Product Review: WheyWhip Protein Balls
There are four flavours of protein balls in the range:
- Coconut Fuzz
- Rocky Road
- Choc Peanut Butter
- Salted Caramel (which my local supermarket didn’t stock).
For the purpose of this review I looked at the Choc Peanut Butter.
What’s in them?
It’s no wonder these taste great with the first ingredient on the list being dark chocolate, followed by whey protein isolate, gluten free flour, dried fruits (apricots, dates and sultanas) then peanuts and oil. There are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
How do they stack up nutritionally?
Each 40g ball gives you 164 calories and a pleasing 10.6g of protein, which is around the same amount of protein as two small eggs. There is just over one teaspoon of fat and less than half a teaspoon of this this saturated fat. They are a little sugary with over two teaspoons of sugar per ball. Whilst the sugar is mainly coming from dried fruit rather than added sugar, take care if you experience dumping syndrome after sugary foods. (Please note that when we tasted them, we found half a ball enough to satisfy a sweet craving, and this may be preferable for people who can only tolerate small amounts of sweet food.) They have around the same total carbohydrate as one slice of bread. Interestingly the nutrition information panel doesn’t specify the fibre level.
For the full nutrition information, see below.
My young Mr Nine summed it up beautifully: “Mum, for someone who doesn’t even like protein balls, these are great. I would give them a 9/10.” I tend to agree, these are one of the nicer protein balls I have tried and don’t have that overly manufactured taste and texture about them. They really do taste like an indulgence and something you would really look forward to eating.
What I love about them post weight loss surgery:
- A good hit of protein
- Portion controlled
- Easily portable.
Like most protein balls, these are a little pricey at $3.30 per individually wrapped ball at my local supermarket. Alternatively you can have a box delivered to your door direct from WheyWhip.
Whilst WheyWhip protein balls would not become a daily part of my diet given the price, they are an excellent option if you are really feeling like something sweet, and need to boost your protein intake too.
Full Nutrition Information Courtesy of WheyWhip
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