This is everything you should know about our term of ‘finest protein bar on the go’ and ‘finest protein cookie on the go’.
In our every review of protein bars and protein cookies, we use the term ‘finest protein bar on the go’ or ‘finest protein cookie on the go’. You may be wondering what it exactly means, right? And this is a not-so-short answer to it, as this is pretty important to know which one is and which one of them is not. So here we go.
Every protein bar and protein cookie we review is being assessed in eight different categories. They include smell, firmness (outside and inside), taste, moistness, nutritional values, ingredients and the overall experience. Every criterion has its points regarding the feature of a specific protein bar. You can find more about them in our FAQ.
Why having a ‘finest’ protein bar or protein cookie is so important?
As you may already know from your own experience, there are many average protein bars and protein cookies on the market. Many of them are pretty tasty, but they may have exaggerated macros, or their ingredients list is pretty awful. Or both. In other words, these protein bars or protein cookies might be real destroyers of your diet or nutrition plan.
On the other hand, some protein bars and protein cookies are perfect or nearly perfect when it comes to their nutritional values and ingredients. However, they may leave a lot to be desired when it comes to their taste. Therefore, they might fit your diet or plan, but they may be a great destroyer of your taste buds.
Of course, there are also protein bars or protein cookies that don’t fall into any of the categories above. And for some reasons, they’re available for purchase. And they try to catch your attention with an attractive packaging or some confusing claims on it, like ‘net carbs’, ‘active carbs’ or ‘impact carbs’. Some of them are closer to, and some of them are pretty far from being the truth. We didn’t like it too.
That’s why we decided to create terms of ‘finest protein bar on the go’ and ‘finest protein cookie on the go’.
What is a ‘finest protein bar or protein cookie on the go’?
The finest protein bar (or protein cookie) on the go is the one that is effortless to eat, is tasty, has very good ingredients and it won’t blow up your diet or nutritional plan with its nutrition. And even if it won’t fit your macros slightly, you can still be sure it was well worth to have it.
Before we go further, please have a look at our assessment criteria for protein bars and protein cookies. You can find them in our assessment criteria FAQ.
So here it goes. To give a protein bar (or protein cookie) a ‘finest’ title, they need to meet at least these scores in a specific criterion all together:
Smell: 7 pts
Outer firmness: 6 pts
Inner firmness: 6 pts
Taste: 8 pts
Moistness: 7 pts
Nutrients: 7.5 pts
Ingredients: 7 pts
Overall experience: 7 pts
As you already know minimum score criteria for the finest protein bar or protein cookie, here’s what it means in a real life.
To give you an idea what the finest protein bar or protein cookie is, this is a sample review of such a ‘finest protein bar on the go’.
Such a protein bar (or protein cookie) has a pleasant aroma. There are all the ingredients promised on its packaging. They are all easily detectable and intense, but they don’t have to be extremely effortlessly distinguishable from each other. The more important thing is their composition must be inviting and appetising.
These treats must also be pretty easy and comfortable to eat. They must not require to use your teeth to bite into it nor giving your jaw a workout while eating it. And it can’t be too dry too.
When it comes to its taste, there are no excuses. It must be flavourish, exciting, tasty and just delicious. It also must be sweet and satisfying sweet treats. Nothing less. Period.
When it comes to macros, it must be perfect. An average score of 7.5 pts is a must here. And it doesn’t matter whether it has a bit less of protein or a bit more of sugar. The thing is, every nutrition must be at least pretty good to score all together at least 7.5/10 pts.
Also, the finest protein bar (or protein cookie) must not have a hateful trio of ingredients, we mean added sugar, palm fat or (any) syrups. Yes, we know, it’s not so easy to achieve that, especially considering they must be tasty. It must be great all-rounders to get the title, so there are no off-peak tariffs for them.
And last, but not least. Sometimes it happens that a treat is technically nearly perfect, but it lacks that sparkle of art, madness or virtuosity. Or all of them together. Therefore, it may be decently good in every aspect excluding the overall feeling. In other words, after eating such a finest protein bar or protein cookie, you should feel it was well worth to eat it.
The Bottom Line.
BOOM! And that’s it. As you can see, the criterion for a ‘finest protein bar on the go’ or ‘finest protein cookie on the go’