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?