Sunwarrior Sol Good Protein Bar Review: A Doughy Delight

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sunwarrior sol bar

Where to buy: Amazon

I first heard of Sunwarrior when I was searching for a good vegan protein powder, and when I came across these bars, I had to try them.

When I review vegan protein bars, I grade them in 3 ways:

  • Protein content
  • Taste
  • Cost

This short review will break down if it’s worth buying Sol Good bars or not for you.

Protein Content and Calories of a Sol Good Bar

While it varies a little based on flavor, each bar has roughly:

  • 230 calories
  • 17 grams of protein
  • 26 grams of carbohydrates (although 17 are fiber)
  • 3 grams of sugar

That means just about 30% of calories come from protein.

That’s a decent percentage, not bad, but not amazing. The best bars have about 40% protein.

One thing that might matter to you is that these bars are certified organic.

The protein mainly comes from the “Sunwarrior Protein Blend”, which is a mix of brown rice, pea, and quinoa protein. It’s good to have a blend to make a more balanced amino acid profile.

Do Sol Good Bars Taste Good?

I bought a few flavors of these bars and put them to the test.

Obviously my taste may differ from yours, but you can get an idea of what to expect.

Here’s what the full bar looks like:sol bar inside whole

Cracking it open lets us get a better look at the texture:

sol bar inside split

 

It’s a consistent doughy texture throughout the whole bar.

The main things I noticed when I ate them were:

  • There was a good amount of chewiness.
  • It’s fairly chalky (not terribly so, but you really feel after a few bites) and a bit dry.
  • The flavor is fairly good, but there’s something a bit off.

I thought the cinnamon flavor was much better than the salted caramel.

For each bar, I rate the taste out of 10.

I gave the cinnamon a 7, which is a bit better than average for vegan protein bars.

But the salted caramel would only be a 5 or 6. It’s pretty easy to eat, but not particularly enjoyable (for me at least).

How Expensive Are Sol Good Bars?

If you buy them at their regular price, you’ll pay about $2.5 per bar (if you buy them in a box of 12.

Based on a simple formula I use to compare the cost per 10 grams of protein against each other, that works out to a rating of 8/10 (where higher is better).

That’s actually a bit better than average if you compare it to other vegan protein bars (they’re quite expensive in general).

How Do Sunwarrior Sol Good Bars Compare Against Alternatives?

If you add up the scores out of 10 for the 3 categories, you get an overall score of 22/30.

That’s a decent score, a bit above average, but there are a fair number of vegan protein bars that I think are better.

It’s an all around decent bar, but doesn’t stand out in any particular category.

If you get a good deal on them, or it’s the only one you can easily get, it’s not a bad option. The bars are easily edible, just don’t expect them to taste like candy.

About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.

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