Lean and tasty protein flapjack? Nearly. But MyProtein proves it is possible to make a flapjack that has better macros and ingredients than 95% of its competitors. And it’s not that bad when it comes to its taste.
I’m not sure why, but it looks like regular MyProtein protein snacks are way ‘too heavy’. They are debatable tasty, not too comfortable to eat and their macros are closer to regular treats, not these healthier ones. However, when you look at their ‘lean’ series treats, like MyProtein Lean Flapjack Banoffee Flavour or MyProtein Lean Cookie Chocolate & Berry, it turns out they’re pretty good. And somewhat tasty too. Is it the recipe for MyProtein snacks then?
I’m pretty sure it is, as the next snack from this series I’m going to review, Lean Flapjack Chocolate, is just like that. Its smell is not too intense, but the chocolate aroma is detectable and pretty pleasant. Also, it’s comfortably soft. Less impressive, however, is the texture of this flapjack. Although it’s not too chewy, it sticks to the teeth. Also, it’s a bit crispy in the mouth and dryish. Therefore, a sip or two may be needed while eating it. It’s not something that will ruin it, but it’s good to know before you’ll decide to pick this one.
When it comes to the taste, it’s nothing spectacular at all.
There’s a bit of chocolate aroma in it, but again – I wouldn’t mind if it was more intense. Also, there’s a bit of bitterish touch in it. And some could say it’s like a log of compressed hay flavoured with chocolate flavour instead of a sweet treat. Anyway, an overall experience regarding this one is sweetish for sure, but it definitely won’t its way as a satisfying sweet. What I missed here, however, was that specific thick texture and weight of a regular flapjack. And last, but not least, there’s no oats aroma in it.
Do I want another serving after the first one? Not actually. It wasn’t poor, definitely, but at the same time, it wasn’t anything you’d like to eat again and again.
What is pretty awesome in this flapjack are its macros and the ingredients list. A 50g flapjack delivers only 163 kcal, 5.9g of fat, 25g of carbs (and only 1g of sugar!) and not-too-much of 10g of protein. It’s not too bad. The ingredients list is also pretty impressive, as there are no added sugar, no palm fat and no glucose/fructose syrup.
So can it be a sustainable protein flapjack on the go? It was so close! If only it has a bit more protein…
Pretty impressive and not that far from being a really good flapjack.
MyProtein Lean Flapjack Chocolate protein flapjack is not too bad after all. It’s pretty comfortable to eat, it tastes not that bad, it has impressive macros and the ingredients list. And everything seems to be in its place here. Except for its taste, as it could be more
Will I ever go back to this protein flapjack? Well, it’s hard to say. It’s not bad at all, but I’m afraid I’m not the best person to go all-lean-in. But hey, it may be a good option for others for sure.
- Smell 77/10
- Overall firmness 6.56.5/10
- Taste 66/10
- Moistness 6.56.5/10
- Nutrients 7.757.8/10
- Ingredients 6.56.5/10
- Overall experience 66/10
OUR RATE: GOOD
It’s a quite nice flapjack after all. It’s pretty comfortable to eat, it tastes not that bad, it has impressive macros and the ingredients list. And everything seems to be in its place here. Except for its taste, as it could be more flavourish indeed. That’s why it’s not a very good flapjack, it’s only a good one.
User Review( votes)
Really good macros
No added sugar
No palm fat
No glucose/fructose/other syrup