The more I get to know other brands, the less and less I like Optimum Nutrition. Maybe these are the weakness of ours? Mine, with sticking to one brand. And theirs, keep trying to convince me there’s only one Gold Standard on the market.
Because you see, a while ago, I was a great fan of Optimum Nutrition whey protein. And generally, of this brand. But the more protein snacks I eat and review, the clearer I can see there are other pretty good brands with their products. Like PhD with their SmartBars. Or Scitech Nutrition with one of Proteinissimo bar. Or Dymatize with theirs. And so on. And Optimum Nutrition Whipped Bites Chocolate Orange flavours proves it definitely. There are other decently good brands with better protein snacks out there.
Phew, that was pretty personal. But I wanted you to have a context. It came to me after unwrapped these whipped bites. They’re supposed to be chocolate orange flavour, so I expected this kind of scent from them. But all I got was a chocolate aroma. And that’s it, nothing more. It’s a bit different than what we get in other Whipped Bites, like Salted Caramel flavour and Strawberry Cream flavour. Anyway, there’s a difference in texture too, as this chocolate orange ones are not so soft as these above. All right, they are soft and not difficult to bite into, but they’re a significant difference between them. These are also a bit chewy and just barely sticky. And barely, but still a bit dryish
Pretty nice flavour, worth the brand.
Just for a change, I can’t say too much wrong about the taste of these bites. Although there’s a lot of orange flavour in it, I’d want it to have a little bit more of chocolate too. But still, the balance is pretty OK. By the way, the coating is not chocolate; it’s a ‘milk chocolate flavour coating’. So now you know. Going further, the flavour of this protein bar is really good. There’s no weird aroma of aftertaste. And it’s decently good. And putting all of that together it looks like this can be a satisfying protein snack after all.
Do I want another serving of these Whipped Bites after the first ones? I’m not too sure about it. They were tasty, they were OK, but I was missing that Gold Standard. A Gold Standard that Optimum Nutrition is known for. Or maybe it doesn’t apply to their Whipped Bites? Hmm…
Anyway, Whipped Bites never were too strong when it comes to their macros. Two bites, which are one serving, weighs 76g and they have not so tiny 244 kcal, 8.2g of fat, a biggish 28g of carbs (including only 1.9g of sugar) and an OK amount of 20g of protein. The ingredients list is not so OK. Although it doesn’t contain added sugar or syrups, it still contains palm fat.
Therefore, these can’t be the finest protein
bites bars on the go. But they can be pretty convenient ones, as they’re two of them in one packaging. So they’re pretty easy to manage and split into two servings.
Not bad protein bars, but it’s still nothing you’d expect from Optimum Nutrition.
Optimum Nutrition Protein Whipped Bites Chocolate Orange flavour is not too bad. They are pretty comfortable to eat, they taste pretty good and they have not that bad macros after all. But the question is: is ‘pretty OK’ enough for the company that wants to be a Gold Standard for supplements? I don’t think so.
Will I ever go back to this Whipped Bites protein bars? Again, I don’t think so. They’re good, pretty good, but nowadays it’s not enough to shine on the protein bars market.