This is the product that started the entire energy bar/power food craze back in 1986. On occasion an industry has a product who's name sake becomes the word to describe all products of its ilk - like most folks referring to tissues as a Kleenex, or an inline skate as a Rollerblade. Have you ever found yourself rifling through a friends cupboard asking for a Powerbar, when you're really just looking for any energy bar?
Well over 20 years since its introduction it is still the most used bar in sports today. The slightly modified, but mostly unchanged recipe works well and provides plenty of nutrition and energy for athletes. The Powerbar Performance bar offers what they call the C2 MAX dual source carbohydrate blend which ratios are 41-45 grams of carbs with 8-10 grams of protein. A proven formula which works and has stood the test of time. On a side note the original packaging for these bars were a challenge to open, particularly while riding. Improved packaging makes for easy opening and access - no more wrestling with the wrapper to get to the bar. Truly a welcomed improvement.
Still think that the Power Bar is a great bar and holds it's own against the large number of choices out there. This bar has saved me several times from the dreaded "BONK". Only draw back can be a challenge to get out of the package on a very hot summer ride or a challenge to bite into during those November rides when the temps hover around 40 degrees.
Pros: Does the job!
Cons: Temps can introduce challenges.