Today for a special treat, we’re doing a head-to-head all-natural protein bar taste-test and nutrition competition between NuGo Slim Raspberry Truffle and Smallworld Beauty Coco Berry Crisp! Who reigns supreme? Only our protein-bar review will tell!
There are three flavors in the NuGo Slim line (Roasted Peanut and Brownie Crunch are delicious—trust), but today we’re focusing on Raspberry Truffle. Dubbed as an “almost sugar-free protein bar,” we do like that it doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners or maltitol and only has two grams of sugar. It also has 170 calories, 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber from chicory root. (Holy fiber!) So, yeah, not too shabby. The bars are also made with real dark chocolate and are certified gluten-free and Kosher. You wouldn’t find any high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or trans fats on the ingredient list either.
Guys, there’s not much to complain about these because, besides a pretty good nutritional profile, they also taste pretty good. I’m generally not a huge fan of chocolate-covered raspberries, but this bar has a strong natural raspberry taste along with a very real chocolate taste. The bars are a bit smaller than I’d like, but they are filling. I had half of one before a workout and then the other half after and found that it didn’t upset my stomach (although, let me just say that the fiber did its job a few hours later) and kept me fueled.