In an effort to taste protein bars and other protein products to give you my honest opinions, here I give to you a truly delicious treat. A protein bar so tasty, so decadent, that I could only compare it to a regular, sweet and tasty candy bar. Yeah, in my opinion it is that good.
The Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Caramel bar is the next sampling, and it didn’t take me long to inhale the whole thing, almost before I got a firm grip on the flavors. You know, sometimes you eat a candy bar, Snickers or a Kit Kat, and be mindful and devour it without giving it a second thought. You’ve eaten so many that it is like eating without fully appreciating to the flavor.
Well I had to consciously slow it down before it was gone. Before I could pin down the taste and texture. Remembering finally that this was a review, and I had to critique this protein bar to get the best information out to you so you can make an informed decision.
Should you give this protein bar a taste? Is it worth your time? Yes, it is worth a try, and I think you will like it. But before I get into the taste, let’s get into what’s in it.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Chocolate Flavored Coating (Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernal Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa [processed with alkali], Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Soy Lecithin, Sucralose), Caramel Layer (Maltitol Syrup, Nonfat Dry Milk, Heavy Cream [Cream, Milk, CelluloseGel, Milk Solids, Cellulose Gum], Water, Milk Protein Concentrate, Palm Kernal Oil, Butter, Disodium Phosphate, Caramel, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Water, Peanuts, Natural Flavors, Soy Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Sucralose, Almond Butter.
Contains milk, soy, peanut and tree nut (almond) ingredients.
As with all the Pure Protein Bars that I’ve tried, the ingredients are similar. There is not much of a deviation. And they all have sugar alcohol, so if that is an issue with you, keep that in mind.
I also don’t normally eat these particular bars on a regular basis. However, when I see a single bar in a store, I usually pick one up.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Bar, Amount Per Serving: Calories 190, Calories From Fat 50, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 180mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Dietary Fiber >1g, Sugars 2g, Sugar Alcohol 8g, Protein 20g.
The sugar alcohol is a bit higher in this particular bar as opposed to the other Pure Protein bars. However, it is low in actual sugar, and has 20g of protein per bar, which I love. It certainly isn’t a bar with completely clean ingredients, but it is good to consume on occasion in my opinion.
My Honest Review
The Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Caramel bar has everything that I like in a candy bar. Except that it is a protein bar. This bar is delicious in every sense of the word.
The combination of peanut, chocolate, and caramel is classic candy bar flavor that I love. So for me, it is the ultimate satisfying taste experience when I want to get some protein in my diet.
A bar that has this combination of flavors will always get a good review from me, as long as it doesn’t have that strong protein taste. Many protein bars have this bland taste, but the Pure Protein bars make getting a dose of protein taste awesome. Think of The Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter bar with the added flavor of creamy caramel, and you have a winning combination.
First off, this bar has a thin layer of milk chocolate wrapped around the outside, as does many of the Pure Protein Bars. The next layer from the top has a smooth, creamy, gooey, caramel taste, with just a bit of crunch. Then there is a chewy peanut butter flavor with a nugat consistency that really makes this bar pop. It is really delicious and satisfying and with only 190 calories, is a good choice for a snack between meals.
This bar has minimal to no fiber, so if getting some fiber is important to you, keep this in mind. It is gluten free, as are all the Pure Protein bar line. This flavor is a must try, in my opinion. Give it a taste, I think you will really like the flavor!