It’s hard to indulge in this protein bar. In theory, it has a pretty interesting taste of Hazelnut and Caramel. In practice, however, it turns out to be a pretty bitterish protein snack. And it’s nothing I’m looking for in my protein treats definitely.

It’s hard to deny hazelnuts are not the sweetest nuts in the world. If you try to eat more than a couple of them, you’ll realise they’re not the best snack to eat on their own. That’s what Applied Nutrition must have found out, I guess, and made a protein bar with hazelnut and caramel flavour. In theory, not a bad combination of bitterish and sweet flavours. In practice, Applied Nutrition Protein Indulgence Hazelnut Caramel Flavour Crisp Protein Bar turns out to be an average protein snack after all.

Applied Nutrition Protein Indulgence Hazelnut Caramel Flavour Crisp High Protein Low Sugar Bar
Applied Nutrition Protein Indulgence Hazelnut Caramel Flavour Crisp High Protein Low Sugar Bar

It all starts not too bad, as this protein bar smells lovely. Easily detectable aromas of hazelnut and caramel seem to be well balanced and charming. And it makes this protein bar pretty tempting. A decently tough on the outside, this protein bar is somewhat softish inside. Despite that, it’s not too comfortable to bite into it. However, once you’ll do that, you shouldn’t have any problem with eating it. Also, it’s a bit chewy and sticky. And crispy. Its moistness is pretty OK and many may be able to eat it without having any other help from extra drink or something. Not too bad.

Too much of hazelnuts, too little of caramel.


This protein bar could be tasting much better. But it’s not. There are too much of hazelnut flavour in it. And too little of caramel. That makes the flavour of it not too balanced, with a bitterish aroma on the front. Also, although there’s caramel, this protein bar is not sweet enough to overcome the bitterness of hazelnut. On top of that, there’s not even a touch of milk chocolate coating in it. As a result of that, we get a protein bar that is too bitterish and not too sweet. Therefore, it’s not too satisfying too.

Do I want another serving of this Protein Indulgence bar after the first one? Not too much. It’s not exceedingly comfortable to eat and it’s not too tasty as well. And these two reasons are enough for me to say ‘thank you’ right after eating the entire one.

Applied Nutrition Protein Indulgence Hazelnut Caramel Flavour Crisp High Protein Low Sugar Bar

How about the macros of this protein bar? Well, it’s surprisingly too accurate. A 50g bar delivers 200 kcal, 9.22g of fat, 17.50g of carbs (including only 1.98g of sugar) and an OK-ish 15.18g of protein. Not. Too. Bad. Isn’t. It? The ingredients list doesn’t look too bad either, as there’s no added sugar, no palm oil, no syrups. Not too bad.

However, considering its not-too-exciting taste, it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go.

Too bitterish, not too exciting.


Applied Nutrition Protein Indulgence Hazelnut Caramel Flavour Crisp High Protein Low Sugar Bar

This Applied Nutrition Protein Indulgence Hazelnut Caramel Flavour Crisp High Protein Low Sugar Bar is another protein snack from this range that is not too exciting. As always, it’s not too comfortable to eat. And it’s not too spectacular when it comes to the taste of it. And I’m afraid pretty good macros and the ingredients list is not enough to convince me to that.

Therefore, this is our last meet for a while. And I’m not going to come back to this protein bar anytime soon.

6.0
Score

Pros

  • No added sugar
  • No palm oil
  • No syrups

Cons

  • It could be 'a bit' tastier
  • Easily detectable bitterish aroma
Smell
8
Outer firmness
4
Inner firmness
6
Taste
5.5
Moistness
7
Nutrients
6.8
Ingredients
6
Overall experience
5

Final Verdict

This is another protein snack from this range that is not too exciting. As always, it's not too comfortable to eat. And it's not too spectacular when it comes to the taste of it. And I'm afraid pretty good macros and the ingredients list is not enough to convince me to that.