Monday, March 16, 2009

Honey Stinger 20g Protein Bar

Be still my beating heart, but I think I've found the meal-replacement bar of my dreams for an active day.  At 390 calories, this is not a snack, but the Honey Stinger 20g Protein Bar is delicious and kept me going on it and water for about 8 hours of climbing and hiking yesterday.  It's so filling, that I only ate 1/3 at a time a couple of hours apart.

They are normally $2.39 but are on sale now at REI for .99!  I stumbled upon them the other day.  They are coated in chocolate, so that may melt in hot weather.  But they are made with whey protein and honey, so they don't have that awful aftertaste so many high-protein bars have.  

They come in several flavors, but my favorite so far is Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Pro.

If you used to depend on Cliff Bars for a meal, this could be a viable Gluten-Free alternative for you!


Kendra said...

I had one of these for a bike ride yesterday and after I got home and went to throw out the packaging I saw a small stamp on the corner of the package "may contain egg or wheat" so double check each package you get! They say their stuff is GF but apparently not! Mine was the choc PB protein bar and I had read the ingredients, checked the website, etc. But still accidentally ate some wheat apparently!

Jen Friedberg said...

I think this is more along the lines of the warning at the bottom of most "GF" foods that says "processed in a plant that also processes wheat." I've never felt ill after eating one of the bars.