Product Review: Bonk Breakers

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Energy bars and other snacks you eat on the go (gels, beans, drinks) affect people differently.  That is why the rule 'nothing new on race day' is so important.  As you are training, you should be trying out different products to figure out which flavor and form works for you.




The good folks at Bonk Breakers sent me a sweet pack of their bars to try.  As the official energy bar of the Ironman Triathlon Series, I knew this stuff must work for the elite athletes (and therefore hopefully me!). The flavors they sent were fig, peanut butter & jelly, apple pie, peanut butter chocolate chip, almond butter & honey, and peanut butter & jelly high protein.  The bars are about the size of a deck of cards and can easily fit into a bum bag, pocket, or cycling jersey.

I shared these with a friend who does long distance cycling as I used them for mid-day snacks and post-workout fuel.  We all agreed that all the flavors were good.  I was nervous about the peanut butter bars as sometime it can be too dense and overwhelming.  Bonk Breakers has the perfect blend in their bars.  The apple pie was another flavor I was apprehensive about as sometimes sweet energy bars as too sugary.  But again, Bonk Breakers proved me wrong with a satisfying snack.  I even liked fig!

As reported by my friend, Fraser, the bars were easy to eat on the bike and gave him energy for a 3-4 hour bike ride.  He also gave thumbs up on all the flavors.

I found them very satisfying as a snack, as well as a good source of recovery protein after teaching a class or going for a run.

Bonk Breakers now come in 'bites' too to make snacking on the go even easier.  I haven't seen them very much in the UK but start asking your local sports shop for them and hopefully we can bring them across the pond.  If you are in the US, Canada, or Australia bring a suitcase and stock up.  I think I will when I go home in August to get me through my fall races.  :)

Bonk Breakers did not pay me for this review. All opinions are honest and my own (as well as Fraser's). If you have a product you would like me to review, please contact me mollie@ptmollie.com.

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