Now I will taste and review the muscle brownie line from Lenny & Larry’s. The first is the Lenny & Larry’s Cookies & Cream Muscle Brownie. I have actually never had a brownie before that makes the claim that it is healthy and full of protein and fiber. So this a new experience for me.
It has some similar ingredients as the protein cookie line, and also some different ingredients that seem to me will make the brownies a bit sweeter from the cookies. Let’s take a look at the ingredients and see what we have.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Vegetable Glycerin, Soy Protein Isolate, Margarine (Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Whey, Mono And Diglycerides, Soybean Lecithin, Natural Butter Flavor, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Marshmallow Nuggets (Dextrose, Palm Oil, Corn Flour, Natural Flavors, Titanium Oxide), Water, Cookie Pieces (Tapioca Starch, Sugar, Rice Flour, Palm Oil, Honey, Natural Flavor, Salt, Caramel Color, Turmeric), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Sugar, Salt, Almonds, Peanuts, Corn Syrup Solids, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch.
The ingredients in the Cookies & Cream Brownie is a bit different from the cookies in the fact that there is no pea protein, and there is a bigger emphasis on whey protein. The whey protein contains milk, and there are nuts in the ingredients, so keep that in mind if you have allergies to either.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Brownie, Calories 250, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 650mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 9g, Sugar Alcohols 0g, Protein 20g.
This brownie is a bit different from the cookies in the sense that there is monounsaturated fat in them, but they still have no sugar alcohols and there is fiber which are positives. There is more protein in the brownie as well.
My Honest Review
This brownie doesn’t have much of a smell when opening the wrapper. It is also much smaller from the cookies. The texture is soft and chewy, and as I chew it gets very moist. The brownie is solid through with a white drizzle on top.
There is no crunch at all. I must admit, this particular brownie doesn’t hold up as far as flavor goes as compared with the cookies. This brownie has a mild flavor, and is not sweet, but it has a strong flavor of protein that the cookies don’t have.
Even though the texture is moist and chewy, it eats like a standard protein bar, and there is quite an aftertaste. I can see someone eating this brownie as a whey protein boost before or after a workout to build muscle, but it doesn’t have the satisfying taste that would make this a good snack.
If it’s purely flavor that you are looking for, I don’t think this brownie will do it for you. If you want a bland tasting protein source to accompany a workout, this may be a good choice. It needs a drink to wash it down and mask the protein aftertaste, and I think a glass of milk would do it justice.
I don’t think this is a good tasting sweet treat that many of the protein products on the market deliver. It does indeed have a chocolate flavor, but it does not taste nearly as satisfying as the cookies do. The chocolate flavor of the Double Chocolate Complete Cookie, is much sweeter, and tastier from the chocolate in this brownie.
I would suggest a try, as it is not really bad tasting. But it is not sweet. It will, however, provide you with the protein you need to build muscle, in my opinion. Not my favorite, but I would suggest tasting one to see for yourself.