I have found a new cinnamon roll alternative, and I can't even express how excited I am about it. I was in a rush before gym class today, and I stopped at the snack bar to grab a quick energy bar pre-workout. I settled on a EAS Myoplex Lite Bar in Cinnamon Roll Crisp, shelling out a whopping $3.79 for it (I know I've seen it for much lower at drugstores). I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since Kashi GoLEAN Crunchy! Cinnamon Coffee Cake Bar is delicious - what are the odds that there would be 2 bars that could make me forget about indulging in real cinnamon rolls?!
What I DID know, however, was that with a name including the prefix "myo," which means "muscle," this probably had a lot of muscle-building protein. And it does! One 54 gram bar provides 190 calories, 15 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber (16% of the daily value). High protein and lots of fiber - yes!
As for taste ... this is FANTASTIC. The cinnamon roll flavor is perfectly sweet and spicy, and the "icing" part could have passed for the real thing! The texture of this bar was chewy and sticky, also remarkably similar to a real cinnamon roll. Furthermore, the size of the bar was very impressive with less than 200 calories - another plus.
In addition to 190 calories, each Myoplex Lite Cinnamon Roll Crisp Bar also provides 4 grams of fat (7% of the daily value), 2.5 grams of which is saturated fat (15% of the DV), 230 mg of sodium (10% of the DV) and 15 grams of sugar, along with 50% of the RDA for many, many vitamins and minerals. The protein is a blend of soy and whey protein isolate (no artificial sweeteners).
As you can tell, I was blown away by this Myoplex Lite Cinnamon Roll Crisp Bar. I will certainly be trying to buy it for a lower price (It's available at Drugstore.com - 12 for $22.99 ) and probably trying out the other flavors - I hope they are just as good.