This is a great all-rounder chocolate protein bar. It is very good in many aspects, but it lacks that spark of spectacularity. Or positive madness.
It’s not too often for protein snacks to be equally good in all of our assessment criteria. Some of them are excellent in this or that, but at the same time, they’re just OK it others. On average, it sometimes gives a pretty good the overall score of 7/10 pts or more. But not here. This Dymatize protein bar is, surprisingly, at least(!) very good in all aspects we take into consideration in our reviews. The only thing it lacks is that spark of madness making an exceptional overall experience.
All right. It says it’s a chocolate gourmet flavour, so I expected an amazing scent here. All I got, unfortunately (heh!) is a really pleasant, effortlessly detectable chocolate aroma that has a bit of chocolate depth. It’s charming, it’s inviting, but I would add a bit of intensity here. Just a bit. Anyway, this bar is really easy to eat, as it’s soft all around and effortless to bite into it. OK, it’s pretty chewy and it slightly sticks to the teeth, but it doesn’t affect the ease of eating too much here.
When it comes to taste, it’s only really good. You say what?
Yep, it’s a solidly tasty bar with a chocolate flavour easily noticeable. It’s sweet, it’s pleasant and that’s it. It’s hard to say whether it’s a kind of gourmet chocolate, but it’s definitely tasty. Also, it’s not oversweet and it will make its way as a sweet treat. However, for many, it may be not too satisfying. Eventually, it’s solidly good, impressively consistent, but it lacks that spark of ignition that would make my taste buds exploding.
Do I want another serving after the first one? Nearly, nearly! But this protein bar is not satisfying. So one serving is OK for me. But if I had to have another serving from this range, then I would go for this Coffee Chocolate flavoured one.
How about macros? They are very good as well (it’s getting slightly dull, huh?). A 70g bar has somewhat OK 216 kcal, a pretty nice only 6.7g of fat, a so-so 20g of carbs (and only 1.3g of sugar) and an OK 20g of protein. It’s OK! However, the ingredients list is impressive indeed. There’s no added sugar, no palm fat, no syrups at all. WOW!
Can it be the finest protein bar on the go? Yes, it can. And it is! This is the finest protein bar on the go.
A great all-around protein bar. Without that single spark to make it an exceptional one.
Dymatize Elite Protein Bar Chocolate Gourmet Flavour is a great protein bar. Everything in it is at least very good. Its smell, taste, ease of eating, macros, ingredients. And it’s chocolate flavoured – most likely the most popular flavour out there. And it gets our title of the finest protein bar on the go. Yay!
The only thing I miss in this bar is some kind of spark that would make it an exceptional one. How to describe it more precise? Let me put it this way. This protein bar is like a great workman that does his job solidly and consistently good. However, an exceptional one would be like that but also adding to the job that spark of positive madness, risk and virtuosity.
Will I ever go back to this protein bar? Most likely you think I will. And chances are. But more than that I would like to have a bit more spectacular protein bar. Not perfect in everything, but exceptional in a couple of aspects and only solidly very good in
P.S. If you want some other Elite Protein Bar, then MyProtein has its range of them. They’re not perfect or even pretty good, but they’re still ‘elite’.
- Smell 7.57.5/10
- Outer firmness 88/10
- Inner firmness 7.57.5/10
- Taste 88/10
- Moistness 77/10
- Nutrients 7.27.2/10
- Ingredients 7.57.5/10
- Overall experience 77/10
OUR RATE: VERY GOOD
This is a great protein bar. Everything in it is at least very good. Its smell, taste, ease of eating, macros, ingredients. And it’s chocolate flavoured – most likely the most popular flavour out there. And it gets our title of ‘the finest protein bar on the go’. Yay!
User Review( votes)
A great all-rounder protein bar
Very good ingredients
No added sugar
No palm fat