What you may think sounds like a delicious protein bar, actually turns out just average. That’s the same with all their TRUST Crunch range when you look at the stats! It’s a shame they don’t taste better, as I do always enjoy their gooey layer!

Looking at the stats from USN’s TRUST Crunch range, you will see the best score they get relates to a solid ‘Good’. Nothing amazing, nothing spectacular, just OK. It seems they are always missing that extra element which makes their protein bar stand out from the crowd. It’s a shame because each bar has some great features, just together they don’t create exceptional results! And USN TRUST Crunch Cherry Chocolate protein bar is alike.

USN TRUST CRUNCH High Protein Bar Cherry Chocolate Flavour
USN TRUST CRUNCH High Protein Bar Cherry Chocolate Flavour

This USN protein bar may have a slight smell of cherries, but that’s it. I always find cherry flavoured products to smell nothing like the delicious fresh fruit. This protein bar is no different! It has an artificial cherry smell to it, yet it doesn’t make me want to throw it away. I suppose that’s pretty positive! It may seem like it has a hard exterior due to the crispy pieces on top, yet this protein bar is super soft if you squeeze it.

It’s too artificial in cherry flavourings. I’m not sure I want to go back!


There is no mistaking that this bar smells and tastes like cherries and chocolate. But I’m going to go as far as saying it doesn’t work. The cherry flavour is too artificial and although it tastes like cherries, they’re false ones and not the delicious fruit I love to eat! There aren’t any weird bitter or artificial flavours in my mouth after I’ve eaten this, so that’s a positive. I just wasn’t keen on the main flavour throughout. They do, however, have a delicious caramel layer under their enjoyable crisp pieces – this I did like! By the end of eating this USN TRUST Crunch Cherry Chocolate protein bar, I would go as far as saying I’m not sure how comfortable it was to eat due to the cherry flavouring, but it wasn’t so bad I couldn’t finish it.

It’s a shame these bars aren’t great and they are only average. Due to this, I wouldn’t be able to eat another, same bar after this one.

USN TRUST CRUNCH High Protein Bar Cherry Chocolate Flavour

The macros and ingredients definitely are the best element in this protein bar! A 60g bar contains 218kcal, 8.4g fat, 17g carbs of which 2.3g sugar and a decent 20g protein. It’s also not often we don’t see palm oil in the ingredients list of protein bars, so USN has done great by excluding palm oil, sugars and glucose-fructose syrup! 

It’s a shame the flavour wasn’t better, as their caramel and crisp layers are very enjoyable!


USN TRUST CRUNCH High Protein Bar Cherry Chocolate Flavour

I love cherries and I love chocolate! I was really hoping I’d love this USN TRUST Crunchy Cherry Chocolate protein bar! Yet, I’m feeling let down and wish I hadn’t bothered. It was OK, but that’s all. Nothing worse, nothing better, just OK. I do really enjoy the crisp pieces and the caramel layer, so I think USN need to improve their flavour alone!

Would I eat this protein bar again? I would give it a pass.

6.2
Score

Pros

  • Caramel layer is thick!
  • Very good macros
  • Very good ingredients

Cons

  • Artificial with the cherry flavour
  • This bar is actually nothing special
Smell
6
Outer firmness
6
Inner firmness
6
Taste
5.5
Moistness
8
Nutrients
7
Ingredients
6
Overall experience
5

Final Verdict

I love cherries and I love chocolate! I was really hoping I’d love this USN TRUST Crunchy Cherry Chocolate protein bar! Yet, I’m feeling let down and wish I hadn’t bothered. It was OK, but that’s all. Nothing worse, nothing better, just OK. I do really enjoy the crisp pieces and the caramel layer, so I think USN need to improve their flavour alone!