Optimum Nutrition Protein Bars


@optimumnutrition bar reviews
Doing these 3 all at once so I can get them out of the way.

Brownie – chocolate bar with a chocolate drizzle. Slight brownie flavor, sticky, chewy, not overly chocolate or any flavor really. Reminds me of a faint tootsie roll.

CnC– Chocolate bar with chocolate and cream pieces scattered. Sticky, chewy, faint cream flavor and faint ‘cookie’ flavor as well. Nothing stands out and goes blah in your mouth.
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Bar Protein Bar, Cookies N Creme, 12 Count

WCR – Tan bar with white chocolate chips throughout. Sticky and grainy. Very artificial flavored. No go.


@optimumnutrition Cinnamon Pecan Bar
260 cal / 10f / 22c / 20p

Visually very similar to a @fitjoynutrition without the nuts or the under coating. Decent cinnamon aroma, but no visible pecans. Maybe spot a few flakes if I look reallllllyyyy hard inside the bar. This was better than the CCCD but really not much flavor at all. You get a bit of spices right away but quick after that all flavor is gone. Grainy, bad mouth feel, bad after taste, just overall no go period. @combatcrunch or @fitjoynutrition would be better options for a cinnamon bar.


@optimumnutrition CCCD review
230 cal / 7g / 23c / 20p
First off it’s a very dull unattractive bar. Only a few noticeable chocolate chips. Reminds me of some of the early ISO-1 bars. Average bar at 65g and macros comparable to CC or quest. To much of a powdered protein taste here. Smooth texture, slightly taffy like. Not much flavor going on here and not enough chocolate chips to support it. Also very sticky. Very very average bar unfortunately. I feel CCCD is a missed flavor most of the time.

Optimum Nutrition Opti-Bar Protein Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 12 Count

Here’s a few links I think you might enjoy!

Low Fat Vanilla Maple Pumpkin Spice Bars


Chocolate Chip Apple Cinnabun bake

Dymatize Protein Bars


@dymatize Vanilla Cupcake –

270 cal / 7f / 24p / 28p
White coating and visible spranks on the inside. Slightly taffy like texture and takes a bit to chew. Overall not a bunch of flavor honestly. Tastes kind of like one of those frosted vanilla cookies that Walmart always sells out front that’s a few days old. The more you chew the flavor dissipates very fast and not the best after taste left in your mouth. Big hit of protein, and reasonable fat and carbs but overall not the best due to overall flavor.

Dymatize Nutrition Elite Bar, Vanilla Cupcake, 12 Count

Here’s a few other links you might like!

Low Fat Vanilla Maple Pumpkin Spice Bars

Low cal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

MuscleTech Nitrotech Crunch Bar

Muscle Brownies(LnL)


@lennyandlarrys CnC muscle brownie –
250cal / 10f / 25c / 20p

Visually the most appealing of the muscle brownies. Brownie brownie wth a white drizzle and looks like cookie pieces as well. Faint Oreo like aroma. Texture is very similar to the other brownies. Chewy. Idk if it’s just me but it almost has a cherry flavor to it. Cookies pieces did help give it a bit of crunch but flavor was lacking. You get a big rush of sweetness then everything fades away and your left with a bland aftertaste. Felt like the chocolate could do with a bit of work as well. Would rate this a bit higher than the PB brownie though. Also seemed rather salty, this just me?

Lenny & Larry’s Muscle Brownie, Cookies & Cream, Pack of 12

@lennyandlarrys PB Muscle brownie

250cal / 10f / 25c / 20p
Dense 65g brownie wth a PB drizzle on the top. Slight PB aroma but nothing strong. Very very dense when you bite into it. Very bland and honestly no real flavor at all. You really don’t get any peanut butter and really no chocolate taste either. Warming it up made it slightly better but doesn’t save it.

For the calorie hit just grab a @musclemeds carnivore brownie as they are delicious

LENNY & LARRY’S Peanut Butter Muscle Brownie, 2.82-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)


@lennyandlarrys Triple Chocolate Muscle Brownie.

65g brownie so about the same weight as a standard protein bar. Brownie base with a chocolate drizzle over the top. Real good chocolate aroma, very dense, very chewy, and gave a similar feel to a brownie. Unfortunately I felt it was way to under sweet, and it had a weird after taste to accompany the flavor. Throwing it in the microwave did help enhance the flavor slightly but still wasn’t enough. I believe these come in at just under 2$ which price for macros is a decent deal but still missing out on the flavor. For the taste, macros are to high.

Lenny & Larry’s Muscle Brownie, Triple Chocolate, Pack of 12

Here are a few other links you might like!

OhYeah! Bars

Single Serve PB and Brownie Muffin

Double Chocolate Coffee Muffins

Low Fat Vanilla Maple Pumpkin Spice Bars


Fall. I have a love and hate relationship with it. I hate it cause it tells you that winter is coming, and winter in Wisconsin is brutal. I love it cause bugs go away, temps are warm in the day, yet cool off at night, and most importantly PUMPKIN EVERYTHING comes back around. I originally planned to make this a snickerdoodle theme but pumpkin just kept calling! Moist, light and fluffy, served great warm or cold! Enjoy!


  • Calories – 179
  • Protein – 12
  • Fat – 4.6
  • Carbs – 22



  • 1.5 Scoops Cinnamon Whey
  • 84g Lite Butter
  • 50g Splenda Brown Sugar
  • 50g Truvia
  • 240g Pumpkin
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 60g All Purpose Flour
  • 28g Almond flour
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Maple Syrup
  • 4 oz Fat free cream cheese
  • 28g Vanilla Protein
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer place in soft butter and sugars. Beat until combined and fluffy.
  3. Add in your pumpkin, vanilla, eggs, and mix completely
  4. In a separate bowl place in the rest of your dry ingredients and combine.
  5. Slowly add in your dry mix to your wet and mix only until combined. Don’t over mix!
  6. Once batter is forms, dump and spread evenly in a greased 8×8 or 9×9 pan.
  7. Place in the middle of your oven and bake for 28min roughly. Depending on your protein it might take less time, or even longer. Just keep an eye out!
  8. Once done, remove from oven and let rest on a cooling rack for at least 10minutes.
  9. Well cooling, place all of your frosting ingredients in the mixer and combine well.
  10. Once loaf is cooled, frost and cut into 9 squares!


Here’s some things you may need!

Cinnamon Roll Whey Protein Powder 100% Whey Protein 2 lbs (28 Servings) Amazing Cinnamon Flavor

Almond Pro Organic High Protein Almond Flour (Pack of 1), Low Fat, Kosher, Gluten Free.

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)

Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, 16-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)

Quest Nutrition Protein Powder, Vanilla Milkshake, 22g Protein, Soy Free, 2lb Tub

Walden farms Calorie Free Maple Walnut Syrup 12 oz

Here’s a few other pages you might like!

Low cal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

MuscleTech Nitrotech Crunch Bar

Lions, Tigers and Gym Go-ers, Oh My!