PowerBar Energize bar review

Energy bar for long rides

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £1.50 RRP | USD $1.25
PowerBar Energize bar

Our review

Awkward opening, dubious texture and arduous chewing but good performance
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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. 

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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.

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

Product Specifications

Product

Name Energize bar
Brand Powerbar

Weight (g) 65