CarbKicker. Say what? What an unfortunate name. I have no idea what it means. From related news, this protein bar is not too bad in its taste. But there is still some room for improvement for sure. And I will tell you where it is.

All right, the names. There are a couple of them on the protein market I always laugh at. Let’s say, Proteinissimo (the brand). Or Knock Carb. Or The Carb Crusher (both names of the bar). Even better, the names that reflect what you get in the packaging, like The Big Flapjack (that has roughly 500+ kcal) or Zero Bar (that offers zero fun). All right, let’s stop here and have a look at this Precision Engineered CarbKicker (lol) Chocolate Caramel protein bar, as it’s better than its name for sure.

Precision Engineered CarbKicker Chocolate Caramel Protein Bar
Precision Engineered CarbKicker Chocolate Caramel Protein Bar

This bar is pretty OK when it comes to its smell. Both chocolate and caramel flavours are easily detectable and the bar itself is inviting. At least more than its outer firmness, which could be a bit softer. For a change, this bar is pleasantly soft on the inside, making it somewhat effortless to bite into it. Also, it’s middling chewy and sticky, but it’s nothing you should be concerned about. On a par with its moistness which is pretty good. This protein bar is easy to eat even if you don’t have a drink on the side. Not too bad.

A chocolate caramel protein bar with caramel being kicked out of it.


I had pretty high expectations when it comes to this bar. You know, chocolate (to be more precise: chocolate couverture) and caramel, that sounds tempting. However, as milk chocolate is pretty nice and tasty (and decently sweet) in this bar, there’s not even a bit of caramel flavour in it. It’s gone. Or, at least, it’s impossible to taste it. Anyway, I wasn’t able to do that. More than that, there’s a slightly detectable and bland bitter aroma in it too. And it’s nothing you’d expect here. Still, considering its decent sweetness, this CarbKicker protein bar may be satisfying for some and stop some sweet cravings. Well done.

Do I want another serving of this CarbKicker Chocolate Caramel bar right after the first one? Not actually. It was not too bad in its taste, it was sweet, but lack of caramel and slight bitterness tells me one serving of it is enough for me.

Precision Engineered CarbKicker Chocolate Caramel Protein Bar

When it comes to macros, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. A 63g bar has 203 kcal, 5.3g of fat, 20g of carbs (including only 2g of sugar) and a rounded 20g of protein. And 6.8g of fibre. Not too bad. Despite that, the ingredient list is not impressing, as it contains added sugar and maltitol syrup. Well, it could be much better.

Considering all of that, it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go.

Kick in the caramel teeth protein bar.


Precision Engineered CarbKicker Chocolate Caramel Protein Bar

Precision Engineered CarbKicker Chocolate Caramel Protein Bar could be much better than it is. The main reason it didn’t convince me was lack of caramel in its flavour. And so-so ingredients. And if it was at least a bit better, it could be a decently good protein bar with an overall score higher than 7/10 pts. Then that would be not a bad achievement. But it’s not. Oops.

Will I ever go back to this CarbKicker protein bar? I’d rather not. It’s not too bad in taste and it’s coated with pretty tasty chocolate couverture. However, it lacks caramel in flavour and that’s what convinces me to say ‘I’d rather not’. And it looks like it’s not the only flavour from this range like that.

6.7
Score

Pros

  • It's coated in chocolate couverture
  • It contains natural flavourings
  • It has very good macros

Cons

  • It contains added sugar
  • It contains maltitol syrup
Smell
7.5
Outer firmness
5.5
Inner firmness
8
Taste
6.5
Moistness
7.5
Nutrients
7.4
Ingredients
4.5
Overall experience
6.5

Final Verdict

It could be much better than it is. The main reason it didn't convince me was lack of caramel in its flavour. And so-so ingredients. And if it was at least a bit better, it could be a decently good protein bar with an overall score higher than 7/10 pts. And that would be not a bad achievement. But it's not. Oops.