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Review: Exo Protein Bars, Cricket Flour Protein

Review: Exo Protein Bars, Cricket Flour Protein

Exo Bar Overview

Why are these bars unique? The protein comes from crickets! That's right - bug protein! Don't let that weird you out though, they don't taste like bugs. Then again, I've never eaten a bug! Other than crickets in their ingredients, Exo Bars are on the 'clean' & 'real foods' ingredients train. That's always a plus in my book!

As for flavors, these bars have some interesting flavors that I believe they successfully pulled off! Some flavors are better than others, but across the board, they were enjoyable. See more detailed flavor reviews below!

Last, the texture was consistent across all flavors. These bars are very soft (like very soft) and almost have a gooey feel. And not gooey in an 'ew' way in my opinion, but in a good way like under baked brownies. However, my biggest knock - these bars are also a bit oily feeling, which makes sense with those fat macros shown below.

Typical nutrition breakdown for Exo Bars:

  • Calories: 260-300
  • Carbs: 23-30g
  • Fat: 14-20g
  • Protein: 10g

Where to buy: https://exoprotein.com/ or Amazon

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Individual Flavor Reviews

Peanut butter & jelly

Reincarnated PB&J...aka they nailed this flavor! Unique flavor and I highly recommend it.

9/10

 

Banana bread

This flavor definitely reminded me of banana bread. Really enjoyed this one with a cup of coffee!

9/10

 

Apple cinnamon

Definitely got the apple and cinnamon flavors, but the cinnamon had too much 'bite' to it and caused a bit too much spice effect. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. 

6/10

 

Cocoa Nut

Unfortunately, I didn't really get the cocoa/chocolatey taste from this bar, which was disappointing. Plus, the fat on this bar is 20g compared to the normal 14g in the other bars...so, I was expecting to be more impressed especially for that fat content! The only redeeming factor in this bar was the little cocoa nibs throughout the bar. Other than that, pass on this flavor.

4/10

 

Blueberry Vanilla

This flavor was just okay - I got the taste of blueberry and the texture was nice and soft like the other bars. What really differentiates this bar was the chunks of dried blueberries. Those were the best part of this bar. 

6/10

 

Flavor Rankings

  1. Peanut Butter and Jelly!
  2. Banana Bread
  3. Blueberry Vanilla
  4. Apple Cinnamon
  5. Cocoa Nut
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