This Real Handful protein bar is more like an energy bar. It contains much more carbs than protein. And it’s nothing like a sea salt caramel flavour.
The very latest cheap ‘protein bar’ is already here. Spotted near other cheap protein bars in ASDA was something I couldn’t miss. Especially a box of 3 costs only £2. And although it’s not too expensive, it still seems to be a bit too much for them. And its low price is not an excuse for its taste. At least not in a situation you can buy a delicious and satisfying protein bar for as low as £1, like Mo Protein Caramel Crisp Protein Bar.
All right, this Sea Salt Caramel ‘protein bar’ smells like nuts and caramel. It’s pretty OK, but it lacks caramel scent badly. Therefore, I’m pretty far from saying it’s appetising or inviting. Especially it looks more like a nutbar than a protein bar. Anyway, it’s tough on the outside and only somewhat softish on the inside. That means it’s not so effortless when it comes to biting into it. Also, ease of chewing it is just so-so. It’s slightly chewy and tries to stick to the teeth. And it could be less dryish a bit.
This is not a protein bar per se, and it affects… my experience.
This Sea Salt Caramel protein bar tastes nearly like that. But still, much better than the Grenade Carb Killa Caramel Chaos bar! There are nuts and dried fruits in it. And some sea salt too. However, there’s a touch of bitterish aroma too. And I would blame sesame seeds for that. As we already know what’s in there, the question is: is it missing anything? And the answer is: it is. What I missed here the most was that specific salty and sweet sea salt caramel flavour. It’s just a bit of it here, but I’d want to have much more of it. As a result of that, this ‘protein bar’ is not too sweet. And not oo satisfying.
Do I want another serving of this Sea Salt Caramel bar after the first one? Not actually. At least not at the moment. It was OK, but it’s sooo average at the same time.
The macros of this ‘protein bar’ is confusing a bit. It says it’s a ‘protein bar’, but it contains only 6.4g of protein per 40g bar. That’s not enough to call it a proper protein bar, right? The other numbers in this bar look like this: 198 kcal, 13g of fat and 13g of carbs (including 12g of sugar). Not impressive. On a par with the ingredients list containing added sugar, brown rice syrup and agave nectar.
And these are the reasons it can’t be a ‘finest protein bar on the go‘.
This is an energy bar in disguise.
Real Handful Sea Salt Caramellow Protein Bar is more like an energy bar. Sort of. It tastes not bad, but its macros are overloaded. Therefore, it may be a bit confusing when you pick it up from the shelf. The only good thing here is the fact it costs £2 for 3 bars. But is it good enough to give it another chance?
Will I ever go back to this protein bar? Not for £2. Even for £2 for a box of 3 bar. If it’s on offer for £1.50 or less then who knows? In this case, I may go for some kind of a (Choc Orange) chase. But only having in mind, it’s more like an energy bar than a proper protein bar.
- Smell 55/10
- Outer firmness 44/10
- Inner firmness 55/10
- Taste 6.56.5/10
- Moistness 6.56.5/10
- Nutrients 55/10
- Ingredients 44/10
- Overall experience 66/10
OUR RATE: FAIR
It’s more like an energy bar as it delivers much more carbs than protein. But if you consider it so, then it’s not that bad
protein energy bar. And it has not that bad taste after all. And it’s cheap. So why not?
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