Blog Collab: Protein Bar Swap With The Blossom Twins!

Thursday, 12 January 2017





If there's one thing I love talking about, it's food. You all know it by now, and I doubt it will ever stop being a passion of mine. My long-distance gym buddy came up with the brilliant idea of doing a comparison of American and New Zealand protein bars! Both Lucy and I share a love of food and many other things (Chuck, Chris Evans, & Harry Potter.) Also, we are both addicted to trying protein bars of all different brands and flavors. It's almost a hobby that comes with an active lifestyle and we love it!

Here are all the amazing protein bars I got to try and what I thought of them.
Make sure you go and check out Lucy's post to see what bars I sent her, it also includes some of my favorite protein cookies!





Pro Bar Base "Coffee Crunch" 

This brand was one that I tried on our trip to Seattle and I became a fan very quickly. There's 20grams of plant protein in these babies and other great ingredients to keep you going. Because of the caffeine in this one, it makes the perfect pre-workout snack. Or even as a pick-me-up after a long and tiring workout. Really excited to try more flavors on my next travels!

Taste: 4/5
Texture: 5/5





Power Crunch "Salted Caramel"

OMG Lucy how did you know this was my all-time favorite flavor!? Salted caramel protein bars are a dream come true. It's slightly lower in protein (13grams) which I like because this would make a perfect afternoon snack. I love that it's low in sugar too, so I don't have to feel bad for having a sweet treat. The smell of this one when I opened it was to die for and I really enjoyed the waffer part of the bar.

Taste: 4/5
Texture: 4/5






Robert Irvine's Fit Crunch "Cookies and Cream"

This one called to me as soon as I saw it in the box! And not just because it's one of my favorite flavors, but since it makes me feel like I'm about to eat a healthy candy bar. I can dig in without the guilt! It's super-high in protein (30grams) and I love that they used whey as the source. It tasted more like chocolate caramel than cookies & cream, but that's beyond okay with me!

Taste: 4/5
Texture:5/5






Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie "Double Chocolate"

Oh my, these cookies have stolen my heart. On our recent trip to the States I picked one of these up at a cafe in Santa Monica after I saw Lucy raving about them. Everything about these cookies are superb and they have that freshly baked texture. Apart from being a little high in sugar, these are the perfect treat for an active lifestyle. Even better when heated in the microwave and eaten as dessrt!

Taste: 5/5
Texture: 5/5 





Oh Yeah Nutrition "Pumpkin Pie"

There's no better flavor to have at this time of year! I have to say that the macros in these bars are pretty impressive. Any bar that's high protein and low in sugar is a winner in my books! Once I opened this one I fell in love and even more when I finally ate it. It was like biting straight into a pumpkin pie! The texture is quite smooth and soft, but there's a little crunch in there too and it made this bar perfect for me. I tried this bar last, but now I wish I had eaten it sooner!

Taste: 5/5
Texture: 5/5




The US definitely has a better range of bars and flavors than here in New Zealand, I've very jealous of all the treats available! I will definitely try and pick some of these up when I can.

A big thank you to Lucy for sending these delicious bars my way and for collaborating with me once again. It's always a delight to work with you! Make sure you go and check out her blog that she shares with her awesome sister Kelly. It really is one of my favorites to read. You can check out her post of all the New Zealand bars and how she liked them while you're there!

What are your favorite kind of protein bars?
Steph x.


 

6 comments :

  1. It's funny because I just checked out The Blossom Twins website and saw that they are professional wrestlers! My boyfriend is a professional wrestler and I have a good number of friends who are ambassadors for Lenny & Larry's Cookies. Must be a wrestler thing!

    Katie | www.overthemoony.com

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    1. Hey Katie, we are off to check out your website now too, thank you so so much for checking out ours! :) What's your boyfriends name? Where does he wrestle? Haha, yes, it certainly seems to be a wrestler thing, we know a lot of our friends who train love them too! :) Lucy xx

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    2. Thanks, Lucy! Hope you like what you see!

      His name is Jon Dahmer... he's definitely on the downside of his career as his body is pretty beat up now as he's getting older, but he was one of the original CZW founders and wrestled all over the place, I couldn't even begin tell you lol He used to be one of the trainers at CZW and trained Adam Cole and Drew Gulak. I think he's been wrestling since like 1992. It's always fun to connect with other people in this world, since it's a pretty crazy one! :)

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  2. Eeeeeek Steph!!!!!! Your pictures are GOALS!! I absolutely LOVE how you did this! I love that you took pictures of the cookies too, I didn't even think of that! You are brilliant. I loved reading what you thought and had so much fun doing this with you! Thank you again for all my goodies! Lucy xxx

    www.theblossomtwins.com

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! I'm so glad you liked it :D Thanks so much for coming up with the idea and sending me so many amazing treats. I'm craving them all already! x.

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  3. This is such a cool idea for a collab! I've seen those Lenny & Larry's cookies everywhere on the internet and they always look so appetising + I'm very hungry after reading this post!

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