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MyProtein Lean Flapjack Banoffee Flavour

MyProtein Lean Flapjack Banoffee Flavour

Do you want to eat flapjacks and stay lean? We’re not sure it’s possible. What is possible, however, is having a lean flapjack from MyProtein. Is it worth it at all? We’re afraid we haven’t got good news here.

All right, we were joking. You can still eat flapjacks even every day and stay lean. How is this possible? Give Kaz z shout and she will tell you how to do that. Most likely she won’t recommend this specific one. But there are some that may be to your liking. Like PhD’s SmartJack Apple Crumble one. How about this MyProtein Banoffee lean flapjack we’re about to review? Well, we don’t think it’s the best choice. Although it definitely has its strong points.

MyProtein Lean Flapjack Banoffee Flavour

One of them is not its smell for sure. It’s supposed to have banoffee scent, but it’s pretty far from there. Of course, you can detect a lot of toffee aroma in this flapjack. And only a bit of banana too. But it lacks overall intensity and pleasant smell. It’s not too bad, but it’s easily to be found that something went wrong here. The flapjack itself is marginally chewy and it sticks to the teeth. Also, it’s crumbly, which may be caused by a little amount of only 3.3g of fat per 50g flapjack. And last, but not least, this flapjack is pretty dryish too. So it’s a good idea to have a sip on the side while eating that bar. How about the taste of it?

Let put us this way: it’s not what we have expected.


Instead of banoffee taste, we get a feeling of slightly burnt toffee. And just a bit of banana. And that’s it. That composition leaves much to be desired. And although there’s not bitterish aroma or aftertaste, it’s still somehow distressing. If you ever baked something that turned out to be not what it was supposed to be in the term of taste, then this flapjack is like that. And believe us, as Pako pretty often bakes and creates some strange smells and tastes (says Kaz).

Do we want another serving of this protein flapjack after the first one? Well, not actually. As Pako can bin the whole baking he doesn’t like, that we would do the same in this case. Therefore, one serving is more than enough for us.

It’s getting more interesting when it comes to this flapjack’s macros. It is really slim. Or lean. A 50g bar has only 155 kcal, amazingly low 1.7g of fat, 24g of carbs (of which only 1.4g of sugar) and a modest 10g of protein. Yep, no one said it’s a proper protein flapjack, but still… The ingredients list looks impressive too, as there’s just a couple of ingredients indeed. What’s more, there’s no added sugar, no palm fat, no any syrup. And we guess that may be the reason for its specific taste and texture.

Can it be a sustainable protein flapjack on the go? Not actually, as it’s pretty far from being tasty.

Lean flapjack. With lean calories. And lean smell. And lean taste. And…


This flapjack is far from being what you’d expect from a regular flapjack. Maybe because it’s not a regular one? Never mind. Although MyProtein’s Lean Flapjack is lean indeed, it also lacks some key features like fatty-ish texture and taste. And although other aspects are not bad here, especially its macros and ingredients, we’re afraid it’s still too much (or too less, depending on your view) to convince us to that treat.

Will we ever go back to this protein flapjack? We don’t think so. As it’s definitely not a tasty and satisfying, sweet treat. And it’s not so unusual situation when it comes to lean protein snacks, like with Lean Body Protein Bar Cookie Dough or MyProtein Lean Flapjack Chocolate.

  • Smell 6.5
    6.5/10
  • Overall firmness 7
    7/10
  • Taste 5
    5/10
  • Moistness 6.5
    6.5/10
  • Nutrients 7.75
    7.8/10
  • Ingredients 7.5
    7.5/10
  • After the last bite 4
    4/10

OUR RATE: GOOD

Although MyProtein’s Lean Flapjack is lean indeed, it also lacks some key features like fatty-ish texture and taste. And even other aspects are not bad here, especially its macros and ingredients, we’re afraid it’s still too much (or too less, depends on your view) to convince us to this treat.

Overall
6.3/10
6.3/10
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Pros

Only 155 kcal per serving (50g flapjack) No added sugar No palm fat No any syrup

Cons

It could be more flapjack-like

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