It’s 2020, but some protein bar makers still use Acesulfame K to make them. Seriously? That’s why I say ‘pass’ and throw it on my ‘protein bars blacklist’. And you should do it too.

This is ridiculous. There are sooo many ingredients that can be used to make a protein bar. But some makers use that damn Acesulfame K with obsessive persistence. Here’s an example, a CHOCO PRO range from Scitec Nutrition. Or RedCon1 MRE BARS. Or Nano Supps protein bars. Well, it looks like Multipower 53% High Protein Bar Coconut Flavour join that hateful crew. And at the same time, it joins my private blacklist, too. And I believe it wasn’t necessary.

Multipower 53% High protein Bar Coconut Flavour
Multipower 53% High protein Bar Coconut Flavour

Anyway, this protein bar is not too bad in its smell. Although it’s not too intense, there are somehow detectable aromas of coconut and chocolate. A bit softish both on the outside and inside, this protein bar is OK-ish to bite into it. Also, it’s middling chewy and a bit sticky. But still, it’s nothing you would have to struggle with (though it’s not effortless to eat as well). Also, its moistness is pretty good. Not a bad introduction, isn’t it?

Well, that’s not the best direction for any protein bar.


Don’t get me wrong. Here’s nearly everything you would want from a coconut flavour bar with a chocolate coating. A bit of coconut flavour. And a bit of chocolate aroma. But that combination is pretty bland – not too flavourish, not too aromatic. Also, it’s not much sweet. And there’s a touch of bitterness in it, too. As a result of that, this protein bar is pretty far from being a satisfying one.

Do I want another serving of this Multipower protein bar right after the first one? Not much. It wasn’t terrible for sure, but that ingredients list…

Multipower 53% High protein Bar Coconut Flavour

Yes. There’s palm oil in it. And there’s Acesulfame K in it, too. And I believe both of them are not much necessary in any food. Especially protein bars, being considered healthy ones. Therefore, the macros of this bar don’t matter at all for me. However, if you like numbers, here they are – 50g, 210 kcal, 6g of fat, 9g of carbs (of which 1.5g of sugar) and a pretty lovely 27g of protein. Still, it doesn’t convince me.

Nope. Just nope.


Multipower 53% High protein Bar Coconut Flavour

Multipower 53% High protein Bar Coconut Flavour is another protein bar on the market containing Acesulfame K. And palm oil as well. And these are two reasons, I guess pretty good ones, to skip it. Oh, did I mention it’s not excessive tasty as well? No? Oh, sorry, then. So here we go. These are three good reasons to skip this protein bar and carry on. Period.

Will I ever go back to this protein bar? Well, do I have to answer this question? Now, it’s blacklisted due to Acesulfame K in the ingredients.

6.1
Score

Pros

  • As much as 27g of protein per bar

Cons

  • It contains Acesulfame K
  • It contains palm fat
Smell
6.5
Outer firmness
6.5
Inner firmness
6
Taste
5.5
Moistness
7
Nutrients
8.4
Ingredients
4
Overall experience
5

Final Verdict

This is another protein bar on the market containing Acesulfame K. And palm oil as well. And these are two reasons, pretty good reasons to skip it. Oh, did I mention it's not excessive tasty as well? No? Oh, sorry, then. So here we go. These are three good reasons to skip this protein bar and carry on. Period.