Get to the Choppa! Arnold Muscle Bar Chocolate Brownie Review

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The title…. I just had……

Alright, so I recently picked up the new Arnold Series Muscle Bar. Flavor Chocolate Brownie. I do believe they also have a cinnabun and Chocolate PB as well, so be on the lookout for those reviews as well ūüėČ

Before We dive into this stats for the bar:

Macros: 1 bar(90g) 370 cals , 16g of fat / 30g of carbs / 30g of protein / 2g fiber / 7g sugar.

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If you are knowledgeable on Quest Protein bars you will see that there is at least twice the ingredients if not triple compared to Quest.

First Glance out of the Wrapper : Had some minor melting on the top of the package but nothing to worry about. This bar being 90g compared to your usual 60g’ ish bars had a bit more density to it. Not really “squishy” or soft like you may find with a quest or ohYeah bar. Has a bit more richer chocolate smell than my previous review had, but still didn’t get a ‘chocolate brownie’ feel with just the smell.

No Fancy additions to this bar. Just a flat brown bar, yet good size to it.

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Once you break it open you see that it has a Softer brownie layer that was more like a cake feel than a brownie.

Lower level was a much thicker, chewy, brownie feel which I happened to enjoy.  This bar actually looked like what the picture had shown on the wrapper unlike my previous review.

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I decided to do this review in 3 parts.

Room temp: Wasn’t to bad right out of the package. The Top portion of the bar(the softer cake) tended to have a slight grainy texture to it which I wasn’t a huge fan of. The layer of chocolate on the outside was quite thin which most of the top had gotten stuck to the package. The bottom layer however gave me a nice chew.

Warm: Heating it up slightly helped to bring out the flavor of the chocolate outside lining but IMO made the inside of the bar worse tasting.

Cold: Cold was my favorite way to eat this I think. I felt that it helped to bring out the chocolate flavor of the entire bar and made it seem a bit sweeter. This way made me feel like I was eating a brownie the most.

Pros:

30g of protein

Dense feel when eating

Has a nice Milk Chocolate flavor

Satisfying

Looked like the picture

Nice chewy brownie layer

Cons:

Grainy Brownie Layer

Not super strong on the chocolate flavoring

Warming it up made it worse

16g of fat along with 7g of sugar  is a bit steep for the flavoring of the bar

I know not every bar needs a ton of fiber but for 370 cals and 30 carbs I would of liked to see a bit more fiber.

High Calorie Bar

Long Ingredient List.

Slightly higher in Price.

Alright so now to get to the ratings. I am going to do this in 2 parts then combine the two ratings.

Macro Ratings: IMO I am going to give this one a 6/10. Super high in Fat compared to a lot of its counter parts, higher in sugar than a lot of competition lately, and so low of fiber. Frankly for almost 400 cals I would of liked to see either a much richer flavor, or more fiber making up the carbs.

Taste Rating: 8.5/10. Was enjoyable to eat, really enjoyed the chewy brownie layer but I think the top layer and outer coating could use a bit of work. Wouldn’t throw it away but wouldn’t buy it again either. Much rather go with a Combat Crunch if I wanted to stay with Muscle Pharm.

So now, lets combine the two.

Overall Rating: 7.8/10 or a B- , good enough to get by but never first in line.

Interested to see how the Chocolate Pb and Cinnabun Stack up against this.

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Bare with me as I am still trying to get the hang of these reviews!

Please feel free to check me out on Insta under d_chron or #dustyscalculatedmadness

Got a bar you want me to review just let me know!

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