If getting a hit of 30g protein was your main priority, then this is the bar for you! Personally, I’d rather have chicken and rice instead. I’d enjoy the latter more too!

With a substantial 30g protein in this bar, I was hoping for it to be amazing! However, this is the second PhD Pharma Whey flavour I have tried, and although it was slightly better than their double chocolate flavour, I would rather do without! Just because a bar packs a huge amount of protein doesn’t mean it’s a better food alternative, especially when the flavour is one of the main aspects (and it obviously is). This PhD Pharma Whey Chocolate Peanut protein bar lacks the va-va-voom we all desire!

PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Peanut Flavour High Protein Bar
PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Peanut Flavour High Protein Bar

Small, subtle hints of peanuts can be smelt in this bar. But personally, if you’re going to have this as one of your main flavours, you need to make sure it’s shouting out! For me, if I didn’t shove my nose literally into it, you wouldn’t smell peanuts at all, and you definitely wouldn’t smell the chocolate either! This PhD Pharma Whey protein bar may come across as pretty hard on the outside, but it is soft and chewy once you’ve bitten into it (for me, the chewiness is the best bit)! Although it’s chewy, it’s not that moist, so I think you may need a drink in-between.

This PhD bar lacks peanuts, lacks chocolate, lacks being good!


Although there is a slight taste of peanuts, it really is a slight taste and probably not even worth mentioning. Not to say that their main flavour is chocolate, I don’t get a single taste of chocolate in this entire bar! The first taste of this protein bar is bitter and artificial and really leaves an unpleasant feeling in your mouth afterwards. The only decent thing about this bar are the crispy pieces under the top layer. By no means, this bar is comfortable to eat, but it definitely isn’t satisfying!

You’re lucky I even managed to eat this bar, let alone trying to eat another straight away! No, thank you, that’s not happening!

PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Peanut Flavour High Protein Bar

As far as macros go, packing 30g protein into a bar does push this above average, but, considering that – it definitely doesn’t make this bar amazing! A very decently sized 75g PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Peanut protein bar packs 253kcal, 6.9g fat, and 19g carbs (with only 3.3g sugar)! Their ingredients are almost perfect, but PhD decided to add palm oil for no reason. So they aren’t in the good books at all!

Artificial, bitter and lacking the main ingredients it promises. I’m left disappointed with this protein bar and wishing I hadn’t bothered!


PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Peanut Flavour High Protein Bar

This PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Peanut protein bar is nothing but disappointing. The only decent thing are the macros, but not even they can save the terrible flavour and aftertaste this bar packs! This Pharma Whey HT+ range isn’t looking good, considering 2/2 have been completely disappointing!

Would I eat another PhD Pharma Whey Chocolate Peanut protein bar again? Not for me, I think I’ll avoid at all costs!

5.3
Score

Pros

  • Good macros
  • Chewy texture

Cons

  • It has bitter aftertaste
  • It has artificial flavour
  • It contains palm oil
Smell
7
Outer firmness
3
Inner firmness
6
Taste
4
Moistness
7
Nutrients
6.8
Ingredients
5
Overall experience
3.5

Final Verdict

This protein bar is nothing but disappointing. The only decent thing are the macros, but not even they can save the terrible flavour and aftertaste this bar packs!