Review: Shotz Protein Bar Box 12 Choc Caramel

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Yum! Perfect for a treat that also helps repair tired muscles at the end of the day :)
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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 20:36

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 20:36
At $5 each they will have to be exceptional and at least 10 stars out of 5.
No mention of what the protein is and of course there is sugar to make the favourable taste.
Apparently taste isn't compromised, but what is the taste of these which isn't being compromised?
I hope they are not just another Garbohydrate.
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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 21:55

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 21:55
It helps being able to buy them in bulk with a member discount but protein bars are not cheap anywhere anymore.
I also use the Go Natural HiProtein nut crunch bars which don't have as much protein %.
The Shotz bar is 20.2g to a 55g bar and the Go Natural is only 11g to a 50g bar. I have both because the Shotz is soy protein and the Go Natural is nuts and whey. I like to mix it up a bit and it will add a variety of flavour to my limited diet as I walk around Australia.
What helped me decide to buy these was a combination of dietary needs, the need to eat something high in protein everyday but didn't take up too much room in my pack and trekking cart, the need for a daily treat to satiate the sugar and carb cravings I get after a long sweaty day of walking and something that doesn't need refrigeration or comes in a pill.
I used to raid my rations and eat all my breakfast bars or all the cheap muesli bars and sesame snaps as a late night snack while out trekking. 1 protein bar does the trick for me now.
I have also designed a breakfast muesli with a bit of protein in the way of nuts, cacao and chia but the protein bar is an essential part of my trekking menu when fresh produce and other perishable vegetarian gluten free options are not available or I'm just too tired to go shopping.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 22:48

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 22:48
I used to do a bit of mountain trekking and understand the need for a supply of food to keep the body functioning.
Your explanation does fill in the missing info and application of the product.

Thanks for that.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 14:38

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 14:38
Yes, to those that haven't done endurance activities (such as multi-day hiking, or even triathlon) you may not have come across such "sports nutrition" products. If you're interested to know a bit more, I've written some articles on our TriathlonOz website. Here's the one specifically about Sports Nutrition - LINK (it isn't about supplements but explains how products like bars/gels fit in), but there's about 7 other articles in the Diet & Nutrition section that might be of interest.

Shotz is just one brand that makes sports nutrition products. This item Terra has reviewed is one of theirs. They are an Australian company (based in WA originally actually), and have an excellent reputation in the industry for their high quality nutritent composition and are one of the only gluten free products (carb bars). David & I personally prefer the flavours & texture from these products too and regularly use the carb bars and carb gels in our triathlon/adventure racing & training.

As Terra rightly says, these products aren't cheap anywhere. It's performance food for a specialised market.

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