Beginning in January 2021 new federal regulations regarding labeling of certain fibers or additives that used to be considered fibers which are no longer considered fibers were enacted. Meaning that this is likely the last of the 2020 batches of old labeling. So, if you are diabetic or eat ketogenic, you may want to compare these boxes with nutritional information that is now on the shelves to make sure that they are the same net number of carbs vs what the new packages are. Costco just took a huge hit on their Kirkland protein bars, which used to be anywhere from 3 to 4 net carbs and are now 10 for that exact reason. It has pretty much killed using those bars for a ketogenic diet.
EDITING TO ADD: yep, it’s the tapioca starch / tapioca fiber/ oligosaccharides that are no longer considered an actual fiber that can be deleted from the net carb count. Please be cautious if you actually follow a ketogenic diet or are diabetic, these are not as low-carb as they claim to be.
@atravis6 damn… I’ve been eating two of those kirkland bars a day . No wonder if felt like I’ve stalled out lol. Thankfully I’ve already lost any 95lbs and now just trying to get that last 10-15 and maintain so not as much of a deal for me.
Of the various protein bars I’ve tried I do like the kirkland ones best so far though.
@atravis6 wow, how did I not hear about this? You are quite correct. My Kirkland bar that I just ate was labeled 3G net carbs. The new box I bought this year says 10G net carbs for the same bar. Darn cheaters!
@scilynt Same here. I’ve been keto for years, helped me lose 100# in a year and maintain it since. Those brownie and chocolate chip bars are my jam, I used it have one or more a day. Haven’t touched my new boxes yet. Quest all the way now.
@atravis6@Lynnerizer thank you . Yeah it’s been really great so far and I’m determined to keep the healthier lifestyle. It wasn’t always easy but honestly the magic of keto/ketosis almost made it feel like cheating lol.
@atravis6 congrats! Have you had any issues with loose skin at all? I believe intermittent fasting has helped me in that area but I still have some loose belly skin I hope to “absorb” lol.
And YES! My daily routine lately has been to eat one of the chocolate chip cookie dough (which are still decent) so I could then reward myself with, and savor, the chocolate brownie . But if these are actually 10 net carbs I might have to just skip to the chocolate brownie from now on lol.
@scilynt yes to the loose skin, I used to be able to intermittently fast but due to my current work schedule it’s really not possible. I consider myself a partially deflated balloon. I wear armbinders so I can comfortably wear t-shirts and I wear high-waisted yoga pants to stop jiggling
So far, from what I’ve read so far, it looks like maybe I should Not have purchased these bars of what I chose, the Peanut-Butter bars , which I bought because I was hoping they would taste like Reese’s PB cups.
@ScotD Strange that they didn’t call out gluten-free on the Purple Diabetic bars too – the ingredients are nearly identical. Primary difference I see is Peanut Butter in the Diabetic vs Sunflower Seed Butter in the Keto