High5 4:1 Training Bar £1.19

All-in-one carbohydrate and protein energy bar

BikeRadar score 4/5

Definitely the most ‘techy’ bar in High5’s lineup, and as such the one that comes closest to the usual ‘monkey poo’ criticisms of more focused fruit-based performance bars. 

It isn’t something you’d unwrap at elevenses and, while it’s soft whatever the weather, the recipe means it takes longer to chew down than most. 

There’s only one flavour (cranberry) available. As the 4:1 name suggests, it has three times the protein and 50 percent less simple sugars than the other High5 bars, for a more sustained release that works well during and after training. 

It’s free from nuts, artificial colour and sweetener and is easy to open. Stickiness means it gets very messy very quickly if left half-eaten though.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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