Finding the perfect energy bar

With my alps trip around the corner, I though it would be a good idea to try and find the perfect energy bar. I have tried many in the past but have always forgotten which ones I like and those I don’t.

I am trying three types of energy products. Bars, Gels and snacks. I am avoiding the protein type bars and that is not my aim.

Here are the first batch for tasting.

  • High5 Energy Bar Berry
  • High5 Energy Bar Banana
  • Cliff Bar peanut butter
  • Cliff Bar White Chocolate & Madamia Nut
  • GU energy Gel Vanilla Bean
  • GU energy Jet Gel Backberry
  • GU energy Gel Tri-berry
  • Sports Beans Fruit Punch

High5 Energy Bar Berry – 60g 195kcal

High5 energybar Fruit


A flapjack style bar with mashed up fruit in it. Smaller that the package suggested but soft and chewie. slight bit of a chemical taste

Score: 3/5

Clif Bar Peanut Butter- 68g 252kcal £2.55

Clif peanut

More of a oat style bar, but chewy and savoury.  The savoury taste is nice compared to the all the fruit flavours. It is dense but very moorish and 100kcal for another 8g it does well compared to the energy bar.

Score: 4/5