So what’s all that different from the original Mars protein bar here? Weeellll…not a lot * flavor-wise*; signature Mars chocolate is still present and correct, along with caramel and a fudgy centre too. Yep, it TASTES like a Mars bar! To earn the ‘Xtra Choc’ moniker, yep, there’s definitely more of a chocolate note running through here (which we’re putting down to a distinctly more chocolatey caramel layer…and, indeed, the ingredients specially call out ‘chocolate flavored caramel’ this time around! It’s almost truffle-like in its intensity) and this DOES give these bars a new drool-factor lease of life beyond that of its forebear (just try melting one of these like we did!! #foodporn)
No, for us, the ‘Xtra’ cool thing? Somehow, despite tasting that much more indulgent, Mars have dropped 5g (!!) of sugar from the bar! The old Mars Protein bar? 13g. Xtra Choc? Just 8g. Niiiiice. Calories, fats, and carbs are all down too, at the expense of just 1g of protein (18g protein in a Mars bar is still pretty epic, though!
The PERFECT post-workout snack we think you’ll agree?! At only 188 calories too?! It’s a Pick & Mix miracle!!! We can’t quite believe it ourselves yet!!
- IT’S AN ACTUAL MARS BAR!!!
- 18g high-quality protein
- Tastes truly special (especially with all that extra chocolate caramel!)
- 5g sugar less than the original Mars Protein Bar
Mars Limited Edition Xtra Choc ‘Protein’ Bar Nutritionals:
|Mars Limited Edition Xtra Choc ‘Protein’ Bar – 57g|
|Per 57g Bar|
|– Of which saturates||2.7g|
|– Of which sugars||8.1g|
Protein Blend (39%) (Hydrolysed Collagen, Soya Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey Protein Concentrate (from Milk), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)), Humectant (Glycerol, Maltitol), Milk Chocolate (15%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder), Cocoa Mass, Lactose and proteni from whey (from Milk), Palm Fat, Whey Powder (from Milk), Milk Fat Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Natural Vanilla Extract, Chocolate Flavour Caramel (14%) (Humectants (Glycero, Maltitol), Maltodextrin, Oligofructose, Coconut Oil, Thickeners (Modified Staroin, Xantnan Gum, Pectin). Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Powder, Acidity Regulator (Calcium Lactate), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring, Salt, Colour (Caramel), Hydrolysed Collagen (13%). Fructo-Oligosaccharide, Milk Chocolate Powder (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Lactose and Protein from Whey (from Milk), Palm Fat, Whey Powder (from Milk), Milk Fat Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin), Natural Vanilla Extract), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Egg Alomen. Flavourings. Barley Malt Extract Salt.
Allergen Infomation: Contains milk, soy, wheat, tree nut and peanut, almonds, hazelnuts and pecan nuts Manufactured in a plant that processed milk, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanut and egg ingredients.