Yesterday our order of Seshbar’s arrived, and we couldn’t wait until we were on the slopes to test these sports power bars. Seshbar is designed for skiers and snowboards, by skiers and snowboarders. The bars retail at €2 each, including posting, and they come in packs of 12. And our quick opinion, is that they are worth every penny. The bars are chocolate and the peanut flavour and they are quite tasty indeed.
Each bar weighs 80 grams, so they are filling enough. Seshbar recommends that you eat one an hour before skiing and one afterwards (with plenty of water). As for nutritional value it does appear to be jam packed with energy and protein to keep you sustained for extended periods of exercise. Here are the vital stats ::
|Nutritional Info||Per 80g bar|
|Energy / kcal||322|
The bars are fortified with vitamins (C, E, B6, B2, B1, B12 & folic acid to name a few), guarana extract, 0.8%, and L-glutamine 0.075%. L-Glutamine, an amino acid, helps to keep water in your body.
The bar is quite sweet, but overall its really tasty. There are rice puffs in it, so it makes it a little chewy with the chocolate filler. On a cold day this bar would still be easy enough to eat in sub-zero conditions, as it’s brittle enough to bite in to. But it’s not too brittle that it would crumble into lots of pieces and you’d lose have your bar to the slopes.
Another great reason to support this company is that they are Irish, based out of Dunleer, Co. Louth. The bars themselves are made in Holland. We heard that they had some stumbling blocks along the way with the naming of the bar, but we’re happy to see that they were able to get over that hurdle and to be able to bring a great product to market.
Our overall recommendation is to give them a whirl, and bring them along on your next skiing / snowboard holiday. You can buy them online at www.seshbar.com.