This TREK protein flapjack smells much better than it tastes. And the only reason you should pick it is… well, your love for bananas. Or hate of gluten. Or both.
TREK has a wide range of gluten free protein flapjacks in its offer. And they are not a bad option for #glutenfreeteam. However, if you don’t belong to this group, there are still some flapjacks not that bad, like recently reviewed Creative Nature Superfoods Cacao Orange Flapjack 21% Protein or Battle Oats Protein Flapjack Cookies & Cream. Is Banana Bread flavoured better than these two?
It all starts promisingly. This protein flapjack smells like banana. However, there’s not much of bread scent in it. Instead of that, there’s somewhat easy detectable oaty whiff. And it’s OK – not too inviting either discouraging. This flapjack is not too tough overall, but some may say it could be more comfortable to bite into it. It’s also just slightly chewy and a bit sticky. Other than that, it’s crumbly and crunchy (thanks to ‘soya protein crunchies’). And it’s a bit dryish too, so there’s a bit of bread-like texture in it too.
Go for it if you love dried bananas.
Because there are dried banana pieces in it. Otherwise, it may be nothing attractive to you. All of that, because its taste is a composition of banana flavour and bread flavour. Sort of. Because it’s not the exact flavour of the bread. It’s more like something between oats and bread. Anyway, more important than that is the fact this flapjack lacks an intense flavour. Also, it’s far from being sweet or satisfying. And I guess it’s a good option only due to being a gluten-free treat.
I ate one serving and I’m considering having… No, I’m not. One serving is totally OK for me.
When it comes to macros, this TREK flapjack is not that bad. A 50g snack has only 208 kcal, 9.5g of fat, 19.7g of carbs and a modest 10.2g of protein. Not too bad. Much worse than that is its ingredients list though. It contains palm oil and rice syrup. And it doesn’t sound like ‘100 % proper good food’ as mentioned on the back of this flapjack.
That means it’s NOT 100% blah blah blah, so that it won’t get our title of ‘finest protein flapjack on the go’.
Not so 100% proper good food. Although they say the opposite.
TREK Banana Bread Protein Flapjack has one huge advantage (for some). It’s gluten-free. That’s good. And it has not bad macros. And some dried bananas. But the other aspects of this snack could be much better. I mean its taste, ingredients or the overall ingredients. Therefore, it joins TREK Original Oat Protein Flapjack as the one you shouldn’t bother (nearly at all).
Will I ever go back to this protein flapjack? I would want to, as I really like bananas. But this snack offers the experience I wouldn’t rather want to come back to.
- Smell 77/10
- Overall firmness 66/10
- Taste 4.54.5/10
- Moistness 66/10
- Nutrients 6.756.8/10
- Ingredients 33/10
- Overall experience 55/10
OUR RATE: FAIR
This protein flapjack has one huge advantage (for some). It’s gluten-free. That’s good. And it has not bad macros. And some dried bananas. But the other aspects of this snack could be much better.
User Review( votes)
It contains cane sugar
It contains palm oil
It contains rice syrup