MRE Bar vs. B.A.R.: What's the Difference?

MRE Bar vs. B.A.R.: What's the Difference?

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, taking a break for a meal can be a challenging task. This is especially true in the fitness and bodybuilding world where the need for foods containing the essential macronutrients is one of the main prerequisites for success. While the emergence of the dietary supplements revolutionized the sport of bodybuilding, the importance of the nutrition bars has been somewhat undermined. Despite this fact, these tasty products can have a significant impact in your fitness journey.

With hundreds of these nutritional bars on the shelf, the ultimate question becomes which ones are the most effective? This article will provide an insight into two unique new nutritional bars offered by Redcon1.

B.A.R. – Breakfast at the Ready™
According to some reports, there are more than 31 million Americans who skip breakfast in the morning. Many gym goers that do their workout in the mornings have a limited time to eat an early meal, that is where Redcon1’s B.A.R comes into the picture.

Our new breakfast bar is the perfect option for a convenient early morning snack. B.A.R. is a great replacement for your favorite cereal and milk, with the added benefit of providing 20 grams of protein from whey isolate and whey concentrate. This gluten-free cereal bar is the ideal choice for a quick on-the-go breakfast or a tasty guilt-free snack. Additionally, B.A.R. contains 0 trans fat and only 10g of cholesterol. The combination of 4g of fiber and 30g of calcium make Redcon1's B.A.R. an ideal breakfast replacement or snack.

Nevertheless, a proper protein bar goes beyond having a high amount of essential nutrients. Taste is very important and currently B.A.R. is available in three delicious flavors, Rainbow Breakfast, Crunchy Cinnamon Bits and Fruity Cereal.


Redcon1's original meal replacement bar, MRE Bar, combines amazing taste with great nutritional benefits. The ultimate question is how is this protein bar is different from the hundreds of other protein bars in the market? Many of the protein bars on the market today provide 20 grams of protein per bar, but do so at the expense of containing high amounts of sugars and/or sugar alcohols.The MRE bar is different. With 6g of sugar, 29g of carbohydrates, 20g of protein, and 9g of fats, this macronutrient balanced bar is the perfect option to fuel your training sessions.  

The MRE bar contains 260 total calories and is the perfect on the go, or pre-workout meal that's loaded with macronutrients. Made from whole food, the MRE Bar is the perfect performance bar that is easy to digest and won't make you overly full.

The Difference 
While both bars can offer a broad spectrum of benefits and amazing taste, the main question is what's the difference between Redcon1's two delicious bars? While both bars contain 20g of protein, they can be used at different times of the day depending on your goals. For example, B.A.R. is a perfect early morning snack option for the early birds in the gym or those who tend to skip breakfast. B.A.R. contains 190 calories, which replicates a light morning meal that won't slow you down. B.A.R. is a tasty and convenient way to get more protein before starting your day, which can help optimize your ability to exercise in the morning.

On the other hand, the MRE Bar contains a higher macronutrient content and is more suitable as a midday snack or meal replacement. MRE Bar provides 260 total calories per bar making it a perfect midday snack sized meal to help fuel the rest of your day. Comprised of whole food sources, the MRE Bar is easy to digest, allowing you the ability to more quickly digest the protein.

Many people, especially those looking to build muscle, tend to have a large meal for lunch. Redcon1's MRE Bar is the perfect choice for an afternoon meal. Additionally, the ingredients and nutrients found in the MRE Bar make it a great pre or post-workout meal to fuel performance at the gym or before bed snack. that it can be used as a post-workout snack or before bed snack.

All in all, these two protein bars can be a great addition to your nutritional plan. They are a tasty and convenient way to fuel your body with a high amount of protein that is needed to support muscle maintenance and growth.

Chris Hazen | @thechrishazen |


MRE Bar - Blueberry Cobbler
BAR - Crunchy Cinnamon Bits