Bitter, artificial, unpleasant and definitely not something I would happily eat again!

PhD Pharma Whey HT+ protein bars really aren’t doing well! This is bar three which has been reviewed and again, like the others, this bar is awful! In fact, this bar is the worst out of them all so far. PhD as a whole has some amazing products and bars, so I don’t know what went wrong with their Pharma range. But believe me when I tell you, it’s terrible!

PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Cookies & Cream Flavour High Protein Bar
PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Cookies & Cream Flavour High Protein Bar

When we talk about cookies and cream flavours, we are all hoping for Oreos-esque experience. Now, we all know that’s hard to come by in protein bar format, but we surely don’t read the flavour of one bar and expect another! There isn’t a single smell of cookies & cream in this bar. In fact, the scent you do get is oversweet, bitter and artificial! Although you may think it’s a tough bar on the outside, its inner chewy texture is the only slightly good thing about this protein bar.

I’m pretty sure they got cookies & cream mixed up with coconut!


Oreos, sweet and delicious Oreos, how I wish it were you! Instead, this bar is anything but cookies & cream flavour and instead somehow tastes like they threw coconut oil into the mix! If you’re eating this bar, you must have realised you enjoy bitter, artificial flavours and the oversweet coating around your mouth. However, hopefully, after one mouthful, you threw this bar away and never looked back! Unfortunately, this bar is anything but comfortable to eat and it certainly is not enjoyable!

In no way shape or form would I be able to stomach eating another PhD Pharma Whey bar of this flavour again after this one! One was hard enough. I think I’d cry if I had to eat another!

PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Cookies & Cream Flavour High Protein Bar

Annoyingly, the macros are really good in this bar, packing over 30g protein, which is certainly way above the average on the market! A very decent 75g bar packs 249kcal, 5.5g fat, 20.4g carbs (including 4.9g sugars) and a very impressive 30.4g protein! However, like all their other bars I have tried in this range, they all contain the dreaded palm oil ingredients we hate!

This protein bar may contain 30g protein, but I’d much rather save my taste buds from going through that pain again!


PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Cookies & Cream Flavour High Protein Bar

This PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Cookies & Cream protein bar is a total disappointment and really isn’t something I would even give my worst enemy! Not only is there no single cookies & cream flavour about this bar, but it also doesn’t even smell like cookies & cream. I feel betrayed! I wish I saved myself the pain of what I had to go through. Therefore, please save yourselves before it’s too late!

Would I eat another PhD Pharma Whey HT+ Cookies & Cream protein bar again? Not even if it meant me going without food (and that’s saying something)!

4.0
Score

Pros

  • It has good macros
  • It has a chewy texture

Cons

  • It contains palm oil
  • It has artificial flavours
  • It has bitter aftertaste
  • It (somehow!) has a coconut flavour
Smell
2
Outer firmness
3
Inner firmness
6
Taste
2
Moistness
5
Nutrients
6.8
Ingredients
5
Overall experience
2

Final Verdict

This protein bar is a total disappointment and really isn’t something I would even give my worst enemy! Not only is there no single cookies & cream flavour about this bar, but it also doesn’t even smell like cookies & cream. I feel betrayed! I wish I saved myself the pain of what I had to go through. Therefore, please save yourselves before it’s too late!