A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity through Sweat Pink to try out Vega Sport Energy Bars. I was super excited about this. I have tried Vega products before but had never tried these before. I am always up to try new things that will help sustain my energy during runs and couldn’t wait for these to come!
For those of you that are not familiar with the Vega brand, all of their products are plant based, gluten free and non GMO. They have many products for sport but also for everyday use. They have smoothie mixes, energy bars, things to prepare for a sporting event, to having during and to help you recover after and many, many more products I am failing to mention. All their products are good for you and for the environment so I encourage you to go and check them out!
Moving onto the energy sports bars….When they came in the mail I was eager to try them, including the flavor Chocolate Coconut Almond and they also come in Apple Cherry!! I had one the next day for breakfast; I wanted to taste it first before I had it before running and I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted like a brownie, but a brownie that was good for you. You could see the coconut in it and the almonds which I liked. It had a bit of a crunch to it which was nice and was very moist. It is however very sweet. I love sweets so I was fine with this. My mom also had one and said she couldn’t finish it because it was too sweet. So if you like sweets you will love this but if you don’t then you might not like it so much but I thought it was delicious.
Moving onto the energy factor of this…After having this bar in the morning I did feel like I had a bit more energy then normal and it kept me full longer then my usual breakfast, but that is not exactly the point of this bar. I did eat a few of them while I was running Ragnar Cape Cod (stay tuned for my recap!). I had one before my first leg of the race which was just over 6 miles. I felt good during this leg and found I had more energy then normal. I had been up for several hours and had to get up super early and expected to be a bit tired while running but after eating this I didn’t. I checked my time after running and I ran a bit faster then normal. I had planned on taking it slow so that was a nice surprise and I felt good when I was done – not like I had over worked myself. I will credit this bar for that! I also had one before my second leg which was only four miles and felt the same way. I cruised through this leg and felt awesome. I will credit this feeling to the bar!
Final thoughts….I really liked this bar, I have a couple left and will most likely get them again! They were delicious, helped my performance, and made me feel good. I highly recommend these bars!
Disclaimer: Although this product was given to me, all opinions are my own.
QOTD: Have you tried any Vega products? If so, how do you like them?