This may be my first time trying a Power Crunch bar, but I’m no stranger to seeing these around in stores. They’re basically in every nutrition section of any grocery store or supplement store out there, and they’re pretty affordable to boot. The protein sources are great as well, so what’s been holding me back from trying one out for so long? One thing only… The macros. If your calories are pretty high in a surplus and/or your macronutrient ratio is more fat oriented, then these aren’t bad at all as the overall caloric content is no different compared to most protein bars. However, if you’re on pretty low calories or low fat in general, then these are somewhat hard to fit in as the fat and protein intake are basically the same, which isn’t ideal to say the least. I recently hit a point in my diet where my fat is a little higher and carbs are a little lower though, so I figured this would be a good time to try these out for the first time and write this Power Crunch Peanut Butter Fudge review.
Power Crunch Peanut Butter Fudge Review
First thing to note, these are definitely different than your typical protein bars in texture. If anything, they’re technically wafer cookies and not really bars at all. The packaging labels them as protein bars though, so I suppose I shall as well. Okay, now on to the taste. If you’ve ever had those sugar wafers that come in the flavors of strawberry/chocolate/vanilla or the Keebler Elf cookie wafers, these taste EXACTLY like those in regards to texture and consistency. I ****ing loved those things as a kid, so this is an absolute HUGE positive to me. The taste isn’t nearly as sweet or sugary as those naturally being a healthy product and all, but for a protein bar, it tastes pretty damn close. The chocolate peanut butter fudge is executed well in regards to accuracy, it’s just not as sweet as I would have liked it to be. I think that’s more wishful thinking as I’m used to tasting a sugar wafer like that and getting an overload of sweetness, which I don’t quite get here. Considering this is a nutritional product full of protein, I know my expectations have to be more realistic though and not directly compare it to straight junk food. With all that being taken in mind… The bar is delicious.
The peanut butter fudge flavor totals out to 200 calories consisting of the macros 13p/10c/12f in addition to 1g fiber. Like I stated in the intro… The overall calories are very standard, but the macros are WAY different compared to most other protein bars. If you’re on a low fat diet, these aren’t very ideal to say the least but if you’re on low carbs, then obviously the opposite would apply. The lack of fiber is a definite flaw as well, but the high quality protein sources of hydrolyzed whey and whey protein isolate help make up for that.
To sum up this Power Crunch Peanut Butter Fudge review; AWESOME taste and sugar wafer resemblance, questionable macros depending on your situation. I know the high fat can be an immediate turn off to some like it was for me in the past, but whenever you’re able to fit some more fat in your diet, then this is an excellent tasting product and a completely different experience from your normal protein bar due to texture alone.
+Hydrolyzed whey and whey protein isolate
+Only 10g carbs
+Awesome taste, very comparable to classic sugar wafers
-Only 13g protein but 12g fat
Recommended: Yes on taste alone, but depends on your macros
Overall Rating: A-
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