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Wholly Oats Bar has been reported as discontinued.

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Wholly Oats Bar Reviews

By: Optimum



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Wholly Oats Bar is a Protein Bar manufactured by Optimum. It is a quick, conveinient source of protein and commonly used as a meal replacement. The additional protein can help increase muscle mass as well as promote fat loss.

Wholly Oats Bar has been reported as discontinued.

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REVIEWS (3)



Overall
Overall
8.0
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
9.0
Value
Value
7.0
  November 10, 2012

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Builds Muscle
  • Convienient
  • Tasty
  • High Protein
  • Not To High In Fat/sugar
  • Cheaper Options
  • Only An Alternative
How do these bars compare to a "regular" protein or energy bar? As the name suggests what you get is a carbohydrate-laden (35-42g) flapjack (carb sources are oats, corn syrup, etc.) fortified with high 21g of quality protein (milk, whey and egg). Each bar also contains 5-7g of healthy fats derived from rapseed oil, sunflower oil, etc.

So these goodies are quite different from normal "candy protein bars" which often have a high sugar or sugar alcohol and collagen content. There is some maltitol, sorbitol and sucralose in it, too but obvioulsy not too much. These sweeteners are included only to improve the taste not to "replace" any carbs.

Both flavours, strawberry cream as well as chocolate peanut butter taste good, not too sweet or artificial. Personally, I liked the strawberry ones better but, mind you, they are quite chewy because of the oats.

It is difficult to rate the "effectiveness" of these bars, since they can be only considered as a healthy snack which can indirectly translate into better recovery or muscle growth. I rate their effectiveness that high because of the (mainly)healthy and natural ingredients and for the convenience factor. The wholly oat bars are a great snack on-the-go for school or work, they give you some energy without a bloated stomach or a bad conscience. One hour before your workout they help to keep blood sugar levels up and they are an easily digestable postworkout alternative to shakes.

As always you get what you pay for and for each bar you have to pay roughly $2 which is okay but not a steal, either



Overall
Overall
8.0
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.0
Value
Value
7.0
  March 28, 2011

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Convienient
  • Tasty
  • High Protein
  • Not To High In Fat/sugar
  • Cheaper Options
  • May Not Be Suited To Everyone
  • Only An Alternative
I bought a box of these as I am currently travelling a lot and carrying a pack of these in the car is very convenient if I ever get hungry whilst on the road.

The flavour I purchased was the chocolate peanut butter which tasted great. I've eaten a lot of protein bars, and whilst the texture of wholly oat aren't great (for my liking, a bit too chewy and almost gummy) the flavour itself was spot on. I didn't find myself struggling to eat these and I went through a pack of 12 bars without becoming tired of them. Very appealing, and for the nutritional value, you can't go wrong; which brings me to my next point.

The nutritional values of these bars in terms of fat and sugar aren't the best I've seen to be fair, however, they are relatively low in comparison to many options out there. 22g of protein, 6.7g of fat, 33g carbs and 263 calories are not bad values; it all depends on your goals. If you're on a strict cut, they may not be the best option, otherwise, I'd consider them a safe, convenient option to snack out on if you have cravings.

Value wise, again, not the cheapest - but, with Optimum Nutrition, you are getting quality and reliability. These bars didn't let me down and have become part of diet when ever I am unable to get to a more suited protein source.

Good work Optimum ^_^



Overall
Overall
6.0
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
8.0
Value
Value
6.0
  November 2, 2010

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Builds Muscle
  • Bad Taste
  • Too Expensive
On paper, this bar looks like a really good idea. By combining the complex-carb goodness of oats with 21 grams of protein, I thought they would be ideal for a quick post-workout meal, or a good breakfast on the run. Unfortunately, the taste was a big letdown. I got the chocolate peanut butter flavor, which is usually one of my favorites in many other protein bars. The oatmeal portion was almost a 'wet'texture, kind of gummy and overly chewy, reminisant of the Original Power Bar in a way (gag). Even more, the bar had a very bizarre tough-to-place aftertaste that tasted nothing like either oats, chocolate, or peanut butter. If you can choke it down, it is a pretty good choice from a nutritional standpoint--the 21 grams of protein is a pretty solid blend of whey isolate/casein/egg albumen, and there are only 3 grams of sugar. However, if taste and texture are of even moderate importance to you, this product is going to be tough to swallow..no pun intended.



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