Great smell and brilliant macros. And then the rest, not much to be proud of. This is BioTechUSA Zero Bar Chocolate Coconut flavoured protein bar.
Well, it’s pretty hard to fell in love with Zero Bars. They definitely have some advantages, like great macros or not bad ingredients. That means overall they’re pretty poor. Like Cappucino flavoured. Or Chocolate Banana flavoured. Or Chocolate Chip Cookies. All of them we’ve reviewed so far and none of them turned out to be worth our attention. And it looks like it’s alike with this Zero Bar Chocolate Coconut flavoured protein bar as well. Well…
The smell of this bar is pretty inviting. There are aromas of chocolate and coconut (or rather coconut and chocolate) easily detectable. Also, it’s pretty intense, resembling Bounty bar a bit. Could it be a better introduction to a protein bar ever? Probably not, but it could definitely be much better afterwards. As hard as rock on the outside, this protein bar is fairly softish on the inside. However, I found it not too comfortable to bite into it. Also, it’s barely chewy and just a bit sticky, at the same time being pretty moist. Well, it’s not that terrible after all, but I can still see some room for improvement here.
Not too tasty
Chocolate Coconut Coconut Chocolate protein bar.
It’s not satisfying. Not too pleasant. And not too tasty. BOOM! All right, I was joking — a bit. The fact is, this Zero Bar has a lot of coconut flavour, but not that much of chocolate one. Therefore, these flavours could be a bit better balanced. Also, it’s annoyingly bitter, which affects the overall experience. And the overall feeling too, as it’s far from being disturbing. It’s just annoying. And not too tasty. More than that, it’s not sweet at all. And, obviously, not satisfying too.
Am I fancy another serving of this Zero Bar Chocolate Coconut bar after the first one? Well, I was struggling a bit eating the entire serving of it. Therefore, this is not the most appropriate question here.
The macros. As always in Zero Bars, these are decently good. And, as always, they’re given for 100g only. Anyway, a 50g bar only has 177 kcal, 7.5g of fat, 5.5g of carbs (including just 0.45g of sugar!) and a rounded 20g of protein. And 6g of fibre too. Not too bad. The ingredients list, however, contains palm oil. Oops.
And the latter is the reason it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go.
No added sugar. No taste. Zero fun. Zero. Null.
BioTechUSA Zero Bar Chocolate Coconut 20 Grams Protein Bar disappoints. It’s not too comfortable to eat, it’s not too tasty, and it could have better ingredients. In other words, well, feel free to spend a total ZERO on it. It’s not worth your attention either your money. Zero.
Will I ever go back to this Zero Bar? I can’t be sure about too many things about in my life. But at the same time, I’m 100% sure I won’t come back to this protein bar. Period.