I like to take trail bars on long rides, days out etc, as they don’t get as squished as fruit or sandwiches and can slip in a pocket or pouch for easy access. So I try loads and often pick up a handful of Paleo bars in Lidl/Adli while at the tills. I stumbled across these Wild Trail bars in a COOP store in Wales and noticed they were actually made in Wales too so decided I had to check them out further.
They come in 4 flavours and are really simple – each made from only 5 natural ingredients. My favourite is the Apple, followed by the Carrot Cake.
They are really tasty, gluten free, dairy free and even VEGAN Friendly.
These boxes are pretty good value if you compare with other leading brands like NAKD (even when bought in volume), with a comparable level of protein per 30g coming from either the cashew or peanuts in each bar.
These also have quite distinct flavours unlike NAKD that mostly tastes the same, usually because of the overwhelming sweetness provided by the dates in my opinion.
I must admit I haven’t had a NAKD bar in a while – I just feel they are more expensive.
Back to the Wild Trail bars – some excellent nutritional info can be seen in my picture above or you can visit the website for a full break down, if you are really into that sort of thing.
Wild Trail Carrot Cake
- Gluten free oats
- Dried carrot
- Ground cinnamon
Nutritional Information: Typical values
Per 46g bar: Energy 761kJ (181kcal), Fat 5.9g of which saturates 1.1g, Carbohydrat
While these are tasty, neatly packaged and are MADE IN WALES (lets not forget that!), a single 30g bar is not enough if you plan on using this on its own as a trail top up. So you will want to pack a few.
My fave bars and a bit of a luxury are from Veloforte. I love Veloforte bars, though they are so chewy you need to top up your energy stores just to eat one! Their bars are over £2.00 each but they DO have twice the protein in them and are amazing!
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Current riding pack for local shreds. @lowe.alpine LightFlite Hydro waist pack with 500ml bottle. Then left to right – First aid kit, @topeak Rocket Race trail pump, @veloforte trail bar, @topeak Survival Gear Box, and random pack of bits including mech hanger, brake pads and @Weldtite tubeless repair kit. Also pictured is the @louribike framestrap from @cyclorise with tube, CO2 and tyre lever #bagdump #dumpthelump #sackthepack #edc #bikeedc #edcbike #edcmtb #mtb #louribike #topeak #lowealpine #veloforte #whatsinyourbag ——- and swipe for my bargain clear riding glasses from @screwfix_uk / @dewalttoolsuk
However, 2 x a Wild Trail Bar will get you the same nutrition and for still only half the price, and you can then mix your flavours.
So I guess its just a matter of choosing how you want your nutrition packaged.
I bought mine in a box of 4×4 different flavours straight from the website for £9.25 inc shipping – that works out as 58p a bar.
These could become my go to bar…
Do you have a fave trail bar or snack?