite that..
No sugar because they're instead loaded with sugar alcohols

Their creamy PB for example is 20 grams for 1 bar.
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I am seeing peanut butter cup for this price. Good deal

MusclePharm Combat Crunch Protein Bar, Multi-Layered Baked Bar, 20g Protein, Low Sugar, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, 12 Bars

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Down to $11.90 if you can hit the15% S&S. Best price I've seen in a while. In for 3 boxes. PB cup is the best flavor too IMO
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In for two, thanks!
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No sugar because they're instead loaded with sugar alcohols

Their creamy PB for example is 20 grams for 1 bar.
Nothing wrong with sugar alcohols... Depending on which is used and the quantity, you "may" experience some gi issues (gas, bloating, etc)... But this is not an absolute certainty. Etherytol is an example of one with much lower instances of gi problems. But, regardless, it's more linked to the person's sensitivity and more so to the quantity.
The issue is sugar alcohols are not easily absorbed, so they make it all the way into the lower intestinal track, leading to the potential issues. However, this is also the benefit, because with sugar, it is so easily digested it causes insulin spikes and is also converted for use (digested) so the body "consumes" the high calories.
Additionally, some sugar alcohols, sick as xylatol, have further health benefits such as strengthining teeth (quite the opposite effect of sugar on your teeth).
Lots of good reasons to consider sugar alcohols... The key, just as with anything, is to know your limits, know your body, and don't overuse (moderation, good rule for everything).
Sorry to go on a rant, and if you're already aware of all this, further apologize... I just so often see knocks on sugar alcohols based on people's lack of understanding and/or misuse/overuse.
I am a fitness nut, and I have great success with many products containing sugar alcohols, and have had great success with feedback from people I've trained whom I've recommend it's proper and prudent use to.

and to the op, great find, thanks!
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Nothing wrong with sugar alcohols... Depending on which is used and the quantity, you "may" experience some gi issues (gas, bloating, etc)... But this is not an absolute certainty. Etherytol is an example of one with much lower instances of gi problems. But, regardless, it's more linked to the person's sensitivity and more so to the quantity.
The issue is sugar alcohols are not easily absorbed, so they make it all the way into the lower intestinal track, leading to the potential issues. However, this is also the benefit, because with sugar, it is so easily digested it causes insulin spikes and is also converted for use (digested) so the body "consumes" the high calories.
Additionally, some sugar alcohols, sick as xylatol, have further health benefits such as strengthining teeth (quite the opposite effect of sugar on your teeth).
Lots of good reasons to consider sugar alcohols... The key, just as with anything, is to know your limits, know your body, and don't overuse (moderation, good rule for everything).
Sorry to go on a rant, and if you're already aware of all this, further apologize... I just so often see knocks on sugar alcohols based on people's lack of understanding and/or misuse/overuse.
I am a fitness nut, and I have great success with many products containing sugar alcohols, and have had great success with feedback from people I've trained whom I've recommend it's proper and prudent use to.

and to the op, great find, thanks!
All very great points, the one piece of information you may have left out for people on various diets: You normally want the pure sweetener, rather than having fillers such as maltodextrin, dextrose, or polydextrose which can cause spikes in blood sugars. Fillers can also add unnecessary carbs to your sweeteners, so it's best to stay away. So for example the stevia found in powdered form should have Dextrose, if you're trying to cut carbs you should be aware of this and try to stick to liquid sugar substitutes as often as possible!

All of that being said, the net carbs on these is too high for me (~16g) but I've had them before, and the flavor is up there with my favorite protein bars. Peace
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Nothing wrong with sugar alcohols... Depending on which is used and the quantity, you "may" experience some gi issues (gas, bloating, etc)... But this is not an absolute certainty. Etherytol is an example of one with much lower instances of gi problems. But, regardless, it's more linked to the person's sensitivity and more so to the quantity.
The issue is sugar alcohols are not easily absorbed, so they make it all the way into the lower intestinal track, leading to the potential issues. However, this is also the benefit, because with sugar, it is so easily digested it causes insulin spikes and is also converted for use (digested) so the body "consumes" the high calories.
Additionally, some sugar alcohols, sick as xylatol, have further health benefits such as strengthining teeth (quite the opposite effect of sugar on your teeth).
Lots of good reasons to consider sugar alcohols... The key, just as with anything, is to know your limits, know your body, and don't overuse (moderation, good rule for everything).
Sorry to go on a rant, and if you're already aware of all this, further apologize... I just so often see knocks on sugar alcohols based on people's lack of understanding and/or misuse/overuse.
I am a fitness nut, and I have great success with many products containing sugar alcohols, and have had great success with feedback from people I've trained whom I've recommend it's proper and prudent use to.

and to the op, great find, thanks!
Thanks for the great info! That explains why I've been having for rank protein farts!
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All very great points, the one piece of information you may have left out for people on various diets: You normally want the pure sweetener, rather than having fillers such as maltodextrin, dextrose, or polydextrose which can cause spikes in blood sugars. Fillers can also add unnecessary carbs to your sweeteners, so it's best to stay away. So for example the stevia found in powdered form should have Dextrose, if you're trying to cut carbs you should be aware of this and try to stick to liquid sugar substitutes as often as possible!

All of that being said, the net carbs on these is too high for me (~16g) but I've had them before, and the flavor is up there with my favorite protein bars. Peace
Great point. We generally just stick with foods low in sugar, and aside from protein bars and drinks only make "real" foods from scratch. But, when we do use it we use etherytol (grain form, no additives). I don't care for stevia... For me it's one of the most brutal on the gi. Although not as bad as old school creatine powder used to be...ughh. There's a brand of sodas we get that is stevia based, but I just limit it to 1-2 a week as a treat (ok, sometimes more). But I do eat a big helping if Halo Top ice cream every night 😁. But yes, I was speaking more about sugar vs sugar alcohols in general... But you make a very good point, thanks for filling in the blanks I left, good stuff!
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In for 3. Thanks op
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They're not just loaded with sugar or sugar alcohols, they're loaded with THREE kinds of sweeteners!

Sugar and sugar alcohols, plus Sucralose ("Splenda") artificial sweetener giving it most of the sweetness.
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Looks like a gamble with less bars, melted bars or shitty rejects? Pass
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