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Honey is the sweet solution.
To keep things in perspective, bigger isn't always better. Case in point, Honey Stinger's 10g Protein Bars are about half the size of their 20g Protein Bars, which means they have half the amount of protein as the larger bars. As a result, this snack-sized bar is ideal if you don't like to have big objects in your jersey pocket, backpack, or running vest, or if you simply don't need that much food on your training loop.
However, with the sheer amount of snack-sized bars in the world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by your options. So to break it down even further, a brief comparison model is necessary. In the spirit of differentiation, the Protein Bar is intended to be a meal replacement or after-workout recovery bar which makes it suitable for on-the-go nourishment (e.g. to be eaten during a run, bike ride, or long hike), while the Energy Bar is best suited as a snack alternative or before-or-during workout treat (e.g. post climbing session at the gym or a mid-afternoon snack in the office).
In order to achieve its energetic effectiveness, the Honey Stinger 10g Protein Bars use nature's energy food, organic honey, as the carbohydrate source. The part that makes honey great for endurance athletes is that it's a just right 1:1 blend of fructose and glucose, two simple sugars that enter the bloodstream quickly to give you a rapid energizing effect as you exercise. The bars also include whey protein. It's known to have the highest bio availability, so it also acts fast to work for your body. This protein is necessary for muscle recovery after strenuous endurance exercise. In addition to burning the stored glycogen in your muscles, your body will get 10-15% of its energy from the breakdown of amino acids in your muscles. You can avert this gluconeogenesis (sounds bad doesn't it) and the weakened, sore muscles it causes by providing your body with protein as part of your endurance fuel.
- Avoid bonks and crashes with these protein bars
- Best used as a meal replacement or recovery bar
- Organic honey delivers rapid energy
- 10g of protein is ideal for endurance athletes
- Small size fits in jersey pockets or trail running vests
- 15-pack with multiple flavors for your convenience
- Item #HON0010
What do you think about this product?
January 23, 2019
I always brings these on camping trips. Packs a lot of protein for its weight and doesn’t have that whey flavor that leaves me thirsty. Taste just like a candy bar. These are the best.
December 29, 2018
Keeps the hunger at bay
I often go on long day hikes and need adequate fuel to keep me going. I get really hangry otherwise! These bars are perfect in that you don't feel sickly full after eating, but your hunger is satiated and energy is boosted. I love the peanut butter flavor and will definitely be purchasing again.
October 8, 2018
Yummy and Filling
Great tasting, you can really taste the honey coming through. Good ingredients, and keeps you full.
March 27, 2018
delicious endurance fuel
Love the macro nutrient profile on these! They even have lots of yummy fat. Great size, don't melt, and taste great.
December 29, 2017
Best bar out there
May 26, 2017
These are tiny little things. You could eat them in two bites.
January 30, 2017
Three thumbs up
Love these bars. I got the peanut butta flavor and they are delicious. I keep a few bars in my car to while I head up to ski and a bar in my pants for when I need a little kick in the pants.
February 22, 2016
I got the dark chocolate cherry flavor. I like it. Never been disappointed by a Honey Stinger product.
January 12, 2016
Excellent bars and excellent ingredients. Nothing bad in these.
October 22, 2015
Satisfying and tasty
It's hard to find protein bars that taste good and provide the protein I'm looking for without a chalky texture and taste - BUT these bars do it! They are pretty sweet but make a great bar - the only protein bar I buy consistently!
September 18, 2015
These are the only protein bars that I eat. The best thing about these is the texture is not chalky or hard. It reminds me of eating a 3 musketeer. Light and fluffy! I've only had the peanut butter flavor, but excited to try other flavors. They are small so they aren't really heavy in your stomach.
September 2, 2015
Sweet and satisfying
Got a few boxes of these bars off of Steep and Cheap for a great price, and it allowed me to try a variety of flavors. I was a surprise and treat when I took my first bite and realized how much these bars taste like a candy bar, but are far from one. They aren't overwhelmingly sweet, but can satisfy a sweet tooth when I would otherwise find myself reaching for ice cream or cookies. The small list of ingredients coupled with the long list of vitamins and minerals packed into these puppies are perfect. I was not looking for a meal replacement bar, more of a post workout or mid hike pick me up, so the 10g of protein and 18g of carbs (for the dark chocolate coconut almond pro variety) was perfect. The whey protein didn't upset my stomach and the bar did not sit heavy or feel like I had just eaten a meal. I plan to try out these bars on hikes and after a long run and will report back with results. So far, very impressed with Honey Stinger products! One minor issue, which is not on Honey Stinger at all, is that they were delivered mid afternoon and left on my front porch in the hot end of summer sun. UPS obviously couldn't tell delicious chocolate covered bars were inside the package, so no fault to them either, but they did melt a bit. However, I'm happy to report that they firmed back up pretty quickly and still taste great.
August 28, 2014
Honey Stinger Protein Bar
October 30, 2013
almost 5 stars
I teetered on the edge of 5 stars for these, but in the end, they're only worth 4 for me, but just know that it's close. First, these taste really good. I bought the dark chocolate cherry almond, and that's exactly what's in them. There's that chewy protein stuff, but it has chunks of cherry, bits of almond, and covered in good dark chocolate. They taste really good for being a protein bar. I have eaten them after hikes, mountain biking, and the gym, and each time, they seem to take the edge off my hunger and also help in recovery (not so sore the next day). However, a few things I don't like about these: They're expensive for what you're getting. At almost $2/bar, you could get REALLY good protein bars (by good, I mean high quality) at Costco or REI, and they will be bigger, taste pretty good, and provide more calories/protein. I know a lot of the rage today is portion control, but these just seem small, and 10g of protein isn't much. I know there are 20g bars, but still 10g is not much, and there just isn't a lot of substance in one of these bars i.e. I'm still hungry after eating it. Also, the taste is good, but not GREAT. I'd prefer a CLIF builder's bar to these, for taste, amount of protein, and size of the bar, not to mention they're cheaper. That's the main reason I can't give these 5 stars, because there are better products out there that get the job done just a little better. Not bad though, if you can find them on sale such as steepandcheap, the price/bar is a lot more bearable.
October 21, 2013
typical slightly chalky taste of a protene bar but nothing extreme. Another decent product from honey stinger.
August 14, 2012
Chalky, but still a Stinger
Smaller bar, which is good, imo, than other massive, hard-to-eat-in-one-sitting protein bars. Mint flavor is subtle.
June 26, 2012
Really as good as everyone says!!
I really like this bar!! It has thin coating of dark chocotate that hits just perfect on every bite. It does taste more like a candy bar, but not sickening sweet. I usually do not like any "energy bar" but keep trying them. Really glad I tried this one.
March 17, 2012
Best protein bar out there
These things are great...they're a good size for packing, they've got what you need to keep you going, and they taste AWESOME. They're not just my favorite protein bar, they're one of my favorite foods. The chocolate mint are the only ones that I buy, but the others are very good as well. I recommend these to everyone...
October 1, 2011
I purchased another dark chocolate coconut almond and they are the best. I eat one before a ride and some times during my ride. They taste good and they are better than most other bars.
June 25, 2011
Back of the Shelf?
I've got to start by saying that the dark chocolate mint almond pro is the best of the best when it comes to protein bars. the flavor is all there, the texture is "not chalky," and the bar just all around delivers, normally. But in my last shipment things were a bit sketchy. i could see that the box was a little worse for wear. When I opened up a bar and took the first bite, something was wrong. The bar was hard and chalky. When i checked the box for the sell by date, it read: Sell By June 29.Hopefully this was a fluke but it still hurts to trash twenty-five dollars.
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