Trek Protein Bars

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En route to a midlevel after work walk and we stopped at a petrol station to grab an energy boost, with the usual chocolate bars and crisps staring at me I wanted to find something different that would at least make me look like I was trying to stay healthy-ish! Fitting the bill was the Trek Protein Bar, with its “Sticks with you, keeps you going” tagline and your typical trekker atop a mountain range as a background it seemed the perfect option.

 

What do you get?

The Peanut & Oat bar I had on the day contained the following:

Typical values

per 68g

per 100g

Energy 1001 kJ 1472 kJ
Energy 239 kcal 352 kcal
Protein 11 g 16 g
Carbohydrate 33g 49 g
(of which sugars) 26 g 38 g
Fat 8 g 11g
(of which saturates) 1 g 1 g
Fibre 5 g 7 g
Sodium * <0.1g <0.1g
*equivalent as salt <0.1g <0.1g

 

It has to be said this British made bar has a lot going for it as it boasts nothing artificial , no syrups or added sugar, it has 1 of your 5 a day, easy to digest, naturally vegan wheat and dairy free.

** Allergy information: may contain traces of nuts, peanuts and sesame seeds.

What they say

With 11-12g of protein per bar, these beauties are at the top of the sports nutrition food chain! Made with a delicious combination of fruits, oats and nuts to keep you going, these healthy snacks are ideal for refuelling after the gym, and they also make great breakfasts on the go. Try one and see for yourself!

Varieties

Part of the Natural Balance Foods family, Trek bars are billed as perfect for gym and fitness fans or even a breakfast on the go. Coming in 3 flavour variations:

  • Peanut & Oat
  • Mixed Berry
  • Cocoa Brownie

Cost

On the official website you can get a hold of 12 bars for £13.99, which works out as £1.17 each bar, slightly below what I paid in the petrol station for a single bar. Although I have seen them being sold on Amazon for as little as £12.22 – which works out as £1.02 per bar.

Taste test

It would be unfair to paint the whole range with the same taste brush, but as I’m a peanut “nut” it would make sense that the Peanut & Oat bar would appeal to me the most. But it’s with regret I would have to report the taste was distinctly average, and after 1.5 hr uphill slog the Trek should have been awesome!

Verdict

It has all the ingredients and talks the talk but when it comes down to it I just couldn’t decide what the Trek bar was aiming for, with a strong nod towards gym goers with its 11g protein content but with a name obviously aimed at the mountain trekker and indeed a branding ident to re-enforce that message. In the end I feel they aim to please the masses and fail to meet the high expectations of the individual, be it the avid gym goer or the day trekker.

Not the worst but by no means the best tasting bars I’ve tried, and at the price stated you could do better. In fact if looking for a price busting source of energy why not try your hand at a homemade bar as posted back in March? http://twcymru.mudandroutes.com/2013/03/14/fruit-and-nut-bars/

Trek now also have a new Flapjack range, so if I find these in the petrol station next time round I’ll post another blog entry to give you the verdict.

Tryfan Williams

I’m a Welshman born and raised in the shadow of Snowdonia, and you could say the Mountains are in my blood with a name like Tryfan! I would class myself as a relative newcomer to the outdoor pursuits arena, and so my articles will be my attempt to chronicle my adventures, hopefully learning as I go and giving those that are in a similar boat an insight / forum to share and learn.

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