Syntha 6 Crisp Reviews
Syntha 6 Crisp is an Energy Bar manufactured by BSN. It helps fuel your body by providing extra calories to increase muscle performance and endurance.
IntroductionHello all. Full intro about myself can be found here in the forum: https://supplementreviews.com/forum/index.php?topic=35432.0
In regards to this product, I was tired of the same old protein bars and was introduced to these while visiting the bodybuilding.com HQ in Boise, ID. After trying a few bars of different flavors from them, I decided to pick up some boxes to have for home. If you have not heard or seen these yet, they are definitely something new and different from the crowded protein bar market.
Ingredient ProfileDairy Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate), Isomalto-oligosaccharides, Soy Protein Isolate, Chocolate Liquor (Roasted and Ground Cocoa Beans), Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel and Palm Oil, Shea Oil), Polydextrose, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Maltitol Syrup, Water, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Low Fat Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Calcium Carbonate, Dried Egg White, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Agar, Sucralose, Tocopherols.
In regards to the ingredient profile for this product, I would have to say it is pretty standard for the protein bar market. You have your protein blend listed first, which is what you would expect in a protein bar. This one doesn't have the highest quality of protein included compared to others. These bars included forms of concentrate while others only contain forms of isolates. After the protein blend, you have a form of fiber included. Next you have soy protein, which is important to note if you are allergic or trying to avoid soy. After that you get into the coating and flavoring ingredients for the product. This is not an all natural type of product, so be aware if you are trying to avoid artificial ingredients.
Taste/Mixability/DosingTaste >> In total, there are currently six flavors of this bar on the market. I have tried three of them so far. They are S'mores, Salted Toffee Pretzel and Vanilla Marshmallow. All of them have been amazing in my opinion. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Salted Toffee Pretzel right now. That is not a flavor that I have found in any other protein bar type of food and BSN did a great job with this one. After that, I would rank the Vanilla Marshmallow second and S'mores third. Beyond the flavor, the texture is similar to a rice krispy treat. The bars have a solid coating on the bottom; depending on the flavor, that could be caramel or chocolate based. Everything else is the crisped rice and a flavored drizzle on top.
Mixability >> There is none. Just open the wrapper and chew. Plain and simple...LOL
Dosing >> As with any protein food item, the idea of these is to find a great tasting way to get some extra protein into your diet. Each bar has a pretty standard serving of 20g of protein. The calories vary slightly depending on flavor (230-240). Carbs also vary depending on flavor (22g-24g). Fat ranges from 6g-7g and sugar ranges from 2g-4g. Overall, the macros are pretty standard for a protein bar type of product. Eat one or more of these per day and you have an easy extra 20 grams of protein in your diet. (Macro breakdown chart posted as an image in this review for your reference)
EffectivenessAs with any protein food product, the effectiveness is left to the opinion of the user. If you are a person who has a difficult time getting in enough protein and/or calories in a day, these bars would be an easy solution. Since they are not as dense as normal protein bars, you can eat one or more and not feel completely full. Personally I have used these as a treat whenever sugar cravings hit. They have the sweet taste as a regular rice krispy treat but much better macros and a nice dose of protein on top of that. I could also foresee these being used by people as a pre-workout meal. They are light, easy to eat and provide you a good dose of carbs and protein for energy. They are also easily digested in my opinion. In the end, the effectiveness can be two fold. Help combat sugar cravings and/or an easy and effective way to get some extra calories/protein in your diet.
ValueCurrently you can find these bars on a few websites listed at $19.99 for a standard box of 12. That breaks down to about $1.67 per bar, which is a standard price per bar in the market right now. Some more natural bars will run you $2-$4 each while bars from other companies such as Quest or One are in this price range with similar macros. Overall, if you are looking to purchase a protein bar food product, this one is right where most others are that you are probably considering.
Side EffectsSide effects personally for me were none while consuming these. For those whom have issues with sugar alcohols, these bars do contain them. Depending on flavor, each bar has between 4g-6g of sugar alcohols each. If those cause you stomach issues, please be weary of possible side effects from these. If that is not a worry for you, these are good to go and likely will not last too long in your household once purchased.
ConclusionIn conclusion, these bars are a new option to the protein food market. If you loved rice krispy treats as a kid (or even now as an adult), these are a definite must try. If you are tired of the same old protein bars or don't like the texture of those, this will be a nice change in your diet. Well done BSN and hopefully new flavors are in the works.
If anyone has any questions, please leave me a comment below and I would be happy to respond back.