Are CarbRite Diet Bars Keto Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over five years and logged over 250 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in CarbRite Diet bars.

Similar to Atkins products, these Doctor's CarbRite Diet "Sugar free bars for carb conscious dieters." are marketed to low carb dieters specifically. However like Atkins products, they wouldn't be the first to miss the mark either. In this post, I'll evaluate CarbRite Diet bars, give them keto friendly grades, and see how they stack up against other low carb treats!

 
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Savage Fuel Keto Friendly Grades:

  • A: Completely compatible, positive or no impact on ketosis.
  • B: Highly compatible, but don't go too crazy.
  • C: Moderately compatible, be mindful and limit intelligently.
  • D: Barely compatible, detrimental to ketosis and not recommended.
  • F: Not compatible, overdo it just a little and kiss your ketosis goodbye.

Keto Friendly Grading Factors:

  • Net Carbs per Serving: How many carbs are in this thing?
  • Net Carbs per 100 calories: Since serving sizes often vary significantly, a net carb per 100 calorie ratio is a more consistent measure of keto-friendliness than net carbs per serving. Lower ratios are also an indicator of higher fat content because fat has more calories per gram than protein and carbohydrates.
  • Sugar: Sugars have a higher glycemic index and larger negative impact on ketosis than other carbohydrates.
  • Hidden Carbs: Hidden carbohydrates are based on the caloric values and glycemic indexes of ingredients sometimes classified as fibers or sugar alcohols.
  • Easy to Overeat: Some foods are easy to over-eat and require extra willpower to limit overeating which is an important factor to consider.
  • Nutritional Density: Foods that are relatively high in net carbs per 100 calories but are high in nutrition per calorie can still be worth eating like broccoli and cauliflower.
  RULE of thumb for net carbs per 100 calorie ratio:  0-1 great, 1-2 ok, 2-3 caution, 3+ red alert

RULE of thumb for net carbs per 100 calorie ratio:
0-1 great, 1-2 ok, 2-3 caution, 3+ red alert

CarbRite Diet Bars Keto Friendly Grades:

Overall factors: These CarbRite Diet bars use large amounts of Maltitol which is a sugar alcohol with a glycemic index of 36. (more than half the GI of table sugar) I'm counting 50% of the Maltitol in these treats as net carbs for simplicity, which is low-balling since it's closer to about 67%. Each of these bars has ~20g of Maltitol, which is reflected in the net carb counts and grades below. They're also low in nutritional density and easy to overeat.

  • Toasted Coconut: F-
    12.5g Net carbs per 200 calorie 57g bar
    6.3g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red+++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Frosted Cinnamon Bun: F-
    12g Net carbs per 195 calorie 57g bar
    6.2g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red+++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Chocolate Mint Cookie: F-
    12g Net carbs per 190 calorie 57g bar
    6.3g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red+++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Chocolate Banana Nut: F-
    10.5g Net carbs per 190 calorie 57g bar
    5.5g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red++)
    0g Sugar
  • S'mores: F-
    10.5g Net carbs per 190 calorie 57g bar
    5.5g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Cookie Dough: F-
    11.5g Net carbs per 195 calorie 57g bar
    5.9g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Chocolate Caramel Nut: F-
    10g Net carbs per 190 calorie 57g bar
    5.3g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Blueberry Cheesecake: F-
    12g Net carbs per 195 calorie 57g bar
    6.2g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red+++)
    0g Sugar
  • Lemon Meringue: F-
    10.5g Net carbs per 195 calorie 57g bar
    5.4g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: F-
    11.5g Net carbs per 190 calorie 57g bar
    6g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red+++)
    0g Sugar
     
  • Chocolate Brownie: F-
    12g Net carbs per 190 calorie 57g bar
    6.3g Net carbs per 100 calories (Red+++)
    0g Sugar

CarbRite Diet Bars Keto Friendly Conclusion:

 
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CarbRite Diet bars may be marketed towards us low carb dieters, but the heavy use of Maltitol in these bars is deceptive and makes these bars terrible for any low carb or keto diet. Too many companies are disguising blood-sugar elevating Maltitol, which is technically a sugar alcohol, so those who don't know better subtract it. Don't support these companies and their terrible products.

Let's compare these CarbRite Diet bars to some real keto friendly sweet treats:

 

CarbRite Diet Bars vs F-Bombs, ChocoPerfection, Nui Cookies, and Keto Bars

 

Well what do you know? When comparing CarbRite Diet bars to the best keto-friendly treats out there by net carbs per 100 calories, which is the most consistent indicator of keto friendliness, there is no contest. So in conclusion I recommend going with more keto friendly sweet treats like ChocoPerfectionNui cookiesKeto Bars, and F-Bomb pouches. My personal favorite is ChocoPerfection, it gets an A- keto friendly grade and an A+ in taste from me.

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They have a lot of great flavors too, dark and dark mint are my favorites and Raspberry is the only flavor I don’t like. The dark mint with a handful of macadamia nuts tastes just like thin mint cookies. You get the classic mint chocolate flavor with the salty and crunchy macadamia nuts, it’s my favorite ultra low carb dessert.

If you’re interested in trying some I’d recommend getting the variety pack and a pack of the dark chocolate so you can try all their flavors and still have more of the dark which you’re going to like anyways. They have free shipping in the United States too which is sweet.

I also highly recommend Nui cookies, Keto Bars, and F-Bomb pouches, they're all ultra keto friendly and delicious. For more expertly curated and guaranteed keto friendly products check out the Keto Shop!

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