Outside of the small window of prohibition, alcohol has been a legal, socially acceptable form of altering your state of consciousness that everyone over the legal age could enjoy. Booze is everywhere, it’s been handed out at church for centuries, you can get it on a plane ride, even some grocery store chains are encouraging getting a drink during your weekly food shopping run.
Truth be told, I’m not a huge protein bar guy. The average bar usually comes packed with a ton of useless calories, more artificial sweeteners than a 2 liter of diet coke, and taste like someone put a box of chalk in a Snickers bar. 9 times out of 10, I recommend making a shake with a high-quality protein powder in lieu of a bar simply because they are usually loaded with only protein.
The basics of fat loss are simple. There is nothing “quick and easy” about maintaining a caloric deficit for any length of time to drop unwanted fat, but that’s what is necessary to get it done. Any blog post or infomercial claiming the next great fast fat loss system is usually trying to sell you something. Or they don’t know shit, probably both.