"P28 was developed by three brothers in the bakery business and their personal trainer/nutritionist. Growing up in the baking business, one thing we didn’t want to give up was bread. We wanted to develop a healthy line of bread products that not only helped us reach our fitness goals, but also was enjoyable to eat every day. We wanted someone with fitness and nutrition experience involved with the development of our products. Our personal trainer who is an experienced all natural body builder/nutritionist was our first choice. We began formulating products with proper nutrition in mind. In 2008, after a year of development, we introduced P28. P28 is the first Original High Protein Bread on the market. We now offer this quality product to you as part of your family’s healthy lifestyle."
Bread: So they gave me one slice of bread...really? One slice...but okay sure! First off, one slice is 130 calories, 3.5g fat, 12g carbs, and 14g of protein. 130 calories for one slice of bread is pretty high in my opinion, but the carbs were pretty low and super high in protein for just one slice...so it kind of balanced out. I made an open faced sandwich with the bread and toasted it just a little. It was kind of chewy...and I wasn't a fan of the crust. It was a little hard and overall just hard to chew. I would not buy this.
Flat out Wrap: One wrap is 260 calories, 7g fat, 27g carbs, and 28g protein. This is a very high caloric content for a wrap, however, it was really big! So I ended up cutting it in half and making a wrap sandwich out of it on two different days. I like the wraps much more than the bread. It wasn't chewy, and had a good flavor. Nothing too speciali special about it taste wise, but it didn't taste like cardboard like some protein wraps do. I would buy these!
Bagel: 260 calories, 7g fat, 25g carbs, 28g protein. Well the calories and carbs are like any other bagel, the only thing that made this one stand out is the high amount of protein it has. 28g in just ONE bagel?! I have never seen that before, and that alone would make me want to buy these. BUT--like the bread...very chewy. The flavor was whole wheat, which you could taste, but I topped mine with fat free cream cheese and a little PB2 and it gave it some extra flavor. If only it wasn't so chewy...
The Spreads: Okay these are my FAVORITE!
Each spread contains 14g of protein in 2Tbs with about 13-14g fat, 6g carbs, and only 1-2g sugar. So overall...an A-
Almond Butter: I am not a fan of almond butter--but this actually was a really good taste. It had grains of almonds mixed in it, and the texture was smooth and flavorful. I know a lot of people like Justin's almond butter...but I wasn't a fan. I actually prefer this one over it!
Peanut Butter: Although it's no Skippy....it did the job taste wise. It was more oily/creamy than your typical Skippy or Jiff peanut butter spread, and tasted a little more nuttier, but I liked it and would get it again.
Signature Blend: BEST ONE!!! This was by far the best tasting! It had little pieces of dried cranberries mixed in...and oh my gosh! So good! You honestly can't taste the cranberries that much...there is not a distinct flavor. But overall this spread combined with the berries just makes it perfect! I wish I could have gotten more of this!!
White Chocolate: I was really looking forward to this one because of the name...and because I really love white chocolate. The texture was good like the others, and the white chocolate taste was there, but not overpowering like you would think. I would have wanted a little more flavor, but I baked a White Chocolate Raspberry quest bar and topped it with the White Chocolate...perfection! I don't think I would ever eat this on toast or an english muffin though...too sweet for that.
Banana Raisin: I had high hopes for this one as well because I love bananas! But this was my least favorite actually! It was way too sweet and somewhat artificial tasting to me. It did live up to its name and had raisin pieces in it...but the banana was a little overpowering and sweet for me. Which surprised me because I love sweets!
Overall---I would give the sample box of P28 a 6/10. I loved most of the spread and the wrap, but the chewy bagel and bread killed it for me. I give props to the company though for coming up with such wholesome foods packed with protein and healthy fats! Like I said--I would definitely order a few things again...but I also think they overpriced a lot of their products.