Bru Bar Review
While getting some stuff at the Village Pedldler, our local bike shop, we saw these sitting on the shelf begging to be tested! As a very amateur beer brewer, I couldn’t resist. Another great bar with a very basic ingredient list of whole, plant-based foods. The base is a malt (beer) extract with added oats, dates, and almonds. The Bru Bars have a slightly chewier texture and are not crunchy. They have a small variety of flavors. Bru Bars are also grain free, soy free, dairy free, and vegan.
No refined sugars, trans fat, cholesterol, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. We are always a bit reluctant when we see the first ingredient is a sweetener and the average sugar per bar is 16-18g. If you are refueling during an active pursuit, great! That is what these are developed for, but for a sedentary day in an airplane, something to keep track of. The flavor is great and definitely a bar to put in the rotation! Give them a try on your next long ride or bring a couple with you on your next trip.
Learn more about Bru Bar here.
**The same disclaimer will accompany all of our energy bar reviews: While we prefer utilizing whole food products as much as possible, we also understand that life is busy and sometimes we need a little help. That’s where the energy bars come in. They are great to give your body a little nourishment when you need it most. Generally energy bars are intended to replace/fuel calories spent from intense exercise. They are a condensed source of calories from nuts and sugars and should be cautioned against relying on energy bars as meal replacements. Especially when at work in a sedentary environment where these calories can quickly add up.**