The Ansi cookie dough cheesecake was a flavor and brand of bar that had eluded me up until recently. I saw the ‘excellent source of protein & fiber’ claim so I was eager to check out the ingredients. Less than 200 calories, 17g of fiber, whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate as the sources, AND in the flavor of cookie dough cheesecake?? Hell yes sign me up! I’m a big fan of the cookie dough flavor if you’ve read my other reviews, plus I love cheesecake. With the high fiber and heavenly sounding flavor, I was really praying this bar would taste amazing so I could use it as a future staple.
Ansi Cookie Dough Cheesecake Review
My prayers were not answered. The Ansi cookie dough cheesecake bar was the epitome of average… Maybe not even that. I don’t know why they even bothered putting ‘cheesecake’ in the title of the flavor as there wasn’t the faintest hint of that anywhere. It did have a cookie dough taste to it, I guess, but it just wasn’t done well at all and pales in comparison to other cookie dough flavors out there.
This flavor contains 190 calories with the macros of 20p/25c/6f in addition to 17g of fiber. Great macros and nutritional profile for sure so I can’t complain about that. Whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate make up the protein count for this bar as well so from a nutritional standpoint, this is actually a really solid bar. Unfortunately, that’s the only thing it has going for it as it really falls short with the flavor and consistency of the bar.
The bar has an extremely hard texture, like the thing looks like an actual brick. It looks good in pictures, but just because something looks good doesn’t mean it will translate to tasting good. While the B Up bars are too soft for my liking, this is WAY too hard for my liking. I’ll gladly take the soft texture of a B Up bar over this hard texture; I felt like my mandible was getting a workout just chewing through it.
While it’s not the worst protein bar I’ve ever had, it’s also far from the best. It does have excellent macros, high fiber content, and good protein sources though, but so do other brands that just do the cookie dough taste a lot better. With that in mind, I can’t really recommend this bar over Quest, Combat Crunch, OhYeah!, or even B Up. I don’t think I will be purchasing the Ansi cookie dough cheesecake bar again.
+Whey protein isolate
-Very hard texture, pain to chew through
-Doesn’t taste too great
Overall Rating: C-
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