Available nearly anywhere. And not that expensive. This Graze cocoa vanilla protein flapjack wants to steal your heart with being convenience. Is it a recipe for success?
This is the first Graze protein flapjack in our reviews (but not the last one, I hope). It’s available nearly anywhere, it’s cheap (we paid £1.19 for this one) and it wants to be our snack on the go. Oh, and it’s perfectly portioned (3 cubes per pack) and it’s vegan-friendly. Is it enough to steal our hearts (and grab some money out of our wallet)? Let’s find it out.
This protein flapjack smells pretty nice. Cocoa and vanilla aromas are easily detectable, but not too extensively intense. However, it’s still enough to convince us to bite into them. And it won’t be too difficult, as these flapjack pieces are pretty softish. However, they are also somewhat chewy and a bit sticky, especially the linseed it’s full of. Also, this flapjack’s moistness is pretty OK, so no reason to complain about this matter at all.
Not too flavourish. With a bit of bitterish aroma.
This Graze protein flapjack is not too flavourish. Although there is a bit of chocolate flavour detectable, there’s just not enough of a vanilla kick in it. As an addition, there’s a lot of linseed aroma in it too. And a bit of bitterness as well. That composition makes this flapjack not too flavourish, not too sweet and not too satisfying.
Do I want another serving of this Graze protein flapjack after the first one? Not actually. It’s not too exciting, it’s not too flavourish and it’s nothing I’d want to repeat.
Let’s have a quick look at its macros then. The flapjack was portioned into three squares by default that weigh 53g all together. They all three deliver 248 kcal, 13g of fat, 25g of carbs (including 13g of sugar) and a pretty modest 8.9g of protein. Is it enough to call it a protein flapjack? Not sure, but the ingredients list contains demerara sugar, palm oil and golden syrup. And I am sure it could be done much better than that.
That’s why it’s not the finest protein flapjack on the go.
Well, it’s cheap – especially while on offer.
This Graze Cocoa Vanilla Protein flapjack is not a spectacular one. It could be tastier, it could have better macros and better ingredients. What it does not too bad, however, it’s available in many places. And it even costs as little as 59p while on offer. And it’s pretty comfortably portioned. The question is: is it enough to grab it from the shelf?
It’s definitely tempting to do that, consider some of its aspects. However, I’m afraid it doesn’t have enough positive argument to convince me to do that. Therefore, I’m afraid I will not come back to it in the future.