Protein bars are a great way of meeting your protein requirement, while on the go. MuscleBlaze Power Bar is one such chocolate, which claims to provide 20.5gm of protein, per bar.
Since I prefer to buy imported Whey Protein Powder, I was a little hesitant while ordering MuscleBlaze Power Bar, not knowing what the quality and taste would be like of a product from an Indian brand I have never used. Thankfully I had enough reward points on Healthkart to help me buy a 6 pack free of cost, which helped tilt the decision in favor of MuscleBlaze Power Bar.
I received the Power Bars in a black MuscleBlaze box, which mentioned their nutritional value and ingredients in detail.
MuscleBlaze Power Bar nutritional value
Serving Size 1 Bar (50g)
Energy from fat 58Kcal
Total Fat 6.5g
Saturated Fat 0.23g
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary Fiber 5.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Added Sugars 0gm
MuscleBlaze Power Bar ingredients
Protein Blend (Soy Protein isolate, whey protein concentrate), Maltitol Syrup, Chocolate Coating, Soya Crispies (isolate Soy Protein, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Glycerin, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Powder, Skimmed Milk Powder, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Chocolate Flavor,Caramel Color, Sucralose.
While I would have loved it, if it only had Whey protein, instead of a blend of whey and soy protein, it isn’t a major deal breaker. Especially since soy crispies add to the overall flavor of the bar.
While health food is rarely tasty, MuscleBlaze Power Bar turns out to be a pleasant experience. Though please don’t expect same taste as 5 star or munch, because the fact that it is a protein bar, is quite evident in its taste.
What I didn’t like about Power Bars was the fact that they are quite dry and harder than normal chocolates, so you have to drink water with it. Flipside of this is, these bars are quite fulfilling and do a much better job of satisfying hunger than protein shakes.
However for Rs. 80 per bar, you are getting poorer quality and lesser protein than you would get from an EAS Whey Protein Powder, which costs around Rs. 100 per shake and provides 26gm of protein. Of course the sheer convenience of having to carry a small protein bar vs. carrying a shaker and powder is something that cannot be compared. So for those on the move, these protein bars provide a much better alternative to protein shakes.
As far as I am concerned, while I loved these, I would likely only buy these when I have plans to go on a trip. For normal daily usage, I would stick to protein powders.