Labrada "Rockin' Roll" High Protein Nut Roll Bars

Labrada “Rockin’ Roll” High Protein Nut Roll Bars

Rockin’ Roll bars are made by Labrada Nutrition: a company well-known to the bodybuilding world. The company was founded by Lee Labrada, who holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB “Mr. Universe.” The bars are part of the “Lean Body” line of meal replacements and functional food products aimed at the fitness market. Other bars in the line include the Lean Body Cookie Bars, Lean Body Original, Lean Body Gold, and Lean Body Granola Bars.

Manufacturer’s Description: The Rockin’ Roll™ is a phenomenal protein bar that tastes like a decadent treat. It has a smooth creamy nougat that is dipped in buttery caramel and then it’s smothered with real peanuts. If you’re a fan of nuts, you’ll go nuts over this bar and it’s really good for you! High in protein (21g) and essential fats, the Rockin’ Roll™ bar also provides 6 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of sugar and 0 grams of trans fats.

Product Label:

Serving Size 1 Bar (70g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
Calories From Fat 150
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 350mg
Potassium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 25mg
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugar 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%

Ingredients: Dry Roasted Peanuts, LeanPro® Nut Roll Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Sodium Caseinate), Maltitol, Gelatin, Polydextrose, Glycerine, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Gum Arabic, Lecithin, Butter, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Sucralose, Potassium Sorbate

Comments: My husband originally put a Rockin’ Roll Bar in my Xmas stocking, so my sample was a freebie…but the single bars available from Netrition.com run $2.29 each, which is a decent price for a good quality bar.

And the Rockin’ Roll bars are pretty good quality…it’s one of the few protein bars I’ve come across that actually uses a whole food – peanuts – as the primary ingredient. Other pluses to the product are the fact that they’re low in sugar (2g), relatively high in fiber (6g), have a solid protein blend and aren’t icky-sweet. They’re crunchy and have a good texture (not overly chewy, like many bars with sugar alcohols are).

While not specifically a meal replacement product, the Rockin’ Roll bar still works on that level…I ate one with a piece of fruit as a mid-morning snack, and found it to be pretty filling. I wasn’t the least bit hungry until the afternoon, after completing a heavy bench workout. It was a good workout too: I had plenty of energy to see me through the session.

If you’re a peanut fan, the Rockin Roll bars are worth a try. I could think of worse ways to “spend” ~300 calories. 😉

Taste:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Quality:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Efficacy:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Value:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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