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Aduna Cacao Energy Bar

Aduna Cacao Energy Bar

This is a really raw energy bar. Too bad it costs it some other aspects, including its taste and the overall experience.

If you asked me about Aduna company, most likely I’d say ‘Idun what?’. Well, I have never heard about this company before, never seen their bars in stores either, but yet – here it is. And I’m going to put it through our assessment criteria. Of course, without mercy. Just joking, it’s going to be as always – clear criterion, clear score. So here we go.

Aduna Cacao Energy Bar
Aduna Cacao Energy Bar

The first surprise is straight after unwrapping it. Instead of cacao nibs, walnut and hibiscus scent we get a bit of chocolate and dates aroma. And that’s it. It’s pretty nice, but it’s far from what its packaging promises. Anyway, soft from both, outside and inside, this bar is easy to bite into. Also, although it’s just slightly chewy, there should be no problem with eating it. It’s not too dryish too, so for some it may be even possible to eat it without a sip.

Interesting things happen when it comes to the taste of this energy bar.


Instead of cacao, walnut and hibiscus flavours from the packaging, all we’ve got here is cacao and figs. Or dates. It’s pretty challenging to determine a specific taste of it, as there’s also a sourish aroma, making an even bigger mess. Also, there are (wal)nuts happily crunching, but they affect the taste just a tiny bit. So due to this mess, this energy bar is far from being sweet, satisfying or fulfilling.

Do I want another serving after the first one? Nope. Due to its sourish flavour.

Aduna Cacao Energy Bar

The macros of this energy bar are slightly not too accurate. A 40g bar has 163 kcal, 8.1g of fat, only 17.3g of carbs (including 15.4g of naturally occurring sugar) and 3.9g of protein. It could be better. However, the ingredients list looks impressive, as there is no added sugar, no palm fat, no syrup but only natural ingredients.

Let’s stop for a moment here. The ingredients list of this energy bar looks like this: dates, almonds, walnuts (11%), cacao nibs (7%), cacao powder (6%), water, hibiscus (1%). That’s it, nothing else. Therefore, no surprise it gets 10/10 points in this department. Well deserved!

Can it be a sustainable energy bar on the go? Still, nope. The taste of this bar is not too clear and it has underpowered macros. And these two things are enough for that. Unfortunately.

Amazing ingredients. And only acceptable taste.


Aduna Cacao Energy Bar

Aduna Cacao Energy Bar is an interesting energy bar. It has really raw ingredients, it’s easy to eat and… that’s it. It’s disappointing when it comes to its taste and macros, so in another two most important factors. Too bad, at it could be an exceptional energy bar.

Will I ever go back to this energy bar? Not actually. It’s not a proper energy bar (macros) and it doesn’t taste good enough. And only these two things make this bar a one-time snack for me.

  • Smell 4.5
    4.5/10
  • Outer firmness 5.5
    5.5/10
  • Inner firmness 6.5
    6.5/10
  • Taste 4.5
    4.5/10
  • Moistness 7
    7/10
  • Nutrients 5.4
    5.4/10
  • Ingredients 10
    10/10
  • Overall experience 5.5
    5.5/10

OUR RATE: GOOD

Aduna Cacao Energy Bar is an interesting energy bar. It has really raw ingredients, it’s easy to eat and… that’s it. It’s disappointing when it comes to its taste and macros, so in another two most important factors. Too bad, at it could be an exceptional energy bar.

Overall
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Pros

Exceptional ingredients

Cons

That taste… It won’t make its way as a sweet and satisfying treat

pako

I start a day with a protein treat. I already ate more protein bars than you went to the gym. Instead of tracking my macros, I track new protein treats on the market. And I select the best ones. So you wouldn't have to spend your macros and money on poor ones. You're welcome.

P.S. I also Train Like A Badass. Do you?

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