At 30g of protein per serving, this protein bar is really tempting. However, I believe there are better (and healthier) ways to get this amount of protein. Not telling about having it much cheaper than the price of this PhD Pharma Whey protein bar.
Don’t get me wrong. The more protein, the better. However, when it comes to protein bars, it’s not the only reason people reach for them. There are some other aspects of that, like (what a surprise!) the taste. And it looks like it’s a real surprise for PhD, as this PhD Pharma Whey Double Chocolate Flavour Protein Bar has nothing to do with a tasty and delicious protein snack. I wouldn’t buy it voluntarily again. Seriously.
As they say, the very first impression is the most important thing. And this protein bar doesn’t make use of it. It was not too fragrant for me, to say it pretty mildly. But some other people are saying it’s repellent. A pretty tough on the outside, it’s the same on the inside. This means it’s not comfortable to bite into it. Also, it’s incredibly chewy, but, for a change, not too sticky. Anyway, chewiness is the reason it’s good to sip on the side.
Not even a single chocolate flavour in this protein bar
All right, this protein bar doesn’t taste good. It promises to be of double chocolate flavour, but I wasn’t able to find even a good tasting, a single chocolate flavour in it. Instead of that, I got here a bitterish aftertaste. Also, I found a noticeable touch of hazelnut flavour (how come?!). Therefore, it’s nothing it promises on its packaging. The bar itself is not too sweet, it’s instead somewhat sweetish. And putting all of that together, we get a protein bar that is not satisfying by any means.
Macro wise it’s pretty good. A largish, 75g bar, delivers a pretty OK 248 kcal, 6.2g of fat, 19g of carbs (of which only 3g of sugar) and a whopping 30g of protein. Well done! The ingredients list, however, could be not only a bit shorter, but it could have no palm oil in it.
30g of protein + 45g of despair = 75g of PhD Pharma Whey
Yes, it does the job. At least when it comes to the protein content. PhD Pharma Whey Double Chocolate Flavour Protein Bar sets the bar pretty high. However, the protein content itself is not enough to make this protein bar worth considering. It not too aromatic, it’s not tasty, it’s uncomfortable to eat, and it could have slightly better ingredients. In short, I can see a much more delicious, more relaxed and cheaper way to add 30g of protein to my macros intake.
Will I ever go back to this PhD Whey Pharma protein bar? I will NOT. It has too many flaws to consider it anything worth your taste buds either money. And this is not an exception in this range.