It’s hard to say anything good about this MyVegan protein bar. But let me try. How about ‘after all, it’s vegan-friendly’? Okey dokey, no more jokes. If you’re vegan and fancy some protein snack, then this is the wrong address. Sorry.
It seems to be some kind of madness, but I do struggle with finding a decently good protein bar from MyProtein. Yes, 6 Layers bars were not too bad, but that’s the only line that is somewhat edible and pleasant for me (and yet, not all of the bars from it!). Now, it’s time to find out if vegans will find anything from the dedicated lineup of protein bars for them. This is MyVegan Carb Crusher Choc Peanut Flavour Protein Bar and what comes in a pretty nice looking packaging.
Actually, nothing special. Especially when it comes to its smell. The very first smell impression is like an aroma of protein, which is not even a plant-based one. It’s rather a whey protein one. And it has a bitterish scent. Also, if I would like to bend the reality a bit, I would say there’s a barely detectable touch of pretzel topping, but it could be some kind of abuse here. Anyway, it’s not too inviting. The bar itself is pleasantly soft and crumbly with a nice crunchy topping. It’s effortless to bite into it and eat. Also, the bar is just a little chewy and sticky, which is good. However, the more you eat it, the more dryish to dry it gets. And it’s not anything you would expect in a protein bar.
Where’s that Choc Peanut flavour in this vegan protein bar?
Because I can’t find it easily. Yes, there are peanuts and choc aromas in it, but they are way, way too subtle to give the bar and easily and detectable, pleasant taste. Also, there’s an apparent aroma of a plant-based protein in it. More than that, pretzel topping is nicely crunchy and a bit exciting, but it doesn’t affect the overall taste too much. In a word, it’s not flavourish at all. Overall, the bar is not even sweetish, it’s rather bland-o-proteinish. Hence, it’s not satisfying at all.
Would I want to have another MyVegan protein bar of this flavour… Oh, wait, what flavour? Nope, I wouldn’t.
From the macros point of view, it’s so so. A 60g bar (mine was 65.8g) packs 237kcal, 16g (26.67%) of protein and a pretty low 1.8g of sugar. Not too bad. However, the ingredients list is nothing to be proud of, MyProtein, as it contains added sugar and palm oil.
Even if I were vegan, I wouldn’t go for it.
Trust me, this MyVegan Carb Crusher Choc Peanut Flavour Protein Bar is nothing special. It’s nearly tasteless, it’s not even sweetish, it’s dryish and it has poor ingredients. Any good point here? Well, how about ‘it’s vegan-friendly’? Sure, why not. But I guess it’s not enough nowadays.
Would I buy it again? Do I have any reason for that? I don’t think so.
P.S. Putting white font on the light green background is not the best idea, MyProtein. It’s somewhat hard to read, you know?