Overview of Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites
Optimum Nutrition is probably the most well known brand and the biggest brand in the sports nutrition industry. They win awards at the Olympia each year for their protein through BodyBuilding.com. They make everything under the sun in this industry and have their finger on the pulse of everything.
Optimum Nutrition came out with another protein snack supplement in Cake Bites which are absolutely wonderful. These are a lot better than their previous protein snacks. They taste amazing and have awesome texture while being very reasonably priced. The fact that they are bites make them a little more fun to eat, as well as portion control (if you only consumer one of the three bites). Cake Bites are a wonderful healthy treat that will crave any sweet tooth.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites on four categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at quality of protein used in the protein bars and amount, macros and other ingredients involved in the making of this protein bar.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to try the following flavors: Birthday Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Covered Cherry and Chocolate Frosted Donut.
Texture is important in a protein bar selection. We review the texture as well. We discuss chalkiness, chewiness, softness and crunch.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, taste and texture in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of protein bars available on the market.
Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites utilize milk protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate as the primary sources of protein. Compared to other protein bars on the market this is of lesser quality. However it does use a yogurt based coating compared to competitors that use a milk chocolate coating, so this is better.
NET Carbs: 25g
The macro profile on these is less than impressive with a decent size of carbs compared to the other protein bars on the market. However, if you are able to consume more carbs then knock yourself out, this is for you! The fact that there are more carbs in these Cake Bites will affect the taste…in a good way.
Red Velvet Cake:
Chocolate Covered Cherry:
Chocolate Frosted Donut:
Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites are the best taking protein snack supplement we’ve ever tried here. They taste just like you’re eating cake. They are moist and flavorful. Birthday Cake flavor tastes just like a birthday cake. Red Velvet is amazing too. It’s almost too sweet at times. That’s how well they did with their taste. Either choice will please you. Sometimes you have to look past the macros and enjoy the tastes of something this high in protein.
They call these Cake Bites for a reason. Optimum Nutrition’s Cake Bites not only taste like cake, they have the texture like it as well. They are the softest protein snacks we’ve ever tried as well. They crumble in your mouth if you want it too. These are super easy to eat and chew. The fact that they are bite size helps as well. You will love the texture of these.
Optimum Nutrition’s Cake Bites are priced below the average price of $25. You can get a box of 12 of these for around $20 (when they are in stock). This makes it a great value. Sure, you area getting lesser quality ingredients compared to some of the competitors and your macros are not ideal, but you are paying $5 less for the an amazing tasting protein snack. When you are used to eating chicken breasts all day every day it is nice to add in some feel good like Cake Bites.