What would you get if a Twix and a Milky Way Bar
CrushedIt procreated? That’s what Core Nutritionals seems to have asked with their Chocolate Caramel Candy Bar MRP, one of the (currently) six flavors their newly rebranded MRP line, and I’m glad they did, because the results are quite enjoyable.
Taste (with Cashew Milk)
Right away, this delivers smooth notes of sweet chocolate and caramel on the front-end — as one might get with a Milky Way bar — while finishing on the back-end with a creamy, caramely, salty aftertaste — as one might get from Twix. At the same time, Core’s oats have a noticeable presence — which plays beautifully here as a hybrid between the nougaty center of a Milky Way cookie-like center of a Twix.
Score: 9.3 / 10
The texture is consistent with Core Nutritionals’s other MRP flavors — moderately creamy, moderately thick, slightly grainy from the oats and minerals, and an overall sense of heavier density that’s to be expected from an MRP.
I love how all of these features synthesize, maintaining a well-rounded smoothness that’s bound to fit just about any preference.
Score: 9.2 / 10
Ingredients and Nutrition
- 270 Calories
- 27g Protein
- 27g Carbs
- 6g Fats
The carbs are primarily from Whole Grain Oats — the first ingredient on the list.
The protein is primarily from a blend of three top-notch sources:
- Cold-Processed Undenatured Whey Protein Concentrate (13.75g yielding 11g protein)
- Milk Protein Isolate (6.875g yielding 5.5g protein) — with casein and whey proteins in their original proportions found in milk.
- Cross-flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate (6.1g yielding 5.5g protein)
Add Coconut Oil Creamer and Xanthan Gum to the mix, and you have a great set of ingredients for producing the thicker texture noted above. Meanwhile, Sucralose and Cocoa Powder form the primary set of Core MRP’s sweeteners.
For many MRP’s, that’s the end of the list. But Core MRP bills itself a “Full-Spectrum Meal Replacement”, and finishes off with a whole-food-based blend of foods like broccoli, kale, sweet potato, chlorella, and shiitake mushroom, and more. The result is quite an impressive manifest of micronutrients on the Supplement Facts panel.
Score: 9.5 / 10
Retail: $49.99 for 3lbs
Purchased on Natural Body for $35.99 each while buying 2.
Overall, pretty competitive for the quality and quantity.
Score: 9.0 / 10
- Functional Lid
- Sturdy Tub
- Serviceable Scooper
- Sexy Graphic Design
Score: 9.4 / 10
Final Score: 9.3 / 10
Bonus Add-in Ideas
- Dash of Sea Salt
- Sprinkling of Cocoa Powder
- Walden Farms Caramel Syrup