Third attempt to find a tasty low smartpoint alternative to regular chocolate bars.
PHD Pharma Whey HT Bar – Chocolate Peanut
Bought from: Holland & Barrett
Cost: £2.99 (Bought as part of a ‘buy one get one half price’ deal)
WW Smartpoints: 6
Looks: Both me and OH actually thought this one looked pretty good! Cut open – Looked OK, not entirely like the picture on the packet as the crispy bit is not as thick.
Smells: Smelt pretty good, not plasticky and synthetic like some of the others
Taste: Quite nutty but a bit bland, no after taste
Texture: Cakey/greasy consistency, but you get used to it, the crunchy bits at the top of the bar are good. Quite stodgy.
Conclusion: Not horrible but still not as moreish/delicious as the average chocolate bar, although it is a lot lower in points. A bit expensive for an every day treat?
Rating: ** (Out of 5)
Note: Perhaps the cloying texture of these bars is just a characteristic of the whey/protein ingredient? Although these bars are not as tasty as chocolate bars they are more filling and I don’t find myself wanting another one straight away…. The search continues!