Product Review: MusclePharm Combat Crunch

Finally, the long awaited review on the MusclePharm Combat Crunch bars is here!
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:

The macros are excellent, in particular the fact that you are holding a bar that's only 210 calories and packs 20 grams of protein.
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)

Cookie Dough

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

Cookie Dough
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

To conclude

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

musclepharm combat crunch review

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