Welcome to our review of the Aldi Hike Protein Bar!
We review the biggest and best known products from some of the best health, diet and sports nutrition brands on the market. Which may leave you puzzled why we’re reviewing an Aldi product!
I regularly shop in Aldi and always seem to grab a handful of Hike protein bars at the checkout as a healthy tasty snack, and it turns out many of you do the same.
The Aldi Hike Protein bar is one of the best value for money protein bars around so we thought it would be a good idea to share our experience.
Aldi Hike Bar Features
Let’s take a look at the product facts:
- 10.5g Protein
- 4.1g Fibre
- 2.9g Fat
- 28g Carbohydrates
- 17.5g of which sugars
- Price £0.49 yes 49p!!
- Chocolate, Peanut, Berry, Banana Flavours
- Gluten free
What Is The Aldi Hike Protein Bar?
The Aldi Hike Protein Bar is a protein or snack bar sold in Aldi, by ‘The Foodie Market’.
The first thing we noticed is there is only 10.5g of protein which is far less than most other protein bars as most protein bars contain around 20g of protein!
So this is clearly not the type of protein bar you would use after a big gym session or as your main source of protein.
It’s more of a healthy snack bar, aimed at the healthy lifestyle consumer. This type of bar is increasing in popularity and is a healthy, convenient way of preventing hunger and getting a decent source of protein.
Secondly, the carb content is pretty high considering this is a 55g bar almost half of it contains carbs, of which 17.5g sugars.
There are many benefits of carbohydrates; they provide energy for your body to function effectively.
However if this energy goes unused it can contribute to weight gain, so you need to be aware of this carb content and ensure you don’t snack meaninglessly on these bars.
So as we have mentioned, this isn’t designed to be a post workout recovery bar or a meal replacement. It is supposed to be a low cost healthy snack.
The Aldi Hike Protein bar should really be used a healthy snack, as an alternative to eating other cereal bars which have a higher fat and sugar content.
The Hike bar only has 0.8g of fat which is good but you need to watch out for the high carb and sugar content.
A big selling point of the Hike protein bar is that it’s gluten free!
Many people suffer from celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine preventing nutrients being absorbed into the bloodstream and gluten is a major cause of this.
So whether you have celiac disease or you have a mild intolerance to gluten, you can rest assured that the Hike bar is a safe and nutritious snack.
Flavours and Texture
The Hike bar comes in 4 impressive flavours, chocolate, banana, peanut and berry.
At Christmas they even produced a Christmas pudding flavour bar which surprisingly tasted amazing!
What makes the Aldi Hike protein bar so impressive is the taste and texture.
It might not be able to compete with some of the other big brands who are investing heavily in R & D to make the perfect flavours, but there is not much to dislike. For less than 50p a bar we are not complaining!
The bar is reasonably light, chewy and soft.
Despite it being 55g with only 10g of protein it is surprisingly filling and does a pretty good job as a snack to tie you over for a few hours.
Nutritional Content & Ingredients
Each Aldi Hike Protein bar includes:
Dried Date Pieces (33%) Fruit Juice Concentrates (15%) Raising (12%) Gluten Free Wholegrain Oat Flakes (8%) Cashew Nuts (8%)
May contain peanuts, other nuts, sesame and milk.
Aldi Hike Protein Bar Verdict
The Aldi Hike Protein bar is probably the best value for money healthy snacks out there.
As far as protein bars go, it isn’t in the same category or league as many of the ‘real’ protein bars but is a great alternative to other snacks or cereal bars.
It has good protein content to help fill you up with low fat content.
There are a variety of flavours to suit different tastes and you really can’t argue with the price at 49p.
So as a healthy snack, they’re definitely worth grabbing a handful next time you’re at the Aldi checkout!