The MET-Rx nutrition company has been around for quite a while. I have been eating their protein bars on and off for years. They have always been one of my favorite protein bar lines, and I’m excited to give reviews of all the flavors in the line.
The first bar that I will review is the MET-Rx Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Protein Bar. These bars by MET-Rx never disappoint in terms of flavor and texture, and I have not tried all the bars, but Iv’e have many of them.
On my trip to my local grocery store, I picked 4 flavors and there are four more that they sell which I will definitely get later on. The ingredient list of the MET-Rx bars are quite extensive, so let’s get to them.
List Of Ingredients
METAMYOCYN VPP Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Casein, Whey Protein Concentrate, Dried Egg White, L-Glutamine), Chocolate Flavored Coating (Maltitol, Palm Kernal Oil, Milk Protein Concentrate, Cocoa Powder, Calcium Caseinate, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor), Dark Fudge Layer (Maltitol Syrup, Milk Protein Concentrate, Unsweetened Chocolate, Palm Kernal Oil, Water, Cocoa [processed with alkali], Glycerin, Soy Lecithin, Disodium Phosphate, Salt, Carrageenan, Natural Flavor), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Water, Dark Chocolate Flavored Chips (Maltitol, Palm Kernal Oil, Cocoa [processed with alkali], Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Salt, Whey), Maltitol Syrup, Natural Flavors, Canola Oil (with tocopherols added to protect flavor), Cocoa [processed with alkali], Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Tricalcium Phosphate, Absorbic Acid, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrocloride, Riboflavin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocabalamin). Sucralose, Fructooligosaccharides, Peanut Flour, Almond Butter.
As you can see, this protein bar has a lot going on. Although it does not have the cleanest of ingredients, there is much more in this bar than most that are considered healthy and good for a person to gain some serious muscle. I have known bodybuilders in the past that had eaten these bars regularly to support their workouts.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 310, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 120 mg, Potassium 180mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g, Sugar Alcohol 23g, Protein 31g.
This bar has 31g of protein and boasts only 1g sugar. There is, however, a large amount of sugar alcohol. So, if you have an aversion to so much sugar alcohol, or if it gives you gastrointestinal upset, keep in mind that this protein bar may not be for you.
My Honest Review
As I opened the packaging, I got a bit of a smell of chocolate. The bar is soft and creamy, and is not dry at all. If you like chocolate, you should like this bar.
It has chocolate throughout the bar in different forms. There is a thin wrap of chocolate around the whole bar, with a creamy dark chocolate layer underneath the chocolate coating. This layer has the consistency of soft fudge.
There is another layer that has the texture of nougat, and there are small pieces of more solid chocolate throughout. There is no crunch to the bar, and the texture gets softer and creamier as I chew.
The bar is not overly sweet, but there is a lot of sugar alcohol in the bar, even though there is only 1g of actual sugar. It does eat like a candy bar, but there is a slight essence of protein flavor, which does not make the experience of eating this bar unpleasant.
This product is not quite as decedent as the FITCRUNCH bars, but they are very close, in my opinion. There is not as many layers, but the MET-RX Chocolate Chocolate Chunk is comparable.
The bar is very filling, and one important thing to note is that you should definitely have a beverage if you try the bar. It states so on the package, and it is my personal suggestion that you have a bottle of water handy, because this really helps when eating a protein bar this rich.
This protein bar can be used as a snack between meals, but it can also be used as a meal replacement, and will help build muscle when eaten along with a workout program. MET-Rx products seem to be quite popular with the bodybuilding crowd, at least from what Iv’e seen growing up and going to gyms off and on.
This is a delicious, protein packed bar that I would suggest you try. If you have issues with weight gain, I definitely would not go overboard with this bar, but it is a good choice, in my opinion. Everything in moderation, but this protein bar should be a tasty, satisfying addition to any ones diet who is looking to build muscle. I really like this product.