Fulfil Nutrition: White Chocolate and Cookie Dough Protein Bar

It would take some doing to knock Grenade Carb Killas off the top spot, was Fulfil Nutrition up to the challenge?

Fulfil Nutrition White chocolate and cookie dough review

I rarely have protein bars, I only really have them as a back up if I am out all day or travelling; you wont see me eating them at home, I would much rather eat ‘real’ food. However I do always have some stashed away in the cupboard for these times of need. I had tried the Fulfil Nutrition Cookies and Cream bar months ago when we got some delivered at the gym, I wasn’t impressed. But when they announced their new range of flavours, I knew I would have to give them another chance.

Cookie dough annnnd White chocolate?! Sounds like it should be a winning combination right?

Fulfil Nutrition White chocolate and cookie dough review

With similar calories and nutritional information to the Grenade bars, they are just under 200 calories, 21g Protein, 11g Carbs, 7.3g Fat and 7.8g Fibre. But what about the taste?

It was good. Really good.

There is cookie dough, a caramel layer, some crispy bits and then surrounded by white chocolate. It isn’t overly chewy like some protein bars can be, the chocolate is really creamy too.

I judge protein bars on whether I would be willing to purchase a full box of them, this one I definitely would (once my stock of Carb Killas has gone down!)

9/10 from me!

I just need to find the other new flavours to try now! Have you tried any of these bars? Which one is your favourite?

Love Abi xxxx

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Recently I was kindly sent a few samples of the Aussie Bodies Protein Bars to try. I had seen a few posts on social media about them and so was looking forward to giving them a try! There are quite a few flavours to choose from but they sent me three different flavours to try; Salted Caramel, Choc Fudge and Peanut Butter Caramel. Salted Caramel is my jam so obviously had to try that one first. I have a mild allergy to peanuts so had to rope in my sister to try that one and review!

Aussie Bodies Protein Bar review

They are about half the size of your regular protein bar, and therefore come in at under 100 calories and macro wise come in at 8-9g of Protein; 10g of Carbs and 3g Fat on average across the range. They are high in fibre and low in sugar too.

Salted Caramel
There is a caramel layer on top of a nougat like centre and covered in milk chocolate. In terms of flavour you can definitely say taste the salted caramel. It is quite chewy and almost reminiscent of a quest bar in terms of texture.

Peanut Butter Caramel
My sister was unfortunately pretty brutal with this one. ‘I would have had no idea it was meant to be peanut flavour if you hadn’t have told me.’ She said the flavour was lost and it was just too chewy to enjoy. A thumbs down from her I think!

Choco Fudge
Again this one had a nougat type centre covered in milk chocolate. The initial chocolatey taste was nice but then there was a bit of a strange after taste which I couldn’t pin point and wasn’t a fan of.

Aussie Bodies Protein Bar review

Overall these bars are not the best I have ever tasted and certainly not the worst. I believe they are available from Boots at 99p, so if I was out and about and in need of a protein snack then I probably would pick the Salted Caramel one up again.

Unfortunately they wont be replacing my favourite Grenade bars or Oh Yeah! bars on my favourites list!

I was very grateful to receive this sample of bars from Aussie Bodies, but all views and opinions are truthfully my own.

Love Abi xxx

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I think it is fair to say that I sampled my enough protein bars whilst i was away in Los Angeles. I think that it is great how you can purchase them at practically any shop alongside your regular chocolate bars and snacks. It certainly makes choosing a better snack whilst on the go a lot easier rather than having to be prepared all the time.

I wanted to try a lot of the different bars which I hadn’t managed to try yet here in the UK. Some were good, some were disgusting. One has possibly become my favourite protein bar of choice, another I genuinely had to spit out as it was that bad.

Protein bars are not necessary in any diet, they are just simply a convenience. I will link my blog post here on protein powder which I think covers a lot of the same thoughts. I like to have a variety in the cupboard for when i am rushed on a morning and might need something or if i am out and about all day and know that I won’t have access to the best quality food.

Oh Yeah One Bars!

I have tried a couple of flavours by this brand in the past, as managed to get a few samples at Bodypower back in April, we managed to try a couple of new flavours though whilst away. I had spied online their new Cinnamon Roll flavour which I needed to get my hands on as well as the Chocolate birthday cake flavour. There also seems to be a bit of a difference in naming across the pond, over here they are called ‘Oh Yeah Low Carb Bars’ whereas in the states they are just ‘Oh Yeah One Bars’, not sure of the reason but they are the same!!

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Cinnamon Roll: This bar is now up there as possibly one of my favourites. It is honestly that good. It is soft and not overly chewy that you feel like your teeth may fall out which can be the case with certain other bars! The taste is sweet and cinnamoney as you would expect but not too powerful. Between us we rated this one 10/10 for texture, flavour and macro split. (yes we did rate every bar which we ate 🙈)

The Oh Yeah bars are all high in fibre and this one was no exception; therefore they are great if you struggle to hit fibre targets from other sources. It is high in protein and pretty low in fat for a bar.

Calories : 210

Protein: 22g; Carbs: 25g (fibre 10g) and Fat: 7g

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Chocolate Birthday Cake: I had tried the regular Birthday cake flavour bar a few months ago and to be honest wasn’t all that impressed with the flavour, it was basically just a vanilla bar with sprinkles on. Don’t get me wrong, the texture and flavour was still great but just wasn’t like birthday cake! I wondered whether this might be the same with the chocolate version, but obviously still had to try!

Unfortunately I was right, just a standard chocolate flavour bar with added sprinkles on top, which went everywhere as you ate it! Still a good bar but certainly not in the same league as the Cinnamon flavour. I would buy again but wouldn’t commit to a whole box! 7/10 for flavour; 10/10 for texture and 9/10 for macros.

Calories: 210

Protein: 22g; Carbs 25g (fibre 10g) and Fat 7g.

I have had a look online since coming home and think the best place to source them is www.proteinpickandmix.co.uk This website is also great because you can make up a mixed box of different flavours to try, rather than committing to just the one! But it does appear that the cinnamon flavour is currently out of stock. 😫If you wanted to trust me 100% and take a leap of faith, you can order a full box at www.postedprotein.co.uk  for £24.99.

 

Overall i would say that this brand gets a thumbs up from me and I will be buying again when my current stock levels start to run low 🙈.

I have plenty more reviews lined up for you so keep your eyes peeled!

Love Abi xxx

 

 

I used to drink protein shakes every day without fail when coming home from the gym. Every advert and athlete told me about ‘the ideal consumption window’ after training, so that’s what I followed. It was only when I really started reading more about nutrient timing, and realised that my muscles weren’t going to waste away if I didn’t down that protein shake within 20minutes of leaving the gym, that I started to drink them much more sparingly. I do still however have a few bags on hand for when I fancy a shake or a smoothie or for convenience when I am travelling and sources of protein are sometimes hard to come by, I also like using them in baking or mixed into yoghurt.

When people ask me if they ‘need’ to drink protein shakes, then my answer is certainly no. You can get all the protein you require from whole foods sources; however there are definitely times when they come in handy.

I have been using Myprotein Impact Whey for a couple of years now and have never had a problem with this product or them as a brand. They have a huge variety of products and flavours for very reasonable prices in comparison to other supplement brands. I have taste tested quite a few different brands and My Protein certainly stands up to them. Also, there is always a promotion on or a discount code floating about so you are able to get some really good deals from them, in fact I am pretty sure a day doesn’t go by where I have some sort of offer in my email inbox! View Post