This Rocky Road is nothing you’d expect. Not too fragrant, not too easy to eat, with not the best macros and bad ingredients inside. The only thing that is better than ‘oh dear, what’s that?’ is its taste. But we’re afraid it’s not enough to make it a bar that is good or at least worth buying.
We are pretty strict when it comes to reviewing protein snack. And we do that for a purpose. You see, regular snacks cost a fraction of the price of these protein-rich ones. And once you decide to give it a try and pay like £2 or even £3 a bar instead of 50p, we want you to be aware of what you’re down to. That’s why we are quite restrained to give high marks. Instead of that, however, pretty often we have to say ‘it’s an ordinary snack’. And that’s what it’s like here. This Rocky Road bar is the latter one. Well…
Let’s start from its smell. Well, it’s nothing exciting here, actually. This bar has a barely detectable fragrant. It’s slightly sweet and… that’s it. It’s definitely pretty far from a smell of a proper rocky road bar. It’s nothing excited to be found here. And going further, it’s getting even worse. This bar is simply tough, really tough. It’s hard to bite into it. And it’s not much better when it comes to eating it thanks to soya crispies. This bar is pretty chewy and tries to stick to your teeth. And last, but not least, it’s crispy. So don’t eat it over the keyboard.
We reckon the taste of this bar is the only positive thing in it.
It’s sweet. It’s really sweet. It also crunches. And there are all ingredients that should be over there. Sort of. Chocolate flavour compound with sweeteners? Checked. Cocoa powder? Checked. Marshmallows? Checked. Soya crispies? As well. Raisins? They are there too. And the combination of all these ingredients is pretty ok. But still, nothing that comes close to a homemade rocky road. Nevertheless, we need to add 0.5 pts to the taste criterion, as it makes its way as a sweet treat.
Do we want another serving after the first one? Nope, as we hate struggling with our sweet treats.
Macros, here they are. A 50g bar has a pretty reasonable 209 kcal (hey, it’s rocky road after all!). There’s also 9.9g of fat, 23g of carbs (of which 8.3g of sugar) and a modest 12g of protein. Therefore, call it a protein treat might be some kind of abuse here. Anyway, how about added sugar, palm oil and glucose syrup? They’re all on the ingredients list. And we don’t like it.
Can it be a sustainable protein bar on the go? Considering it’s not a proper ‘protein’ anything and it’s ingredients… Nope, it can’t.
A protein rocky road bar that is not ‘protein’ neither ‘rocky road’
How to put it mildly? Ok, maybe this way: don’t buy it. It’s not a real rocky road. It’s not either a protein snack. But it’s not that bad after all, as it’s decently sweet. And it can curb your craving. But we guess anything else can do the same for you. Yes, we are pretty harsh here. Well…
Will we ever go back to this ‘protein’ bar? As you may know already, we hate struggling with our sweet treats. And we like protein sweets (but this one is not one of them). So most likely, we mean for sure, we won’t. And if we want a real rocky road, then Kaz will say ‘Pako, make me a real rocky road’. And guess what? He will do.
- Smell 6.56.5/10
- Outer firmness 22/10
- Inner firmness 4.54.5/10
- Taste 7.57.5/10
- Moistness 7.57.5/10
- Nutrients 5.25.2/10
- Ingredients 33/10
- After the last bite 66/10
OUR RATE: FAIR
How to put it mildly? Ok, maybe this way: don’t buy it. It’s not a real rocky road. It’s not either a protein snack. But it’s not that bad after all, as it’s decently sweet. And it can curb your craving.
User Review( votes)
It’s sweet, pretty sweet
It contains added sugar
It contains palm fat
It contains glucose syrup