PhD Smart Bar


After being on a ketogenic diet for long enough, especially if you’re pairing it with fitness and exercise, you’ll realise how hard it can be to actually find a tasty, filling, truly low-carb sports bar / meal replacement. So often these things are loaded with sugar through gimmicks like the phrase “No Added Sugar”. The ones that are truly low carb are frequently tasteless and have the consistency of breeze block.

For those reasons, you can imagine what a treat the new iteration of PhD’s new Smart bar range is. They’re chewy and delicious and have enough calories to sustain you for the afternoon.  The PhD bars don’t have that acrid aftertaste that so many polyol / sugar alcohol bars leave you with, which was a great surprise. They come in four different flavours:

  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Choc Peanut Butter
  • Caramel Crunch

and each is pretty good despite the fact that the Brownie, Peanut Butter, and Caramel Crunch were all sorta the same tasting.


The macros are as follows (for the Choc Peanut Butter as an example):

  • Calories: 239 Kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbs / Net Carbs: 24g / 0.6 g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Sweeteners used: Sorbitol; Malitol

You can buy them online at the PhD Shop (and save 20% apparently, if you’re registering for the first time).

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