Next up in the Pure Protein series of reviews is the Pure Protein Revolution Chocolate Peanut Caramel bar. According to their site, there is only one bar flavor that I haven't done yet (and haven't been able to find), so this may be the last one you see for a while. This bar contains 180 calories and twenty grams of protein and was purchased at Meijer for $1.29. Weighing in at 1.76 ounces, it's slightly smaller than a regular sized Snickers bar (2.0 ounces).
When I split this one in half for the above photo, I thought to myself that this is the first Pure Protein bar that I've thought legitimately looked like a candy bar, which was odd. No where can I find what the bottom layer is supposed to be (other than their protein mix), but I would compare its texture to the nougat layer of your garden variety Snickers bar. On top of that layer is the caramel layer, which is also dotted with chunks of REAL peanuts. It's consistency is similar to that of a Snickers bar as well. The bar is then coated in chocolate, as you can see.
When I first bit into this, my first response was that this thing was really good. As I kept biting, that continued to be my thought. While the taste of the base (whatever it is) is weak, it is not all that gummy like most protein bars, so it's actually enjoyable. The taste of the caramel layer is strong and delicious, especially when you catch one of the peanuts that are mixed in as well. The peanuts are a brilliant addition because they add in a nice little periodic crunch to the bar. The outer chocolate layer is just about what you'd expect. It's sweet, but not overly sweet and doesn't overpower the bar at all. Actually, it serves as a wonderful compliment to a bar that I really found to be absolutely delicious.
Buy It or Fly By It? Pure Protein's product website describes this bar as "three layers" of pure heaven and for once, I would tend to agree, so I say definitely BUY IT. Like I said, this thing was delicious and it left me wanting more at the end, which is something that I can't say about many of these bars. If you like Snickers (hopefully you noticed the repeated references in this post), you are really going to like this, because the tastes are strikingly similar. Snickers may be an overrated candy bar in my opinion (Payday and Take 5 are better, for example, but that is a story for a different day), but when a protein bar can become a reasonable facsimile, it is definitely a winner.