Protein Bar Reviews: Battle of the Birthday Cakes & More!

If you follow me on instagram you might know that I am a PowerCrunch lover. A light, crisp, wafer-y thing of a protein bar is delightful. However, the protein content isn’t as high as I’d prefer and the fast content is a little higher than I prefer.

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So I embarked on quest of trying a few other protein bars. Here are my thoughts on their macros and deliciousness.

For taste scoring purposes, I am going to use Power Crunch as a 10 out of 10.

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Oh Yeah One – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 21 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Carb: 24 grams

These macros are pretty dang good. I like my protein bars to have at least 18 grams of protein and less than 10 grams of fat. I give this an 7.5 out of 10. Better texture than a Quest bar and would definitely buy again, but didn’t completely blow my socks off.

Quest Hero – Vanilla Caramel

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  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 16 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Carb: 29 grams

A little lower protein than the Oh Yeah One bar, but I like that it is under 200 calories. It was caramel-y and crunchy and overall a hit. Definitely would buy again and throw it in the microwave for a few seconds 🙂 9 out of 10.

Oh Yeah One – Birthday Cake

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  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 21 grams
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Carbs: 24 grams

My favorite of these four bars! The outside coating was delicious and I loved the little sprinkles on top. Also a bonus that this is pretty low in carbs for a protein bar and still tasted more like a candy bar. 9 out of 10.

Optimum Nutrition – Cake Bites

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  • Calories: 240FullSizeRender (9).jpg
  • Protein: 20 grams
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Carbs: 25 grams

I hate to report, but I did not love these at all. They couldn’t even be redeemed by the sprinkles for me and I wouldn’t buy them again. I even split them with my fiance and then let him finish them off, because it just didn’t do it for me. However, he did like them quite a bit so it could be worth a try because those macros are for all 3 bites! I have to give them a 4 out of 10. Maybe a 3 if I’m being honest.

Taste Winner: Oh Yeah One – Birthday Cake

Texture Winner: Quest Hero – Vanilla Caramel

Macro Winner: Tie – They are all so close across the board, so it would really just depend if you needed a lower calorie bar (go with Quest) or if you need more help with protein (Oh Yeah One)

What is your favorite protein bar? Would you like to see more posts like this (reviewing items and such)? Would you prefer it in video form? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Protein Bar Reviews: Battle of the Birthday Cakes & More!

  1. I dig this post! I’m always looking for new protein bars. Right now, I’ve been stuck on ThinkThin creamy peanut butter [F 8/ C 23/ P 20], and Oatmega mint chocolate (tastes exactly like the Girl Scout cookies) [F 7/ C 21/ P 14] which are obviously a bit lower in protein but taste so good!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I do migrate back to the thinkthin bars from time to time, but haven’t heard of the Oatmega! They even have more protein than PowerCrunch :O

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