ANSI Gourmet Cheesecake Protein Bar

ANSI Gourmet Cheesecake Protein Bars

20131212_143703 I heard about these new bars on Instagram the other day and was immediately drawn to them because of the flavor choices and the stats. Here’s some facts about the bars from their website:

  • 20 grams of Isolate Protein
  • 100% All Natural
  • Gluten Free
  • High Fiber (17-19g)
  • Stevia Sweetened
  • No Soy Protein
  • No Gelatin
  • No Sugar Alcohol
  • No Hormones rBST & rBGH
  • Less Sodium (under 90mg)
  • Low Net Carbs

Similar macros to that of a Quest bar but claiming to be softer and more delicious? You KNOW I had to try them. I contacted the company and they kindly sent me a free bar to review! I got the “Strawberry Supreme Cheesecake” version. 20131224_181709 Taste: Initially, the bar’s taste was bursting with strawberry flavor but had a bizarre, and somewhat lingering, chemical aftertaste. 

Texture: The bars were chewy but semi-chalky. Like a microwaved Quest bar but not as dense.

Smell: Smelled just like a strawberry cheesecake. Very appetizing! 20131224_181635 Gluten-filled counterpart: A strawberry cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory but with a cough medicine-y aftertaste. 

Price: $28.99 per box

Nutrition: 20g of quality protein, lots of fiber, lower fat than a Quest bar, and much lower sodium than a Quest bar. More ingredients than Quest bars, but all quality and healthy. Nothing bad to say here! 20131212_143721 Ingredients: rBST/rBGH Free Isolate Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Corn and/or Tapioca Fiber, Inulin, Honey, Almonds, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Strawberries, Yogurt Powder (Whey Protein Concentrate, Nonfat Dry Milk, Yogurt Cultures), Natural Flavors, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Stevia Extract (Reb A), Monk Fruit Extract.

Overall: I probably wouldn’t buy this bar again. Although it had similar nutritional stats to a Quest bar and had an enticing smell, the aftertaste and price were subpar. amazing texture. I did like that they are handmade each week, so it makes it a bit more worth it. The other flavors may be better, so I can’t say I’m not a fan of them all. These Gourmet Cheesecake Protein Bars come in three delicious flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Strawberry Supreme Cheesecake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake.

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