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Ride food: RxBar review

I am always on the lookout for quality ride food. The best ride food is tasty, full of quality healthy ingredient and pack-able. The RxBar scored top points in all three of these areas.


Why do I only have a photo of the wrapper for you and not the bar? Umm, because I ate it all! I was given a bar by athlete Erica Tingey while training and I scoffed it right up before I thought to take a photo of it. Oops. It was delicious. This is the type of ride food that I can get into trouble with snacking on at home as it is calorie dense with 290 calories per bar.


Quality ingredients are important for training. It doesn’t make sense for an athlete to eat junk food when they are working hard to maximize performance. Avoiding junk food includes while you are training. It is impossible to fuel training with kale and broccoli but you can still find whole healthy foods in a digestible format for training. Every ingredient in the RxBar is a real food and not a synthetically derived chemical from a food plant.


A 290 calorie RxBar  bar contains 14 g fat, 33 g carbohydrate and 15 g protein. With this macro-nutrient profile the RxBar is suited more for long duration and lower intensity training sessions. It is too fat and protein heavy to be perfect fuel for short duration high intensity training or racing.


The bar is very compact for its 290 calorie size. The packet is easily opened and has a resealable ziplock closure at the end making it tidy to eat half of the bar and save half for later.

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