High protein and low sugar. And medium taste. This PhD protein bar is not the best option from this range. Sorry, it’s not going to be my next go-to peanut butter bar.

Diet Whey range from PhD is a pretty interesting one. It has a delicious and lovely Salted Caramel bar. A pretty good Double Choc Brownie one. And not too exciting Triple Choc Cookie bar. In a word, a pretty wide range, from a so-so protein bar to a delicious and damn good one. Unfortunately, another one from this range, PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter protein bar joins the straggler one.

PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter Protein Bar
PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter Protein Bar

And that’s pretty surprising if we look at that judging the fragrance of this bar. It has a pretty lovely aroma of choc and peanut butter. However, I wouldn’t mind having it more intense. Anyway, it’s pretty inviting. A pretty soft on the outside, this protein bar is just softish on the inside. And you can easily find it out once you try to take the first bite. Not that it’s not comfortable to eat, but it’s not super-pleasant experience either. This bar is significantly chewy, but it’s just only slightly sticky. And although this is not the main reason for that, you may still need a sip while eating it.

A bitterish taste is not what I’d want to find in a choc peanut butter flavour.


This protein bar is sweet. Pleasantly sweet. There are pretty easily detectable choc and peanut butter flavours. However, there’s also even more noticeable bitterish aroma. And it, honestly, ruins the overall experience of it a bit. As a result of that, this protein bar is sweet, but it’s pretty far from being a satisfying one.

Do I want another serving of this PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter protein bar after the first one? Not actually. What definitively put me off was that bitterish touch in its flavour.

PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter Protein Bar

Diet Whey bars are pretty good when it comes to their macros. And this one is no other. A 65g bar has only 199 kcal, 6g of fat, 20g of carbs (including only 1.8g of sugar) and a rounded 20g of protein. Not too bad. However, the ingredients list is pretty looong and it’s nothing I liked in this bar.

And this is also a reason it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go.

An interesting flavour that was ruin by the bitterish aroma.


PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter Protein Bar

PhD Diet Whey Choc Peanut Butter protein bar. Considering it’s from PhD’s Diet Whey range I expected much more out of it. A pretty lovely fragrance, solidly good macros and… well, we’ve got not much more than that here. Not the best taste and so looong ingredients list. And even if the latter were engraved in gold, then it wouldn’t change much here.

Therefore, I will not go back to this PhD bar in the future. Sorry. Instead of that, I’ll get real peanut butter and this crazy chocolaty protein bar.

6.1
Score

Pros

  • It’s only 199 kcal
  • Only 1.8g of sugar per bar (65g)

Cons

  • It doesn’t taste too good
  • It contains (sustainable) palm oil
Smell
7.5
Outer firmness
6
Inner firmness
5.5
Taste
5.5
Moistness
7
Nutrients
7.6
Ingredients
5
Overall experience
5

Final Verdict

Considering it’s from Diet Whey range I expected much more out of it. A pretty lovely fragrance, solidly good macros and… well, we’ve got not much more than that here. Not the best taste and so looong ingredients list. And even if the latter were engraved in gold, then it wouldn’t change much here.