The time has come. Cellucor finally decided to try its hand out in the protein bar arena with the Cor-Sport Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar. As far as I know, they released four flavors to start out their Cor-Sport line of protein bars: chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate mint, cinnamon roll and chocolate peanut butter. I couldn’t find the chocolate mint at the store (I got these at Target by the way, I can’t find them online right now as they’re BRAND NEW) I went to but I found the other three which are the flavors I would have preferred anyway, so that was definitely okay with me. Upon first glance, the macros appear to be fairly close to its main competition in Quest, Oh Yeah! One and Combat Crunch, but even a little higher in fact. These Cor-Sport flavors are ranging anywhere from 220-250 calories per bar with about 20g protein and 10-14g fiber, so if they want to compete with those brands then they really need to hit the flavor out of the park. As I always say, only way to find out.
Cor-Sport Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Review
My first impression of the bar is that it looks VERY similar to the Quest cookie dough bar in both texture and appearance. Definitely not the most originality points awarded right there, but considering the Quest cookie dough bar is a top 3 protein bar all time for me, I’m okay with this. As long as it’s executed well that is… And thanks the heavens, it was. The Cor-Sport chocolate chip cookie dough bar was flat out terrific and a great effort at a cookie dough bar by Cellucor. It uses the same IMO fiber that Quest used to use in their OG bars instead of the later inferior corn soluble fiber, so this bar definitely mimics that early Quest bar taste which I think goes without saying is a GREAT thing. The bar itself has a legitimate, doughy taste to it which is very welcome in a cookie ‘dough’ bar to say the least, you almost get the feeling that you’re actually eating cookie dough. The chocolate chips in this bar, while pretty delicious, don’t match up to the chocolate chunks in the Quest version though. The chips in this bar are smaller but do have a surprising crisp to them which was a nice effect, but I still didn’t think it was as flavorful as the HUGE dark chocolate chunks in the Quest bar. As far as Quest cookie bar copycats though (like Fit Elite, Mission1), this is hands down the best one and even gives Quest itself a run for its money.
The Cor-Sport chocolate chip cookie dough bar totals out to 220 calories consisting of the macros 20p/26c/8f in addition to 13g fiber. Unfortunately, this is where this bar starts trailing a little further behind Quest. The macros are great compared to the majority of the competition out there, but compared to its main competition in Quest, it falls a bit short. It’s 30 calories more and 6g more carbs, which isn’t a HUGE deal, but can definitely factor in a bit when on poverty macros. Considering the taste is just as good, if not even a little inferior, the higher calories aren’t really justified.
Overall, I thought Cellucor did an awesome job with its first shot at the protein bar world. After trying their Cor-Sport chocolate cookie dough bar, I’m VERY eager to see how their other flavors stack up because the outer appearance of their cinnamon roll and chocolate peanut butter flavors look very eye-catching and appealing, so I do have really high hopes for those two. Even though this bar was extremely tasty and I would definitely want to eat it again, I still don’t think it was quite as good as Quest’s version for being a knock-off in the first place. Especially with the higher calories, it makes it hard to justify buying this over a Quest cookie dough bar in the future. The flavor of the bar itself is maybe a fraction better than Quest’s, but the dark chocolate chunks in the Quest bar are what place that one over the Cor-Sport bar for me. If it did more unique things with the flavor besides the chocolate crisps then I would be able to come back to this more often I think, but for now it’s hard to pick this over a Quest cookie dough bar if I see them in the same aisle for the same price.
+Delicious, spot-on cookie dough taste
+Whey protein isolate
-Near direct copy of the Quest cookie dough bar, just slightly less tasty and more calories
Recommended: Yes (not over the Quest cookie dough bar though)
Overall Rating: A
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