PowerBar Ride energy bar – in brief review

Chocolate flavour, high fat energy bar

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £1.35 RRP
PowerBar Ride energy bar

Our review

Protein packed but synthetic-tasting fake chocolate coated, high-fat disappointment
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The PowerBar Ride bar gets a chocolate flavoured, whey protein-enriched coating over a mixed fructose and glucose caramel paste with soya crisps, peanut butter and oat fibres. 

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It’s vitamin bolstered, but vegetable oil and simple sugar syrups are well up in the mix. That means a lot of fat in the stats, including over 8 percent saturated fats, which is almost double that of many other bars we’ve tried. 

The comparatively low carb proportion means a slow release that only really works at low intensities but there’s a lot of protein for recovery purposes. Both flavours taste synthetic and the chocolatesque coating does them no favours in hot pockets either.

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

Product Specifications

Product

Name Ride bar
Brand Powerbar