Energy Bar Taste Test

Taste testing your emergency travel food options.

Balance: Yogurt Honey Peanut

Stats: Carbs 35 g, Fat 7 g, Protein 10 g

Visual Appeal

K.H.: Creamy Porcelain.

Taste

E.M.: Reminiscent of O.G. Tiger’s Milk bars of my youth.

Cottonmouth Factor

All Agree: Medium-high

Chewability

E.M.: Smooth

Clif Bar: Cookies and Cream

Stats: Carbs 45g, Fat 4g, and Protein 10g

Visual Appeal

R.H.: Dark and mysterious, can’t tell what’s inside

Taste

E.M.: Not like cookies and cream.

Cottonmouth Factor

E.M.: Critical

Chewability

R.H.: Definitely not creamy.

Mountain Lift: Cappuccino Crunch

Stats: Carbs 34 g, Fat 5g, Protein 10 g

Visual Appeal

R.H.: Mmmm, chocolate.

Taste

E.M.: Complex, rich chocolate giving way to coffee heaven.

K.H.: I hate coffee. Why would you wreck a perfectly good chocolate flavor with coffee?

Cottonmouth Factor

R.H.: Could get by in a pinch without water.

Chewability

E.M.: Silky texture, but chewability could be a factor in the cold.

PowerBar Harvest: Strawberry

Stats: Carbs 45g, Fat 4g, Protein 7g

Visual Appeal

E.M.: Harkening back to the unpretentious days before chocolate coating.

Taste

K.H.: Fruit, berry something-or-other.

Cottonmouth Factor

R.H.: Sahara dryness, absorbs like a sponge.

Chewability

K.H.: Team tired jaw.

Peak Bar: Super Lean Chocolate Malt

Stats: Carbs 56g, Fat 7g, Protein, 7g

Visual Appeal

K.H.: Do cows eat chocolate chips and raisins?

Taste

E.M.: Can’t decide it it’s chocolate or fruit.

Cottonmouth Factor

K.H.: A full sip per bite.

Chewability

R.H.: Spongy with some chunky pieces.

Think!: Chocolate Almond Coconut Raisin

Stats: Carbs 31 g, Fat 5 g, Protein 12 g

Visual Appeal

E.M.: Looks yummy.

K.H.: Looks enough like a chocolate bar to trick you.

Taste

K.H.: Almond Joy without the nuts.

Cottonmouth Factor

E.M. Minimal.

Chewability

R.H. Melts in your mouth.

Editors note:

After our little taste test, Ewan challenged our office ping-pong champ. He lost. Kurt was hoping to counteract the coma-factor typically induced by a lunch of Mexican food. J.C. went back to his cube and wasn’t heard from again. And Robyn typed in these results at lightning speed.