Is ‘R’ in the name of this protein bar stands for ‘runaway’? Because this protein bar is nothing you’d want to try. And it’s nothing I’d want to recommend. In short, run away from it.
These are a pretty specific protein bars. With an interesting texture. And taste. Just look at another flavour from this range we reviewed, Cherry Bakewell. And all of a sudden, everything seems to be pretty clear. Yes, this RBAR White Choc Raspberry Ripple Flavour protein bar is nearly the same. But a bit worse overall. I’m sorry, that’s not my fault.
White choc and raspberry? I always say YES to that. And the smell of this bar tells I’m right. The fragrance of it is a bit sourish, but that’s what raspberries (sometimes) are. Also, a bit of white choc makes this protein bar lovely in the aroma. However, less lovely is its texture, as this bar is decently tough on the outside, at the same time being only softish on the inside. That means it’s not too comfortable to bite into it. Also, it’s noticeable chewy and sticky. And that affects the pre-eating experience of this protein bar.
A bitterish white choc. That’s interesting.
What I like in RBARs are chunks in them. Here, we’ve got some white choc and raspberry chunks. And that’s pretty awesome. However, there’s not much of them in the flavour of this bar. Rather than that, there’s much more of a combination of sourish and bitterish aromas. And nothing more than that. It’s ‘slightly’ disappointing. While eating it, I was a bit frustrated there’s no other flavour in it. In a word, it’s nearly tasteless. And not too pleasant in taste. Also, it’s virtually not sweet. Therefore, not satisfying at all. Boo.
Am I fancy another serving of this RBAR White Choc Raspberry Ripple after the first one. Not at all! Actually, what I have noticed in myself after finishing off this bar was a wry face due to its flavour. Nothing pleasant.
When it comes to macros, these bars are pretty good. As always. A 60g bar only has 214 kcal, 9.6g of fat, only 10g of carbs (and 2g of sugar) and 20g of protein. Pretty nice. The ingredients list is also really OK, as it doesn’t contain anything bad. No added sugar, no palm fat, no syrups.
As you can see, in theory, it’s a decently good protein bar. However, in practice, it’s not. Hence, it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go.
Highly disappointing, RBAR.
Reflex Nutrition RBAR White Choc Raspberry Ripple Flavour Protein Bar is disappointing. It smells pretty good, it has good macros and ingredients. In other aspects, like a real-life experience, is pretty poor. It’s not too comfortable to eat, it tastes mediocre and the overall experience is not the one you’d want to have.
Will I ever go back to this RBAR protein bar? No chances for that. And my wry face after the last bite says it all.