Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gear Review: Honey Stinger 20 gram protein bar by Tim Pitt

Date: Monday, March 6, 2012

Product: Honey Stinger 20 gram protein bar

Details: Chocolate Coated Peanut Butta Pro™

Pricing: $2.99 for a single bar, $35.88 per case, available online at HoneyStinger.com or locally at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville

Description: Not your ordinary protein bar! Honey Stinger protein bars are gluten free and contain no trans fats. This protein bar contains over 30% organic ingredients, 20 grams of whey protein, and 23 vitamins and minerals.

Impressions: I recently tried one of these Honey Stinger 20 gram Protein Bars after a long grueling trail run.  I knew that after +3 hours of tearing and breaking down my muscles I needed something to help them recover. Overall I was extremely pleased with the taste of this product. I am a big fan of peanut butter, so it was a natural fit. The texture of the bar was very smooth. It reminded me of a 3 Musketeers candy bar, but maybe a little denser. I felt like I was eating a candy bar in comparison to some of the other brands of high protein bars that I have had in the past. I found the bar to be quite filling and satisfying.

Suggestion: Although this bar has 20 grams of protein it also has 350 calories and 140 of those are from fat. This is not a huge consideration on my part since I typically only consume these type bars right after a run of 15 or more miles. Just be sure not to start using this delicious protein bars as a snack food, because once you taste them that is exactly what you will want to do!

Summary: Nothing beats a great tasting high protein bar made with quality ingredients after a tough workout! This is a bar you will want to keep in your running bag for sure!

Tim started running in the  spring of 2006 to get fit and healthy and since then has run every distance from 5km to 50km.  He is heavily involved with Fleet Feet Racing and in the promotion of running in his hometown of Arab, Alabama where he holds the distinction of being the fastest man in Arab.  His team biography can be found here.