This exciting, warming and nearly year-long-awaited flavour gets us closer to Christmas time. However, if that special time was supposed to be in this flavour, I would not want to celebrate it at all. Because it’s not what a real gingerbread anything tastes like. Period.
I love Christmas time. And I love gingerbread anything. This is an exciting combination for me. And a special time to enjoy it. Therefore, I know exactly what it should be and taste like. That’s why, while seeing a protein bar of this flavour, I couldn’t resist and ordered it nearly straight away. And the result of it I will describe in a short story of ‘How Grenade wants to steal your Christmas with this Gingerbread protein bar’.
Don’t expect this protein bar to be overly aromatic. It’s not. There’s a bit of gingerbread whiff in it, but it’s not too intense. That means it’s pretty far from being inviting or tempting. It’s not that bad for sure, but still, it’s far from being even a Christmas-like. Anyway, a pretty softish on the outside, this protein bar is somewhat pleasantly soft on the inside. That means no one should have any problem with biting into it. However, it’s noticeably chewy and a bit sticky. But again, also considering its good moistness, its texture is decently good and provides a good texture experience.
This gingerbread protein bar wants to steal your Christmas.
And you can’t allow it to do so. The thing is, there are some gingerbread and chocolate flavours in this protein bar. And I wouldn’t mind have it like that. However, there’s also a significantly bitterish aroma that doesn’t come from the gingerbread spice mix. And it ruins all the flavour. That weird combination is not too tasty, not too appetising and it’s highly disappointing. And, unfortunately, it’s not satisfying at all.
To get you an idea of how poor the taste of this Grenade protein bar is. I bought the cheapest gingerbread cookies I could find in Waitrose (you can see them in the pictures) to compare their flavour with the Gingerbread Grenade Carb Killa protein bar. They cost £1.35 for a pack of five, so they’re pretty budgetary ones. And you know what? They’re much, much better in smell and flavour than this protein bar. Well, I guess we don’t need to comment it further, right?
Do I want another serving of this Grenade Gingerbread protein bar right after the first one? Let me put it this way. Instead of this bar, I preferred to eat a couple of these small gingerbread guys. And they were much more satisfying than this bar.
From the macros point of view, it’s a standard for Grenades. A 60g bar delivers 219 kcal, 8.2g of fat, 15.5g of carbs (including only 1.6g of sugar) and 22.8g of protein. Not too bad. The ingredients list is, as always, pretty long and it contains palm fat.
Regarding this, it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go. Or for Christmas.
Do not let this protein bar to steal your Christmas.
Extremely disappointing and frustrating. And this is what describes this Grenade Carb Killa Ginger Bread High Protein Bar perfectly in my eyes (and taste buds). It was supposed to be a tasty, delicious and lovely snack for that magical Christmas time. With an extra amount of protein. However, it’s nothing like that (except the protein presence in it). And this is the reason it can’t be considered anything worth recommendation.
Will I ever go back to this Grenade Gingerbread protein bar? I will NOT. It’s not tasty at all and it’s much worse in taste than even the basic and cheap gingerbread guys from a supermarket. That’s why I will not let it in next time. And I will not let it steal my Christmas. Go away!