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Today I’m back to write about my research on protein/energy bars/balls.
These from BSc happened to be the first “protein balls” I’ve tried.
How are protein balls unique from protein bars, you may ask.
Well, it is essentially just difference in shape, spheres now versus thick slabs.
Hydroxyburn Lo Carb Balls come in two flavours – chocolate honeycomb and cookies and cream.
I got myself the chocolate honeycomb one.
While biting into a slab of such protein dense snack might risk the mouthfeel of chalk, consuming these in balls seems to ease such distaste.
But then again, these protein balls were a whole lot better tasting than some of the protein bars I’ve sampled.
The chocolate is delivered through a compound that’s high in protein & free of sugar, containing soy lecithin, soy protein isolate, cocoa and maltitol (this is an artificial sweetener).
I did fret a bit about the “honeycomb” part when I bought it, but it’s all good as the flavour profiles are sweet without being overdone.
The protein is presented as a blend, put together from a diverse array of sources, including whey protein isolate, soy isolate, wheat protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and calcium caseinate (the usual suspects in protein snacks/bars) which offer differing absorption rates from fast to slow absorbing.
1 serving (1 packet of 7 balls) provides an impressive 25 grams of protein, along with 9.4 grams of fat and 3 grams of carbohydrates.
Total of 270.3 calories, almost a meal so be careful.
In the label you find things such as green tea extract, L-carnitine, fibre, garcinia cambogia and biotin, all of which can assist with fat loss or added ingredients to help promote a thermogenic (heat producing) effect.
If you don’t already know, Thermogenic supplements are intended to raise a person’s metabolic rate which in turn increases your metabolism.
Thus this supposedly aids fat burning.
Since I only had a pack, I can’t pass verdict on the fat loss claim, which rightfully should be a long term measurement.
Not bad, would buy more given the chance.
More about BSc: http://www.bscnutrition.co.nz
Cost per pack: (TBA) as I can’t seem to locate my receipt now.