Designer Protein Protein Bar, Triple Chocolate Crunch,1.41 Ounce (Pack of 12)
- Crispy and Chewy, rich taste
- Only 160 calories
- 10g natural whey protein (20% daily value)
- Naturally flavored and sweetened
- Excellent source of calcuim, B-vitamins & antioxidants, vitamin C and E
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First, the flavor (Peanut Butter Crunch) is far too sweet, as is evidenced by the amount of sugar packed into each bar. The peanut butter flavor itself is pretty good and the texture is really nice, with just the right amount of chewiness and crunch, but there's no reason for a health bar to have as much sugar as a Snickers Ice Cream Bar. Many companies are opting to use natural sweeteners, such as Stevia, these days, so it's surprising to see Designer Whey still using sugar as its main sweetener.
Second, for a "protein" bar, the protein content is fairly insubstantial. When the total carbohydrates exceed total protein (in this case, TWICE as many carbs, none of which is fiber), I don't think "protein bar" is an accurate label; energy bar, snack bar, etc. are far more appropriate.
Third, while the calories are actually pretty low for a protein bar, the overall nutritional and ingredient profile is less-than-desirable.Read more ›
While the ingredients are in the product listing, I find the image blurry and hard to read, so I am duplicating the list here:
Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Sugar (Flavored Coating), Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil (Flavored Coating), Partially Defatted Peanut Flour (Flavored Coating), Sodium Caseinate (Flavored Coating), Soy Lecithin (Flavored Coating), Salt (Flavored Coating), Natural Flavor (Flavored Coating), Honey, Brown Rice Syrup, Cane Syrup, Tapioca Syrup, Water, Rice Flour, Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Cyanocobalamin, Cholecalciferol, Nonfat Milk, Glycerine, Tapioca Starch, Butter, High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Cocoa, Sunflower Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Carrageenan, Maltodextrin
If you have allergies, this is probably not for you. Whey comes from dairy, of course, but this also has soy ingredients, several other milk-based ingredients, and peanut flour. They are vegetarian but not vegan. I don't see anything specifically that contains gluten, but I don't know where the natural flavor comes from, either.
These are supplemented with a lot of vitamins and minerals.Read more ›
It does seem to have the protein crisps in it, rather than the silly putty consistency protein you get in some bars. I really prefer the protein crisps.
However, the peanut butter taste is totally secondary to the sugar. In this case, 14 grams worth!
There is an unremarkable drizzle of brown (maybe chocolate?) over the top of it.
Nutritional Info (I retyped this from the manufacturer's website, so please excuse typos):
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5 g
Sat fat 3.5 g
Trans fat 0
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 190 mg
Potassium 95 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 10 g
Ingredients: Designer Whey Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein isolate, milk protein concentrate), peanut butter flavored coating (SUGAR, fractionated palm kernel oil, partially defatted peanut flour, sodium casenate, soy lecithin, salt, natural flavor), honey, brown rice syrup, dried cane syrup, tapioca syrup, water, fractionated palm kernel oil, rice flour, partially defatted peanut flour, sugar, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, ascorbic acid, alpha-tocopherol acetate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, cyanocobalmin, cholecalciferol), nonfat milk, natural flavor, glycerine, tapioca starch, salt, butter, high oleic sunflower oil, cocoa, soy lecithin, sunflower lecithin, sodium caseinate, sodium citrate, carrageenan, maltodextrin.
Contains milk, soy and peanuts. Produced on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, egg, wheat and sesame.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice whey protein bars that don't have too many calories. Tasty and has a nice crunch as opposed to Quest bars that are kind of chewy. I'm a repeat buyer.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The protein bar is really good but unfortunately when I got it deliveried in my home the box was opened and it was missing 1 bar.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
...Without the dry, bland ,healthy nasty taste. Designer Whey did it well! Just enough chocolate and caramel to make it a tasty, convenient, and healthy snack.Published 19 months ago by Leo Jurgens
Designer Whey bars are my go-to bar for quick protein during the day. They are tasty, create satiety, and don't seem to create an allergic reactions.Published 20 months ago by LondonDreamer
Good and handy ... but much too much sugar to be a healthy protein bar! For me the flavor is just sickeningly sweet ... good thing is though that you will drink all your water!Published 20 months ago by 7-yr Amazon Customer