PowerBar Energize bar £1.5

Energy bar for long rides

BikeRadar score 3/5

PowerBar have massively expanded their energy bar range to include more palatable options, but the Energize bars will appeal to lantern-jawed hardcore fans of the original bars. 

It’s definitely not convenience food as the wrapper is a sod to open on the move and even at room temperature there’s a lot of chomping to do to put it in the past tense. 

The powerful flavours need a tolerant palette – or a rapid rinse with water – too. The C2Max dual source (fructose/glucose) mix does seem to perform well particularly over longer, lower intensity sessions though – where the opening and chewing issues are less of an issue too. 

There’s enough protein in there to make it worth finishing after training if you didn’t manage during.

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

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