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A Review Of All The MyProtein Snacks I Have Tried

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[Disclaimer: This post is semi-sponsored by MyProtein. As a brand ambassador of Myprotein at the time of writing, I am given credits to try different products in Myprotein in exchange for exposure and marketing, but have also spent my own money on their products. Myprotein doesn’t have control over the content typed on this article, and therefore this article based on mine and my contributor(s)’ opinions]

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As an avid user of protein supplements, Myprotein has become a frequent location I would look at to stock up on my protein powder.

Now, if you have been to their website often enough, you would notice the snacks they offer along with their popular Impact Whey Protein, and at some point said

“Maybe I’ll buy this next time”

While we are spoilt for choice at the myprotein website, the reviews available are too little or under-detailed to help us make a sound decision. I mean, protein snacks do have a reputation of not tasting good (cardboard tasting protein bars, I’m looking at you), and you are probably reading this to avoid wasting your money, and more importantly, your calories.

Thus, the birth of this article, or essentially database of snack reviews. I (and others) try the snacks, tell you how the taste and macros are, and you save time on research. 

Snacks will be reviewed based on taste and macronutrient profile. In terms of cost of investment, Myprotein regularly has a lot of discount (at least 52% all year round if you use my promo code, MPSNJ, and seasonally have additional 10% discount off food and snacks, so look out for that), which makes reviewing investment tough. Thus, it would be wiser to make your own judgement on the pricing.

It is also worth noting that this document will regularly be updated, and all products have been hyperlinked to Myprotein’s Singapore website for your convenience!

You ready? Let’s go!

Top 5 By Taste

  1. Break Bar
  2. Protein Wafers
  3. Protein Crisp
  4. Crispy Layered Bar
  5. Protein Dip Pot

Top 5 by Macros (High Protein)

  1. Protein Crisp
  2. Protein Biltong
  3. Protein Bar
  4. Protein Noodles
  5. Crispy layered Bar

All the myprotein snacks I have tried: 

  1. Protein brownie (Chocolate)
  2. Break Bar (Matcha)
  3. Break Bar (Chocolate)
  4. Protein Noodles (Curry)
  5. Rocky Road
  6. Protein Wafer (Chocolate Hazelnut)
  7. Nuts Bar
  8. Crispy Layered Bar (Chocolate Caramel, White Chocolate Peanut)
  9. Protein Crisp
  10. Double Dough Brownie
  11. Protein Granola
  12. Gooey Filled Cookie 
  13. Nut mix (Chili and Lime)
  14. Biltong
  15. Protein pot-stick

Protein brownie

General Opinion: 

Personally, I found the chocolate protein brownie to be too hard and dry, and while there was a chocolatey feel, I found it to be mild.

Others who have tried this found this to taste pretty good, and said the white chocolate brownie tasted better than the normal chocolate flavor. 

If you are looking for a brownie alternative on the website, Rocky Road and Double Dough Brownie seem to work better.

Macronutrient Quality: 

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)287
Carbohydrate (grams)27
Fats (grams)9.7
Protein (grams)23

Each Protein Brownie cost 287 kcal, with 23g of protein and 27g of carbohydrates- slightly above the macronutrients of a protein bar (typically 200~250 kcal with 20g protein)

The macronutrient works great as a post-workout treat if you are doing a moderate to high intensity exercise – the oat flour allows you to recover your glycogen stores while the protein increases the uptake of protein synthesis, helping you to recover both your energy and muscles.

I wouldn’t recommend the protein brownie if you are looking to lose weight – for 287 kcal, you are better off getting 2 scoops of protein powder and still have enough space for a small treat.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐

Break Bar

General Opinion:

From a taste perspective, I love the break bar. It’s shaped at the same size as a kit kat bar, but it doesn’t taste as sweet. I thought this tasted great as a sweet treat. Multiple individuals who tried this also agreed that the Break Bar is one of Myprotein’s greatest snack accomplishments – basically a 10 out of 10 taste wise.

Macronutrient Quality:

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)113
Carbohydrate (grams)8
Fats (grams)8.5
Protein (grams)3.4

The main opportunity Break Bar presents itself would be as a general snack to enjoy in between meals. One thing to note is that the break bar is easy to consume, so it can be relatively challenging to stop at one. But stop you must, unless you want to gain weight.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score:

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Protein Noodles

General Taste Opinion

Unfortunately, this product no longer ships to Singapore, which is such a waste. We are after all, an asian country and Asians, if anything, love their instant noodles. Hopefully this comes back to Singapore!

The main ingredient building the protein noodles is semolina, which is the same ingredient as that you would find on regular pasta. Soy protein is added to the seasoning, boosting the protein content of the protein noodles.

Don’t expect your usual instant noodle standards when you consume the protein noodles, but as far as taste goes, it hits the spot for a hot cup of instant noodles, especially on a sunny day!

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)232
Carbohydrate (grams)38
Fats (grams)1.5
Protein (grams)13

For an instant noodle, the macronutrients are relatively unreal. Most noodles range between 300-500 kcals, with less than 10 grams of protein, while Protein Noodles boast 232 kcal with 13 grams of protein, making it a very viable consideration.

If there is one product I think Myprotein should continue producing, this would be it. 

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rocky Road

General Opinion

I remember being hyper skeptical about purchasing the Rocky Road. After all, the name sounds like another protein bar flavour – you know what I mean right?

So when I took the first bite, I was pleasantly surprised! The general texture is relatively dry and brittle, but there was a burst of chocolate flavor with marshmallow in every bite, which I appreciate.

The downside of such a chocolatey snack is that the snack can be quite messy to eat – I’m quite a clean person when it comes to eating, but found quite a bit of rice krispy dropping on the floor despite trying to contain the mess in the wrapper.

The Rocky Road feels best taken with hot chocolate or milk.

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)209
Carbohydrate (grams)23
Fats (grams)12
Protein (grams)9.9

At 209 kcal, Rocky Road provides a great option for a pre-workout snack to get in both the carbs and protein you need. It can also be used to satisfy chocolate-based cravings because of it’s great taste. I wouldn’t use it as a post-workout option for strength or hypertrophy training, but might use it for an endurance related recovery snack, mainly because of the lack of protein.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Protein Wafer

General Opinion

Think back to your childhood when you had those wafer biscuits. That’s basically the taste of protein wafer. I felt that this is a great option if you are not a big fan of protein bars (again, nobody likes to eat cardboard right?) as majority of the texture belongs to the wafer, with a single coat of flavor 

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)195
Carbohydrate (grams)13
Fats (grams)9
Protein (grams)15

Protein wafers comes at 195 kcal with 15g protein per packet. The great thing about it is that you have two square wafers per serving, which means that you can enjoy one and leave the other for later, effectively lengthening the duration of your joy. Yay!

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nuts Bar

General Opinion

Nuts are unfortunately a trigger food to me, so I fell in love with the nut bar almost immediately after my first bite. The dark chocolate paired really well with the nut bar, which I like a lot. To put it simply, nut bar is a bar of peanuts, but on a protein enhancement program.

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)201
Carbohydrate (grams)10
Fats (grams)11
Protein (grams)11

The macronutrients works out to have a slight advantage to the individuals looking to use more fats for their workout. Low-moderate intensity work outs on long duration may benefit from having this as a snack before or during their exercise. Aside from that, the macronutrients will be best used as a snack.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Crispy Layered Bar

General Opinion

Imagine being 5 years young, enjoying your favourite rice krispy snack. Now wake up to reality and buy the crispy layered bar. You have found your childhood favourite in the form of an adult snack.

The crispy layered bar is made out of rice krispies coated with chocolate caramel or white chocolate peanut, whichever flavour you choose to have. Personally, I found this to be pretty enjoyable as a snack, and would much rather have this than your traditional protein bar. 

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)200
Carbohydrate (grams)21
Fats (grams)8.1
Protein (grams)16

The product boost 21g of carbohydrates and 16g of protein for 200 kcal, which is great as a snack pre-workout if you are feeling relatively tired, or as a post workout recovery if you don’t want to feel too full before grabbing dinner or such after.

Personally, I will use this as a snack replacement instead of grabbing nuts.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Protein Crisp

General Opinion

Pro tip: Myprotein and MyVegan Protein Crisp are literally the same thing, but marketed differently because they serve 2 different crowds. Just buy whichever’s cheaper

At the time of writing, the stocks of Protein Crisp went out and I contemplated writing a review for this product because, well. I want to make sure I can restock it. 

Despite being a protein crisps/chip, the taste is nothing like any other protein chips I’ve tasted – no protein feel, doesn’t taste powdery, nothing. In terms of the general taste, the similarity can be compared to that of keropok, or prawn cracker. Definitely not as savoury, but it hits the mark. Both flavors work out really well. 

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)100
Carbohydrate (grams)4.3
Fats (grams)3.1
Protein (grams)11

11 grams of protein per 100 kcal serving is very good for a snack. To put things into perspective, you can literally have two packets of protein crisps instead of a protein bar, and the low macronutrient levels literally means that you can have these in literally any situation. I would bring these to the cinema, seriously.

Just do me one small favour: Make sure it doesn’t go out of stock because I want them too.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Double Dough Brownie

General Opinion

I tried this after I had the protein brownies, so my expectation for this product was VERY low. Protein brownie felt like a hard, dry cake, but Double dough brownie (DDB) was a lot softer, and had a more natural chocolate taste. I felt like I was enjoying a real cake.

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)245
Carbohydrate (grams)24
Fats (grams)9.6
Protein (grams)14

The macronutrients for the DDB bar is not as friendly compared to a traditional protein bar (20g protein, 200-ish kcal), but definitely hits the mark if you are looking for a better option compared to cake. That said, DDB has lower calories and protein compared to Myprotein’s Protein Brownie, so for better taste, you are giving up a little bit on the protein too.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Protein Granola

General Opinion

I tried all the flavours available and concluded that it’s a bit of a hit and miss. From a taste perspective, I’d recommend just sticking to chocolate. 

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)167
Carbohydrate (grams)19
Fats (grams)5.6
Protein (grams)8.4

I was attracted by the idea of Myprotein Granola because the macros were pretty friendly for a single serving. However, a 40 gram serving of protein granola came up to less than 1 fist size. If you are getting this to enjoy as a snack in replacement of your current granola, or to have it with yoghurt and fruits, I think it’ll make sense. Otherwise, the volume required to help you feel full may not make sense.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Gooey Filled Cookie 

General Opinion

I had the opportunity to try Myvegan Gooey Filled Cookie because it came with the Myvegan sample box.

While we found really great stuff in MyVegan products (eg, Turmeric latte protein shake), we didn’t enjoy this that much. The cookie felt slightly more dry, and the caramel center wasn’t as “full” as we thought it would be. In the end, it felt pretty similar to eating a normal cookie, but harder and more dry.

You might like this if you like the protein brownie. If not, give this a miss.

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)248
Carbohydrate (grams)37
Fats (grams)8.1
Protein (grams)13

The macros of this product is suitable for endurance athletes looking to do a long duration, moderate intensity run, or for individuals looking for snacks that can help them gain weight. The protein count allows you some recovery, but you will likely want to top up with half a scoop of post-workout protein shake if you intend to use this for your pre/during exercise. 

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐

Nut mix (Chili and Lime)

General Opinion

We bought the chilli and lime flavor because we thought it was unique – the flavor combination reminded me a little bit of tom yum, so that was really nice to have.

In general, the nut mix taste great as long as the nuts are fresh. We noticed that expiry date for this is relatively short (6 months or lesser), which is understandable because nuts do get rancid over time. So if you intend to get this, don’t leave it around for too long!

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)92
Carbohydrate (grams)5.3
Fats (grams)5.0
Protein (grams)4.8

The macros are very friendly to use as a small snack while getting your nut craving off. The snack size is also relatively small, so it’s easy to bring around as an emergency snack. 

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Biltong

General Opinion

Cow in your pocket? Now you can have that experience!

This easily goes up in top 5 of my snack list, because the macros are very friendly, the taste is great and the texture, being chewy, means I can bite on to it for a while and not get tired.

One thing to note is that the biltongs can be relatively salty for some, so that is worth a consideration. If not, for the macros, this is definitely a great product.

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)135
Carbohydrate (grams)1.0
Fats (grams)2.8
Protein (grams)27

I seldom find a product as low as this in terms of macros; 135 kcal at 27g protein is almost as good as drinking a protein shake. If you are tired of drinking protein powders, this might be worth a visit.

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Protein Dip Pot

General Opinion

Protein Dip pot is basically biscuit sticks you use to dip into melted chocolate, which is really awesome because as an asian, it tastes really similar to a childhood snack I like.

In general, the experience is great. There’s not much to talk about the biscuit sticks because they are plain, but it compliments the melted milk chocolate. The great thing about dip pot is the lack of protein taste, something I really appreciate when having protein snacks.

Macronutrient Opinion

Nutrition per serving/packetValues
Calories (kcal)264
Carbohydrate (grams)21
Fats (grams)17
Protein (grams)9.9

The calories are slightly lower in comparison to other products with similar concepts, and definitely higher in terms of calories. However, from a functional macronutrient perspective, investing 264 kcal for 9.9 grams of protein is not typically worth it unless you have some serious craving for the dip pot. I would recommend this product purely from a taste perspective only. 

Taste Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Macro Score:

Overall Score: ⭐⭐⭐

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