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Best in Test: Energy Bars

Performance-boosting bars, tried and tested by our team of independent runners

PRODUCT

HIGH5 SPORTS BAR

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 8 / ENERGY: 8 / PRACTICALITY: 8

High5 Sports Bar

A tasty and convenient way to keep you topped up with carbs, this chocolate coated fruit and cereal bar is a big hit with your tester. It’s chewy without being tough and, when eaten during a long run, it feels like a treat rather than a chore.

£29.75 (pack of 25), highfive.co.uk


PRODUCT

GOOD FULL STOP FRUIT AND NUT BAR

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 9 / ENERGY: 7 / PRACTICALITY: 8

Good Full Stop Fruit and Nut Bar

A blend of dates, nuts, syrup, natural flavouring and other goodies, these bars are light, yet filling. Healthy, nutritious and tasty, they’re an excellent pre- and post-run treat.

£16.80 (pack of 8), goodfullstop.com


PRODUCT

SIS GO ENERGY BAR

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 8 / ENERGY: 9 / PRACTICALITY: 6

SIS GO Energy Bar

Your tester tried these out during long runs, and found them good and not too sweet, but they do take some chewing so probably not something to be taken without water to hand.

£35 (pack of 24), scienceinsport.com/uk


PRODUCT

BEET IT SPORT BEETROOT FLAPJACK

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 5 / ENERGY: 7 / PRACTICALITY: 7

Beet It Sport Beetroot Flapjack

Despite the health benefits, you’re unlikely to reach into your pack for a mid-run beetroot. These flapjacks, however, are easier to transport and pack concentrated beetroot juice with oats and raisins. They do dye your hands (and your wee) pink but the potential impact on fatigue levels make that a worthy trade off.

£28 (pack of 25), jameswhite.co.uk

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