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OhYeah Peanut Butter & Caramel is a gluten free 27g protein bar with 8g of sugar and 380 calories.
At 85g worth of bar, comes loaded with 27g of protein and it’s surprising it’s this balanced and tastes so good. This is a king size bar at 85g bar.
It does have 19g of total fat, taking up 180 calories out of the total of 380kcal. This may be an issue for some, but remember the bar is 85g, not like its “Good Grab” variant of 45g, or other standard sized protein bars of 60g. Besides, these are generally good fats (no trans fat present).
While the bar has 30 grams of total carbohydrate count, the actual net/active carbs count is 12g. We reach this number by subtracting dietary fiber (4g) and sugar alcohol (14g) from total carbohydrate (30g), so 30 – 14 + 4 = 12g net carbs. It’s in effect a medium carb high protein bar.
It’s remarkable that this 85g bar only has 4g of sugar, but it does manages this by employing sugar alcohols like Maltitol, which can cause intestinal disconfort in some, like gas and cramping.
Ingredients: Peanuts, Protein Blend[( Oh Yeah!®Blend Consisiting Of Whey Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate), Hydrolyzed Gelatin], Peanut Butter Coating(Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Milk Protein Isolate, Partially Defatted Peanut Flour, Whey, Peanut Butter(Peanuts, Peanut Oil, Dextrose, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils[Rapeseed & Cottonseed Oil], Salt), Salt, Soy Lecithin, Sucralose], Caramel(Sugar, Corn Syrup, Nonfat Milk, Maltitol Syrup, Cocoa Butter, Cornstarch, Butter, Sucralose, Soy Lecithin, Natural And Artificial Flavor), Soy Nuts, Glycerine, Cocoa Powder, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Lecithin(An Emulsifier), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Salt, Sucralose, Potassium Sorbate As A Preservative No Trans Fatty Acids
Protein is made up of Oh Yeah’s proprietary blend, with both isolates and concentrates being used. It lists soy, which is a cheap and inferior source of protein. Isolates and Concentrates from Whey and Milk Protein are much better.
Maltitol a sugar alchohol, the reason why the bar still tastes sweet but only has 4g of sugar. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol with a glycemic index of 52 (table sugar has 60).
A better alternative would be Erythritol, also a sugar alcohol (sugar alcohols end in -tol), used by Quest Nutrition in some of their protein bars in combination with sucralose (Splenda), an artificial sweetener. Almost any other sugar alcohol is better than maltitol, so this was a poor choice of an ingredient.
A “gooey, sweet candy-bar-like taste” describes this bar perfectly.
The coating is astonishing. It’s covered with big sized peanuts meshed in a peanut butter coating giving it a crunchy and thick feel. Underneath its crunchy coating there is a sweet, gelatinous interior, comparable to that of of Tootsie Rool, rich in chewy caramel.
A problem with most protein bars, especially those high in protein like this one, is the after taste of the protein. Some people report weird protein taste in MyProtein’s Protein Cookies (which have an amazing 37g of protein per 75g cookie). The protein after taste in those cookies can be counteracted by microwaving it, but it’s still an issue in oher bars.
But Oh Yeah Peanut Butter & Caramel is not your usual chocolate/peanut flavored bricks of some other protein bars. There’s no funky protein after taste and you can taste the brilliant combination of peanuts, peanut butter and caramel.
Overall rating: 7.5/10
This Oh Yeah bar can give you an extra boost when you’re in a hurry and don’t have your planned meals with you. Even if you’re not a chocolate lover, you’ll likely love the Peanut Butter and Caramel. Another great one to try is the Chocolate and Caramel, not necessarily close in taste, but in awesomeness. Read the Chocolate and Caramel Good Grab (45g) review. OhYeah has a good variety. This bar is 85g, it’s the same as the 45g Good Grab variants, just bigger.
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Oh Yeah Peanut Butter & Caramel
- 27 grams of protein
- Only 8 grams of sugar
- No trans fats
- Real roasted peanuts
- Loaded with soft caramel
- Creamy milk chocolate coating