Elevation Cookie Dough Protein Energy Bars Review

Elevation Cookie Dough Protein Energy Bars are on the table for this review. I’m going to be going over the packaging, nutritional information, ingredients, and doing a taste test.

It always seems like kind of a dangerous game offering cookie dough as a health food or supplement. But hey, crazier things have happened.

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This isn’t the first health food from Aldi that I’ve purchased, and it probably won’t be the last. I’ve tried a handful of other Elevation product lines like their bars and shakes.

Elevation Cookie Dough Protein Bar Recipe

Each of these Elevation Cookie Dough Protein Bars packs 200 calories. They aren’t the biggest things in the world so I’m actually kind of impressed by that. Each box has six bars in it.

There’s a little fat, but not a ton. 6 grams, or 8% of your overall total daily value isn’t an excessive amount. There isn’t too much saturated fat in there, either at 15% of your daily value. I guess that’s also just if you’re on a 2,000-calorie diet (I think) so it’s less if your calorie requirements are higher.

Not much in the way of sodium or cholesterol. I was actually kind of surprised by that. The carbs make sense. I mean, it’s cookie dough. Elevation Cookie Dough Protein, in fact. There’s almost certainly going to be carbs in cookies.

A lot of them, unfortunately, come from added sugar. If you’re trying to avoid sugar, this isn’t the bar for you. It has 8% of your daily carbs which come from 16 grams of added sugar, or 28% of your daily value. Getting down to the protein, there’s 15 grams in there, or 28% of your daily value.

The Vitamins and Minerals

Here’s where this bar really shines. It’s absolutely loaded up with awesome vitamins and minerals. 25% of your daily Vitamin D, 20% of your daily calcium, 20% of your daily iron. 50% of your daily vitamin A. Is there anything that this Elevation Cookie Dough Protein bar doesn’t have?

Vitamin C levels are 100% and Vitamin E levels are, too. There’s even a little bit of Vitamin K and Thiamin in these. 25% of your daily riboflavin, niacin, and Vitamin B6.

There’s a big chunk of vitamin B12 in there, not too bad at all. You can grab some biotin, pantothenic acid, iodine and zinc from this. There are other metals in here, too.

Elevation Protein bars

This has pretty normal ingredients for protein bars. You’re looking at things like Protein Blend (Soy protein isolate, milk protein isolate), Invert syrup, whey protein concentrate, and gluten-free cookie pieces.

I want to pause there for a minute. Gluten-free cookie pieces don’t sound like dough, they sound like finished pieces of cookie. Somethin’ ain’t right about that. Oh well, let’s see what it tastes like.

The Review

These tasted really good, no question about it. The other thing with them was that they were almost like a dessert item. I wouldn’t recommend eating them for dessert, that’s not really what they’re designed for, but as a pre-workout or post-workout snack, they’re awesome.

I’m not sure how much it really tasted like cookie dough. Although that’s kind of my fault, since I didn’t bother to put it in the fridge to cool it down to a similar temperature before eating.

All the vitamins and minerals are great. Frankly, I’m okay with all the sugar because of all the other benefits that this thing has.

Nutrition Facts: Above Average

Ingredients: Average
Preparation: Above Average

Taste: Above Average

Rating: 7.3/10

Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.