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Maybe you recall our review of the first incarnation of BattleOats, found here. Although impressed by the credentials and stats the one thing that left it a little lacking was the taste. Which let’s face it is quite essential in the overall scheme of things! So when BattleOats came back in contact with us to be one of the first to review the newly formed packaging and formula, we were more than happy to oblige.

Packaging

To remind you here’s the original packaging.

Here’s what the new packaging looks like.

Personally I didn’t have any problems with the original packaging, but I suppose a re-launch allows you an opportunity for a re-think on the design, and this one is tidy and visually identifiable.

Varieties

Once again they’ve chosen to stick to the two flavour offerings, keeping the Dark Chop Chip, but dropping the original Oats ‘n’ Honey and favouring a new recipe of Berry Fusion, which includes both Cranberries and Blueberries.

Formula

So what’s new?

  • Margarine has been kicked to the curb, and replaced by natural butter
  • Palm oil is now also gone, replaced by coconut oil
  • They’re now gluten and wheat free
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • They now have Omega 3 thanks to the addition of cranberry oil

Check out their blog for the nutritional info and reasoning behind the ingredient overhaul:

http://www.battleoats.com/blog/2014/7/30/3-of-5-benefits-of-coconut-oil-and-why-we-use-it-in-our-battle-oats

http://www.battleoats.com/blog/2014/7/20/1-of-5-butter-is-back-on-the-menu

Anyone who knows me knows I love an infographic, and the folks over at BattleOats have created one to coincide with their re-launch. Showing us the differing benefits of the ingredients.

All these changes do have a nutritional reasoning, and have certainly strengthened an already sound ingredient list. But what’s most important is that the texture is markedly improved, and the taste doesn’t even compare to the original. I would by now gladly eat a BattleOat bar as a snack and consider it a treat! It’s just a shame I only got two to try out, because they were gone in as many days!

Cost & Availability

A single bar will set you back £2.00, or you can bulk buy 12 bars for £16.99, or buy BIG and get a 48 pack for £67.96.

The price has come down from the previous incarnation, but may still put you off. But keep in mind this is a substantial bar, coming in at 70 grams and including 15.4 grams of protein, so 20% per bar, it could prove well worth it as a pre/post workout snack.

The new BattleOats are now available to purchase at their website www.battleoats.com  (for now only for UK residents).

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always. ” Anon

Verdict

As a tasty and healthy snack I can honestly say the new re-mastered formula and packaging has won me over. This will certainly be my go to protein bar, be it in the afternoon in work to reduce the hunger and prep pre-workout, or to keep the energy levels on my hikes. Let battle re-commence!

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