Let the plant-based protein bar craziness begin! SiS uses a bit of science to bring us some more ‘green’ protein bars. And we say ‘yes’ and have a closer look at another flavour from the Plant20 range, Cookie Dough.
Although SiS stands for ‘Science in Sport’, SiS is not the first protein bars maker to bring plant-based protein bars to the market. A while ago PhD did the same with their Plant SmartBars and they did it with style. Mostly. Now, SiS wants to bite a bit of that cake for themselves. They did not that bad with the Triple Chocolate Brownie bar from this range. And now they want to do it better (I guess) with the Cookie Dough flavour. Here’s how they did.
This protein bar doesn’t smell spectacular. But it’s not that bad either. There’s a bit of Cookie Dough flavour in it, but I wouldn’t mind it being more intense. Also, there’s a touch of pea protein too, but it’s only barely detectable. And overall, this protein bar is inviting. A pretty tough on the outside, this snack is somewhat softish and crumbly inside. Also, it’s not chewy at all, but it’s a bit sticky. But still, there should be no problem with biting into it and eating.
This SiS Plant20 protein bar is nor too flavourish. There’s barely detectable Cookie Dough aroma in it. And they go with a bit of pea protein too. They’re not bad balanced and they leave enough room for each other. Also, this protein bar is not too sweet, it’s just sweetish. Or even barely sweetish. But somehow, on its own, it might be satisfying for many.
Do I want another serving of this SiS Plant20 Cookie Dough protein bar after the first one? Not actually. It wasn’t bad for sure. But at the same time, it’s ‘only’ good as an antidote for all those (over)sweet protein bars. Or when you need to eat loads of fibre.
All right, fibre. All of these plant-based protein bars are rich in fibre. This one has 13.9g of fibre per 64g bar. Not too bad. It also delivers 256 kcal, 13g of fat, only 6.7g of carbs (of which 1.9g of sugar) and a rounded 20g of protein. Pretty well. The ingredients list doesn’t contain added sugar, palm fat or syrups. And that’s another good news here.
Let’s put all these things together to see… Oops, it’s pretty easy to see it can’t be the finest protein bar on the go. Sorry.
A pretty ‘planty’ protein bar. With a load of fibre.
This SiS Plant20 Cookie Dough Protein Bar is pretty OK. It’s not too flavourish, but it’s not bad either. It has OK-ish macros (considering it’s vegan-friendly) and pretty nice ingredients. Too bad other plant-based protein bars on the market are a bit better than that, like this or this. But still, it can’t be a not bad alternative to all those (over)sweet protein bars out there.
Will I ever go back to this SiS plant-based protein bar? I will. If I only need to replenish my fibre intake, then why not? However, as a prime source of sweetness and protein, it may be not enough.