These delicious energy bars didn’t last long in the TriRadar office. But how effective are they?

Triathlon Reviews: Energy Bars£37.49 (box of 30) or £1.25 each

www.highfive.co.uk

We’ve eaten enough of these bars in the last month to call ourselves true experts. Like many training fuels they use a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate and protein that is proven to boost your performance and recovery, leaving you fresher for your next tough session. Snacks that contain protein also satiate your appetite better than carbohydrate alone, so these bars prove to be a good between-meal snack.

Just like their gels, High 5 have created a natural-tasting sweetness by using fruit (in this case cranberry), with oats to provide the complex carbohydrates. It’s this natural taste that makes these bars a winner. Some bars have an ingredient list as long as your arm, but these are so straightforward and easy to eat that you’ll want to munch them again and again.

VERDICT

Natural-tasting energy bar that hits the spot during and after exercise

Performance 5/5

Value 4/5

Overall 4/5