Say whatever you want, but choc mint flavour is a tricky one. It’s absolutely delicious, while appropriately done. But annoyingly bad when something has gone bad. Here, we’ve got something in-between – it’s not too bad for sure, but it’s hard to call it a decently good one.
Surprisingly, we haven’t reviewed many mint flavoured protein snacks so far. But the ones we have were not spectacular. Grenade Carb Killa protein bar? It scored only 6/10 pts in taste. Lux protein flapjack? Same 6/10 pts in taste. Or Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Protein Cookie? Only 6.5/10 pts in the same criteria. As you can see, it’s not so simple to make a proper choc mint flavour. And this BodyMe Organic Protein Bar Cacao Mint is another proof of that. Too bad, as these bars are decently good ones.
Anyway, the smell of this BodyMe bar is only pretty OK. There’s an easily detectable mint aroma in it, but it lacks cacao whiff badly. Still, it’s pretty tempting, especially when you like mint flavour. A nicely softish on the outside, this vegan protein bar is alike on the inside. That means it’s effortless to bite into and eat. Also, it’s only slightly chewy, but virtually not sticky at all. And its moistness is just decently good. That’s nice.
This BodyMe bar has fallen into a choc mint trap.
This BodyMe protein bar makes the most common mistake when it comes to the cacao/choc mint flavour. There’s way too much of mint flavour in it and it’s too strong, covering the flavour of cacao significantly. Instead of a pleasant and highly palatable flavour of both, we get an unbalanced combination of them. A combination that is not well balanced. Also, there’s a somewhat detectable aroma of protein blend, but it’s not a big issue here. At least not as big as the mint is. Besides that, there’s no weird aroma or aftertaste. Also, the bar itself is not too sweet. And putting all these aspects together, it’s not a satisfying one. Too bad.
Do I want another serving of this BodyMe Cacao Mint protein bar right after the first one? Not much. It was not that bad, but it was definitely way too minty.
When it comes to macros, it’s vegan-like. Hence, not too lean. A 60g bar has 256 kcal, 11.1g of fat, 21.3g of carbs (including 15.8g of naturally occurring sugar) and an OK-ish 16.1g of protein. The ingredients list, however, is a natural one with no added sugar, no palm fat, no syrups.
But still, considering its flavour and macros, it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go.
It’s a cacao mint trap. Sort of.
BodyMe Organic Protein Bar Cacao Mint wants to make it right. But it was trapped in this difficult flavour of choc/cacao and mint. The result of that is not so bad, but it’s far from being a desirable one. Unless you love mint everything. Still, the good thing is this bar is organic, it’s vegan-friendly and it has great ingredients.
Will I ever go back to this BodyMe protein bar? I don’t think so. It wasn’t bad, for sure, but that unbalanced flavour puts me slightly off.