Go On Protein Bar - Cocoa 50g
Muay Thai/MMA Protein Bar Supplement
A palatable & nourishing protein bar that's produced in Poland!
Nutrition Facts: Go On Protein Bar - Cocoa 50g
Serving Size: 100g
Servings per container: 0.5
Amount Per Serving
Saturated Fat 10g
Dietary Fiber 9.5g
Total Sugars 27g
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a food contributes to a daily diet, based on FDA recommendations. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Protein RDA is based on an 80kg athlete consuming 1.6g of protein per kg of body mass.
Go On Protein Bar - Cocoa 50g
Protein bars are a great option to meet your protein intake requirements on the go. No need for blending a protein powder shake that needs to be consumed within a short time frame. Instead, you can munch on a protein bar at your convenience.
Go On Protein Bars take nutrition a step further, fortifying the protein bars with additional vitamins and minerals to help fuel your Muay Thai/MMA training.
Brand: Who are ‘Go On’ Nutrition?
Go On is a product line that is part of the Sante brand.
Sante was formed in Poland back in 1992 by bodybuilding enthusiast Andrzej Kowalski together with his brothers Marek and Wojciech. Operating for over 30 years now, the brand is big in Poland and has expanded to offer worldwide distribution with a portfolio of over 250 products. Sante claims to be ‘an expert in the field of healthy nutrition and lifestyle’.
Sante’s Go On Protein Bars are manufactured in Poland.
What’s in a Go On Cocoa Protein Bar?
The protein content of the bar is provided in the form of protein whey; 2% complete protein WPC 80.
Plus Go On’s Cocoa bar contains several additional nutrient additives:
- 7 Vitamins: vitamin C, niacin, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, thiamine, and vitamin B12
- Insulin (5.2%) obtained from a natural pre-biotic source
- Dietary fiber
The company points out that sugars used to flavor and provide energy from the bar are sourced from glucose syrup (rather than fructose or glucose-fructose additives).
Plus they point out that unhardened palm oil is used to produce the bars. Go On states that this palm oil is obtained from ethical palm plantations which doing engage in tropical deforestation or pose a threat to wildlife.
As might be expected from a cocoa-flavored protein bar, they are an energy (calorie) dense snack delivering 417 kcal in every 100g. This may or may not be a good thing depending on your planned Muay Thai/MMA training and dietary objectives.
- Chocolate 25% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifiers: lecithins (soy), E492; natural vanilla flavoring)
- whey protein concentrate WPC 80 (milk) 23,2%
- non-hydrogenated palm fat
- glucose syrup
- firming agent: maltitol
- humectant: sorbitols
- fat-reduced cocoa powder 2%
- enriching substances: magnesium citrate, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin E, pantothenic acid (B5), vitamin B6, thiamin (B1), vitamin B12
- emulsifier: lecithins (soy)
Flavors of Go On Protein Bar:
In this instance, the reviewer got to try Go On’s 50g Cocoa flavored protein bar.
However, the protein bars are available in several other appetizing sounding flavors:
- Cranberry & Gogi
- Peanut & Chocolate
- Salted Caramel
Plus Go On produces protein bars that contain alternative nutritional additives too. Other protein bar variants include:
- Fortified with Magnesium
- L-carnitine. (Whilst scientific studies report contradictory findings, many athletes report beneficial effects of consuming L-Carnitine including increased muscle gains, shortened recovery times, and better cognitive function).
How does Go On Cocoa Flavor Protein Bar taste?
Go On’s cocoa-flavored protein bar is good. The taste is rich, chocolaty, and enjoyable to gobble. Given all the beneficial nutrients it contains it has to be a winner.
If you are susceptible to bingeing on chocolate confectionery, keeping a cocoa-flavored Go On bar in the pantry can be an equally satisfying and significantly more nutritionally beneficial alternative.
Go On Protein Bar’s packaging recommend keeping the bar stored in a dry and cool area.
During the review, we actually ate the bar after it had been subjected to an extended period in a hot environment (like you’d expect in a Muay Thai or MMA gym in South-East Asia). As a result, the texture of the protein bar was very soft. Not melted, you could still define it as a solid, but it was definitely very soft. The bar was still edible and we enjoyed the flavor, but we expect that the texture would be a lot more appealing if we’d stuck to the instructions on the packaging of keeping the bar in a cool dry area. Now we know!
When to eat a Go On Protein Bar for Muay Thai or MMA training?
To supplement your protein intake for Muay Thai or MMA training, we’d suggest that consuming a Go On Protein Bar either before or after your workout would work fine.
Though if you are planning a high-intensity MMA session, maybe best not to eat it right before hitting the gym.
And as mentioned above, if you are prone to snacking on chocolate, keeping a cocoa-flavored bar (or twenty in the pantry) could be a better way to binge.
Pros and Cons of Go On Protein Bar
- Tastes good & enjoyable to eat
- Affordable (about 2USD)
- Combines both protein whey and 7 vitamins
- Easy way to help meet your protein needs on the go
- Available in a range of flavors and with other nutritional additives
- Need to keep it stored in a cool dry area before eating for the best experience. (Factually speaking, this isn’t a necessity as you can still enjoy the protein bar if it has been sat in the sun. But it’s better if you kept it cool).
- Quite high in calories (which may or may not be a good thing depending on your training and dietary goals).
Verdict: Go On Protein Bar – Cocoa (50g)
Given the affordable price, ease of consumption, great taste, and combination of protein, fiber, and vitamins, Go On Protein Bars are a great product.
If you are short on time and your Muay Thai/MMA routine requires that you need to get some extra protein into your system, Go On’s protein bars are a good choice.
And they taste so good, Go On’s protein bars can be used to substitute out high-calorie confectionery which offers little or no nutritional benefit 😉