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Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cocoa & Orange

Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cacao & Orange

If 7.3g of protein per bar means ‘high in protein’, then I don’t know how they would describe a regular 20g or 25g of it in a single snack. A ‘hyper protein bar’? I know, however, how I’ll describe this Reflex bar. In short and using their methodology: it’s brilliant.

It’s hard to deny it, but wrappings of these Reflex bars are genuinely aesthetic. We could see it with their other protein bar we already reviewed for you, Cranberry & Lemon flavour. It wasn’t the best protein bar we’ve ever reviewed, so I scored it accordingly. Now, it’s time for another ‘protein bar’ from this range, Cacao & Orange flavour. And no, it’s not brilliant after all (I was joking before a bit).

Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cocoa & Orange
Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cocoa & Orange

Anyway, this ‘protein bar’ is tricky, as it smells lovely. It’s intense and both cacao and orange aroma are easily detectable. It’s inviting for sure and I couldn’t wait to bite into it. However, it might be not so comfortable, as the bar is tough on the outside and just softish on the inside. What’s more, it’s slightly chewy and sticks to the teeth. Not the bar itself, but the pea protein crisps in it. Anyway, if they don’t annoy you, you may be OK without any sip.

All right, let’s get to the point — the taste. And as inviting and appetising this bar’s smell was, its flavour is… well… not too exciting.


There are Cacao & Orange flavours easily detectable, but they both are pretty bland. Also, there’s a bit of bitterness coming from orange peel. It’s not that bad after all, but pea protein crisps make it annoying to eat. They are tough, crispy and they stuck between teeth. So overall experience when it comes to eating it is rather not so pleasant.

Therefore, as you may assume, I’m not fancy another serving after the first one.

Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cocoa & Orange

Macros of this ‘protein bar’ are also pretty ridiculous. A 40g bar has only 148 kcal, 6.6g of fat, 15g of carbs (with only 2.2g of sugar) and a foolish 7.3g of protein. And they call it ‘high in protein’?! Nonsense! The ingredients list is OK, however, as it doesn’t contain added sugar, no palm fat and no glucose/fructose syrup.

Can it be… No, it can’t be considered as a sustainable protein bar on the go. Too little macros make it impossible. Among some other factors like not the best taste or ease of eating.

That’s not the best ‘protein bar’. That’s my reflex-ion after all.


Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cocoa & Orange

Reflex Nutrition Protein Bar Cocoa & Orange is nothing special indeed. Although it smells charming, it’s not too comfortable to eat, not mentioning its taste. And in spite of its not bad macros and pretty good ingredients, this ‘protein bar’ is hard to be recommended. So I don’t.

Will I ever go back to this ‘protein bar’? No way. It’s not too tasty, and it’s not too comfortable to eat. And last, but not least, it’s not a proper protein bar at all.

  • Smell 8
    8/10
  • Outer firmness 3
    3/10
  • Inner firmness 5.5
    5.5/10
  • Taste 5.5
    5.5/10
  • Moistness 7.5
    7.5/10
  • Nutrients 7
    7/10
  • Ingredients 7
    7/10
  • Overall experience 4
    4/10

OUR RATE: FAIR

This ‘protein bar’ is nothing special indeed. Although it smells charming, it’s not too comfortable to eat, not mentioning its taste. And in spite of its not bad macros and pretty good ingredients, this ‘protein bar’ is hard to be recommended. So I don’t.

Overall
5.9/10
5.9/10
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Pros

Only 148 kcal per bar (40g)

It smells lovely

It doesn’t contain added sugar

It doesn’t contain palm fat

It doesn’t contain glucose/fructose syrup

Cons

It contains only 7.3g of protein per bar (40g)

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