This Gladiator fights bravely, but it won’t win this battle. It won’t be defeated either. It will get hurt and at the end of the day it will be reprived and let go.
It’s pretty funny when I see anything, like a protein bar, with a brave name. Let’s say, Gladiator. It always makes me want to give it a try and challenge it. That’s what I did here and I won this battle, easily. Without even lifting a finger. But with giving my jaw a small workout. Because this protein bar requires you to struggle a bit while eating it, due to its texture.
Anyway, it doesn’t reveal its character straight away, as its smell is only OK. There’s chocolate aroma easily detectable and it’s sweet. However, it’s far from being brownie anything. It’s a rather pleasant smell, not too inviting, but it’s not repulsive either. This bar is pretty tough on the outside. On a par with its interior. Therefore, it’s not too comfortable to bite into it and eat it. It’s also a bit dryish in its texture, so most likely you’ll need a sip to wash it down. That being said, now it’s time for…
Let’s fight! And this is going to be an uneven fight.
This protein bar is sweet. There’s chocolate easily detectable, as well as a bit of brownie. However, the latter could be much more intense. Also, a caramel layer under the chocolate coating doesn’t affect the taste much. There are also soy crisps happily crisping, but they basically don’t change much here too. Overall, this protein bar is pretty sweet, but it won’t make its way as a satisfying treat. What’s interesting, the interior of this bar is noticeable tough, making it somewhat not too effortless to eat. And I didn’t like it.
Do I want another serving after the first one? Not actually. One fight with this sweet treat is enough for me.
This protein bar, however, shows its strength when it comes to its macros. A 60g treat has a reasonable 220 kcal, 8.3g of fat, 16g of carbs (including only 1.1g of naturally occurring sugar) and a solid 21g of protein. Furthermore, its ingredients list is pretty impressive, as there’s no added sugar, no palm fat, no syrups. WOW!
Can it be a sustainable protein bar on the go? Not actually. If it was only a bit tastier and had a bit fewer calories…
A real Gladiator. Not too cute (in taste), but gallant warrior (in its macros and ingredients).
Olimp Gladiator High Protein Bar Brownie Flavoured Bar is not a bad boy. It’s only OK when it comes to its taste. It’s good when it comes to its macros. And impressive when it comes to its ingredients. However, it will require your jaw to joust. And this is what I didn’t like much.
Will I ever go back to this protein bar in the future? Not actually. It’s not that bad, but there are other better brownie flavoured protein bars, like PhD Diet Whey Double Choc Brownie Protein Bar or SiS Protein20 Double Chocolate Brownie High Protein Low Sugar Bar. And I don’t like struggling (or fighting) with my protein snacks too. That’s why it was our last battle for a while.