The minute they arrived, we dug in and tried both flavors straight away.
Why the excitement?
Well, from a macro point of view, these bars are very promising. With Quest bar sort of dominating the field of low carb protein bars, the arrival of a chocolate coated protein bar with similar macros is a huge change in our opinion.
So let's start with those macros first:
Most bars that look like these bars are in the 300+ calorie range, so this is a welcome change!
|Choc Peanut butter Cup|
The prebiotic fiber is what makes it of course, high in fiber, but also lower in carbohydrates. Isomalto-Oligosaccharide tastes sweet, but doesn't raise blood sugar levels. More on prebiotics here.
However, the bars also contain maltitol, technically not a sugar, but it's known to raise blood sugar in some people.
Another bonus: it's gluten-free (although not certified)
The important part: the taste! Because great macros are nice, but if the taste stays behind, you might as well quit.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Both bars have a chocolate coating on the outside and crunchy bit infused in the coating. The chocolate tastes excellent, no weird aftertaste at all.
The peanut butter inside is a bit chewy and dry, but defenitely tastes like peanut butter.
Score: 4 out of 5
The cookie dough is a bit softer, and really tastes like cookie dough, with small bit of choclate chips. This is the favorite out of the 2!
Score: 5 out of 5
These bars are a welcome change, since they cover an important field in a few ways:
- around the 200 calorie range
- low carb/high protein ratio
- great tase