There’s no combination quite like chocolate and peanut butter. (Really, PB&J doesn’t even come close.) That’s why we jumped at the chance to conduct a taste test of The Vitamin Shoppe’s many PB&C protein powders, bars, and snacks.
It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. (Right?)
Many sticky fingers and full bellies later, we present you with our top-five favorites:
Tasters gave Dymatize’s protein the top spot for flavor. One Health Enthusiast said, “Yum! It’s sweet and tastes like candy.” We’re big fans of big flavor, and love the big protein (25 grams per serving), too.
When it came to texture, BSN took the crown. One taster said, “It’s creamy and chocolatey. Two thumbs up!” Another agreed: “It’s not too sweet. Really thick, creamy, and peanuty.” Not to mention, 22 grams of protein per serving!
This plant-based bar knocked it out of the park. It packs 12 grams of protein and has a squeaky-clean ingredient list of real peanut flour and cocoa.
After trying a long list of chocolate peanut butter bars, one Health Enthusiast dubbed these “my favorite out of the bunch.” Another concurred: “Cleaner ingredients and a strong chocolate peanut butter flavor.”
Best On-The-Go Snack: Optimum Nutrition Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Almonds
ON’s chocolate-PB protein almonds soared as the number-one snack pick among tasters. Feedback included, “These are great! I love that it tastes like dessert and is high in protein.” Others agreed: “These are good! Good almond and chocolate flavor. Looks like a treat.” And did we mention they pack 10 grams of protein?
Most Decadent: Zenevo Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Cups
PB cup lovers, these are for you. With 20 grams of protein per pack and loads of rich flavor, you can indulge without a lick of guilt. One Health Enthusiast said, “Really nice peanut butter and chocolate flavor without too much of a weird texture.”
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