A candy bar that delivers 9-11 grams of whey protein with no added sugar, it sounded too good to be true. So of course, I had to try it. Luckily Defense Nutrition was able to facilitate my taste test by sending a sample. I should have specified my chocolate preference. I am a dark chocoholic. Not to worry, there are several different variations of Choco Whey. I tried the Cacao Nib Milk Chocolate and Whey bar. See the nutrition facts below:
Before we even talk about the nutrition facts, lets take a look at the ingredients. NO SUGAR ADDED, NO SUGAR ALCOHOL, NO FRUCTOSE, NOTHING ARTIFICIAL . Did I mention it is GMO FREE? You cannot really beat that in a candy bar. I also think calling this bar candy is a stretch. It is nutritious and a great serving of Whey protein (9 g per bar), but if you are looking for the taste and melt in your mouth texture of a Hershey’s bar you will not get it with Choco Whey. It tastes, well, healthy. I think this particular bar tastes just like their Chocolate Whey Protein Shake in solid form. It was pretty good with a smear of almond butter and a medjool date on top. According to Defense Nutrition, it outperforms your everyday protein bar and is made without syrups (sugar, fructose, sugar alcohol, agave, rice, malt, etc.), which is always a plus!
If you have read my blog before, you know I do not look at calories or fat when assessing a natural product’s nutritional label. I go straight to the sugar, fiber and protein. This product passes in all three categories! For a chocolate bar, this bar is super low in the sugar department. Compared to a Nut Delight Kind Bar, this particular flavor packs three more grams of protein and and three more grams of fiber all while containing three grams less sugar.
The bar is full of antioxidants , great for muscle recovery and I am honestly dying to try some of the other flavors! When you purchase Choco Whey you can choose from Milk or Dark chocolate. They also have a ChocoVegan bar. Milk and dark chocolate have the following varieties:
- Cacao Nibs
- Super Crunch
- The vegan chocolate is not available in Macadamia or Super Crunch
The nutrition facts change slightly for each variety of milk and dark chocolate bars. Overall, the dark chocolate has less sugar and a little more fiber. It looks like the Super Crunch variety packs the most protein coming in at 11 grams per bar. The ChocoVegan bars have less than half the protein overall, ranging from 3-4 grams per bar. I would recommend sticking to the ChocoWhey bars unless you are a vegan. Go here to compare nutrition facts across flavor variates.
I would recommenced this product to active chocoholics looking for a way to get their fix and up their protein. I love that all the artificial sweeteners and mystery syrups are left out and only quality products are put in. The taste is much more natural and not super sweet like traditional candy bars. The Milk Chocolate Cacao Nibs bar had a bit of a nutty flavor. It was not sinfully delicious, but it tasted like all natural milk chocolate. The cost definitely reflects the quality. A box of 12 chocolate bars costs you $47.90 with shipping included for those in the U.S ($3.99 per bar). If you decide to purchase the bar individually, it is going to cost you $4.95 per bar. Protein bars are typically $1-3. I usually get kind Bars 4/$5 or Lara Bars 3/$5. Perhaps with a little popularity and increased demand, the price will go down. I DO want to try the dark chocolate. If you have tasted it before let me know your thoughts!
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