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PowerBar RIDE Bar
REVIEW DATE: 28 Mar, 2009
RRP: $4.00 - $4.50

After some months of knowing that Nutritional leader PowerBar were launching a new energy bar, the anticipation of whether it was going to hit off on all of the key points was high.  This was going to be a new category of bar to complement the current range.

1.       It had to be easy to eat at all temperatures.

2.       Had to be a comprehensive blend of carbs and proteins for pre and post rides.

3.       Had to be the best tasting bar ever.

Now having consumed the best part of a years supply through a medium sized account and received the feedback from over 50 key dealers around the country PowerBar have done their homework well.

The use of many natural ingredients and strong fiber content make the RIDE BAR easy to eat and eliminates too much chewing, the use of complex carbohydrates delivers long lasting energy without any ups and come downs, whilst the fortification of many minerals and vitamins keep the bodies balances in check delivering quality calories.  The target use of a pre ride or post ride nutritional bar ensure that it is both energy giving and recovery focused and the countless samplings to get the palate absolutely perfect make it a winner in the taste stakes, with many dealers stating that it is not just the best tasting energy bar ever but the best tasting bar, period!

Two flavors have made their way to the NZ market, Peanut caramel and Chocolate caramel.  There is not a lot to dislike there!

Priced reasonably at 4.50 each it becomes an attractive pre ride supplement or post ride recovery tool, or with the outstanding hunger busting taste a great anytime snack without too much guilt!

POWERBAR RIDE BAR
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (Peanut-Caramel Flavour)  
Average Per Bar 55g Average Per 100g
Energy 892kJ  1620kj
Protein 10.2g  18.6kj
Fat - Total 9.1g  16.6kj
Saturated 4.5g  8.2g
Carbohydrate - Total 22.5g  40.9g
Sugars 11.9g  21.7g
Dietary Fibre 4.1g  7.5g
Sodium 110mg  200mg
Vitamin C 60mg (150%*)  109mg
Vitamin E 10mg (100%*)  18.2mg
Niacin 9mg (90%*)  16.4mg
Vitamin B6 1mg (62%*)  1.8mg
Riboflavin 0.8mg (47%*)  1.45mg
Thiamin 0.7mg (63%*)  1.3mg
Vitamin B12 0.5ug (100%*)  0.91ug
Calcium 248mg (31%*)  450mg
Magnesium 66mg (26%*)  120mg
* Recommended Dietary Intake  

Try one out for yourself at all bicycle retailers in NZ. 

Go into the draw to win one of two 18 piece boxes by correctly answering the following question.

Q.  How much energy is contained in a Peanut Caramel RIDE bar?  All answers to be emailed to editor@cyclingnz.com

Entries to be in by the 3rd April.  Winners announced 4th April.

 

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