I knew it. I knew this protein bar from Oatein can’t be too bad. And it wasn’t. Actually, it was really good. But still, as it pretty often is, there’s some room for improvement here.
A quick look in our archives and this is what we’ve got. Four Oatein protein bars reviewed so far. One of them, White Choc & Strawberry, scored pretty good 6.5/10 pts. Three more of them scored overall 7.0/10 pts, 7.1/10 pts and 7.2/10 pts. Impressive. That makes this range of protein bars a decently good and trustworthy one. In other words, you can’t go wrong with them. Nice. Now, it’s time to see if another flavour of these, Oatein Peanut Crunch, will join the field in a glory.
All right. This Oatein protein bar smells like a crazy! Its aroma is like a combination of chocolate and peanuts. Does it remind you anything? Yep, a classic Snickers bars. And you know what? This protein bar’s fragrance is virtually on a par with it. WOW! What’s more, it’s extremely soft both on the outside and inside, for a change. And although it’s pretty chewy and somewhat sticky, it’s still pretty effortless to eat. Oh, and last but not least, it’s moistness is pretty good, no issue at all in this matter.
A bitterness that does
good to this Oatein protein bar.
Peanuts? Ticked. Chocolate? Ticked. Bitter flavour? Ticked. Say what?! Oh, yes. I can’t say that too often, but in this case that lightly detectable bitterness doesn’t make any mess here. What’s more, it’s actually necessary here to overcome the overall sweetness (coming from sweeteners, hence, being ‘condensed’ a bit) of this protein bar. And that’s really OK. Overall, this protein bar is decently sweet but still not too sweet. And that’s why many may find it a satisfying protein bar, including me.
Do I want another serving of this Oatein protein bar? It was so close. However, it was pretty satisfying and I just didn’t have another serving of it this time. Therefore, one serving was OK for me. If it only had a slightly more friendly texture…
The macros. As always, pretty good. A 60g bar contains only 209 kcal, 7g of fat, 23g of carbs (of which
And the latter one is the only reason it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go. Too bad.
A really nice alternative to Snickers bar.
And Snickers Hi Protein too. All right, Oatein Peanut Crunch High Protein Low Sugar Bar is not like Snickers. But I believe it may be a not that bad alternative to that. It smells brilliant, it tastes excellent and it has very good macros. OK, there’s also palm oil in the ingredients list, but… well, no one is perfect.
Will I ever go back to this Oatein Peanut Crunch protein bar? There are high chances for that. As an excellent alternative to the Snickers bar. Also, to not-too-tasty Snickers Hi Protein bar too. Nice one.