Kirkland / Costco Protein Bar Round-up – the Serious Keto Review

Kirkland / Costco Protein Bar Round-up – the Serious Keto Review


what’s going on guys it’s Steve and Connor
from SeriousKeto and today we’re gonna be reviewing the four protein bars sold
at Costco that was pretty extreme there’s a lot there’s a lot more intense
than my typical intro so yeah we’re gonna we’re gonna review the Kirkland
Signature brand protein bars but before we do that if you enjoy low-carb cooking
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so you’re notified whenever I release a new video so joining me today I’ve got
my son Connor probably the last time you and I did a
video together that was back on the daddy-daughter kitchen Channel and I
think we were doing like carbonated fruit and a whipping siphon yeah so
probably like over eight years ago yeah you’ve you’ve grown a little bit
just a little all right well you you you’ve been lifting I have been eating
some protein I do been eating some protein bars I probably
two a day okay so what is your criteria for protein bars well I wanted to have
at least 20 grams of protein you want it to be similar to if you just drinking
like a scoop protein powder and those usually have like 24 25 grams protein
and I want it either to be easy to eat or to taste really good if it’s really
easy to eat it can taste bad if it’s not so easy to eat then I want
it to taste good alright so we’re looking for well first off all of these
have at least 21 grams of protein so we’re good there the net carbs range
from three on the one that Connor says is his favorite to five on the cookies
and cream what do you wanna do first the chocolate chip or the the brownie oh we
can do the brownie first alright when I cut smaller chunks for me because I
don’t want to go and use up all of my net carbs in one video all right I can
tell you that this one is a little stiff to cut I think this one might be a
little bit chew I don’t find these enormous ly
chocolatey no no they’re not like some other protein bars that you get that are
basically like Hershey bars that’s not what this is this is some it is not
sweet no it’s not chocolaty and like a wookie steak it’s chewy no Star Wars
joke I mean you can tell it’s supposed to be chocolate but this is the sort of
thing that I think in order to eat an entire bar I would need a beverage you
know if I weren’t doing keto a big glass of milk to try and wash this down this
is a bit of a job workout – yeah it’s it’s okay on a scale of one to ten ten
is the the rainbow unicorn of protein bars I probably wouldn’t eat anything
less than about a six and to me this is right about at six yeah this is um I
just needed because it’s easy to eat if it tasted any worse probably wouldn’t
need it all right moving on to the one that you said your juice is the best bar
ever chocolate chip cookie dough three grams net carbs 21 grams of protein
I like the texture on this a lot more it’s easier to eat easier to swallow and
chew than the chocolate and it tastes really good yeah it still is his well I
was cutting through it I noticed it was still just as dense as the chocolate
brownie but texture wise it does sort of remind me a little bit of cookie dough
as well I like it I was just it’s one of the best protein bars out there I would
say okay all right you’re maybe being a little more generous than I would with
I would say it’s a solid 7 I’d say it’s probably a nine okay there you go
next we have the cookies and cream at 5:00 net grams of carbs and 22 grams of
protein you know I could tell even before I started opening this it’s like
a yeah this one sticks to the wrapper it’s like I’m trying to open up one of
those sort of bit of bit-o-honey set the name of that candy bar that you you want
to grab yeah it might have predated you that’s that was the type of candy that
if you’re my age you didn’t like getting at Halloween does you like take one
piece and you were just chewing it for the next hour and a half it seems on the
box like it’s gonna be a lot lighter in color and this is essentially the same
color as the the cookie dough one it may look the same as a chocolate chip cookie
dough it’s harder to chew and it tastes a lot worse yeah it’s a little harder to
chew but someone gave this to me and then tell me what the flavor was and
said what flavor do you think this is I think I would say shipping carton yeah
that’s pretty awful it’s it is my least favorite out of all four of these it’s
the hardest to get out of the wrapper and in my opinion its source tasting
nothing about this tastes like ice cream or Oreo and in addition as the most net
carbs if you’re into that thing so which I am so yeah I would I would
hate to waste a quarter of my daily net carbs on this it’s right around a 5 for
me this is one of those where you know if it’s bundled with some other protein
bars I would I would take it but I’d never buy this off the shelf yeah it’s
like a 4 out of 10 you know we still eat it because I mean it’s less than a
dollar for one of these protein bars which it’s kind of
bargain so for the price it’s okay I can tell you already just grabbing the
chocolate peanut butter chunk this is this is gonna be a soft one I’m excited
about this I can’t I already I love this this is a softest one by far it’s super
easy to chew through super easily you’re out of the wrapper super easy to cut so
on your sort of convenience and easy to eat scale this is tops yeah I this is
still chocolate chip cookie dough I think it’s just it’s so good the best I
would flip this out I would call this an eight what I call this I called that a
seven you know what I’m gonna try another bite of that you know another
bite of that the chip just for comparison sakes I because it tastes
like if you have a real chocolate chip cookie and you bite like they’re cookie
without the chocolate chip set that’s what it tastes like yeah you’re right it
is like getting a bite of chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t actually have a
chocolate chip in it it tastes more like the cookie dough than chocolate mmm
I got I’m gonna stand by my decision I reap this is a strong strong eight if I
could only have one of these four would be this one this one it’s the best all
right but unfortunately the two best ones each compared with one of the you
know not so good ones so regular price for these is you get you get the 2-pack
so a total of 20 bars for $17.99 that’s the regular price not sale priced so
less than a dollar a bar for protein bars which is pretty hard to beat even
for a crappy tasting bar it’s it’s a good deal I think we’ll probably
wind up agreeing on you know the the order of the last two but I would go
number one number two three four yeah one two three four all right well
there you go our review of Kirkland brand protein bars we had another video
coming up for a brand new protein bar just released I will send a sample pack
of these check out the link right up above for that and thanks for watching

41 thoughts on “Kirkland / Costco Protein Bar Round-up – the Serious Keto Review

  1. Net carbs are only for green vegetables.
    Count total carbs for processed food.
    So that one bar is probably already over your daily carb limit

  2. I think the chocolate brownie has a little dog food aftertaste..
    They're more tolerable if you microwave for 12 seconds first!
    I'm surprised you didn't include their cinnamon roll flavor. IMO that's the only tolerable flavor they make!
    Costco business center does sell the flavors separate!

  3. HAHAHA! CHEWY… Connor is a very handsome young man! Reminds me of my own son! Thanks for the info, guys!!!

  4. I've seen these but it they aren't a solid 8-9 I'll pass. I don't eat peanut butter so .. lol.. I'll go for quest hero bars that contain allulose . Or more expensive Ketofit bars..

  5. Nice review and I agree w/your son, choc chip!! You can buy the single flavors online from Costco at least in CA. I don’t like any of them except choc chip and I freeze them πŸ˜‚

  6. When you look at the Costco Cookies and Cream online the net carbs say 3, but when i received my package i ordered online which i received a month ago it was the 5 net carbs version.

  7. The fiber is those comes from tapioca starch. You cannot subtract that to get net carbs. It does affect insulin and blood sugar. I think quest is the only one using exclusively soluable corn fiber which can be subtracted.

  8. FYI if you take a hard one out of the wrapper and put it in a half a paper towel for 10 seconds in the microwave it changes the texture so awesome try it one time with your favorite bar

  9. I've heard they are similar to the Quest protein bars. I have not tried them myself though. I know people put Quest bars in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. I imagine it might help make the bad ones better. Though there may be no help with Shipping carton flavor haha

  10. My complaint is you never said the name of the last bar. Trust me I’ve watched it three times and you do not mention it. I do not have a Costco so I would need to order these and it would’ve been helpful if you mention the name of the fourth bar which ranked first for you and second for Conar.

  11. Have you tried Fairlife whole milk ? Six carbs per 8 oz and so good. Incredible shelf life in the frig. We had no idea it was lactose free when we bought it on a recommendation from a low carb group on Facebook; and were surprised to see that info on the bottle months and several bottles later.

  12. I finally picked up the pack chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie bars after seeing this video. I thought they are pretty good for protein bars. Most protein bars have an aftertaste and these don't. They are awful sticky and tough to peel out of the wrapper. Like most sticky foods, be careful in you have crowns. I think they would be a good afternoon snack or if you needed something quick while travelling.

  13. It's nice that you do taste tests and tell us what your particular palate finds favorable or not; but you should do a real important test on these: test your blood sugar right after eating each one. That is more useful pertaining to Keto. You'll find that these Costco bars spike your blood sugar a lot, thus raising your insulin significantly, because of the IMO ingredients. You should analyse the ingredients of these things, not just the taste. Otherwise, you're doing keto viewers a disservice. Same with your video, taste tasting sweeteners. If you would just look deeper, you'll find the Bocha Sweet also spikes your blood sugar, and is therefore terrible for Keto (although it does taste the best)

  14. If only they packaged the Chocolate Cookie Dough and Chocolate Peanut Butter together… I concur, the rest don't measure up.

  15. Hey Connor, you can get the bars online…all one flavor 2 boxes. It's a bit more than at the warehouse but you can have all one flavor. I agree with you Cookie Dough is my favorite

  16. Protein bars have no place in a Keto diet. Most people only need 3-6 ounces of protein daily on a Keto diet. Anything from a can of sardines to a small rib eye steak. Too much protein converts to carbs in the body. Want to be a fatty? Add protein bars to your diet. The exception may be if you are young and constantly in motion. Remember that movie Mean Girls when she sabotaged her friend's weight by giving Regina power bars? Don't let that be you. Totally processed crap and overrated. Many real food, healthier options.

  17. Thanks again for an awesome channel and review.

    I actually love the brownie chocolate ones. They remind me of a the Little Debbie brownies.

  18. Serious Keto ??? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Soluble Fiber ("dietary fiber from tapioca", the ingredient in Kirkland bars)
    breaks down into glucose in your body. Unlike insoluble fiber, which the body does not absorb nor breakdown into glucose.

    Kirkland bars are very similar to Smart Sweets. Both are essentially hiding sugar under the guise of "soluble fiber".
    STAY AWAY if you're attempting to keep glucose levels low.

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