Protein bars

I’ve been trying a few different protein bars over the past couple of weeks, and here are my findings.

  • Aussie Bodies make the best-tasting ones so far. Their Protein FX mini bars were on special at the supermarket, so they were the best choice last week. Every flavour I’ve tried (choc mint, choc raspberry, choc caramel) has tasted exactly as promised without that weird flavour that protein bars often have.
  • Quest bars are seriously overrated. I tried the most popular ones, which were double chocolate chunk, chocolate cookie dough, and the peanut butter cups. Double chocolate chunk was the best, because it was literally like eating blu-tack with bits of chocolate. The cookie dough one was just okay, it did taste a bit like cookie dough, but it had that weird protein aftertaste. And the peanut butter cups were just foul. I have a packet left, and I am definitely not eating them. Because they are bigger than the other two bars, they also have a higher calorie count.
  • Horley’s Carbless Delight were okay, not as bad as the Quest bars, but definitely some flavours were better than others. The chocolate coconut and the raspberry shortcake ones were probably my favourites, but it still tasted very fake.

This week I’ve got a couple more ProteinFX bar flavours, Choc Honeycomb and Rocky Road. Can’t wait to give those a go 😀

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Gaspari MyoFusion Milk Chocolate

My samples from SportsFuel arrived today, and they just happened to be two that were recommended by friends: Optimum Nutrition’s Delicious Strawberry, and Gaspari Nutrition’s MyoFusion Milk Chocolate.

As you’ve probably guessed, I’m trying out the MyoFusion today.

Shaken up in my bottle with 300mL of light blue (skim) milk, it’s a lot darker than my usual ON Double Rich Chocolate. It’s also thicker and looks gritty, with little dark flecks. Hmm. But upon drinking it, it’s not so bad. Not gritty, but not smooth either.

Tastewise, it’s actually sweeter, and doesn’t have the nasty aftertaste. It reminds me of Hershey’s chocolate. With water I’m sure this comparison would be much more accurate 😉

Verdict: It’s good. Not bad tasting, but perhaps too sweet for my (super dark) chocolate preferences.

Powder Flavour Kilocalories Protein (g) Fat (g) Carbs (g) Sugar (g)
Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey Double Rich Chocolate 120 24 1 3 1
Balance Vanilla 111 25 0 2 0
Gaspari Myofusion Chocolate 150 25 3 5 2