FLAVOR REVIEW: ONE Bar Strawberry Shortcake

Price: $27.99 for box of 12 ($2.33 per bar)

Nutrition: 220 Calories, 8g Fat, 25g Carbs (12g Net Carbs), 20g Protein

ONE Bars have long been some of my favorite protein bars on the market. I don’t love every single flavor, but as a whole, I enjoy these bars very much.

On the chewiness scale, ONE bars fall between Fulfil Bars (very candy bar-like) and Quest bars (very thick and chewy). To me, the texture is very pleasant, but I can see how some people might not love it.

Texture aside, the flavors are extremely fun. For example, some of my favorites are Fruity Cereal, Blueberry Cobbler, and Maple Donut, all of which are not extremely common flavors for protein bars.

So when Strawberry Shortcake ONE Bars were announced, I had extremely high hopes for it!

Like many other ONE Bar flavors, this bar has a white chocolate coating with an additional white chocolate drizzle.

This tastes like true white chocolate, and it adds a really pleasant bite to the exterior of the bar. You can tell by the way my bar is cracked that it is a true white chocolate (for the record, they weren’t all cracked like this, I just happened to smash this one…whoops).

ONE strawberry shortcake bar

The interior of this strawberry shortcake bar is packed with strawberry flavor that tastes like actual strawberry. Oftentimes there will be an artificial flavor accompanying a fruit-flavored protein bar, but that isn’t the case here.

The soft and chewy strawberry interior is paired with “cake” pieces, which remind me more of Nilla wafers than they do actual cake.

The combination of strawberry and shortcake crumbs reminds me very much of Good Humor strawberry shortcake popsicles, which are one of my favorite desserts of all time!

Sure, this bar isn’t perfect. If you’ve ever had a ONE protein bar, there is a very similar flavor in this bar as well. The protein powder they use has a distinct flavor that you’ll taste in each and every ONE protein bar, but it isn’t unpleasant by any means.

If you enjoy strawberry shortcake ice cream bars, I think you’ll absolutely love this one.

For me, it’s easily one of my favorite ONE Bar flavors out there. I’ll be sure to put together a full ranking of my favorite flavors (since I’ve tried most of them by now) and link to it here when that is ready to go.

ONE strawberry shortcake bar
FLAVOR REVIEW: ONE Bar Strawberry Shortcake
Summary
The strawberry shortcake ONE bar is new as of August 2022, and it is already one of my favorite flavors of ONE Bars. I put this one firmly in my top 3 flavors- if you enjoy strawberry shortcake ice cream bars, you'll thoroughly enjoy this protein bar.
Texture
7.5
Flavor Accuracy
8
Nutrition
8
Overall Taste
8.5
The Good
Strong (in a good way) strawberry flavor
Cake pieces throughout the bar
Pleasant white chocolate coating
The Bad
On the chewier side if you do not like that texture
Have a similar protein bar flavor that the other ONE bars have
8
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