My family and partner have taken to calling food that I can eat “Teddy Kibbles”. After two years on Keto, I have a few reliable products that I know are keto friendly and available in a pinch. These are specific to Auckland, New Zealand, but may be available in other countries. Other keto products are out there but these are the ones I personally find edible.
A note on sugar alcohols: Malitol and other sugar alcohols are often present in commercial sugarfree products. Some people find this will spike their blood sugar and take them out of ketosis. I have never had this problem, and as far as I know it hasn’t hurt my progress. I still prefer to use Stevia as a sweetener whenever possible. If you are sensitive to malitol’s laxative effects exercise restraint with these products (a whole box of atkins bars in one go will ensure an all night toilet performance).
Horley’s Carbless Crunch
Really delicious protein bars with a rice crispy texture. These can be found in supermarkets in the health food section. Rocky Road is the best flavour. Calories 172, Fat 7g, Protein 16g, Carbs 7g
Horley’s Carbless Delight
Not as awesome as the crunch bars but smaller and cheaper. Much more noticeable protein flavour and texture. Raspberry cupcake is the best flavour. Calories 115, Fat 4g, Protein 9g, Carbs 3g
Atkins Caramel Nut Chew Bar
Seriously better than a snickers bar. Tiny serving and high price makes it a bittersweet moment. Pretty much all atkins products are delicious this is just my favourite one. 130 Calories, 8g Fat, 5g protein, 2g carbs
Healtheries Sugarfree Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate
Tasty little treat. Also expensive for the size but sometimes available in gas stations like BP. Calories 100, Fat 6.6g, Protein 1.1g, Carbs 1.1g
Justine’s Protein Cookie
Best protein product in NZ in my opinion, and made here too! White chocolate raspberry is delicious, but the chocolate fudge and choc chip are great too. A little calorie heavy so more of a meal than a snack. Found in most supermartkets and some gas stations. Justine’s also makes amazing brownies but they are only available online. Calories 244, 13.8g Fat, 16.6g Protein, 1g Carbs
Pretty much any sort of nuts (almonds are best), meat or cheese will get you through in an urgent hunger situation. Avoid sausages and even eating the inside of sausage rolls or mince pies as they have fillers.
Verkerks Snack Sticks
Available in gas stations and some supermarkets, these are the ideal meaty snack. High in protein, low in carbs and full of delicious spicy flavours. Chorizo is better than the biersticks. Calories 157, Fat 20g, Protein 9g, Carbs 2g.
Nobby’s Pork Crackle
Pork crackle used to disgust me, but it’s so hugely featured on r/keto that I eventually tried it. Not bad, but have plenty of water handy. Very filling for a small amount of calories. Also check out Caveman Keto’s caramel pork crackle cereal. No really, it’s delicious. Calories 130, 7g Fat, 16g protein, 0g carbs.
Quest Protein Chips
I don’t know how they did it but Quest made edible protein chips. Just like potato chips but somehow low carb. Black sorcery, I suspect. In any case they are reasonably tasty and satisfy that crunch craving. Also helpful in the quest for protein gainz. Unfortunately I have only found them online and in health food shops at exorbitant prices. Calories 120, 2g Fat, 21g Protein, 5g Carbs
List will be updated when I try new products. I’ll bet posting a list of where to eat out as well later on.