Nutritional sports energy bar
Ready-made recovery shake
Muscle repair shake
Tasty trail snack
Tasty caffeinated kicks
Calorie free hydration
Not great as a cereal, okay as a snack
Tasty energy bar with all-natural ingredients
For years my default rehydration drink has been flat coke and water, my default recovery drink, black coffee. Squeezy's energy powder is a fairly standard mix, with maize starch, fructose and glucose delivering 45g of carbohydrate from a 750ml bottle.
This was a top-rated bar for both taste and texture. Some found it a little sweet, but the chunks of almonds and apricots made it great to eat for most. Eat Natural are bringing out lots of bars all of the time, aimed mainly at the health food store market rather than the sports market. Don't let that stop you from taking it on the trail though, although a non-coated bar works much better in hot conditions.
It's interesting to note that this bar packs in more calories per 100 grams than the performance Power Bar, thanks to its choice of ingredients – cashew nuts, mostly.
Glucotabs are, as the name implies, glucose tablets. They come in refillable plastic tubes of 10 as well as larger bulk tablet packs to refill from.
If you're exercising for more than an hour, consuming carbohydrates can help delay tiredness as well as enable higher intensity performance - an intake of 30-60g per hour is ideal.
Energy drink giants High5 have launched their newest weapon in the fight against fatigue: SuperCarbs. It's reported to deliver up to 40 per cent more carbs to the working muscles than rival drinks.