Optimum Nutrition Protein Cake Bites

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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?   

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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?

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