So these bars are huge and very chewy. Your teeth gotta be attached to your gums well in order to indulge. The positive of this is that it doesn’t take only a split second to consume them, so it’s physically harder to binge and easier to enjoy the taste thoughtfully. They also don’t taste like your typical sugar substitute only bars for those of you who appreciate the taste of the real sugar. The double chocolate has some peanut butter added and you can taste it, so know that in case you’re allergic or just don’t like the taste of it. But I must say I hate peanut butter and won’t be buying the solely peanut butter taste bars, but I love the double chocolate despite it having some of it. And I hate the way peanut butter tastes with passion so that is saying something. Greg also didn’t lie about the large fiber content. These will make you poop more frequently than last time. Overall amazing taste and nutrition. These taste more like an amazing chewy snickers, rather than a typical whatever protein bar. Already reordered the double chocolate and will be trying next the birthday cake ones. I’ll leave the peanut butter tasting bars for my husband to try and report on those two next time
CICOBAR Protein Bar - 12 Pack
I had been having problems with my protein bars not helping me feel full, often leading to overeating protein bars. The fiber of the CICO bar really helps slow down my eating and helping me feel full. Also, I have indigestion issues with chocolate and nuts so the Birthday Cake flavor is perfect for me.
So, I just want to start this by saying that I have tried a whole host of of protein bars while dieting. Here's a list, note that it is not comprehensive: Quest, Anabar, Power Crunch, Lenny & Larry's, RX bar, Pure Protein, Chef Irvin's Fit Crunch, Finaflex, Perfect Bar, Grenade, Clif Builders, Fit Snacks, etc. With some of these brands I have tried everything from bars, cookies, Reesus Puffs like protein candies, and even oatmeal pies.
With all that said, this bar takes the cake. Its flavor is superb, it's texture is supreme, its macro friendly, satiating, AND leaves no terrible aftertaste. Better yet, it does not leave me feeling gassy or bloated afterward. This is the peak when it comes to protein bars so far for me, and I am sure that it will be for most other people too.
Albeit, I am not informed on if any R&D was done by any independent source. I do not know how one man managed to do something entire companies have failed to do; but Greg Doucette has done it. His is the superior protein bar.
Bottom line, I have only tried the double chocolate; it is beyond everything that I imagined a protein bar could be.
Perfect macros, perfect calories, and the double chocolate flavor is amazing.