This is a limited edition of the protein bar. And that’s good news for sure. The bad one? It’s not the tastiest chocolate mint flavoured protein snack over there.
And by ‘protein bar’ I rather mean ‘proteinish bar’ or ‘protein snack’, as it only has 9g of protein per bar. And it’s a pretty similar amount to the other flavours from VIVE’s range of protein snacks. Anyway, this time we get VIVE Mint Chocolate bar that is October’s Flavour of the Month from VIVE. Is it worth to hurry up and place an order for that? I’m not so sure about it.
The smell of this protein snack falls into the same trap as many bars of this flavour do. They have too much mint aroma that kills the fragrance of anything else. And that’s what we have here. There’s way too much of mint scent that leaves nearly no space for chocolate aroma. Anyway, a rather tough on the outside, this protein snack is somewhat softish on the inside. Hence, it’s not too difficult to bite into it. Also, it’s a bit chewy and slightly sticky. And it’s moistness is OK.
Too much of mint, too less of chocolate.
The flavour of this protein snack is not well balanced. As you may already know, there’s way too much of mint flavour in it. And it leaves nearly no space for chocolate experience at all. To be more precise, chocolate flavour almost totally vanishes in this ocean of mint. Similarly to any weird aroma or aftertaste (which is not too bad in this case) – you won’t find much any of them three here. Also, the bar itself is not sweet, but it seems to be pretty obvious here. And that’s the reason it’s not a satisfying protein snack eventually.
Do I want another serving of this VIVE Chocolate Mint protein snack right after the first one? Not much. It was too minty and not enough chocolaty.
From the macros point of view, it’s a pretty OK-ish protein
bar snack. A 50g bar has 215 kcal, 12g of fat, 15g of carbs (including 11g of sugar) and 9g of protein. The ingredients list contains organic cane sugar and this is not what I’m looking for in anything protein for sure.
Not impressive at all. Fortunately, it’s only the Flavour of the Month.
VIVE Natural Protein Snack Bar Mint Chocolate is nothing special for sure. It is way too minty and not chocolaty enough. And that’s the reason it’s not what it was supposed to be. And if it doesn’t land in the regular range, then I won’t shed a single tear.
Will I ever go back to this VIVE Chocolate Mint protein snack? I will NOT. And this flavour is the reason I will be one of the last protein snacks lovers that will hit the ‘order’ button again.