GNC Total Lean Lean Bar Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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GNC Total Lean Lean Bar is offered by GNC online and in stores. The bars contain 160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. GNC does a great job of listing all ingredients and revealing there are 50 mg of caffeine in each bar. As is the case with all weight loss food products, there are few to no ingredients that promote healthy weight loss or prevent hunger.

List of Ingredients

Protein Blend (Whey Concentrates, Whey Isolate, Soy Isolate, Wheat Isolate), Lemon Flavored Flakes (Corn Syrup Solids, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid, Yellow 5 lake, Natural Flavors, Vegetable Oil [Palm Oil, Palm Kernal], Lemon Juice with Lemon Oil), Inulin, Icing (mono and diglycerides, Pectin, Salt, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Xanthan Gum, Palm Kernel Oil, Water, Vegetable Oil, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Soy Lecithin, Agar, Calcium chloride), Wheat Flour, Margarine, Polydextrose, Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitol, Corn Syrup, Maltitol, Ground Flax, Contains less than 2% of: (Biotin, Folic Acid, Sucralose, Magnesium Oxide, Maltodextrin, Guar Gum, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine HCl, Zinc Oxide, Riboflavin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Propionate, Caffeine, Thiamin Mononitrate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Chromium Chloride, Ferric Orthophosphate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium d-Pantothenate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Iodide, Niacinamide, Palmitate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl, Calcium Triphosphate).

Product Features

The fact that GNC Total Lean Lean Bar contains 50 mg of caffeine is a good thing, if the dieter is not taking any other weight loss products. If a supplement is in the equation the extra 50 m g of caffeine may not seem like much, but it could be enough to boost energy levels beyond the comfortable mark and into jitter territory. On the flip side, as a standalone product, there is not enough caffeine to boost metabolism and increase weight loss.

The GNC Total Lean Lean Bar sell for $15.92 in stores and $7.99 online. There are eight bars in every box, which means the online price is less than $1.00 for each bar – cheap. Dieters reviewing the GNC Total Lean Lean Bar give it 5 stars and compliment the taste.

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  • Caffeine may slightly increase metabolism.


  • Protein bars are not typically infused with fat burning ingredients.
  • Not every dieter will have access to online prices.
  • If a supplement is taken with the GNC Total Lean Lean Bar, jitters could result.


There is no reason not to support use of the GNC Total Lean Lean Bar under the right circumstances. Some dieters are sensitive enough to caffeine to take weight loss supplements only once a day, in the morning. The GNC Total Lean Lean Bar could offer just enough caffeine, in this case, to boost metabolism in the afternoon without affecting sleep.

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One User Review about GNC Total Lean Lean Bar

  • 1

    How can you say the following?

    “GNC does a great job of listing all ingredients….”

    They list MARGARINE as an ingredient. How can they list margarine as an ingredient when margarine in itself contains many ingredients??? Doesn’t the FDA require that ingredients within ingredients be broken down inside parenthesis so that the customer is fully aware of EVERYTHING they are consuming?

    For example, defines margarine as: a butterlike product made of refined vegetable oils, sometimes blended with animal fats, and emulsified, usually with water or milk.

    So, who knows what’s in the margarine in this recipe, and therefore, who knows what’s actually in this lean bar! I have the feeling that there are probably hydrogenated fats or partially hydrogenated fats in this margarine, as HFs and PHFs are common ingredients in margarine. HFs and PHFs are also known to be really unhealthy for you, which is why I think GNC leaves this ingredient breakdown out on purpose! Shady, shady! Especially for a company that pretends to sell “health” food!