This is a great protein bar to eat as a punishment. Not too flavourish, not too tasty, not too comfortable to eat. And perfect macros doesn’t mean anything here.
It might seem I’m not the greatest fan of Zero Bars. But that’s not true, actually. I’m a great fan of every protein bar. And I could eat all of them (but not in one sitting, though). Therefore, every bar starts at the same level in our reviews: give us the best what you have. And it looks like Zero Bars don’t want to prove they’re worth our attention. Consistently. Well, it looks like this Zero Bar Double Chocolate Flavoured Bar is like that as well. Well…
What double chocolate bar smells like? Well, nope, not like that. This protein bar has not a chocolate scent. More than that, it’s a sweetish aroma that is far from being even a chocolate-like one. Therefore, it’s not too inviting for sure. A really tough on the outside, this protein bar is barely softish inside. It’s also not too comfortable to bite into it. However, once you do that, it should be a bit easier after that. Also, this snack is not chewy but noticeably sticky. Therefore, the pre-eating experience could be a bit better, indeed.
That flavour… OMG!
I’m not too surprised this Zero Bar is not too flavourish. It’s bland in its taste. It tastes like 10-year-old chocolate. In theory, it still tastes like that, but it lacks nearly everything you know from the chocolate flavour. And that’s what we’ve got here. Also, there’s an easily detectable bitterish aroma. And a slightly sourish touch. It’s weird. How about the sweetness in this protein bar? Naaah, at all. Not telling about being a satisfying one.
Do I want another serving of this Zero Bar protein bar right after the first one? Let me put it this way: I’m glad it’s over. And even more, I’m so happy I don’t have more of it in my cupboard. Phew!
When it comes to macros, it’s a totally different story. As always, on the spot (although, again, they’re given for 100g only. Oh dear…). A 50g bar only has 174 kcal, 7.5g of fat, 5.5g of carbs (of which only 0.45g(!) of sugar) and a solid 20g of protein. And 6g of fibre. WOW! The ingredients list, however, contains palm fat. And it’s a bit boo.
All right, it’s not that bad for sure. But this BioTechUSA Zero Bar Double Chocolate Flavoured Protein Bar is nothing I’d want to eat voluntarily. Seriously. The only good thing in it is its macros. The rest… well… let’s stop here. Oh, if you’re gluten and lactose intolerant, it might be some kind of option for you. Sort of.
Will I ever go back to this Zero Bar protein bar? There’s no option for that. I won’t. Even if I get it for free somehow.