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Sounds good, but hard to swallow!

  • Dec 15, 2000
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Rating:
-3
Pros: None!

Cons: Terrible aftertaste, unable to tolerate!

Since this is the end of the year, I decided that I needed to get into a healthy routine. I went to my local Walmart's and purchased the Powerbar Performance Energy Bar! My husband Randy wanted me to get some energy bars since he had been reading about them on Epinions. Randy exercises regularly on a stationary bike and he recently bought me a Tony Little Platinum Galzelle Glider. We thought that a high protein bar would help us to get energy before we started our workout.

We picked the chocolate flavor Powerbar because we both are chocoholics! We opened the package and the Powerbar had a pleasant aroma. It resembled a brownie and I actually thought that I would enjoy eating it. We both decided to take a bite at the same time, so that we could not influence each other's opinion. At first, the chocolate Powerbar was chewy and tasted like a brownie. But we discovered that as we chewed the bar, it started tasting worse! My husband was able to chew his bite and actually swallowed it! I was unable to swallow my bite because the taste of the Powerbar began to give a very bitter aftertaste! It was so terrible that I had to spit my bite out. My husband is still in the kitchen, trying to get the offensive taste out of his mouth!

We were unable to test the Powerbar to see if it gave us any energy because we only took one bite. I would not recommend this bar to anyone! This bar will not melt, break or crumble under adverse conditions, neither will the rubber sole of my tennis show! We will continue to taste other power bars and see if we can find one that is both palatable and full of energy.

What does a Powerbar consists of?

One chocolate Powerbar comes in a 2.3oz. bar and costs about one dollar. It comes in many flavors including, chocolate, vanilla crisp, chocolate peanut butter, apple-cinnamon, banana, malt-nut, mocha, wildberry and oatmeal raisin. These bars are suppose to be full of complex carbohydrates, simple carbohydrates, high quality milk protein, free-form amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and fiber. It has a one year shelf life due to the type of wrapper it is dispensed in. They do not have to be refrigerated and has an expiration date on each bar.

Although these bars are suppose to give you energy within fifteen to sixty minutes after ingestion, we will never know! If you do happen to like the taste and texture of this Powerbar, you will be eating a low-fat, high calories energy bar.

The ingredients of this Powerbar are listed below:

Total Fat= 3%
Saturated Fat= 3%
Cholesterol=0%
Sodium= 4%
Potassium= 4%
Total Carb= 15%
Dietary Fiber= 12%
Protein= 20%

One bar is full of 230 calories. It is recommended that you drink at least 8-16 ounces of water with each Powerbar. The extra fluid helps your body to absorb more of the nutrients and helps to maintain hydration while you exercise. I have already drank two glasses of water while I am writing this epinion and I still have the terrible taste in my mouth! I am positive that there is a better tasting energy bar in the market that I can find! I will let you know what it is when I discover it! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

I would like to include the vitamins and minerals contents that was recommended to me by another epinion writer. The Powerbar delivers the vitamins and minerals vital for energy metabolism, including 100 percent of the U.S.RDA of vitamins C,E,and the B-complex vitamins, and 30 to 35 percent of essential minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. The oat bran provides the high quality soluble fiber.

Other important nutrition information is:
Calories: 230
Calories from Fat: 25
Calories from Sat.Fat: 5
Total Fat: 2.5g
Saturated Fat. 0.5g
Polyunsat Fat 1.0g
Monounsat Fat 1.0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 110mg
Potassium: 150mg
Total Carb 45g
Dietary Fiber 3.g
Sugars 20g
Other Carb: 22g
Protein 10g

Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful holiday season!




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I am Nana to two beautiful granddaughters, Brooke age 11 and Maddy age 8. I love to watch Brooke play volleyball (starting server) and Maddy cheer! I am a Christian and I am married To Randy who teaches … more
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PowerBar Performance bars contain an optimum blend of energy-related nutrients. They are low in fat and designed to be extremely easy to digest when eaten with water, even if consumed a few minutes before intensive activity. They also make a great sustained energy snack or light meal replacement. Each 65 gram bar provides 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamins C, E and the B-complex group, plus 30-35% RDA of key minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron. Additionally, the bars are supplemented with hundreds of milligrams of specific, free-form branched chain amino acids directly related to energy supplies. Available flavors: Cappucino (CAP) Chocolate (CHOC) Chocolate Peanut Butter (CPB) Cookies & Cream (CNC) Peanut Butter (PB) Wildberry (WLDBRY) Raspberry & Cream (RNC) Banana (BAN) Vanilla (VAN) Buy more and SAVE!!! Shipping Weight: 0.18 lb/bar
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