LIDL is set to stock a new protein-filled snack range with some products costing less than half the price of branded alternatives.
Gym addicts will be able to buy the healthy snacks from today, with prices starting at just 45p.
The Alesto range include 45g bags of protein balls which cost 99p each – that’s less than half the price of a bag the same size from the Protein Ball Co, which will set you back £2.25 at Ocado.
The snacks come in three flavours: cacao and orange, goji and coconut as well as classic peanut butter.
Lidl claims the gluten-free balls are perfect if you’re in need of a pick-me-up after a gym session.
The supermarket has also developed three 35g raw fruit and nut bars – Bakewell tart, cacao and orange as well as cashew crush.
Each bar will cost you 45p, which is 35p cheaper than similar bars that are selling for 75p for one at Tesco.
There’s also a range of snacking trays, which cost 65p for one – 54p less than the branded equivalent.
Shoppers will be able to find the protein balls and snack trays in Lidl stores starting from today.
The 45p raw fruit and nut bars will be available from next week.
More flavours and varieties are planned for later in the year including a seed-based snack, according to the supermarket.
Lukas Schmidlin, from Lidl said: “We’re excited to bring this diverse range of protein-based snacks to our popular Alesto range.
What’s included in the Lidl’s healthy snack range
The range will be available all year round
- Protein balls (Cacao & Orange, Goji & Coconut, and Peanut Butter) – 99p – available today
- Snacking trays (Spicy Siracha Crunch, Punchy Protein Nuts with Chilli & Lime seasoning, Smokehouse BBQ Crunch with roasted corn, and Veggie Protein Power with Edamame beans) – 69p – available today
- Raw fruit and nut bars (Bakewell Tart, Cacao & Orange, and Cashew Crush) – 45p – available next week
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“At Lidl we are committed to bringing a healthy variety of snacks to market as demonstrated by our existing dried fruit and nut offering, providing high-fibre, gluten-free alternatives where possible.”
Earlier this year, parents were urged to limit snacks to a maximum of two 100-calorie treats a day.
The guidance comes after research showed children consume three times more sugar than recommended – with half coming from snacks and drinks.
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