This is a decently good chocolaty-smelly protein bar. With eventually a bit worse flavour though. And although it seems to be pretty alluring, in reality, it’s only an OK-ish one. Is it enough to win your heart? Because it didn’t mine.
This is the fifth flavour from the TRUST CRUNCH range of protein bars from USN. The previous ones turned out to be overall really similar to each other. Just look at these scores they earned in our reviews: 6.3/10 pts, 6.3/10 pts, 6.3/10 pts and 6.5/10 pts. That’s definitely an interesting situation. And it shows these bars are pretty much similar to each other. Anyway, the latest flavour from this range, USN TRUST CRUNCH Triple Chocolate flavour, is a bit better than the other. And this is why.
All right. I wasn’t able to distinguish all three aromas of chocolates in the smell of this bar. But it doesn’t mean they were not there. What was there for sure is a beautiful and lovely chocolaty fragrance making this USN TRUST CRUNCH bar really tempting. A not too toughish either softish on the outside, this bar is softish on the inside. That means you shouldn’t have any issue with biting into it. Also, it’s just a bit chewy-ish and not sticky at all. Also, it’s comfortably moist. This means the texture and pre-eating experience of this protein bar is really good.
Pretty inviting, but not as tasty as you’d expect. Or it should be.
It’s not a problem to taste two different flavours of chocolate in this protein bar. Also, some may say there are three of them detectable. What is essential here, is the bar is decently sweet (but still, not oversweet). And that’s the good news. The bad one? There’s also a bitterish aroma in it. It’s like a noticeably bitterish touch of protein powder or something like that. It’s not important where it comes from. More is, however, it messes up with the flavour of this bar, making it not so flavourish. And although this bar might seem to be sweet, it’s definitely not satisfying one.
Am I fancy another serving of this USN TRUST CRUNCH bar right after the first one? Not much. It was somewhat sweet, but it was also a bitterish too. Therefore, one bar is more than enough for me.
When it comes to macros, it’s not that bad. A 60g bar only has 210 kcal and 7.8g of fat. There’s also 17g of carbs (including only 2.5g of sugar) and 20g of protein. And, as a bonus, 6.6g of fibre. A pretty OK-ish ingredients list has no added sugar, no palm oil, no syrups. Good.
Not too bad, not too exciting, either. Could be better for sure.
There are not too many of aspects USN TRUST CRUNCH High Protein Bar Triple Chocolate Flavour could do better. The main one, the taste. It could be sweeter, or it could have no bitterish aroma. And that’s basically the main reason this protein bar is good. And nothing more. Otherwise, it could be a decently good one, or even very good overall. And then, I would consider recommending is, as overall it’s not a bad protein snack for sure.
Will I ever go back to this USN TRUST CRUNCH protein bar? I don’t think so. Not that I don’t TRUST it, but there are some other protein bars of this or similar flavour I trust more.