As excited we were about this protein booster, as all of a sudden it flown away. Because it’s not what we both remember from these bars for sure. It’s more than ‘a slight disappointment’.
Call us grumbles, but we cut our teeth on protein snacks and treats. And Pulsin’s bars are those that we kept in our minds as some exceptional, refreshing and so natural ones. Some kind of refreshment from all of these sweet thingies we’re sometimes fed up with. Until now. This bar is something opposite to what we have expected of it. Well, it happens.
Technically, this bar is okay. Inside firmness makes it easy to eat. Moistness is not too bad, too. Macros are nothing to be ashamed of. And also the ingredients list is really good, as you won’t find there added sugar, palm oil or any syrup. Well done! But somehow, the rest of this bar is far from being attractive and appetising. How could this happen?
Smell. Although it is supposed to be Vanilla Choc Chip treat, it smells like sunflower oil.
And that’s all that is detectable here. Also, firmness on the outside could be better, but let’s leave it for now, as the bar itself is still pretty comfortable to eat. A slightly chewy and barely sticking to your teeth snack has a pretty strange texture. It’s something like a natural yeast, but a bit thicker. It’s really confusing. Same as one of the most important things in all treats. The taste.
All right. Something went really wrong here. We expected it to have some kind of vanilla choc chip. But its taste is nothing even close to that. Instead, this treat tastes in a par of its smell. Sunflower oil, sunflower oil everywhere. There’s also a load of bitterness here. It’s so strong even choc chips can’t push their way through. Not to mention vanilla taste itself. Overall, that taste is nothing many would consider a pleasure. Also, it definitely won’t make its way as a sweetish treat at all. Therefore, that’s why we had to give so low score in that criterion.
Do we want another serving after the first one? Not at all. It tastes terrible. And we are not masochists.
Let’s do that quick. A 50g bar has largish 230 kcal, 13.3g of fat, 11.8g of carbs (including 5.6g of sugar) and only 12.8g of protein. Not impressive. Contrary to ingredients list, which doesn’t contain added sugar, palm fat or any syrup. Nice, for a change.
Can it be a sustainable protein bar on the go? Not at all.
A summary, that is anything but encouragement.
Frankly writing, we are not sure what to write here. Pulsin Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Booster is disappointing in so many ways it’d be easier to write what was OK here we guess. And it was… well, not too much. Its moistness? Ease of eating? Not bad macros? Pretty OK ingredients? Surprising, but there are many elements here, though.
But this protein booster fails in two of the most important criterion, smell and taste. Both are just poor, making that snack not worth to buy at all. And we won’t recommend you to do that. What even more, our advice here is: do not buy it. Even if it’s as low as £1.20 per bar or something. It’s just not worth it.
Will we ever go back to this protein booster? We guess we should make a new criterion with this title. What do you think about it? Anyway, for now, we are pretty sure we won’t give it another chance.
Outer firmness 3
Inner firmness 6
After the last bite 3.5
OUR RATE: MEDIOCRE
Pulsin Vanilla Choc Chip is disappointing in so many ways it’d be easier to write what was OK here. And it was… well, not too much. Its moistness? Ease of eating? Not bad macros? Pretty OK ingredients? Surprising, but there are many elements here.
User Review( votes)
It doesn’t contain added sugar
It doesn’t contain palm fat
It doesn’t contain any syrup
It tastes not-too-good