In this post. I am reviewing another protein bar from one of my favorite companies, Pure Protein. I have been eating Pure Protein Bars for breakfast for quite a while now, and there isn’t a flavor that I don’t like. Next up is the Pure Protein Birthday Cake Protein Bar. This particular bar is one of the bars from Pure Protein that I don’t eat on a regular basis, but I bought a box of 6 because I believe all the bars from this company is worth reviewing, and also because they taste so good.
I like most of the birthday cake protein products that I have tried so far, and this bar is no different. I especially love the Chocolate Deluxe, and the Chewy Chocolate Chip, but they are all yummy. This particular bar does not have clean ingredients, however, it tastes great, and is much more nutritious than eating a regular candy bar. So let’s check out what is in this protein bar.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Yogurt Flavored Coating [Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernal Oil, Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Nonfat Milk, Yogurt Powder (Nonfat Milk and Lactic Acid), Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor], Maltitol Syrup, Hydrolyzed Gelatin, Glycerine, Soy Protein Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Water, Soy Protein Isolate, Sprinkles (Sugar, Cornstarch, Confectioner’s Glaze, Yellow 5, Red 3, Carnauba Wax, Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2), Icing Sugar (Sugar, Cornstarch), Canola Oil (with tocopherols added to protect flavor), Natural Flavors, Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel And Palm Oil, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Sucralose.
As you can see, this is quite a long list of ingredients, and if you are looking for a protein bar with that is clean and completely healthy, this may not be for you. It is low in sugar, and there is 20g of protein, so this is not without its health benefits. But keep the ingredients list in mind if you are looking for cleaner product.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 200, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 160mg, Potassium 80mg, Total Carbohydrate 18g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 3g, Sugar Alcohol 13g, Protein 20g.
This protein bar has no fiber, and is high in sugar alcohol. Keep this in mind if sugar alcohol gives you gastrointestinal issues. There is also 10mg cholesterol.
My Honest Review
When I open the wrapper of this protein bar, I get quite a strong smell of sugar cake. The bar is very moist and chewy and fresh tasting. There is a white yogurt coating around the bar, with colorful sprinkles on top.
There is a white layer that has the consistency of confectionery sugar below the yogurt coating and sprinkles, like the kind of white powdery sugar on a sugared donut. The next layer is very much the same as vanilla cake. The bar is tasty, but there is a bit of a protein taste to it, and there is also a bit of an aftertaste, which the Pure Protein bars don’t normally have.
I am drinking a bottle of water with this bar, and I would suggest that you do the same. It helps with the aftertaste. Even though this protein bar doesn’t have clean ingredients, I like the fact that I am getting 20g protein and that there is only 3 grams of actual sugar.
The sugar alcohol is what I could do without, but don’t mind it once in a while. This is the one bar by Pure Protein that I have tried so far that I could say I didn’t really completely enjoy, although it is tasty.
I would eat this bar as a snack in between meals, and possibly before or after a workout. I would not consider this a bar a meal replacement. If you like the taste of vanilla birthday cake, this might be a bar you want to try. It tastes good, but not as good as the other Pure Protein bars I’ve had. Give it a try, you may like it.