Recently I was contacted by someone associated with Promax protein bars asking me if I'd like to get some free samples to review for the blog. They then asked me what flavors I'd like and after looking at the archives of the blog, I realized two things. First, I haven't reviewed a Promax bar in a really long time (December 2013) and second, I haven't done many Promax reviews at all (only three). That surprised me because I thought I had done more. Anyway, I got my free samples and today's review of this Promax LS Chocolate Almond Protein Bar is the first in what will be a numerous amount of Promax reviews coming in the future as I work my way through these bars. Today's bar is 2.01 ounces and clocks in at 190 calories with eighteen grams of protein. It's lower sugar (LS) and that means that it's made with 75% less sugar than a comparable protein bar. In case you have dietary restrictions, it's also gluten free and kosher.
Taking this out of the wrapper and then taking a look at it wasn't exactly an exciting experience. As you can see above, this is a pretty boring looking bar in that it is basically soy crisps with almonds and chocolate powder mixed in. There's not any sort of coating, chips, etc. It is very basic. The bar didn't really smell like anything either, so this basically was just a whole lot of nothingness from a presentation perspective. I guess I could say that it the size of the almonds in this was semi-impressive, but that is about the best I can come up with in terms of anything related to being considered a comment.
Biting into this, my thoughts were the same on the flavor as they were on the presentation. This bar was boring. It was actually kind of gross when I really think about it. It was dry and chalky from the chocolate powder and while the soy crisps were airy and the almonds provided occasional pop, neither of those were easy to enjoy since the bar was so darn dry from the chocolate powder. And that chocolate powder...wow...dry, essentially flavorless, blah. If I had to come up with a good way to describe this, I'd say that this was essentially a rice cake that was making an attempt at chocolate flavoring. I guess the almond pieces would give it a bit of crunch, but when the flavor was so unremarkable, it didn't really matter.
Buy It or Fly By It? Flavorless, boring and actually sort of gross in a way. You'd only eat this if it was the last food on earth and since there are other foods still available, I'll give this a FLY BY IT rating because I don't think you should waste your time with it. I had to give a bad review on something that I got for free, but I just can't help it when it comes to this bar.
|FLY BY IT!!|