This time we'll have a look at the Oats & Whey bars by MyProtein, a UK based company with various distribution centers throughout Europe, and a recent expansion to the United States.
The reason for trying the bars, was the fact that it combines both oats & whey (hence the name, duh) and those 2 ingredients are immensely popular in the bodybuilding industry.
Whey is the most common used protein, oats are an excellent source of slow digesting carbohydrates and fiber.
The bars come in 4 flavors, we tried 2 of them:
- Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Peanut
Upon unwrapping, it was a bit of a surprise, the expectation was a chocolate chip cookie type bar, but it looked more like a chocolate brownie bar.
Also, no chocolate chips were detected, a bit disappointing.
The flavor was also a bit off, it did have chocolate in it, but there was a strange after-taste, a bit hard to describe. The bar is pretty solid, but not too hard, the texture is chewy and the oats are clearly present.
Unfortunately though, it did not meet the expectations.
Score: 2 out of 5
This bar looks identical to the Chocolate Chip, which is a bit strange, but maybe we're too picky.
Both bars have a tasty chocolate coating on the bottom.
However, the taste is much better, the chocolate overpowers the peanut maybe just a bit, but no strange after-taste like with the previous bar.
Score: 4 out of 5
These bars are great as a meal replacement, as a pre-workout snack or a snack on the go.
They are filling, have great macros and as for taste, the Chocolate Peanut is our winner.