In this post, I am going to review the second flavor by WOLO that I received in the mail. This bar, the WOLO Protein WanderBar Cocoa Crunch Frequent Flyer, has a similar packaging as the previous bar that I reviewed, with the theme of the on the go traveler, which is their marketing strategy for their protein bars.
It makes sense, because these bars have the texture and consistency to be able to withstand the elements, and shouldn’t melt and wither under traveling conditions. The first bar from WOLO that I reviewed, the Peanut Butter Road Tripper, was a decent tasting product that was very mild in flavor, and had the consistency of a rice crispy bar. Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this latest review.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Pea Protein), Prebiotic Dietary Tapioca Fiber, Tapioca Syrup, Almonds, Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Coconut Oil, Flaxseed, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Natural Flavors, Vegetable Glycerine, Coconut Flour, Tapioca Starch, Water, Sunflower Lecithin, Turmeric, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Purified Stevia Extract, Zinc Gluconate.
This bar claims to be gluten and soy free, and has zinc and turmeric. Although the ingredients are not really clean or organic, this bar is nutritionally sound.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 220, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 80mg, Total Carbohydrates 23g, Fiber 12g, Sugars 6g, Protein 15g.
This protein bar has a decent amount of fiber, has moderate sugar, and has15g of protein.
My Honest Review
As I open the wrapper, I get a mild smell of milk chocolate. The thing about this bar, as well as the previous one that I reviewed, is how unique they appear. There is two layers, with the top consisting of creamy nugat, with small chocolate chips throughout.
The bottom layer is similar to a rice crispy treat. There is a mild crunch to the bar, and though it looks at first like it might be dry, it moistens up nicely as I continue to chew. Both the aroma and flavor of the bar is mild, and not to sweet.
It does not feel as satisfying and filling like other protein bars that I have tried. I would say that this protein bar would definitely make a good snack, either on a hike or walking through the city, which is exactly what WOLO is trying to achieve. A light, mild snack that is not too sugary, that won’t fill you up or weigh you down, and that can stand up to the surrounding conditions.
It provides and good amount of protein and fiber to help stave off hunger while out and about. Although I would not rank this protein bar high as far as taste is concerned, it does make for a nutritious snack, and you can be assured that you are not eating a sweet sugary candy bar.
I like it, but I don’t love it, and it serves its purpose as a way to get protein and give a bit of energy as you are waiting for your next meal. I don’t see this bar as a means to pack on muscle during a workout, but it meets its goal to get you through a long afternoon. Not bad, I would pick one up if I needed a mid day boost.