‘What if your favourite treat had a wholesome twist?’ – they ask. So I answer: then it definitely wouldn’t be Graze Orange & Dark Cacao Oat Millionaire Protein Flapjack. At least as long as we talk about a positive twist.
Graze brand is with us for a while. And they have many different products, including the ones with a higher amount of protein content. One of them is Graze Oat Millionaire Protein Flapjack Orange & Dark Cacao that recently landed in my hands. And honestly, I wish it wouldn’t. But that’s OK, as now, after reviewing it, I can tell you: it’s nothing special, it’s not worth your attention.
All of that, because it doesn’t even welcome you with anything close to excitement or so. This flapjack doesn’t smell good. As long as you’re after the smell of oil in your treats. With just a touch of its flavour, like Orange and Dark Cocoa. But I guess you’re not. Either am I. A soft treat is somewhat chewy and sticky, so it’s not the most comfortable snack of that kind I know. However, its moistness is still pretty OK and it’s not a problem to eat the entire bar in one sitting, without anything to drink on the side.
Where’s the taste?
It’s pretty hard to describe the flavour of this protein flapjack, as it doesn’t have any particular flavour. Or let me put it this way, it tastes with seeds. With a barely, and I mean really barely detectable taste of cocoa and orange. It’s pretty weird and it’s nothing you’d want to eat on a daily (or even monthly) basis. Also, it’s not sweet at all. Therefore, it’s not satisfying too. In other words, it’s boringly bland.
I ate the entire Graze protein flapjack and I’m wondering why I did that at all? It wasn’t anything tasty-ish, enjoying or anything like that. And I don’t want to eat even a bite more of that.
From the macros point of view, it’s not that bad. A 50g flapjack only has 188 kcal, 7g of fat, 19g of carbs (including 15g of sugar) and a modest amount of 11g of protein. Not too bad considering it’s some kind of a flapjack. However, the ingredients list is pretty poor, as it contains added sugar, palm oil, golden syrup and demerara sugar.
This profile of macros and ingredients is enough to say this is not the finest protein flapjack on the go.
It’s a real graze.
Graze Orange & Dark Cacao Oat Millionaire Protein Flapjack is a real graze. Although it has some advantages, it’s still nothing you’d want to enjoy again and again. What’s more, I guess many will try it and won’t come back to it later. Considering this, you can skip it and carry on.
Will I ever go back to this Graze protein flapjack? Not at all. It’s not pleasant and enjoyable in its flavour. And it has inferior ingredients. Do you need more reason to not to grab it from the shelf? I do not.