If it only was all about the taste, we would fell in love with this tiny bar. But it’s not. And that love may not last long. Unfortunately.
We are aware of it, you get nothing for nothing. If a protein bar has a great taste, most likely it wants to hide its shameful ingredients somewhere there. And if its ingredients are purely natural, then its flavour is far from being desirable. Like Pulsin Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Booster. What we’ve got here, then? Weider’s hazelnut ‘carbohydrates and protein’ bar is delicious, but we’re afraid it’s for the price. On a par with the Strawberry-Vanilla 13% Protein from the same range. The price of harmful ingredients. What to do? How to live?
This bar is pretty unobtrusive. A tiny, hazelnut flavoured bar with 25% of protein. You wouldn’t expect anything special here. And you’d be wrong. It smells lovely, although we wouldn’t mind if it was slightly more intensive. Also, it’s really soft outside, being just somewhat toughish, but not too much, inside. Hence, it’s pretty easy to eat. We like it. What we liked a bit less, however, this bar is slightly chewy and tries to stick to your teeth. Nothing to be bothered, though. Its texture reminds us of the texture of the Mars bar. It’s only slightly, little, just a bit grainy. In a positive way.
All right, we want to say it right now. If hazelnut taste is your jam, then you can’t miss this bar! It has a nice, rich and deep flavour. There’s also a slightly detectable bit of a sweet tinge, but we weren’t able to identify it. Anyway, it’s really nice, going nicely with the theme flavour. What’s worth mentioning, this snack easily will make its way as a sweet treat. And you can eat it without a sip easily.
If hazelnut flavour is your jam, then you can’t miss this bar!
Do we want another helping after the first one? Not actually though. All of that because of the ‘bad’ ingredients in it.
So what macros look like here? Does a tiny bar mean little macros? Sort of. A 35g bar has only 146 kcal, 5.3g of fat, 16g of carbs (of which 11.6g of sugar) and only 8.8g of protein. Could be better. And when it comes to ingredients, it could be even much, much better. There are added sugar, palm oil, glucose syrup and fructose syrup. That’s a really poor combination.
Can we call it sustainable carbs and protein bar on the go? Nope. Just nope.
A beautiful bar with ugly ingredients
If we were all about the taste, we would say: try it, even if hazelnut is not your cup of tea. However, as we want to do it in a sustainable way, we say: it’s a beautiful bur, but there’s some kind of disappointment under the hood. Therefore, we can’t recommend it. Unless you don’t care about such trifle.
Will we ever go back to that carbs and protein bar? Considering its ingredients, we don’t think so. We’d instead buy regular hazelnut bar with similar ingredients, but much cheaper. And we’d have fun. For less.
- Smell 7.57.5/10
- Outer firmness 88/10
- Inner firmness 6.56.5/10
- Taste 8.58.5/10
- Moistness 88/10
- Nutrients 66/10
- Ingredients 2.52.5/10
- After the last bite 77/10
OUR RATE: GOOD
If we were all about the taste, we would say: try it, even if hazelnut is not your cup of tea. However, as we want to do it in a sustainable way, we say: well, it’s some kind of disappointment under the hood. Therefore, we can’t recommend it. Unless you don’t care about such trifle.
User Review( votes)
It contains added sugar
It contains palm oil
It contains glucose syrup
It contains fructose syrup