Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Dr. Black's Brain Bar Chocolatey Caramel Bar

We all know that I love free samples and spend a lot of time reviewing samples and free products that I've reviewed on the blog.  In the case of today's review, the chance to get a free sample carrying the name of Dr. Black's Brain Bar Chocolatey Caramel Bar was just too hard for me to refuse.  Not only because it was a free sample, but the chance to eat a bar with brain on the name was just too amusing for me and too hard to resist.  So, I ordered this free sample through an online promotion and the drawback was that it was a chocolate bar shipped to me in the heat of the summer (more on that later).  The positive is that it was free (had to mentioned that again) and the bar itself comes in at 0.99 ounces with 110 calories and three grams of protein.  It's also made up of a proprietary brain blend as stated on the wrapper as "A Proprietary Blend of Longvida Curcumin, DHA, Fisetin, Green Tea Extract."  A bunch of things that I have no idea what they are, but I'll take their word for it that it's good for my central processing unit (brain).

As I mentioned in the introduction, the summer heat was not kind to this bar in shipping and what I ended up getting was the warped bar that you see above where some of the chocolate melted and got stuck to the wrapper.  Their website has a more accurate representation of the bar, but what this ended up being was a bar with a chocolate base that was then topped by a mix that included oats, English Toffee bits, almonds and that aforementioned proprietary blend.  The bar itself was then topped by chocolate (the website pictures shows this was supposed to be a decorative chocolate swirl) and as a whole, this one carried a strong smell of buttery toffee, which as a guy that likes toffee, was quite appealing to me.

Being that this bar had such a strong toffee presence in terms of its smell, I anxiously bit into this was immediately met by that rich and buttery taste of toffee that was punctuated with a hit of sweetness.  That sweetness was also helped along by the chocolate base and swirl that was on top of the bar.  That chocolate brought additional melting decadence to the already decadent toffee.  In terms of texture, this was quite soft and chewy, which is not what I expected but should have known had I read the ingredients more carefully and seen that this was essentially oat-based.  One thing that I couldn't really detect all that much was the presence of the almonds in the bar.  Those almonds would have brought an nice, occasional crunch to each bite that would have broken up the softness of the oat-based bar.

Buy It or Fly By It?  In my opinion, you would be doing your brain a disservice if you did not manage to get your hands on one of these bars because it had so many benefits.  It's obviously built for brain health, so that's a key benefit but another key benefit is that this was incredibly delicious.  Brain health and deliciousness pretty much automatically earn a product a BUY IT rating on this blog (I just made that up since this is the first brain health bar I've ever reviewed).  So, long story short...get your hands on this and your melon will thank you later.  I know mine thanked me just by looking at how top quality this post has been.  Ha!


1 comment:

  1. Aww, so it's *not* a bar for zombies? How disappointing. xD

    In all seriousness though, this bar actually sounds quite good... I will have to keep an eye out for it.


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