It’s delicious and luscious. And it has great ingredients. But I can’t waive its texture aside. It’s poor. And it ruins the whole experience of this protein bar.
RXBAR goes big. It has sooo many different flavours in their lineup. With the Peanut Butter on the top, followed by Blueberry or Pumpkin Spice, to name just a few. We have had more than 10(!) different flavours of these so far and that’s definitely not the end. Now, the 12th one we’re about to review is RXBAR Apple Cinnamon Protein Bar. Nice.
The smell. This RXBAR smells like crazy. And by saying it, I exactly mean that. It smells insanely with sweet apple and cinnamon without any false touch. Do I need to say it’s incredibly appealing? So I can’t wait for it, bite it and then it comes. The texture. Personally, this is one of the worst texture a protein bar can have. It’s really chewy, it’s really sticky, and it’s a bit toughish. Add to that it also contains hard pieces of almonds and cashew. Due to these, although it’s rather pretty moist, it’s simply uncomfortable to eat. But why am I surprised at all? This is the feature of every RXBAR, eventually. But I can’t still stand it. Sorry, RXBAR.
This protein bar tastes terrific.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong or doubtful in the taste of this protein bar. Both apple and cinnamon flavours are fantastically strong and delicious, being perfectly balanced. Also, there’s not even a touch of weird aroma or aftertaste. Some may say there is egg white detectable in it, but for many, it won’t be any problem, right? It’s not for me. Anyway, the bar is decently and pleasantly sweet and highly satisfying.
Am I fancy another RXBAR Apple Cinnamon right after the first one? As (nearly) always, in this case, I’d say ‘I wish, but I’m not’. Call me crazy, but the only reason for that is that terrible texture. And I don’t want to struggle with my snacks.
Macro wise, it’s a standard for RXBARs. A lighter than standard 52g bar packs 210kcal and only 12g (23%) protein. Sugar content is pretty high at 14(!), but the only reason for that is the bard is being bound with dates, which are naturally rich in sugar. Anyway, the ingredients list is really short and it only contains seven natural ingredients. Nice.
I would stack it heavily. If it only was much more effortless to eat.
And it had a bit more protein. Don’t get me wrong, RXBAR Apple Cinnamon Protein Bar is amazing in smell and taste and has great ingredients. However, its texture ruined it all. And in this case (and another 11 before) is a deal-breaker for me.
Will I ever go back to this RXBAR protein bar? I will NOT. Due to its dramatic texture. Period.