On paper, Torq’s latest weapon in the sports nutrition war ticks all the boxes: over 33g of carbs per 45g bar; a mix of simple and complex carbs for instant and sustained energy; less than 1g of fat; and ribose, a natural sugar which Torq claim hastens cellular recovery by providing the body with the material needed to directly produce ATP, which is in turn broken down into energy.
In contrast to a lot of the gritty competition, the chewy, moist Torq bars, which are packed with fruit and oats, are easy to get down quickly. The bars have been remodelled to a smaller size so they now form part of Torq’s Fuelling System, delivering the same amount of carbs as one Torq gel or 500ml of Torq energy drink.
All five flavours of the bar were delicious (with organic mango proving particularly popular). They sat well in the stomach and definitely provided a good energy boost. The fairtrade credentials, easy-open packet and decent value at £1.21 per bar are welcome too.
This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.