Found in Holland & Barrett, this protein bar looks better than it is in fact. A promised chocolate and peanut flavours combination is not too sweet, neither satisfying. Therefore, I didn’t find a reason to add it to my shopping list.
This is another protein bar from Holland & Barrett own brand we review. The previous one, CarbKicker (lol, can you see that copycat from Grenades?) Chocolate Caramel turned out to be a bit better overall, but not overly exciting when it comes to its flavour, too. Therefore, this Precision Engineering CarbKicker Chocolate Peanut protein bar is not much worth your money. At least when you are after a decently good taste.
The smell of this Precision Engineered protein bar is not too precise. Yes, there’s a bit of peanut and chocolate aroma in it. However, both are way, way too subtle and I wouldn’t mind have them much more intense. A somewhat tough on the outside, this bar is only softish on the inside. It’s also not too comfortable to bite into (but not too difficult as well), but it’s getting much better once you’ll do that. Also, it’s somewhat moist, so if you had a sip or two in the meantime, then it would be a bit easier to wash it down.
Not too sweet, not too intense in taste.
And that’s what protein bars are being made for, right? They’re supposed to be sweet and intensive in taste and that’s the ‘only’ thing we won’t find here. The truth is, there are both aromas of peanut and chocolate. However, it could be a bit more chocolate in it. And overall, that combination could be much more intense in taste. Also, soy crisps make this bar somewhat crispy enjoyable, but it’s only a minor addition to it in this case. More than that, there’s no weird aroma or aftertaste in this bar. But eventually, it’s still not too sweet, not too intense in taste. As a result of that, it’s not satisfying as well.
Do I want another serving of this CarbKicker protein bar right after the first one? Not actually. It wasn’t bad for sure, but it lacks sweetness and intensity in taste.
The macros point of view is pretty interesting. A 63g bar only has 202 kcal, 5.3g of fat, 19g of carbs (including only 1.2g of sugar) and 21g of protein. And 7.1g of fibre. And that’s pretty good. The ingredients list, however, contains added sugar. But again, there’s not much of it, so it shouldn’t be OK to turn a blind eye to this.
Not too comfortable to eat and not too tasty. At least. And these are two reasons it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go. And it’s not.
Not too precise engineered. And nothing to be missing.
Precision Engineered CarbKicker Chocolate Peanut Protein Bar looks like a not the best-engineered protein bar. A pretty nice in macros and not too bad in ingredients this bar is not too flavourish for sure. Also, it could have a slightly friendlier texture too. Therefore, one bar is enough for me for a while.
Will I ever go back to this Precision Engineered CarbKicker? Not much, actually. It’s not too bad overall for sure, but there are much better protein bars out there indeed.