A pretty raw and even somewhat tasty protein bar. A pretty interesting option for those who want to go raw. And for those who don’t care much about macros. Yes, these are among us too.

I always imagined raw protein bars as these having decently good macros and low content of sugar. Like… Oh, wait. There are not many protein bars of this flavour and macros profile. That’s weird. Anyway, many times, sugar content in them is a reason for using dates to bind all ingredients together. Therefore, it’s naturally occurring sugar and it varies from about 10g per bar to 20g+. And that’s what it’s like in this The Primal Pantry Cocoa Orange Protein Bar.

The Primal Pantry Cocoa Orange Protein Bar
The Primal Pantry Cocoa Orange Protein Bar

A higher sugar amount doesn’t mean the bar will smell perfect. And this one doesn’t. Instead of cocoa and orange whiff, all we get here is the scent of dates and (most likely) hemp protein. Well, it’s enough to say it’s not overly inviting. But it’s not too bad either. A slight toughy on the outside, this protein bar is softish on the inside. There’s no problem with biting into it for sure. Also, it’s barely chewy and just a bit sticky. And I can’t say anything wrong about its moistness, it’s pretty OK.

A bit weird flavour, but it’s pretty raw and primal indeed.


The Primal Pantry protein bar doesn’t seem to taste perfect. There’s a lot of hemp protein aroma in it. With a bit of (dried) orange and cocoa (powder). However, with every bite, it’s getting better and better. Somewhere in the middle of this protein bar, you may find yourself liking it. Then, it turns out to be a pretty tasty one. And at the same time being middling flavourish and pleasantly sweet. And yes, then it might be a satisfying protein bar for many. As it turned out to be for me.

Do I want another serving of this The Primal Pantry protein bar straight after the first one? At the end of the day, it turned out to be a pretty tasty one. However, one bar at a time is perfectly fine for me.

The Primal Pantry Cocoa Orange Protein Bar

When it comes to macros, it’s, let’s say, pretty raw. In other words, it’s pretty low in calories and fat (197 kcal and 3.8g per 55g bar, accordingly), pretty high in carbs and naturally occurring sugar (25g and 22g) and OK-ish in protein (15g). The ingredients list is also pretty nice, as there are only eight ingredients. But there is no added sugar, no palm oil, no syrups. Pretty nice.

This protein bar is pretty good in this and that for sure. However, to get the title of the finest protein bar on the go, it should be even better here and there.

A pretty raw and pretty tasty primal protein bar.


The Primal Pantry Cocoa Orange Protein Bar

The Primal Pantry Cocoa Orange Protein Bar is a pretty nice protein bar. Although it’s not extremely tasty, it’s still pretty nice in the taste. And ingredients. Also, its macros are OK (as long as you’re OK with that amount of naturally occurring sugar). And if it’s all you care about, then this bar might be the bar that is worth to give it a try.

Will I ever go back to this The Primal Pantry protein bar? There are chances for that. It won’t be my first or third choice for sure. But if there’s a choice to pick it, then why not?

6.1
Score

Pros

  • Very good ingredients
  • It tastes not too bad

Cons

  • n/a
Smell
4
Outer firmness
4
Inner firmness
6.5
Taste
7
Moistness
7
Nutrients
5.4
Ingredients
7.5
Overall experience
7

Final Verdict

It is a pretty nice protein bar. Although it's not extremely tasty, it's still pretty nice in the taste. And ingredients. Also, its macros are OK (as long as you're OK with that amount of naturally occurring sugar). And if you're all you care about, then it might be the bar that is worth to give it a try.