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Optimum Nutrition Cake bites

PROTEIN CAKE BITES! 

What a time to be alive! Even when I first started eating protein products, they all were pretty similar and lacked flavor. Now days we have bars, cookies, gels, and now cake bites! Yes, you read that right. Protein filled, little disc shaped cake bites. 

Now before you get to excited check out my reivews below before running over to Amazon, GNC, or BB.com to snag 10 boxes.

Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites, Variety Pack
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@optimumnutritionbday cake bite review .
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240cal / 7f / 25c / 20p for 3 bites –
63g total weight so same volume as a protein bar for comparison. White coated vanilla discs with spranks scattered all over. Nice vanilla/bday aroma to these little guys. Soft texture when you bite into it with just a bit of crunch from the sprinkles. Overall consistency was a bit dense for cake, but still good. Get a good bit of sweetness from the frosting that carries it for the whole chew. Definitely a solid little treat by ON here. Much better than their bars that’s for sure. Having it in a little cake bite was a nice of pace as well. 
Overall 8.5/10 
Optimum Nutrition Protein Cake Bites, Whipped Protein Snack Bar, Flavor: Birthday Cake, 12 Count

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@optimumnutrition red velvet cake bites –

230 cal / 7f / 22c / 20 –
First off you get a very artificial vanilla aroma and no ‘red velvet’ smell. Vanilla coating with a red velvet filling. Very very chewy soft texture with the cakes which was nice and not a bit of grainy leftovers. Taste wise all you get here is a vanilla base and unfortunately not a bit of red velvet at all. Usually I think of cream cheese to pair and not a feel of that either. It also left a weird aftertaste as well. If this provided more flavor this would be solid. .
Overall – 5/10 
Macros and texture were nice but the flavor just lacked big time here and didn’t really have anything that stood out.
ON Protein Cake Bites – Whipped Protein Snack Bar – Red Velvet – Box of 12

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@optimumnutritionchocolate dipped cherry cake bites review –
240 cal / 7f / 25 c / 20 p –
First off, decent macros with these bites as they weigh in the same as a regular protein bar so there’s that. Visually unappealing before you cut them open, then it has a nice red color filling. I get a faint cherry aroma and that’s it. Soft chewy texture(but not a ‘cake’ feel. I don’t get a ton of cherry until the very end then a get s big splash of artificial cherry. Chocolate is just barely there. Overall I feel like this bar just gave me way to much artificial flavor during and post chewing and I didn’t enjoy that at all.
Unfortunately overall the cake bites like is a let down. The Bday cake are the only one worth eating. I would of thought that such a big company like @optimumnutrition would be able to compete in the bar market but they’ve struck out with both new endeavors.
Overall – 3/10 
ON Protein Cake Bites – Whipped Protein Snack Bar – Chocolate Dipped Cherry – Box of 12

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FitJoy Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Review

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@fitjoynutritionRaspberry chocolate truffle review 
220 cal / 7f / 25c / 20 p
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First thing to mention is the nice split of macros. Honestly roughly 5-8g of fat and 20-30g of carbs and protein is typically what I’m looking for in a bar. Very strong Raspberry aroma here but does has a artificial tinge to it. Bars dipped in chocolate then finished with a chocolate drizzle. Very soft texture to the touch. Soft when bitten in to and no real crunch factor. Few whey crisps but they get lost. Pretty much the only flavor I get in this bar is artificial Raspberry. I don’t have any chocolate flavors on the tongue at all. Trying the chocolate by itself was very meh. Unsweetened and didn’t offer much. Overall for me the artificial Raspberry is a bit to much for me. Takes over everything and lingers in your mouth. .
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Overall 4.5/10. 
IMO the bar is edible is you absolutely need something and your friend says he’s got the hook up(which he clearly doesn’t) and lets you pick between this or @bpi_sports best bars(see previous reviews). .

FitJoy Nutrition Protein Bar, Raspberry Chocolate Truffle, 12 Count

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@bpi_sports iced vanilla cupcake review .
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250 cal / 9f / 29c / 20p / 10fiber .
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Again a very unappealing bar on the visual and aroma side of things. Tan bar with a yellowish white coating mimicking icing I would assume. Just a few small sprinkles scattered throughout the bar as well. Honesty I couldn’t even hammer out a smell on this bar, I think they were trying for a bday cake aroma or something but it’s to faint. Very very weird off putting taste as soon as you bite into, with a weird texture. You think it would be soft n chewy but it almost has a plastic feel to it. No real taste either other than a bit of sweetness at the end. I took only as many bites needed to make this review. Yet another dissipointment from @bpi_sports and their bars. Definitely sad I wasted money on these, but I knew I would not be surprised, yet I had to do it for you #fitfam .
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Overall 2/10

BPI Sports – Best Protein Bar Iced Vanilla Cupcake – 12 Bars

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@bpi_sports white chocolate pretzel review
250 cal / 9f / 32c / 20p .
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Visually extremely unappealing here. Tan bar with a white bottom coating with pretzels scattered through out. Not really much of a smell here. Kinda just like their other bars. Little bit of white chocolate that’s it, but not a very pleasant smell. Very bland taste here. Extremely sticky, I don’t taste pretzel or w.choc, almost no crunch from the pretzel and you really only get a small vanilla sweet taste twords the end. Very disappointed with this bar. Little high on the macros being 9f and 32 c but they say it’s only 12 net carbs cause of fiber but I don’t follow that. I definitely would never buy this again and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. .
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Overall 3/10

BPI Sports – Best Protein Bar White Chocolate Pretzel – 12 Bars

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@completenutrition Salted Caramel Cashew review.
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240 cal / 9f / 28c / 20p
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Pretty good macro split, just a bit higher than your average bar. 65g total bar so typical size as well. It’s got a tan based bar with crushed up cashews in it, then layered with a caramel base. Real food based bar with 10g of Whole Foods, good amount of fiber, coconut oil for some healthy fat source. Faint salted caramel aroma, nothing to strong. It’s got a few crisps in there but can barely tell. The bar has a great chew with it, could just use a bit more texture appeal for me. Main flavor with this bar is the salted Carmel. Don’t get a ton of cashew, so if it wasn’t on the label and I didn’t see them I might not know they were in the bar. Flavor wise it reminds me of eating a caramel chew or caramel candy. Definitely was a nice treat. Maybe increase the salted part just slightly. Overall this bar was delicious and definitely recommend giving it a try.
Overall : 8.5/10

 

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@completenutrition Dark Chocolate Cherry Review –
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250 cal / 10f / 33c / 20p .
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Highlights: 10g of Whole Foods, 19g of fiber, sweetened with stevia, and 5g of sugar. Very nice aroma with a chocolate covered cherry smell tickling the nostrils. 72g bar so just a bit bigger than quest bars. Chocolate base bar with a dark chocolate under coating, crisps scattered throughout the bar, and lots of cherries visible on the top. Really good chew with this bar, and the crisps give it nice texture. Good blend of chocolate to cherry in this bar. Main flavor I get is chocolate with cherry accompanying it. I do get a bit of a dry cocoa powder aftertaste though. I think some sea salt would of made a killer edition to this bar but it’s not needed. I would increase the structure of the crisps a bit so they give off more of a crunch or last longer, but that’s personal opinion. Overall this was a really nice bar and a bit of a change up and bit different than your usual quest bar. Excited to try the other flavor I have. .
Overall – 7.8/10 , not a huge cherry fan so you might rank this even higher! Would pick this up over most quest flavors tho .
Have you guys tried these yet? What you think? Definitely a solid pick up if you haven’t yet. .

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@phdnutritionuk Apple Raspberry Bar. Got it from my @supsbox

PHD protein flapjack apple/raspberry –
270cal / 6.6f / 37c / 19p Visually has a thick gooey oat top layer than a white chocolate coating over the bottom. Bit bigger weighing in at 75g compared to a typical 60g bar. Absolutely phenomenal raspberry aroma. The bar had pretty good chew, but is a tad dry the more you eat it. It’s strong flavored in the raspberry side and little in the apple. Overall the flavoring of the bar was way to artificial for me, and that’s saying something. I actually only ate about half as I had gotten tired of the flavor. Bit higher in carbs, which is coming from the oats I would assume. Not the worst bar I’ve had, but I definitely wouldn’t go out of my way to snag one.

5.5/10

OhYeah! Bars

Macros: 210 cals 7g fat / 24 carb / 21 protein / 10g fiber / and only 1g of sugar

Taste: At first bite it wasn’t terrible but nothing special. I felt that there just wasn’t enough bang from the chocolate that was there let along get the feeling of eating a chocolate brownie. The crisps were nice, but yet again not strong enough of a chocolate flavor. Now the tan filling at first glance threw me off but I thought that it may just be how their coloring turned out. With further eating IMO it tasted like it should of been a chocolate chip cookie dough flavor vs a chocolate brownie.

Texture: Soft and flexible with a nice chewy consistency. Just a tad bit of graininess, but I did like the added ‘crunch’ from the crispies even though I felt they didn’t ‘crunch’ enough.

Heat test: of course I had to try in the microwave as well. 10 sec later it turned it quite soft, maybe even just a tad to much. I thought it helped improve the taste of the bar as I then had the ‘melty’ feel well eating.

Overall thoughts: I am going to give this a 6.5/10. Mainly because the lacking of a rich chocolate, and the filling throwing me off.

OhYeah! Nutrition One Bar Chocolate Brownie, 2.12oz, 12 Coun

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@ohyeahnutr white chocolate raspberry.
I was very happy with this bar. Right off the bat it had a great aroma to it. Nice thick WC coating, and great visual appeal inside and out. It was a nice blend of white chocolate then the more you chew you got blasts of raspberry. Great chew on this one as well. I actually was curious how it was fair cold, and I definitely was a fan.
8/10. Beats quest, specially if they added some Chunks
Oh Yeah! One Bar, White Chocolate Raspberry, 12 Count
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@ohyeahnutr Almond Bliss
230 cal
9f/22c/22p

Very strong coconut aroma when first opening which worried me as I don’t like coconut but it wasn’t very overpowering, just a subtle backdrop. Nice Chocolate coating with 3 almonds placed over a nougat filling. I loved the addition of almonds for a crunch factor, and the nougat as well had a bit of a crunch which was nice. Chocolate flavor was good, but not super prominent. I also felt the nougat lacked overall flavor. I thought the more you chewed it the blander/dryer it got. The coconut did linger in your mouth for awhile though. I don’t come across @ohyeahnutr bars to often as they are not in my area so this was unfortunate, but I’ve heard great things about their bday cake and cinnamon bars.
6.5/10
Iss Oh Yeah One Bar, Almond Bliss, 12 Count
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@ohyeahnutrition Lemon Cake Review.

Cals – 220
7f/23c/22p
I was expecting a nostril filling lemon aroma when opening this but was slightly let down. Faint lemon at best imo. Visually it looks sharp with a Nice thick white coating over a yellow filled bar. Not to firm, but not to swishy. Very good chew. Taste again I am let down. I get a bit of white chocolate sweetness but then the lemon never really comes to steal the show. It’s more of a backdrop flavor. I also felt like the more you chewed this the grainier it got. They do throw in a few crisps to help with the texture, but not a ton to really make a huge impact. Not overly sweet which is a plus until you get to the last bite before swallowing then you get more of a sweet hit. Overall wasn’t a huge fan of this. Definitely needs work on the lemon flavoring and the graininess.
Also has 10g sugar alcohols in it which I know some like to stay away from as you can’t digest them well.
6/10
OhYeah! Nutrition One Bar Lemon Cake, 12 Count Net WT 2.12 oz Per Bar

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@ohyeahnutrition Bday Cake Bar

220cal / 7f / 24c / 21p
First glance it’s a very average size bar, yellow filling, white outer coating, and sprinkles. Not much of an aroma, other than a faint vanilla? Pretty chewy bar, soft, just a slight bit of crunch from the sprinkles. First notable flavor is vanilla and nothing else really jumps out at me in terms of flavor profiles. Fairly sweet, but just short of being to sweet. The more you chew the more you do get a bit of the graininess from the fiber. Aftertaste That’s left in my mouth was nothing special either. Overall the bar is definitely edible and above average, yet nothing spectacular imo. Nothing really jumped out at me.
7..5/10

Oh Yeah! One Bar, Birthday Cake, 12 Count (2.12 oz. Per Bar / 25.44 oz. Per Box)

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@ohyeahnutrition peanutbutter pie
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220cal / 8f / 23c / 22p

Very nice peanut butter aroma when opening. Peanut butter coating as well. Standard size bar. Pretty good peanut butter flavor but nothing overwhelming or lasting. Some Chew but no real texture appeal. I think there is some crispies in the bar but you can notice them. Smooth texture for the most part, not to grainy. Was I the only one who got a weird aftertaste? Not a terrible bar, but definitely nothing to WOW me.
7/10

Iss Oh Yeah One Bar, Peanut Butter Pie, 12 Count

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@ohyeahnutrition review – Mint Chocolate Chip
Cals – 220 / 7f / 24c / 21p


Very strong Mint aroma when opening which is nice. Solid chocolate coating with a pale green filling. With the smell of this I had high hopes, but once again I am let down. There was literally no taste in this bar. Just a faint peppermint back drop that faded quick. Slightly grainy when chewing. Honestly not much to say about this bar. Few bites in was all I needed to know this was a dud.
Overall
3/10

Oh Yeah! One Bar, Mint Chocolate Chip, 12 Count, 2.12 Ounce (60g)/bar

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@ohyeahnutritioncinnamon roll
230 cal / 9f / 24 c / 20p

Pretty visually appealing. Mine seemed to be faded out with the coating as it was barley enough to cover the bar but so thin it’s see thru. Nice little design over the top, and a cinnamon filling. Not a very strong cinnamon aroma with this bar. Chewy with a bit of a crunch, but not enough to make a contrast of texture. Slight grainy well chewing as well. Flavor is alright, but nothing overwhelming. I definitely could of done with more spice in this bar. Icing glaze wasn’t very sweet either. Macros are alright, but fat is getting high at 9g. Not nearly as good as @muscletech or @fitcrunchbars cinnamon flavor.
7/10
One Bar Cinnamon Roll NEW Flavor 20 g Protein 12 Bars (2 Pack)

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@ohyeahnutrition chocolate bday cake review

210 cals / 7f / 25c / 22p

Good macro split to start it off. Nice Chocolate aroma when opening. Chocolate coated, chocolate filled, some crisps throughout, and sprinkles to top. Visually pretty appealing. Decent amount of crisps in the bar but they don’t withstand to give it a crunch. Decent chew in the bar, but overall very bland tasting bar and loses any flavor extremely fast. Also felt it left a bad aftertaste. Definitely wasn’t impressed with this bar. Overall pretty unimpressed with the One line. One more left to try.
Overall:
5/10
Oh Yeah! One Bar, Chocolate Birthday Cake, 2.12 oz bars 12 count (pack of 2)

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@one1brands CCCD review –
210 cals / 8f / 24c / 21p
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Average size bar at 60g. Chocolate coating with a cookie dough filling. Faint chocolate aroma is all the noise feels you get with this one. Decent split on macros, but a big reason One bars won’t ever replace bars like quest are the sugar alcohols. Quite a few people can’t handle them. Decent chew with this bar but not much for texture. This one didn’t finish off grainy like a lot of their other bars did for me which is a plus. Does have some chocolate chips scattered throughout the bar. The chocolate coating I did expect to be slightly stronger as it’s a decent coating but wasn’t. The filling did give you a decent cookie dough feel being soft and chewy. Could maybe use a touch of vanilla to help enhance the flavor imo. Decent bar, decent flavors, but nothing WOW here.
7.5/10

OhYeah! Nutrition One Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 25.44 Ounce

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