Warrior raised the bar (no pun intended) with their Crunch bars, which gained great popularity- and rightly so! Each flavour was a little different (take for example, the amazing raspberry lemon cheesecake) from what other brands were offering, and we have been excited to see what their next release would be ever since!
Introducing… the Raw Protein Flapjack.
For those of us who have been buying supplements for years, the connotations of ‘protein flapjack’ are probably something extremely high calorie, high sugar, and with poor quality protein powders used.
These are quite different. They fall into your standard under 300 calorie bar range at 259 for a generous 75g bar. They also contain under 4g of sugar and just 3g of fat. They’re a little higher carb (as you would expect from a flapjack) at 34g, making them an excellent snack to consume around workouts or as an on the go breakfast!
I can only assume that the ‘raw’ aspect comes from stevia being used to sweeten them, over just opting for something more processed like sucralose (still used in chocolate brownie), and the impressively short ingredients list. Other than that, the ingredients themselves are what you would expect from this style of bar; Rolled Oats, Toasted Oats (contains Honey, Barley Malt Extract, Sugar, Vegetable Oil), Protein Blend (MilkProtein, Hydrolysed Gelatine), Glycerine, Fructo-Oligosaccharide…
I was much more excited for the honey blueberry than chocolate flavour going into this review. Therefore, this was the flavour I reached for first.
The bar itself doesn’t look too much like a ‘real’ flapjack. They are quite pale and condensed. For both flavours, I tried them both from the pack and slightly heated in the microwave for a more ‘authentic’ fresh baked feel.
This flavour wasn’t as sticky and honey flavoured as I had hoped, but the dried blueberry chunks were a nice addition and they weren’t dry or stodgy like other flapjacks can be.
Honey Berry: 7.5/10
The chocolate was the clear winner here! Heated, it almost takes on a doughy consistency. The chocolate flavour is very natural and doesn’t have any overpowering artificial sweetness.
Chocolate Brownie: 8/10