24 June 2020

Optimum Rocky Road Flavour (Degusta) By @SpectreUK

Optimum Rocky Road Flavour

I may have been avoiding this Optimum Rocky Road Flavour Protein Bar for some time, even if it does state "high protein meets great taste' on the front of the wrapper. I've been avoiding it to the extent that I have no idea how long it's been in the Foodstufffinds' cupboard. I mentioned last week that I've been pushing it to the back in favour of everything else. However two things happened today; the first being I've run out of pork scratchings that I eat for extra protein with my sandwich and we don't have a food delivery for another few days, and secondly I forgot what I was supposed to be blogging about because it was in the fridge. I was reminded a little too late for lunch about the high in protein chicken bites, which will have to wait until next week instead.

I still weight lift three days a week, of course not at the gym as it's still closed, I use my free weights instead in the kitchen. It's a really hot day today and my muscles are aching. I've had a tin of tuna on a sandwich and just need a little more protein to help fix myself. This Optimum Rocky Road Flavour has 20g of protein in it and no added sugar. This bar is still fairly high in calories, but I need those anyway to help fix the muscles too. I've been avoiding this protein bar for two reasons. The first reason being that I haven't particularly liked anything I've eaten or drank so far that is manufactured as high in protein, and the second being I just don't particularly like Rocky Road Flavour. So this should be interesting…

Cinabar tells me that Rocky Road is usually biscuit pieces, rice crispies (or such like), and marshmallow. I like biscuit pieces, but I'm not particularly fussed about either rice crispies (or such like) or marshmallow. This Optimum Rocky Road Flavour is dark chocolate coated, with a chocolate caramel layer and soy crispies (instead). I was surprised when I took a bite of this bar how the contents seemed to expand and take over the inside of my mouth. The light fluffy cake like centre also felt a little dry, but didn't suck all of the moisture from my body… just almost enough to worry!

I could just about taste the mildest chemical quality to the added protein, but this was so mild I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't been searching for it. The mix of flavours from the caramel, freeze dried raspberries and the soy crispies more or less wiped out this mildly chemical flavour and instead gave me some fruitiness, sweet caramel, and a little crunchy soy all wrapped up in dark chocolate. I have to say that this is one of my favourites of the high protein bars and drinks I've tried, mainly because I didn't particularly like any of the others, so perhaps I've left the best until last!?

Information on the wrapper;
The 60g bar contains 202 calories, with 3.3g of fat, 1.5g of sugar, and 0.5g of salt. Please see photograph for the ingredients.

Optimum Rocky Road Flavour

1 comment:

Mike said...

Can you show the actual contents please