PowerBar Triple Threat

PowerBar, USA
Product Description: 

Comes in Caramel Pecan Fusion, Chocolate Caramel Fusion, Caramel Peanut Crisp and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp flavours.

Ingredients: (Chocolate Caramel Fusion)

Chocolate Coating (Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Alkalized Cocoa, Whey, Nonfat Milk, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Corn Syrup, Caramel (Corn Syrup, Sugar, Cream, Water, Fructose, Palm Oil, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Carrageenan), Trisource TM Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Soy Protein Isolate), Maltitol Syrup, Glycerin, Oat Fiber, Soy Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Peanuts, High Oleic Canola Oil, Alkalized Cocoa, Natural Flavors, Almond Butter, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Peanut Flour
Contains almond, milk, peanut, and soy ingredients.

Suitable For:

Snack:  This is a moderate calorie (230cals) snack and could be consumed as a healthy snack or part of a meal.
Pre-exercise: This bar contains significant amounts of fibre, protein and fat in addition to carbohydrates.  A less desirable pre-exercise (1 hour before) food alternative for most athletes.
During exercise: Not recommended.  Could be used as a snack at a tournament in between games, where break is longer than 2 hours.
After-exercise: Contains 30g of carbohydrates and 10g of protein which help to refuel muscle glycogen and repair muscle tissue.  Include sport drink or other high carbohydrate snack and fluids to optimize recovery.

Taste Ratings:

"I really like the taste of these bars and it's hard to believe that they aren't chocolate bars. There is a nice blend of chocolate, chewy caramel and crisps that give it a good mouth feel". -Rowing Athlete

"I thought the taste of the bars was better than the traditional PowerBar but they are a little higher in fat than some other bars. I would eat them as a snack throughout the day as they have carbs, protein, fat and vitamins and minerals. I packed them in my bag during a day hike and they melted a bit with the warm weather." -Adventure Racing Athlete

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The concept of the Triple Threat Bar is combining the nutritional value of an energy bar with the taste of a candy bar.
Interesting fact: Triple Threat was actually named by a PowerBar sponsored athlete. Max Caluson from the GS Ciao Cycling team in Boulder Colorado came up with the name. PowerBar often seeks athlete's feedback when developing new products.

Disclaimer: Statements and opinions expressed in product reviews are personal views of individuals, and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of SportMedBC, nor does SportMedBC accept responsibility for the nature or accuracy of such statement and opinion. Consult a sport dietitian for more information on sport nutrition products for performance. No chemical analysis is conducted on products. SportMedBC cannot guarantee products are free from prohibited substances.

Overall rating: 4/5 The rating system is on a scale of 1-5. below are the classifications: 1=very poor choice 2=not recommended 3=suitable for some individuals/athletes in specific situations 4=overall a good product, meets majority of requirements and will suit most situations 5=great product, well formulated and will suit most individuals and situations. Final Comments: If you are looking for a new taste from PowerBar, give the Triple Threat bar a try. They are a little higher in fat than PowerBar Pria and PowerBar Harvest bars. Are ideal for a snack throughout the day or as part of a recovery nutrition plan. Real Food Alternative: Banana with fruit yogurt or 2 slices of toast +1tsp peanut butter +1 scrambled egg
Where to Buy: 
Widely available in many health food stores, grocery stores and drug stores..

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