Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Review: Supreme Protein Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bar

I've romanticized about my love of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches here on the blog before.  As a child, they were a staple of my diet and that's probably the case for a lot of children.  I still enjoy destroying them too, so anytime I see a product emulating them, I'm immediately interested.  I was making an extremely rare trip to GNC recently and I saw this Supreme Protein Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bar sitting right next to the register in hopes of getting someone to make an impulse buy.  Well, guess what?  I fell victim to the impulse buy urge and picked this one up on sale for $1.25.  The bar itself is 1.75 ounces and has a fairly economical 200 calories packed with fifteen grams of protein.

Based on the wrapper, I obviously had a clue what this was going to look like going into it.  What I didn't expect was that the peanut butter would be so crumbly when I broke the bar in half for the picture above.  I would even go so far as to describe that strong smelling peanut butter exterior as almost peanut brittle-like, which was kind of fun.  I also was impressed by the fact that the exterior shell had lots of peanuts in it, so this was more of a crunchy peanut butter kind of product and being that I've always preferred crunchy over creamy in my peanut butters, I found this to be quite an enjoyable bonus.  As for the interior of the bar, the jelly portion was modeled after strawberry jelly and that jelly mix was gooey and almost like a caramel in a candy bar.  Beneath that jelly mix was the standard whey protein mix that also had peanut butter incorporated and this was the most disappointing part of the bar as it was tough and almost reminded me of one of those pink rectangular pencil erasers that I used in elementary school.

When I took my first bite of this, the portion that I compared to a pencil eraser was the most disappointing part of the bar as it was tough and gummy and only had minimal peanut butter flavor.  Outside of that, this bar was quite good.  The peanut butter was dense and had excellent crunch.  Because the coating was also like a brittle, it had a nice snap to it with each bite too, so that was fun.  The jelly added some gooey sweetness and really did remind me of strawberry jelly, albeit in a different form, so that was fun as well.  What was especially interesting about this bar was that the peanut butter kind of melted in my mouth and coated everything providing an entertaining and tasty treat.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This is one of the better representations of a peanut butter and jelly bar that I've had in the past, so this gets a BUY IT rating from me.  I had seen this in magazines before and had always wondered about it, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge and tried it out.  If you are simultaneously looking for a reminder of positive childhood memories and a protein punch, I'm not sure you can do much better than this bar.



  1. Haven't seen you review these yet so I have a few suggestions for some good bars to try:detour cookies n cream,rickland strawberry,quaker banana nut soft baked,balance dark chocolate,luna carrot cake,balance dark coconut,trader joes pumpkin cereal bar,luna alt lemon.Some of these are newer so be on the lookout!

  2. didnt like this one. the best ones are pure supreme caramel nut chocolate and chocolate caramel cookie crunch


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