Battle Oats Cherry Bakewell Review

Battle Oats sent me one of their new cherry bakewell bars to try. I have to admit that I’m not a massive cherry bakewell fan but agreed to try it with my partner in crime, Con who is allergic to nuts. Despite being cherry bakewell, the bar does not contain almonds!

On opening I was slightly worried that the bar looked a bit dry but to my pleasure, the flapjack softly crumbled when I bit into it. I was surprised when I actually really enjoyed the flavour. The cherry and almond were perfectly balanced and the sickly marzipan-like taste which I hate was absent. The bar has chunks of white chocolate and cherry but these were rare to find in the bar – where dem chunks at?!

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Nutritional Information

300 calories (per 70g bar)

Carbs 25g

Fat 13g

Protein 15g

Price

£16.99 for 12 bars

Summary

I think that the white chocolate coconut Battle Oats is still my favourite but if you like cherry bakewell then give these a try! The macros aren’t the best if you’re focusing purely on protein content but are perfect for a balanced fuel. I just wish that there were more chunks!

Rating 7/10

Bodybuilding Warehouse Review

Bodybuilding Warehouse sent me some of their Millionaires Shortcake Pure Whey Protein Concentrate 80 and a box of their Chocolate Chunk Premium Lux Protein Flapjacks to review.

Millionaires Shortcake Pure Whey Protein Concentrate 80

Ingredients

Ingredients:    
Flavoured Versions: Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Cocoa Powder (Chocolate flavours only), Flavours, Colouring: Beetroot Red (Strawberry Flavour only), Caramel Colour (Banana Peanut Butter flavour only), Xanthan Gum, Instantising Agent: (Soy Lecethin, 0.4%), Sweetener: Sucralose, Stevia.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information Per 25g Serving:
Kcal 94
KJ 396
Protein (Dry Basis) 20.03g
Protein (As Is) 19.02g
Carbohydrates 1.17g
Sugars 1.17g
Fibre 0.00g
Fats 1.43g
of which Saturates 0.21g
Salt 0.00g

 

Price

£9.99 for 500g, £15.79 for 1kg and so on… I think that this is a bargain for the price!

 

Review

When I first opened the Millionaires Shortcake protein, I got this amazing biscuit-like smell and I couldn’t wait to try it. The whey protein powder mixes well with water and worked well in porridge oats. I enjoyed the taste of this protein and I’m definitely going to have it again. I wouldn’t say it tastes exactly like millionaires shortbread as how can you in a protein powder but it does come pretty close – more biscuit like in my opinion. Overall, I would give the Millionaires Shortcake protein a 8/10. The Millionaires Shortcake Pure Whey Protein Concentrate 80 is available from the Bodybuilding Warehouse website here.

 

Chocolate Chunk Premium Lux Protein Flapjacks

Ingredients

Ingredients Per Serving:

Rolled Oats, Toasted Oats (contains Honey, Malt Extract, Sugar, Vegetable Oil), Protein Blend (Milk Protein, Hydrolysed Gelatine), Glycerine, Fructo-Oligosaccharide, Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifer: Soya Lecithin), Sweetener (Stevia), Flavouring.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information Per 75g Protein Bar:

  • Energy (kJ) – 1041
  • Energy (kcal) – 248
  • Protein (g) – 20g
  • Carbohydrates (g) – 33.5g
  • of which sugars – 3.4g
  • of which polyols – 13.8g
  • Fat – 4.2g
  • of which saturates – 1.4g
  • Dietary Fibre – 8.9g
  • Sodium – 0.13g

 

Price

£14.99 for 12 75g bars. I think that this is a very reasonable price for protein bars.

 

Review

I thought that the Chocolate Chunk Premium Lux Protein Flapjacks would be more like flapjacks but they definitely tend more forwards the protein bar side of things. They have a nice texture – soft, not horrifically chewy and dry like some bars I’ve tried. I was a bit disappointed after all the hype I have seen on Instagram. I thought that the taste of stevia was quite overpowering. The flapjacks did taste a lot nicer when heated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. I think that if you like Quest bar and other similar brands then you will probably love these but personally, they are not for me -sorry guys! Overall, I would give these a 4/10 as the texture is good and they contain a decent amount of protein. I gave my boyfriend one of the flapjacks to try and he absolutely loved it. He agreed that it wasn’t like a flapjack but he thought it resembled a fudge-y brownie. When I asked him to rate it out of 10, he gave the bars 10/10, saying that if I gave him a 100 then he’d eat all 100 of them so I guess it’s down to personal preference! The Chocolate Chunk Premium Lux Protein Flapjacks are available from the Bodybuilding Warehouse here.

 

 

 

Battle Oats – White Chocolate Coconut Review

I was sent a box of the White Chocolate Coconut Battle Oats bars to review.

 

Ingredients

100% Natural Ingredients: Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk)(19%), Fructo – Oligosaccharide, Honey, Butter (Milk), Gluten Free Oats (10%), Whey Crisp (10%) (Whey Protein Isolate (Milk), Lactose (Milk), Rice Flour, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)), Desiccated Coconut (10%), Coconut Oil, White Chocolate Chunks (4%)(Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder (Milk), Lactose (Milk), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Vanilla), Brown Sugar, Caramel Colour, Natural Flavouring. ’For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold’ White Chocolate Contains 20% Minimum Milk Solids

 

Nutritional Information

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Price

£16.99 for a box of 12 70g bars. I think this is quite reasonable compared to other protein bars/flapjacks and considering how nice these are.

 

Review

The combination of the white chocolate and coconut go together perfectly! As someone who loves coconut, these flapjack bars were delicious. The flapjacks have a soft and chewy texture with an added crunch of whey crispies – it may sound odd having crispy parts in a flapjack but I think it really works well. I really like the massive chunks of white chocolate too. Top tip – if you’re at home, put a bar in the microwave for 15 seconds, it tastes amazing. Overall, I would give these a 9/10 and I’m looking forward to trying the other flavours in the Battle Oats range. The White Chocolate Coconut Battle Oats flapjacks are available from their website here.