There was a time, long long ago, where I'd buy a bag of glazed mini-donuts and They Were My Crack. That waxy chocolate covering -- and cakey interior -- a carby, sugary calorie death.
This is not that product. That is what triggered me to PICK IT UP.
These "Protein Cake Bites" look suspiciously like a carby-sweet product on the packaging, but I'm going to tell you IT IS A TRICK.
What I found were miniature waxy glazed protein pucks. The outside is a white yogurt covering with sprinkles, leading to a thick and pasty protein center. (Not cake. Disappointment.) It is like you took two scoops of protein, pressed them in an espresso maker with ... oil. Maybe that's cake enough for you?
The nutrition, better than cake. Protein *first*, anyway. Twenty grams of the stuff - if you eat all 240 calories and three pucks. I do not feel I could eat more than one at a time, texturally it was a difficult sell.
I had one last night, one in the middle of the night and threw the last away.
For what it's worth, these are better as a snack in the middle of the night than something else (...even if it's not my thing) I might have sitting bedside. I always have bedside OMG LOW BLOOD SUGAR snacks. They'd probably last a year.
I have some other flavors to try and for photographing. I'm a little disappointed because I wanted to enjoy these more. YouTube told me I should.
- Product - Optimum Nutrition Protein Cake Bites
- Price - About $2.10 per pack
- Purchased - Local GNC, here's an Amazon link.
- Pros - Pretty little package, the graphic initially reminded me of donuts from 15 years ago, **sprinkles**, three separate protein snacks in one sleeve, a good to-go shove in your bag snack, 20 grams protein
- Cons - I can't with the texture. Lots of carbohydrates if you're counting.
- Rating - Pending, based on the next flavor I try. Maybe this was an off pack?