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High5 Energy Bar Peanut

High5 Energy Bar Peanut

Peanuts as a source of energy? I’m not sure. But High5 says ‘hold my beer’ and makes energy bar with 38% of peanuts. This is brave.

Whatever you think about sugar or honey, they are a great sources of energy. On the other hand, peanuts are one of the best when it comes to delivering fat (and satiety). But High5 though the other way and with this bar, they want to fuel you with… peanuts. Say what? Well, you read it right. But before I pan this bar for its macros, here’s a spoiler. High5 has much better energy bars in their range. The best one so far is the Coconut energy bar. But Berry energy bar and YYoghurt energy bar are only a bit behind it.

High5 Energy Bar Peanut
High5 Energy Bar Peanut

In the meantime, Peanut energy bar from High5 has an intense and pleasant scent. There’s a peanut flavour easily detectable and not only peanut lovers should be happy about that. A bit tough on the outside, this bar is somewhat soft inside. Therefore, no problem with biting into it then. Also, this snack is just barely chewy and tries to stick to the teeth a bit. But no worries, it’s still comfortable to eat. Let’s go!

What I really like in High5 energy bars they’re enriched with a slight touch of refreshing acidity. And it’s not the other way here.


You can detect a peanut flavour here, but that acidity slightly crushed it. That makes this flavour unbalanced a bit when it comes to the taste. It’s not bad. However, I wouldn’t mind having much more peanuts here. It wouldn’t make it sweeter, but definitely more satisfying. To sum up – this bar is not too sweet, so that it won’t make its way as a sweet energy bar. By way of contrast, it may be highly satisfying for those not loving all-sweet treats.

Do I want another serving after the first one? Not actually. It was pretty OK, seriously, but I missed that peanut kick in it.

High5 Energy Bar Peanut

And here it comes. Macros. OK, I know, High5 wanted to be original with this flavour. But using peanuts as a source of energy? Please… And here are the results of that. A 55g bar has a significant 255 kcal (roughly 50 kcal more than non-peanuts ones), a biggish 13g of fat, not so bad 25g of carbs and, again, a bit exaggerated 7.2g of protein. And it doesn’t look like a proper energy bar. On the other hand, a short list of ingredients without added sugar, palm oil or glucose/fructose syrup is impressive indeed. As always in High5 energy bars.

Too big macros mean it can’t be considered as a sustainable energy bar or the go. But, not too surprisingly, it is a tasty energy bar not too bad when you’re in a rush.

High quality and a tasty energy bar. That is not a perfect one.


High5 Energy Bar Peanut

That was suspicious right from the start. An energy bar fueled with peanuts? Well, nope. It’s tasty (although I missed more peanut flavour), it’s pretty comfortable to eat, with perfect ingredients. This is not far from being an ideal bar. However, I’m not sure I could call it an energy bar. Or rather, I wouldn’t do so.

Will I ever go back to this energy bar? When we talk about energy bars, then no. Eventually, High5 has some other, much better snacks from this range. However, if we’re talking about a pretty raw bar, then yes – this one has excellent ingredients and it also makes it worth coming back to.

  • Smell 8
    8/10
  • Outer firmness 4
    4/10
  • Inner firmness 5.5
    5.5/10
  • Taste 7
    7/10
  • Moistness 7.5
    7.5/10
  • Nutrients 3
    3/10
  • Ingredients 9
    9/10
  • Overall experience 7
    7/10

OUR RATE: GOOD

An energy bar fueled with peanuts? Well, nope. It’s tasty (although I missed more peanut flavour), it’s pretty comfortable to eat, with perfect ingredients. This is not far from being an ideal bar. However, I’m not sure I could call it an energy bar. Or rather, I wouldn’t do so.

Overall
6.4/10
6.4/10
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Pros

A nice, refreshing taste

Cons

Too much of fat (13g per 55g bar)

Too much of protein (7.2g per bar)

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