The Power Bar natural energy cereal is one of the samples I had through being a Power Bar product tester.
I have been really impressed with the products I have tasted and this is no exception!
During my 3 hour training ride I used this as an energy snack. The session was mid to high intensity and I found I had to slow down to eat this bar. However the taste was brilliant a mixture of wholegrain oats, fruit pieces, pumpkin seeds and peanuts. It was the right balance of flavours and the mix sweet and savoury.
The texture was like a normal cereal bar and it was easy to chew when riding at a steady pace.
I found later during my ride that my energy levels had been maintained and I did not get a sugar rush or a low which was great. On long rides you want your fuelling to maintain your energy levels for the duration of your workout without major changes in your energy levels.
|Nutrition Information||per 100g||per bar (40 g)|
|Energy kJ (kcal)||1549 (367)||620 (147)|
|Fat||7,2 g||2,9 g|
|of which saturates||2,6 g||1,0 g|
|Carbohydrate||65 g||26 g|
|of which sugars||22 g||9,0 g|
|Fibre||5,8 g||2,3 g|
|Protein||7,2 g||2,9 g|
|Salt||0,33 g||0,13 g|
|Magnesium||180 mg||72,0 mg|
I would recommend this bar for a pre-training snack and on long steady training rides its great to have as a crunchy snack.