Even at £4.99 for 4 bars, this protein bar from Decathlon is not a spectacular one. Although it smells really good and tastes not bad, under the hood aspects of it could be a bit better.
This is it. If you want to buy a cheap protein bar, then you have to make a choice. You need to choose between good taste and good ingredients and/or good macros since you usually can’t have both. And it turns out it’s like that in this case. Costing only £1.25 per bar, Decathlon Whey Protein Bar Chocolate & Nuts is decently good in this and that, but not too good in that and this. Well, will you go to be ready to pay that price for its lower price?
This protein bar smells spectacular. Its aroma is basically the same as the fragrance of… Snickers chocolate bar! Eventually, they both are chocolate bars with nuts, right? And this is what we’ve got here. A super inviting protein bar screaming ‘eat me straight away!’. And that’s what I’ll do pretty soon. In the meantime, this protein bar is really tough on the outside, being also toughish on the inside. It’s enough to say it’s not too effortless to bite into it. And although it’s not too chewy and it’s only a bit sticky, it’s still could be ‘a bit’ more comfortable to eat. And the fact it’s not so difficult to eat it without a sip doesn’t change much here.
Not extremely flavourish, but still pretty good in the taste.
Do not expect any spectacular flavour here. All you can do, however, is a decently one indeed. This protein bar has loads of hazelnuts in its flavour (despite only 1.5% of them in its ingredients) and a bit of milk chocolate (coating) and cocoa powder. They’re all balanced pretty good, but it could be done slightly better I guess. But still, it’s pretty tasty (but, obviously, not as much as Snickers chocolate bar is). Anyway, this protein bar is only somewhat sweetish. And you won’t oversweet with it definitely. And this is the reason it might be not too satisfying for some.
Do I want another serving of this Decathlon Whey Protein Bar after the first one? It wasn’t bad for sure. But at the same time, it was good enough to eat the entire serving easily. But not more.
How about the macros of this Decathlon branded protein bar? Well, it’s not spectacular, again. A 60g bar delivers 238 kcal, 7g of fat, 23.6g of carbs (of which as much as 14.4g of sugar) and 22.2g protein. Not that bad. The ingredients list, however, could be a bit better, as it contains added sugar, glucose-fructose syrup and fructose syrup.
Therefore, it’s not the best candidate for a title of the finest protein bar on the go.
A pretty tasty and not too sweet protein bar. For a cheap.
This Decathlon Whey Protein Bar Chocolate & Nuts is not bad cheap protein bar. It smells lovely, it tastes pretty good and it has pretty OK macros. And for a price of £1.25 per bar, it’s pretty hard to expect anything more. Therefore, it’s not a bad choice if you’re on a budget, but you need a good-tasting and rich in protein bar.
Will I ever go back to this Decathlon protein bar? I’m not sure about that (that and that from the same range, too). It has some advantages for sure (including its low price), but there may be some better options to choose from.