Premier Protein Shakes and Bars (Review and Giveaway)

I feel like I’m always on the go – even in summer. I make some time for myself by heading to the gym, but once I finish my workout, I’m off again – no time to stop at home and refuel and recharge. When I remember, I try to put some high protein snacks in my car so that my body can rebuild some of the muscle I worked and my mind can get back on track. I haven’t found a favorite though, so my motivation to keep them on hand isn’t where it needs to be. Premier Protein recently sent me some of their shakes and bars to try out, and I think I’ve found my solution.

Premier Protein Shakes and Bars

The protein bars easily fit in the console of my car and didn’t melt even in this horrid heat we’ve had lately in Chicago. My personal favorite was the double chocolate flavor. It wasn’t chalky like many other protein bars can be, and it didn’t leave a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. I enjoyed eating it, and the chocolate flavor really shone through. The bars contain 30 grams of protein and only 10 grams of sugar, making it a winner in my book. I was pleased to note that they weren’t filled with sodium, either, which is my pet peeve with many processed foods.

While these aren’t the “100 calorie” snack bars Premier Protein Energy Barsyou see everywhere, that isn’t their purpose. I am not eating these as a casual snack; for me this is refueling after a workout, so the 280 calories in the double chocolate crunch is perfectly acceptable to me, as are the 290 in the chocolate peanut butter and the yogurt peanut crunch. These would also be a great replacement for that breakfast I too often forget to eat as I’m hustling everyone out the door in the morning – again.

I am not a huge peanut butter fan, but my husband adored the chocolate peanut butter flavor and confiscated both the bars I was sent. I haven’t seen them since! The yogurt peanut crunch had less of a peanut butter flavor, though it was missing the chunks of peanuts I was expecting based on the name. This one seemed more of a dessert than the others, possibly because of the yogurt coating on the outside of the bar.

Premier Protein Energy ShakesPremier Protein also makes shakes in vanilla and chocolate flavors. They come in two sizes, an 8.25 ounce portion with 18 grams of protein, and an 11 ounce portion with 30 grams of protein. Both of these are lower in calories than the snack bars – 100 for the smaller size and 160 for the larger – while still containing a significant amount of protein. I enjoyed the flavors of these, but they definitely need to be drunk cold. They are not designed to be drunk at room temperature, so this is one where I have to refuel at home – or in winter.

I love having another choice for protein that actually tastes good, something that for a long time was a challenge. Even better, both the Premier Protein bars and the shakes can be purchased at Sams Clubs nationwide. The shakes can also be purchased at Costco, and the bars are also available at Wal-Mart.

Enter to win a Prize Pack of Premier Protein Shakes and Bars.

Five (5) winners will each win this generous prize pack:

  • 6 Premier Protein bars: 2 bars in each flavor (Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Crunch and Yogurt Peanut Butter Crunch)
  • 4 Premier Protein shakes: 2 shakes in each flavor (chocolate and vanilla)

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In the interest of full disclosure, I received sample products from Premier Protein for review purposes. I was also compensated for writing this post, but all opinions remain my own.

Comments

  1. donnaJean baker says

    when i work out i usually come home and drink a lot of water and I do eat the protein bars not a fan of energy bars. I do find more energy with the shakes though!

  2. says

    When I was taking an exercise class I would always have chocolate milk right after, the instructor said it had a perfect balance of protein and carbs or somethings that your body needs after exercise.

  3. says

    I sometimes eat an Herbalife bar because they are only 170 calories and have a decent amount of protein. Sometimes I don’t have anything and I know that’s bad.

  4. Ray says

    Yogurt and protein smoothies are great protein boosters after my long workouts in the gym. Thanks as I’d love to try these!

  5. Georgiana says

    Hummus, string cheese, Greek yogurt are all healthy sources of protein that keep me going and energized

  6. Di says

    I love premier nutrition protein bars. My husband and I eat them daily. I would love to try the shakes but have never seen them in stores locally.

  7. Jordan D says

    I usually rehydrate with lots of water, then have a big salad with lots of lean protein, or a greek yogurt parfait.

  8. Linda Stewart says

    With recent Gastric Bypass Surgery, protein is huge so I eat/drink a lot of protein shakes and bars. I actually found Premier Protein back in the late winter when I was really struggling with a protein shake that I could manage to drink and keep down. Everything I was trying just didn’t seem to sit well in my gastric pouch. A chilled Premier Protein Shake was the answer to my protein nausea. I found I could drink the chocolate, while it was very cold, and it was just like drinking a cold YooHoo drink. Thanks to Premier Protein I’m finally back in the business of drinking my protein shakes in the mornings and after working out.

  9. Shari says

    I always need a boost of protein throughout the day, so I’ll either have a slice of cheese or a small handful of almonds.

  10. Michelle H. says

    After workout, I like to drink a lowfat chocolate shake or eat something with protein such as a protein bar or a taco.

  11. Carol W says

    I usually like a nice tall cold glass of milk after I work out. I have never tried the shakes but would love to.

  12. Holly C. says

    I usually have some almonds if on the go. If I go right home I mix OJ and soya milk for a quick refuel

  13. says

    Lately I have been munching on dried fruit like prunes and figs I like nimble bar and use those to for after a workout or when I need energy

  14. Cindy Merrill says

    After a hard workout ( been blueberry picking all weekend): I cool off and refuel with a chocolate ensure or Glucerna shake- very good, vitamin fortified.

  15. Bonnie says

    Gastric Bypass Surgery patient and We need all the protein we can get into us… I am always on the lookout out for that one bar or drink that meets my protein needs and tastes good…

  16. susan smoaks says

    after a workout I have an apple or banana with pb2 (powdered peanut butter, only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons of it)

  17. Virginia Rowell says

    I work outside so I always have plenty of water and keep a baggie full of any kind of snack bars to keep me energized throughout the day.

  18. Faith Stauersboll says

    Recently started working out again because I am doing a pageant for the first time. I’ve dropped ten pounds in the past five weeks from exercise and dieting! I love protein but as a college student it’s tough to afford all the time. I’d love to try these out!

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