Review Of Slim Secrets Mintabolism Boost Bar 40g (Box of 12)
Slim Secrets Mintabolism Boost, 40g bar
Reviewed on 26/07/2011
I compared 37 protein bars and drinks from brands available in Australia, like Slim Secrets, Musashi, Horleys, Aussie Bodies, Max's, PowerBar, and others.
My aim was to find products with high actual protein content, and then choose the cheapest online.
The cheapest products, by a long mile, were:
1. PowerMax bars, $12 box of 12, plus $5 shipping from supermarketdeals.com.au = $17
2. Slim Secrets bars, $22.7 box of 12, plus $9.90 shipping from aminoz.com.au = $32.60
I tried both of these products and compared the quality, taste, texture, and ingredients.
The Slim Secrets bar had a higher protein to carbohydrate ratio:
- Slim Secrets: 30.25g/100g protein, 26.5g/100g carbohydrates, ratio 0.020
- PowerMax: 26.67g/100g protein, 50.67g/100g carbohydrates, ratio 0.017
Also, the Slim Secrets bar had less kilojoules per 100g, with 1517 kJ/100g compared to the PowerMax's 1561 kJ/100g.
Overall, the Slim Secrets bar is a better protein bar in terms of ingredients, and it is also better for weight management because of the much lower kilojoules. PowerMax's bar is more of a health bar, with a range of vitamins and minerals.
The quality of both bars is comparable. I liked the texture and taste of the Slim Secrets bar better. PowerMax's bar looks, tastes, and chews like a chocolate bar, which I don't like so much.
In fact, I am happy to carry the Slim Secrets bar in a hydrapak while cycling, but the PowerMax bar gets cut into smaller pieces and stored in the freezer like chocolate.
Also, at 40g the Slim Secrets bar is a better weight management option. The PowerMax bar is 75g.
Price-wise, the PowerMax bar compares better at a price including shipping of almost 25% (per gram) of the Slim Secrets.
Conclusion: the PowerMax bar is basically cheap chocolate packed with vitamins and minerals, and it's heavy and dense. The Slim Secrets bar is a little more costly, but tastes much better, is more suitable for weight management, and is a better protein bar.