Break away from protein bars for a sec. I think powders are just as prevalent in our industry. .
@optimumnutrition Opti-fit Shake – .
200 cals / 3.5g fat / 16c / 25p / 6 fiber .
Now this is designed as a meal replacement shake. I do this this are valuable in the right circumstances. Gives you just a bit more than just a protein intake. Typically a good fiber content and vitamins and minerals.
Mixability on this product is slightly underwhelming. I would give it 5-6/10. Lots of chunks well drinking. Smells way better mixed up than it did in the tub. Mixes pretty watery and grainy unfortunately. I think that’s coming from the chickpea powder. Overall flavor was lacking as well, very weak vanilla flavor. Nutritional panel is very similar to the @gnclivewell leanshake, but doesn’t taste as good. .
Daily Fit – thermos are hard to do a review on, specially since I don’t take them. Can’t just mix it up and taste it haha. I can say it has a simple minimal ingredient list, that makes sense. Green tea, carnitine, loads of B vitamins, a just a few more items.
@syntha_usa protein crisp peanut butter crunch
230 cal / 7f / 22c / 20p
First off this smells amazing. Like a Rice Krispie with just a hint of peanut butter. Breaking it in half was unexpected when it easily broke apart just like a Rice Krispie. Good bit of crunch with this bar. You get a bit of a marshmallow taste off the bat then more pb as you chew. I definitely would of loved to either see the pb play a bigger role since it’s a pb focused bar, or get more from the marshmallow. The addition of small nuts throughout the bar was nice and worth mentioning. Finished just a bit dry and grainy, but not terrible.
I would eat this again.
7.8/10 I couldn’t decide between 7.5 or 8.
@syntha_usa protein crisp Salted toffee pretzel
240 cal / 7f / 24c / 20p
Very strong toffee aroma. White marshmallow Rice Krispie style bar with pieces of pretzel in it and a white drizzle. Very soft when breaking in half. Overall pretty lacking on flavor. You get a hint of toffee when you first bite into it most the flavor falls into the back drop. If you get a bite with pretzel in it the salty crunch adds a bit to the bar, but overall base flavor is weak. The bar also finishes just slightly grainy.
Overall not terrible but wouldn’t buy again.
@bsnsupplementsprotein crisp chocolate crunch review –
230 cal / 7f/ 23c / 20p
First off worth mentioning the strong Chocolate flavor this bar gives off. Nice on the nose. Chocolate rice crispy bar essentially,drizzled in chocolate, then dipped the bottom in it as well. Average size bar and macros to go with it. Good bit of crunch with this bar and has a good chew to accompany it. Chocolate flavor is average here. It’s not super strong, but you know your eating a chocolate flavored protein bar. Bar also finished very dry in your mouth so make sure you have some water or something to wash it down. .
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Cals – 250 / 17f / 22c / 11p 18fiber to mention. .
Nick reached out to me and asked me to try his new brownie he is working on. Small start up in 10/16. First of, macros for me are hard to work with but for someone that does keto would fit it in I’m sure. I tried it cold at first it has a nice chew to it, but doesn’t really have any flavor to it then leaves a slightly bad aftertaste. Warming it up didn’t help much either. Simple ingredients and the sharp bitterness definitely is coming from the cacao chips I’m pretty sure. Definitely try to support small business, so give the man a follow but overall product needs more. . Keeping it real as always. .
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@ilikechike review – Full review on my YouTube.
Iced coffee Protein – Tad sweet but tolerable. Mixability was good. No noticeable chucks or gummed whey. Flavor was actually pretty close to drinking an ice coffee. I’m not a huge fan of ice coffee so you might really enjoy this. .
Iced Mocha- flavor just wasn’t there for me on this one. Very bland and unappealing. Mixability and getting a coffee feel were good, as well as macros but definitely wouldn’t see myself buying this one. .
Powdered PB – very comparable to its competitors(pb2, etc) as far as macros, grams per svg, etc. Mixability is fine, and flavor is good for being powdered pb. Ate it on rice cakes, and on cake. .
Overall, if your are a die hard ice coffee fan, definitely scoop up that flavor as I think you’ll love it.
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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.
@bpi_sports best bar review.
Smores – 9f/28c/20p and 15g fiber – visually similar to a quest. Nice chunks of Graham cracker chocolate, and even small bits of marshmallow. Very nice Graham cracker smell. First bite was totally unexpected! You bite in and get loads of Graham cracker crunch right away! Finish’s wish a sweet marshmallow finish. Warmed up brought even more sweetness to it. Good chew as well. Both bars also only feature isolate protein. Only criticism, add in a bit more chocolate.
Cookies n Cream 8f/28c/20p 16g of fiber – looks visually like CCCD bar , slight vanilla smell, good chocolate chunks, they made the chocolate chunks a bit crust here to which is nice, as it has a nice chew. Good but of a vanilla cream when eating. Once again warming brought more sweetness into the mix. I again would say add in a bit more chocolate n chunks to this one.
@bpi_sports salted caramel pretzel bar
230 cals / 7f / 29c / 20p and 15f
Great chew, great caramel aroma Pretzel added a nice texture enhancement but flavor got a bit lost. The bar itself seems to be a Vanilla base with hints of salted caramel. The caramel almost seems to be a backdrop flavor. Could be increased just a bit. I would also add in a bit more salt flavor as well. Might help bring both the caramel and pretzel out. I get pretty excited when I see a bar containing pretzel as it isn’t normally seen. Combining it with Caramel is a solid move. I definitely liked the flavor this left in my mouth after eating it. Caramel seemed to linger which I’m not complaining about.
@bpi_sports Apple Crumb Cake Best Bar-
Smells very similar to the quest apple pie, and looks like it to. Soft bar, with a good chew. The base of the bars all seem to taste very similar with a vanilla base flavor. This one has hints of apple as you chew through it, that come from small dried apple pieces. I was definitely hoping for a Stronger cinnamon flavor with the bar. Few crunchy pieces scattered in there but needs more for a texture appeal. Flavored with stevia, which I know is a big hit for loads of people. Macros are pretty standard, maybe just a tad high on the carbs but not terrible. I would rate this one 3rd, behind Smores and Salted Caramel but ahead of CnC.
What I liked: Apple flavor , chewy, soft, simple short ingredient list.
Improvements: Cinnamon/crumb cake flavor, more texture.
5/10,, not the best, but not the worst
@bpi_sports iced vanilla cupcake review .
250 cal / 9f / 29c / 20p / 10fiber .
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 .
@bpi_sports white chocolate pretzel review
250 cal / 9f / 32c / 20p .
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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