The supplement industry is rife with innovation. Manufacturers know that consumers respond to new, exciting products that offer an advantage over the existing products on the market. Although we have seen products like amino chews, and everyone is familiar with protein bars, Funnbar, from BPI Labs, is the first individually wrapped protein candy, and is almost a hybrid of the two. Let's see how it stacks up.
BPI Sports Funnbar Highlights
*A new and fun way to eat protein
*Great taste and texture
*Individually wrapped pieces for snacking or sharing
BPI Sports Funnbar Ingredients & Dosage
Each Funnbar contains ten individually wrapped candy chews. Each package of ten sweets provides 15g of protein. Funnbar combines whey concentrate and isolate with milk concentrate and isolate. Sugar is kept to a minimum, but like Quest bar, Funnbar contains a significant amount of dietary fibre.
BPI Sports Funnbar Pros & Effectiveness
The high protein quality of Funnbar stands out when compared to a lot of other bars on the market. While many stick to a single protein source, commonly whey concentrate, or adulterate dairy protein with cheaper vegetable proteins like soy, Funnbar is made up of a pure dairy blend with a wide spectrum of activity. Whey isolate digests quickly to give the body an immediate protein hit, whey concentrate is longer acting, and casein rich milk protein promotes satiety and keeps the body supplied with amino acids over many hours.
Because Funnbar is low carb, low in fat and high in protein, it is a versatile product which can be used by people trying to lose weight as well as those who are trying to make lean muscle gains. The high fibre content promotes satiety, which is helpful for appetite control in people trying to lose weight, and helps maintain digestive health, which is an important concern, particularly for those on high protein diets.
Funnbar looks and tastes like candy, and the individually wrapped chews make Funnbar an easy and delicious way to top up your protein on the go.
BPI Sports Funnbar Cons
Although this is a unique and innovative product, people buy protein bars for the protein, and Funnbar sits at the low end of the market with only 15g of protein per 48g serve.
BPI has done something new with this product, which is fantastic, but how necessary this was is debatable. Funnbar will be great news for anyone who likes to eat their protein bars in tiny increments, and an equally wonderful solution for generous germophobes who find themselves badgered by requests for a bite of their post training snack. That said, Funnbar is a healthy and convenient snack choice for someone prone to sweet cravings.
BPI Sports Funnbar Taste & Texture
BPI Sports has done a really great job turning protein into candy. While it is not exactly the same as a chewy toffee, Funnbar is delicious and the satisfyingly hard texture is a far cry from that of a sticky protein bar. The orange cream, tropical berry and caramel chocolate flavours are all well received. You won't go wrong with any of these, but our pick is the super fruity berry.
BPI Sports Funnbar Verdict
Funnbar is an interesting product that has been executed very well. Between the high quality protein and the delicious taste, BPI has created not just a top notch product, but they have almost created a new category. Whether or not it will pull people away from their protein bars is a big question. The popularity of this product is something we will be watching with great interest, and we applaud BPI for trying something new.