PowerBar Performance bar review

The original energy bar is an acquired taste

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £1.35 RRP

Our review

Effective but the controversial taste and texture means it's hard to recommend.
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A high tech and highly refined concentrated source of carbohydrate. On cold days this very sweet slab can be hard to chew, so brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating one.


PowerBar is billed as a chewy cereal sportsbar with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. For many the orginal energy bar is an acquired taste, which explains its relatively low overall score – some people really like them though.

The packaging is notably tough, which makes PowerBars great emergency food – you can leave them in your bag for months and they’ll still be edible.

PowerBars are also packed with vitamins and minerals – the supplementation is up to and over the RDA for many ingredients, which is probably why the packaging recommends you only eat one a day.


Flavours: Cookies & Cream, Caffeinated Coconut Crisp, Caffeinated Raspberry & Cream, Chocolate, Wild Berry, Banana, Apple-Cinnamon, Vanilla-Crisp

Product Specifications


Name Performance Bar
Brand Powerbar

Ingredients Almond Butter Apple Powder Brown Rice Flour Carbohydrate Cinnamon Oatbran Rice Crisps Salt Soy Protein Isolate
Energy Bar Flavour Banana Caramel Cookie Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Honey Roasted Nut Milk Chocolate Brownie Vanilla Crisp Wild Berry
Calories 342
Description The carbohydrate bar for long-lasting energy
MPN 097421050509
Nut-Free No
Protein 9
Protein Bar No
Saturated Fat No
Sugars 37.6
Total Carbohydrate 65.5
Weight (g) 65