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Too much sugar - junk candy bars

I bought a couple cases of these on SAC and the 1st ingredient is evaporated cane juice. These things are pure junk food. I wont buy them again. There's more energy loss than gained eating this kind of crap! Yuck!!! they also taste like candy bars. I usually buy waaay better bars than this. They are pretty horrible and nothing healthy about them! A little bit of protein but all the sugar kills any good these bars might do for you. Am attaching a list of ingredients - check out the 1st one which states what these bars are mostly made of!

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Too much sugar - junk candy bars
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I think you are missing the point of "energy" used for training and races. When you have been exercising for two hours or more, your body desperately needs sugar to continue functioning, fat to get high density calories, and protein to promote muscle growth. What makes Honey Stinger products great is that instead of being manufactured, processed, synthetic sugars etc. it is as natural as possible.

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the evaporated cane juice is an ingredient of the chocolate. Honey is the 1st ingredient of the "filling". the chocolate coating is quite thin. Next comes whey protein and almond butter...
I like these over all the other ones as they are free of grains and peanuts (unless you order the peanut ones). I keep mine fresh in the freezer until needed. You can chip off the chocolate coating while they are in a frozen state, btw. Ya, it would be nice if they reduced the honey content by 20% or so, but as is they are a great alternative for those of us who prefer to keep wheat, corn, oats, and rice out of our food.