When I pulled my ThinkThin Brownie Crunch Bar out of the wrapper, it looked almost exactly like a mainstream candy bar - you couldn't tell at all that it was packed with protein. The outside is a somewhat greasy milk chocolate, and when I broke it open, it looked like pure dark fudge brownie on the inside.
Biting into it revealed that it was chewy and squishy, just like a brownie, but had some kind of weird chalky aftertaste. I've noticed this aftertaste with other ThinkThin bars bars, and I'm not sure what it is, but I'm not a huge fan. Still, that didn't stop me from finishing the bar and enjoying it. The flavor grew on me a bit, and by the end I really didn't mind or notice the aftertaste at all.
In looking at other reviews for ThinkThin bars, I found that Lauren Ashley had reviewed the ThinkThin Chocolate Fudge Bar, and we basically could have just switched the titles and a lot of the details of this review would have been the same. I almost wonder if the company simply changed the name of the bar from Chocolate Fudge to Brownie Crunch, because there is sadly no crunch in this bar. However, I will add that while I keep saying negative things - it actually wasn't that bad, and I kind of liked it. The positives aren't very apparent, but trust me when I say this isn't a bad bar.
One hefty 60 gram ThinkThin Brownie Crunch Bar contains 240 calories, 7 grams of fat , 2.5 grams of which are saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol (1% DV), 150 mg sodium (6% DV), 20 grams of protein and 27 grams of carbohydrates which includes no sugar and 2 grams of fiber. The sugar is replaced with 12 grams of the sugar alcohol maltitol.
It's the protein that saves this bar for me. While 240 calories may seem a bit much, especially for a snack (and one with the word "Thin" in its name), the 20 grams of proein and sugar free nature, as well as the fact that it's a good size, makes it great as a meal replacement if you're stuck somewhere without food. At $3.49 a bar, this was oh so expensive, however, for a ton of protein and a taste that's not bad, I'd buy it again.