Hello Nutree Life Protein Bars! How do you taste? What nutrition do you offer? Are you good value for money? Lets eat you and find out!
Nutree Life is a family-owned business based in Preston. They self-promote as offering products with high quality, all-natural ingredients and which are 100% plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free and soya-free. Nutree Life also sell superfood enriched snack bars, bags of small protein bites, protein powders and a range of spicy burger mixes. All vegan & all prepared in their own facility.
Nutree Life Protein Bars
Nutree Life have a range of six Protein Bar flavours divided into “fruity” and “chocolate”. All the bars deliver a minimum of 20 grams protein per 100g grams & are gluten free and vegan. This satisfies the criteria I apply to taste test and evaluate for inclusion within the Best Gluten Free & Vegan Protein Bars and Gluten Free Vegan Protein Bars Nutritional Comparison.
I taste test and analyse all the bars so you do not have to!
Nutree Life Ingredients & Nutrition
Nutreelife Protein Bars are declared gluten free, vegan & soy free. They have Peanuts as their only allergen & remarkably have no “May Contain” warning for anything else including other nuts. Almost all other bars carry May Contain warnings.
Primary ingredients are plant based protein blend of pea, rice, pumpkin seed powder & pea protein crispies. Seeing a blend of plant proteins together rather than just one is nice & preferable to help work in a variety of amino acids.
Sweetness comes thanks to dates, carob and chicory root. Dates & chicory root , often under the name of inulin, are very common. Carob is the stand out special ingredient within these bars. That & the flame raisins found within the Strawberry Bar alone. Flame raisins! The ingredient list is overall short & not *too* sweet.
Protein is 22 grams per 66 gram bar and averages at 33 grams per 100 grams. This places Nutree Life right at the top of the protein bar tree.
Sugar is low to moderate at 8-9 grams per bar. Very few bars offer lower sugars without using artificial sweeteners.
Nutree Life Cost & Value
Prices are compared per 100 grams to enable a like for like between different bar sizes. At £1.90 per 100g without any special offers applied Nutree Life are the best value Protein Bar. Only 9 Bars cost less but they have significantly lower protein & more sugar. Protein costs far more than sugar. Some others including Eat Natural, Trek & Pulsin’ sometimes cost the same or less but only whilst on special offer.
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Nutreelife Protein Bar Taste Test!
Solid, chunky, chewy. Less moist, sticky or oily than most bars. Initially the bars may seem a bit on the dry side but give them a chance and the flavours do come through. Sweetness is modest and those flavours are done well. The relative dryness does not prevent them from being edible & enjoyable. Pace yourself!
Nutree Life earn credit by offering a variety box including pairs of each of their six flavours. This is relatively rare among Protein Bar makers. The good deals on multipacks often limit you to a dozen or more of a single variety. Buy it to taste-test, find your favourite, or simply enjoy variety without needing to buy many more boxes.
Dares to be different! Lemon is a gentle hint rather than a strong hit & is well complemented by modest sweetness. Overall profile is still sweet rather than sour & makes for an agreeable, pleasant bar with refreshingly different flavour. I am a sucker for citrus & creativity so five stars.
Ooh, strawberry. Tricky one. It is very, very difficult & costly to replicate strawberry flavour outside of an actual strawberry. Do these bars do it? Not exactly. But the aroma & flavour they do have is close enough to be rather nice anyway. This is also the single, lone, look at me I am a special strawberry flavoured gluten free vegan protein bar on the market. So it is definitely the best!
Call to mind Sticky Toffee Pudding. Super moist sponge coated in sticky toffee sauce. Warmed up & served with cold vanilla ice cream. Is there a more northern english dessert? Does this bar deserve the name? The aroma is rather promising & it does have a vaguely toffee like flavour. Considering the high protein & relatively low sugars not bad at all! Name approved.
Whether due to childhood memories of Chocolate Oranges or more recent liking of Pulsin’ Chocolate Orange bars I approached this one with some caution. Could it convince me? There is plenty of orangey aroma & the flavour, like many of their bars, is simply well done. Not overstated or understated. Just right.
Both BodyMe & Pulsin’ both have a Chocolate Mint bar too. How does this one compare? No shortage of bright mintiness. A little less rich chocolate-y-ness. The main difference is a crumblier texture relative to the moist fudginess of the Pulsin’ Bars. Choose this one over Pulsin’ for a less sticky & somewhat more natural tasting bar.
My least loved of the Nutree Life range. It is nice but compared to the fruity bars offers less of interest. Up against decadently chocolatey bars with fudgey textures or choc chips it is less of a treat. Not bad, just not interesting enough to recommend highly.
Nutree Life Protein Bars vs The Rest!
- Biggest bars on the market at a whopping 66 grams & 22 grams protein per bar
- Excellent bang per buck value for the protein count & bar size
- Firm & crumbly texture leaning toward dryness but easy enough to eat
- Three unique flavours not found within other gluten free vegan protein bars
I buy all the bars I taste test, no freebies, so when I say I like something I really do. Nutree Life bars offer great value & reassuringly simple ingredients. If 20 plus grams of protein within a solid, filling, tasty bar declared both gluten-free and vegan appeals you do not need to look further.
See all my ‘best of the best’ choices within the Best Gluten Free & Vegan Protein Bars monster meta-review.
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Do you know of a Gluten Free and Vegan Bar I have not tried? The horror! Name it and I will fill in that gap in the universe stat! Ooh, caveat that they must also not contain oats. Oats and I have agreed not to see each other. I am a special type of coeliac that cannot tolerate even the ‘good guy’ gluten-free oats.