Strawberry? Ticked. A load of protein? Ticked. Good macros? Tick. But somehow, it doesn’t go right overall. All because the flavour that is just OK-ish. Are you ready to give it a try while there is a couple of better-tasting protein bars?
There’s a lot of interesting Strawberry flavoured protein bars out there. Like the launched in May 2020 Grenade bar with Strawberry Ice Cream flavour. Or, really surprising and delicious, PROFIRST Strawberry flavour protein bar. USN tries to join this group with their USN SELECT On-the-Go Protein22 Strawberry Cheesecake Flavour Protein Bar. And that’s good, as the more competitors, the better. But in this case, I’m afraid it won’t bring much good.
This USN protein bar is not too spectacular in the matter of smell. It’s OK, as there’s strawberry aroma easily detectable, but it lacks cheesecake addition. Instead of that, there’s a whey-like touch in it. Despite that, it’s still inviting. Sort of. The bar is a bit tough on the inside, in its filling, which means it’s not too comfortable to bite into. Also, it could be more effortless to eat. It’s not that it’s hard to eat, but it’s not even pretty good. Anyway, its moistness is OK and there’s nothing to complain about it.
Not bad strawberry flavour, but it’s not top-notch for sure. And it lacks a cheesecake touch, too.
The flavour of this USN protein bar is not bad. It’s just pretty far from being delicious. Firstly, there’s not much strawberry aroma in it. Secondly, it’s sweet, but that sweetness is coming from the sweeteners; it’s condensed. Thirdly, you won’t find any bit of cheesecake here. Lots of flaws, right? For sure, but overall, the flavour itself is not that terrible. It’s just somewhat flat, so obvious, lacking richness and not enough flavourish. Also, this USN protein bar is middling sweet, but that’s OK. What’s not, however, is it won’t make its way as a satisfying protein snack.
Am I fancy another Protein22 bar of this flavour right after the first one? Not much. Not at all. It just has an average flavour and that’s it.
Macro wise, it’s pretty good. A 60g bar has 220kcal and 22g (37%) protein. Also, there’s only 2.2g sugar and that’s really OK. Furthermore, the ingredients list is not too short, but there’s no added sugar, no palm oil and no syrups. Nice.
An average strawberry cheesecake protein bar without a strawberry cheesecake flavour. That’s interesting.
But it’s not that interesting you should rush for it. USN SELECT On-the-Go Protein22 Strawberry Cheesecake Flavour Protein Bar is an average bar that won’t blow your mind. It’s not too comfortable to eat and it’s not too flavourish. And despite having pretty good macros, I know one thing about it for sure.
There’s no chance I will go back to this protein bar in the future. Sorry, USN, this is another protein bar from your line-up that is just somehow OK-ish. And this is not the best way to win our hearts (and wallets).