In this post I will be reviewing another protein bar by Mauer Sports Nutrition. The next bar up is the Caramel Macadamia protein bar, which is an interesting combination of flavors that I haven’t encountered before in my protein bar hunt. This is a flavor I am looking forward to trying, as caramel and macadamia nuts are two of my favorite flavors. I have always liked caramel, and in recent years I have taken a liking to macadamia nuts.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Milk Protein, Organic Pea Protein, Whey Protein, Organic Sacha Inchi), Organic Almond Butter, Organic Inulin, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Macadamia, Organic White Chocolate (Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Milk Powder, Soy Lecithin (Non GMO), Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Ground Vanilla), Organic Caramel Syrup, Organic Glycerin, Caramel Flavor, and Nuvous (Organic Stevia, Organic Orange Flavor, Organic Lycii Berry Extract).
This list is virtually the same as the previous bars from Mauer Iv’e tried so far, except for the specific flavors in each bar. The ingredients are very healthy, with the emphasis on being organic. I like the fact that Mauer really puts a focus on nutrition, while maintaining good flavor and texture, at least in the first two bars I’ve tried.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 260, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 20mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 13g, Sugars 8g, Protein 21g.
This bar has a lot going for it, with it being low in sodium, no sugar alcohols, and a decent percentage of dietary fiber, it is spot on in nutrition. Let’s see how it tastes.
My Honest Review
When I first opened the wrapper on the Caramel Macadamia bar, I didn’t get much of a smell at all, just a mild whiff of protein powder. There were macadamia pieces in the bar that gave it a bit of a crunch, but the bar as a whole is not crunchy.
There is a very faint taste of orange flavor that comes out when chewing, and the bar is at first a bit dry, but moistens up nicely when continuing to chew. The bar is solid and not layered.
There is a slight grainy, protein flavor, but it is not bothersome. The texture is very similar to many other protein bars that I have tried. As a whole, I can’t say anything negative about this product.
It is not sweet, and doesn’t eat like a candy bar. The caramel and macadamia flavors are mild, and the hint of orange remains when I finish a chew.
This bar tastes like a nutritious snack, but it tastes good, not chalky and dry like may other protein bars. I would definitely recommend this product, the taste and texture are satisfying and filling. This bar would be perfect for snacking or incorporating it with a workout regimen to help build muscle. Mauer does a good job so far satisfying my need for protein with decent flavors and textures. Good product!