Kellogg’s Special K Protein Meal Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter, 6-Count Bars (Pack of 6) is a lightly toasted, lightly sweetened rice cereal bar, high in flavor. These delicious Chocolate Peanut Snack Bars have 4 grams of protein and are packed with real peanuts, creamy toffee, chewy nougat and crispy rice and is deliciously wrapped in a chocolaty coating. Certified Frustration-Free Packaging Amazon.com has certified this product’s packaging is Frustration-Free. A Frustration-Free Package is easy-to-open and comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic “clamshell” casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. It is exactly the same as a traditionally packaged product–we’ve just streamlined the packaging to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife and will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging during shipping. Products with Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without the need for an additional shipping box. Learn more.
When I ordered this item I was sent the Special K Protein Meal Bars, rather than Snack bars. I reported this to Amazon, and they told me that they would ship the correct item. However, the new package again contained only Meal Bars. The description/title of this item must be incorrect. Do not order this item if you are looking for the Snack Bars.
The first shipment was just as ordered. This last shipment was not the same….the bars went from 1.59 ounce to 0.9 ounce. The bar says chocolate peanut – not chocolate peanut butter. The picture looks the same on the packages. I am very disappointed in this shipment. We opened all the boxes before we realized the difference, so we couldn’t send them back.
TaniaGlen Flora, TX
Great product! These snack bars total only 110 calories and keep you full till your next meal. The first time I tried these, I found it difficult to believe I wasn’t eating candy. If you’re trying to lose weight or if you just want a healthier alternative to your daily candy fix, this is the item for you.
These were a good value when they cost $30 for six 6-packs (36 bars total) when I bought them on July 3, 2011. That came to $25.50 at subscribe and save prices. Now that they’ve raised the price, and it’s not a good value. Walmart will sell you 6 6-packs (36 bars total) at for $27.40 and ship it to your home for free.
$6.75 a box? Try harder? Local grocery store has them for $5.99 NON sale price (I’ve gotten them for as low as $4.49 “on sale”). You have other bars that beat that price, for some reason your peanut butter bars are through the roof. Epic fail Amazon. Usually you are my savior…i just don’t understand…
To everyone else, check your grocery store before buying. Don’t get me wrong, I love amazon (spend almost thousands a year on amazon) but this is a bad deal. Even our highest priced grocery stores have them cheaper.
Also to Kellogs, These things are already overpriced. I like the bars, but they aren’t the ‘best’ for you (they have real sugar vs sugar alcohol for instance.) They have a great taste, and i’ve bought a few hundred dollars worth in my lifetime (used to order 12 boxes a month until the prices jumped up on amazon.) My advice to you is to get them below $5/box. You’ll earn me as a loyal customer if you do. Thanks to the price increases i’ve been forced to purchase other brands, and you’ve lost around $700 retail (this year) or so as a result. Might not seem like much, but get a few people doing that, and it becomes an issue…
Is this the Snack Bar or the Meal Bar. Reviews are saying Snack. Picture shows Snack. But description says Meal. Im looking for the meal bars.. they are awesome.. I love them. And this is a deal, but I need the meal bars.. not snack. Can anyone help?
JasonLake Havasu City, AZ
I love these bars! If you are on WW, they are only 2 points. They are much largers than the WW 2pt. bars and very filling. You could treat them as a snack or meal replacement. My local grocery is no longer carrying these bars as a result, I made my purchase through Amazon at a great price. I was paying a dollar or more for individual bars. The chocolate peanut is fabulous. Can easily curb your craving for a Snickers! I was also pleased with how fresh they were.
I bought these bars because I never eat breakfast. I hate eggs, don’t like most cereals, etc. I know breakfast is important so I decided to try these. They taste okay, leave a gritty aftertaste. With these particular ones I can taste the chocolate but it’s lacking in the peanut butter taste. I will definitely keep eating them though because they do work. I had one for breakfast two days in a row and did not find myself feeling hungry until it was lunch time. On the third day I decided to try a bowl of cereal (Cheerios to be exact) because it was convenient. An hour after I ate the cereal I felt as if I was starving. Thank goodness I had an apple with me because I devoured it but was still hungry! Obviously the cereal did not satisfy me the way the bars did. I will keep eating them and am curious about trying the protein shakes.
I love these bars. It is hard to believe that they are good for you. Having chocolate and peanut butter. How much better can life be?
A great treat for between meal snacks. The protein makes it filling, and the flavor cures the craving. The only think keeping it from being a 5 star treat is the fact that it advertises itself as a meal replacement. Not quite filling enough for me.
When we came across this product, we were looking for a quick and easy way for my teenage runner to get her protein while on the go. She had told us she was feeling tired but didnt’ understand why as she was eating her carbs. When we sat down and looked at her diet, there was little to no protein. These protein bars do the trick. She can put them in her purse or backpack and off she goes. They don’t take long to eat and taste good. My son also takes them with him if he is going to have after school practice.
I purchased these to enjoy for breakfast or lunch on days when I’m really in a rush. So far, they’ve definitely filled that spot. I’ve found that if I eat one for breakfast, I am hungry by lunchtime, but not overly so. If I eat one for lunch at around 1pm, I am generally very hungry after 5pm.
They are a good size, not overly chocolaty, and the peanut butter isn’t overpowering at all, it’s almost subtle. The bsr doesn’t stick to your mouth, it’s easy to eat, and it has a nice texture, not too hard. Plus the slight crunchiness from the rice parts kind of reminds me a bit of a candy bar.
Seriously, these bars are like eating candy – these really are the best of the available flavors! I normally eat one of these each morning and they keep me full until lunch.
WanitaSeven Valleys, PA
I prefer these Special K bars over candy bars, because being almost 50 I have to closely monitor my weight. Obesity is a serious health problem in this country, besides being unsightly, it is unhealthy for all parts of the body, and I need healthful snacks like these to keep my hunger cravings at bay. I know cynics say they are no better for you than candy bars, but what do they know? One candy bar has almost 55% of one day’s(!) portion of fat, whereas the special K bars are substantially less, because they cynics are not working at the Special K factory. I think they are overpriced, however, I will not pay $1.00 for them, but when they go on sale for $4.00 then I will get a box of six. I find they taste great and they are not too hard, and I will absolutely not buy any snack bar that doesn’t have a little ‘give’ when I press down with my thumb. I don’t want to eat any snack bar that is harder than my teeth, and the Special K bars are a nice filler between meals. Any flavor is good.
DelcieKing And Queen Court Hous, VA
These bars are very good. I eat one for breakfast every morning. I have tried all the slim fast bars and most of the special k bars and this is the only one that doesn’t have a yucky aftertaste.
KathyCross Village, MI
Keeping in mind that a meal bar is supposed to be a “meal”, I find these perfect for my busy mornings. I can eat one for breakfast, take the kids to school and hit the gym. I can usually go up to 4 hours before feeling hungry again. These bars are very tasty and chewy and I don’t find any aftertaste to them. As with any food, when eaten sensibly and as directed, these can be a great assist in efforts to satisfy appetites and cravings.
These bars are very tasty (as are the chocolate and strawberry!). They’re larger than a regular granola bar so keep you full longer. The only “complaint” I have is that they aren’t available in more flavors. A little spendy, but ounce for ounce probably about the same price as any other similar bar.
these are great and fill you up, great for me as I do over night and up at 6am and not off until 8am, so now I don’t have to go hungry until I get home, these hold off the hunger until noon.
ToddBattlement Mesa, CO
Note, these are the MEAL bars.
These are really great–curbs your appetite and packs in a lot of protein and energy between meals at just 180 calories! They keep you full so you don’t crash/ feel starved and then binge on the first fast-food joint you see. They’re great if you’re on-the-go like I am; some days I’m running around doing errands for school or work, and I go hours without having a proper sit-down meal. I always keep one in my purse! They really taste great, and the shipment I received from Amazon was in great condition. Plus, they’re $8 for a box of 6 at Ralphs’, so it was much cheaper to order them in bulk.
These bars are incredibly delicious! I used as part of the special k diet plan and ate these bars 2x a day- YUM YUM! They replaced my meals- I felt like I was eating candy and I am a sweet a holic! They completely satisfy you, and are exceptionally delicious for a diet bar. Will order again, and would recommend to anyone looking for meal replacement bars.
TiaraSheep Springs, NM
I enjoy all of the Special K meals bars, but this is my favorite. It’s very filling and keeps you going. Very easy to keep track of your calories using these and the protein waters. They take care of my sweet tooth too, so dessert cravings are minimal!
RosalineRising Sun, MD