Nutrition Review: MuleBar Energy Bar Comparison
I've been testing a mixed box of the bars, and thought I'd do a bit of a group-test blog post, to shout about my favourites!
MuleBar Hunza Nut - Apricot and Walnut Bar
A fruity mix of apricots, with a textured crunch of walnuts. This is easy to eat, high in fibre and the walnuts should help to provide a bit of protein and sustained energy.
MuleBar Summer Pudding - Raspberry and Blackcurrant Bar
This has fast become one of my favourites. The 'Summer Pudding' really does come through with the mix of raspberries and blackcurrants. It's got that slightly bitter zing to it, from the berries, and it seemed especially appropriate for the 'early summer' training days I had in Mallorca last week.
MuleBar Apple Strudel - Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Bar
Who doesn't love Apfelstrudel?! It's one of the best things about visiting my sister in Austria! This apple and spicy cinnamon flavour is a nice bit of variety, which I haven't tasted in an energy bar before; the cinnamon has a distinct zing. Moist, easy to eat, and effective at fuelling.
MuleBar Eastern Express - Spicy Mix and Pistachio Bar
The odd one out! A savoury energy bar! I reviewed this on the blog a while back (Link), and thought it was an interesting new flavour. It's a bit like Bombay Mix in a bar, and is great for those that fast grow tired of sweet energy bars. Spice it up!
MuleBar Jimmy's Chocolate OrangeI rather like Terry's Chocolate Orange, so Jimmy's Chocolate Orange sounded good to me too. This is very moist, and very chocolatey: some might find that a bit of a struggle to stomach, but for others it will be the ideal chocolate and cereal mix, which keeps you eating and keeps you riding!
MuleBar Piñacolada - Pineapple and Coconut Bar
Another one that is definitely a summertime winner; this is a bit like a healthy Bounty bar. The coconut adds a little bit of a grainy texture, which some might find a bit chewy, but the taste is perfect for warmer weather. The Goji berries give a unique chewyness, and a bit of a bitter-zing to offset the sweetness of the pineapple... "It Kicks".
MuleBar Mango Tango - Mango and Cashew Bar
Leaving my favourite to last, this one hits the nail on the head for me. It's moist, fruity and easy to eat, yet the cashews seem to provide a bit of added interest for your palate, and a bit of savoury taste intermixed with the sweet. I've finished all of these in my mixed box already... enough said!
All the bars provide a great source of energy; through the fructose in the dried fruit and the carbohydrate in the cereal (in particular oats). They're Fair-trade, they're housed in compostable wrappers (so if it does fly out of your pocket accidentally, you don't need to feel too guilty), they're also 100% natural. Whether you're looking for a healthy snack, or fuelling for a 300km sportive, these do the job very well, and are super easy on the stomach.
View the MuleBar range at Wiggle.co.uk (Link)