I randomly came across this brand of protein bars when I strolled into Vitamin Shoppe one day, so naturally I felt the urge to review their various flavors for this website. They have great macros, a lot of fiber and unique flavors so I was curious to see how they were going to actually taste. This aspect doesn’t matter to me at all however I know it does for some people, but they are completely dairy/whey free and instead use brown rice and pea protein for their sources, hence the ‘No Cow’. I did buy all three flavors that I saw they had, and ultimately decided on the No Cow peanut butter chocolate chip to be the first one of them to try.
No Cow Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Review
Since most other protein bars use whey, milk and/or soy as their sources of protein, I was expecting the No Cow peanut butter chocolate chip bar to have a different taste and texture to it since it lacked those ingredients. It was definitely different all right, but not necessarily in a bad way. While I don’t think this tasted as good as the top flavors from Quest, Combat Crunch or Oh Yeah!, it was better than most other protein bars out there and could compare to some of the weaker flavors from those aforementioned brands. The texture is somewhat similar to a Quest bar actually, just perhaps more of a dryer taste, if that makes sense. It may not be for everyone and it may be one of those love it or hate it type of things, but I found it pretty enjoyable in my opinion. The flavor of the bar itself is peanut butter based, which I thought to be a fairly decent take on it. Didn’t taste exactly like peanut butter obviously, but it was a good imitation at least. There are some small cocoa flavored mix-ins (hence the chocolate chip in the name) in this bar which add an okay, minor crunch here and there, but overall they don’t too much to the experience.
The No Cow peanut butter chocolate chip bar totals out to 170 calories consisting of the macros 20p/27c/5f in addition to 19g fiber. Clearly, the macros are pretty amazing. The low fat and low calories with the amount of fiber and protein it contains is some of the very best in the protein bar industry. It’s comparable to the Fit Elite bars in terms of awesome macros, but even better and what’s even more important than that… It actually tastes good.
Overall, I was definitely satisfied with the No Cow peanut butter chocolate chip bar and my first experience with the D’s Naturals brand in general. The macros are incredible, and I find it very impressive that they actually managed to make a peanut butter flavored bar with low fat taste pretty good. I admit, the dryish/gritty texture and consistency may not be for everyone, but I think it’s one of those things you’ll just have to try to find out for yourself if you like it or not. I like it, but your mileage may vary. After this pleasant first experience, I have some slight excitement in trying out their other flavors now as they sound fairly interesting with names such as raspberry truffle, blueberry cobbler and mint cocoa chip. I’m not sure how those flavors will actually end up comparing, but I do recommend this one at least.
+No dairy (if that matters)
+Enjoyable peanut butter taste
-No whey (if that matters)
-Dryish/gritty texture may not be for everyone
Overall Rating: B+
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