Posted on 02 Aug 2015
3 min read
Here we are again with yet another protein-infused food review.
Like I said in my recent protein pancakes review, I’m still waiting for protein Haribo, but for now it seems that Myprotein have the perfect solution: protein muffins.
Muffins that get you fucking jacked.
But can they meet my expectations?
Let’s have a look…
Protein Muffins from Myprotein come in a box of 6 for £8.99, working out at just under £1.50 per muffin.
They come in three flavours: lemon and poppyseed, chocolate or toffee, and this review is based on the toffee flavour.
Each muffin has 19 grams of protein, which is pretty impressive for a 90 gram product.
These are a new and improved version of Myprotein’s old muffins, which makes them more fresh, but also reduces the shelf life to just four weeks.
This would suggest that the ingredients are more natural and fresh, but I’m not so convinced myself.
I’m in my late 20s and call myself a man, but in reality my brain works like an eight year old boy most of the time.
So when I got the delivery of these protein muffins I naturally ripped open the box and went down on one like a lesbian on crack.
I couldn’t wait to get into that muff, that sweet protein muff.
Then my missus caught me in the act.
But was I ashamed?
No, it’s a protein muffin, it’s good for me, right?
Well, perhaps not.
Have a quick look at the ingredients list and you’ll see that, well, it’s pretty damn long:
Toffee Flavour: Water, Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Isolated Soy Protien (13%), Wheat Flour, Fructo-Oligosaccharide, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerol), Whey Protein Isolate (Milk) (5%), Toffee Sauce (5%) (Sweetened Skimmed Condensed Milk, Water, Sugar, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Glucose (Wheat), Preservative (Sulphur Dioxide), Butter (Milk), Modified Waxy Maze Starch, Salt, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Emulsifier (E471)), Whole Egg Powder, Low Fat Yoghurt (Milk), Toffee Pieces (3%) (Sugar, Glucose (Wheat), Preservative (Sulphur Dioxide), Full Cream Sweetened Condensed Milk, Non Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Butter Oil, Natural Flavouring), Wheat Starch, Glucose (Wheat), Modified Starch (Waxy, Potato), Toffee Flavouring, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (E450, E500, E341), Emulsifiers (E471, E477, E481), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Dried Glucose, Wheat Gluten, Stabiliser (Xantham Gum), Acid (Citric Acid).
Yes it does contain 19 grams of protein, but does that really matter when there’s so much other shite in it?
OK, so I’m not saying my diet is completely free from E-numbers and sugar syrups elsewhere, but that’s usually when I know I’ll be eating sugar.
To have a product that’s aimed at a health conscious market but actually is pretty bad for you just seems wrong.
The taste of these Myprotein muffins is actually pretty good, especially the sticky toffee sauce in the middle.
It’s definitely sweet and satisfies any cravings.
The texture, on the other hand, isn’t so great, and probably couldn’t even entice the most passionate of muff-divers*, being very dry and, well, not really all that muffin-like.
*experts on muffins
Granted, each muffin contains 19 grams of protein, but here’s the reason they taste so great: there’s 16 grams of sugar per muffin.
So basically do not eat these as snacks if you’re on a cut.
As a cravings relief they do work very well, and yes there is a lot of sugar in them, but it’s still less than, say, a packet of Skittles, and at least you’re getting the protein in here.
I’d say these were good value for money, but realistically you’d be better off with something like the protein cookies from Myprotein, which have a bit less crap in, a bit more protein, and a bit less sugar for just a bit less money.
A nice idea, but the dodgy ingredients list and added sugar just make these a weaker offering than many protein-infused alternatives.
To order these protein muffins – and for more product information – shop here at the Myprotein website.
Remember to save some cash when ordering by using one of a Myprotein discount code.
Have you tried these protein muffins?
Thinking of putting in an order?
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