With a name like ‘muscle sandwich’, this protein product immediately caught my eye. Upon reading the description of the bar, my interest was just piqued even more. ‘A Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Snack’ you say? As a huge fan of both peanut butter and graham crackers… Say no more. This Muscle Sandwich review was as good as done the moment I laid eyes on it.
Muscle Sandwich Review
It’s hard to say for sure considering this is my first time ever trying this product, but I think the whole thing was supposed to be covered in chocolate. Some of the chocolatey coating looked like it rubbed off on the wrapper when I tried to pull it off because of the slightly warmer temperature in the room where I was keeping it at. Oh well. Now, onto the actual flavor… Holy ****. This was way different than what I expected. Underneath the delicious chocolate exterior lies two graham crackers that hold peanut buttery goodness between the both of them. In other words; it’s utterly amazing. The flavor reminds me of a more chocolatey Nutter Butter with way more emphasis on the peanut butter and less on the crackers.
The Muscle Sandwich bar totals out to 290 calories consisting of the macros 13p/25c/16f in addition to 2g of fiber… Yikes. Pretty terrible macros actually. I don’t even think this qualifies as a protein bar with that amount of protein in it. No wonder why it tasted so damn good; it was basically just peanut butter and chocolate. Eh, definitely not for someone on a cut.
Okay, make no mistake; this thing tastes amazing. If there’s one thing to take away from my Muscle Sandwich review, it’s that. However flavor is one thing, but macros are a completely different story. The calories/fat content on this are so high that I can’t really recommend this as a daily staple, as it’s not the most filling for how calorically dense it is. I almost view this as more of ‘junk food’ instead of a protein product just due to how dense it is. I mean the 13g protein is nice, but having more fat than even Snickers/Butterfingers/Reese’s bars is not. I would rather just have one of those candy bars alongside a scoop of protein in most cases. Regardless, that doesn’t take anything away from the flavor of the product itself, which is pretty damn great. If you’re bulking or have some extra calories to spare, then give this a try sometime to see how you like it. If you like peanut butter you’re bound to love it as far as taste goes, but a lot of you will probably be like me and find it not the most satiable for how many calories it contains.
+Impeccable peanut buttery taste
+Taste is so good it feels like you’re eating true junk food with some protein in it
-290 calories is a lot and it’s not very filling
-16g fat and 13g protein, awful macros
-Only 2g fiber
Recommended: Yes on taste, No if you’re really watching calories
Overall Rating: A+ (Taste alone)
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