Finding a crispy snack that’s low in calories is pretty easy these days, but finding one that isn’t loaded with starch, with very little fibre or protein is definitely not. It’s now well-accepted by most nutrition experts that protein and fibre content is what makes a satisfying snack that can help control hunger.
Fibre also has the benefit of being good for your healthy gut bacteria and protein uses up extra calories when it is being digested and metabolised. Because of these facts, we were not willing to offer a snack which didn’t contain ample amounts of these two important nutrients.
But, it’s not just about protein and fibre, Pop Squares have been created to contain more of the nutrients a dieter wants and less of the ones they don’t want! Win, win!
Here’s how our new Pop Squares compare to a popular multigrain snack.
As you can see below, Pop Squares are lower in calories (102 versus 119), waaay lower in fat (1.8 grams versus 5.1). They also have half the sugar, less than half the saturated fat, less refined starch and over two and a half times more fibre…and the headline figure is that they have over three and a half times more protein.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Pop Squares Multigrain Squares
Calories: 102 119
Fat: 1.8g 5.1g
of which Saturates: 0.2g 0.5g
Carbohydrates: 13g 15.5g
of which Sugars: 1.4g 2.8g
of which fibre: 4.5g 1.9g
Protein: 6.4g 1.8g
Salt: 0.34g 0.26g
Pop Squares Ingredients: Fava bean, Pea protein, Potato flakes, Potato starch, Pea fibre, BBQ flavour seasoning (8%) (sugar, natural flavouring, tomato powder, rice flour, molasses powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, smoked sugar, colour: paprika extract), High oleic sunflower oil, Sunflower oil, Salt.
Suitable for vegans & yeast free.
Multigrain Squares Ingredients: Wholegrains (80%) (Whole Corn, Whole Wheat, Whole Rice Flour, Whole Oat Flour), Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Honey Glazed Barbecue Flavour [Salt, Natural Flavourings, Smoked Glucose, Mixed Spices, Acid (Citric Acid), Mixed Herbs, Honey Powder, Colour (Paprika Extract)]
NOTE: Actual product we compared against was Honey BBQ Sun Bites.