Victory Bar Review – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

This morning I woke up and did a quick 12 minute lateral elliptical + 5 minute spin bike cardio session at my apartment gym, then grabbed a bite to eat before work.

After my quick workout this morning, I tried the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Victory Bar from OhYeah! that was new to me, but I’ve been wanting to try for a while! I tend to compare bars like these to Quest bars simply because they follow the approximately 20 grams of Protein, 20 grams of Fiber rule.

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Nutrition: 200 calories, 21 grams of protein, 17 grams of prebiotic fiber, and 6 grams of fat from sources like almond butter.

20150521_130556Ingredients: Protein Blend (Oh Yeah!® Blend Consisting of Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate), Natural Prebiotic Fiber from Vegetable Source (Isomalto-Oligosaccharides), Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Almond Butter, Gluten Free Vanilla Sugar Cookie [Sugar, Rice Flour, Canola Oil, Corn Starch, Natural Flavor, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soy Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Agave Syrup, Semisweet Chocolate Chips [Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (an Emulsifier), and Vanilla], Cocoa Butter, Honey, Soy Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, and Sea Salt.

(9/10) Nothing too artificial here, and no artificial sweeteners, which is a plus and sometimes difficult to avoid. The protein is from Whey and Milk protein isolates, and calcium caseinate. The fiber source is a natural prebiotic soluble fiber (Isomalto-oligosaccharides), which is food for you “good” gut bacteria.

Taste (7.9/10): Very sweet, almost too sweet tasting but still good.
Texture (10/10): Softer than a Quest bar, but has chocolate chips and gluten free “cookie” pieces throughout the bar that add a slightly different texture.
Overall (8/10): Enjoyable post workout and I love the nutritional profile. My only complaint would be that the bar is almost too sweet, but it’s still a fun alternative to Quest bars. The biggest difference I see is that there are 8 grams of sugar as opposed to the 3 grams or less in most quest bars, but the sugar comes from more natural sources and shouldn’t throw you off post workout. My favorite Victory bar flavor that I’ve had to this date is the Vanilla Almond, but the Peanut Butter variations are also tasty.

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Sorry, I’m terrible at taking “selfies” but did this for the fun of it! May need to learn some tips from other bloggers, since they seem to get their postworkout photos looking like a pro photo-shoot. I’ll start charging up my Canon camera soon, too, because a phone camera isn’t always the best for image quality.

Note: I was neither compensated nor asked to review this product, however, I often try new things in the health, fitness, and nutrition world and am happy to share my experiences!

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