I've never tried Honey Stinger products before, but after working my way through the samples they provided us to share with all of you, I was an instant fan. Honey Stinger is a company steeped in family history and they provide honey-based energy foods made with natural and healthy ingredients. They even sell their own organic honey!
Let's take a look and see what we got:
First up is a member of the Honey Stinger energy bar line - Blueberry Buzz. I got a giggle out of the fact that the colors in the bar blended in nicely with my kitchen counter!
This bar has a great crispy texture and is packed with real dried blueberries and almond pieces. The flavor is really strong and punchy, with the honey coming through more than anything else. The package states that the bar contains over 30% honey, and they mean it!
As a hiker, I appreciated that the bar didn't have a full yogurt or chocolate coating, so there's less to melt in your pocket when eating these on the go. The texture was crispy and chunky but it stayed together while eating, instead of being messy and crumbly. Big plus! Overall, I'll totally buy this one again - it's pretty amazing.
Honey Stinger Blueberry Buzz Energy Bar - 5 out of 5 (Buy this flavor)
Officially part of the protein bar line of Honey Stinger products, Dark Chocolate Mocha Cherry is unique in that it is currently the only flavor that is caffeinated, giving you a little zip as well some extra protein. Here's the nutrition label for full info:
Again, the honey flavor is the main player here, and I love it. There's actual chunks of dried cherries, and the dark chocolate coating is nice and bitter, which is a nice compliment to the sweetness of the rest of it. One of the best tasting protein bars I've ever had. Matt also loved this one, and he's a pretty hard sell, so that's impressive!
Honey Stinger Dark Chocolate Mocha Cherry Protein Bar - 5 out of 5 (Buy this flavor)
Overall Impressions: These bars completely won me over. I eat honey almost every day, and I've never before had an energy bar with such a strong, fresh honey flavor. The dried fruits and nut pieces were perfect. I pored over what I could say about these bars that needed to be improved upon, but I honestly don't have a single complaint. I can't wait to hunt down the other flavors and try them. They are awesome!!
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