I thought it was about time I wrote my review of the Huel Bar, since I said I would write about it on my Huel Powder Review.
I’ve been using these Huel Bars since it launched at the end of 2016, and in a nutshell, I think the bar is pretty nutritionally epic!
Huel Bar Review
What is Huel?
I’ve already covered this, so save from duplicating this, check out my general Huel Review – has a bit more about the background, the company, and so on.
What’s this Huel Bar?
Basically, other than a few ingredients, a little bit of baking, and a sprinkle of nutritional magic, the Huel Bar is just Huel in bar form. Well, it’s a little more than that to be fair, and I’ll cover those differences below.
What types of Huel Bar are available?
As it’s just launched (v1.0) there is only 1 flavour available – chocolate.
It’s not the best-tasting thing I have ever had, and I hope that the company develops something a little tastier down the line, but after a few bars, you get used to the taste and very subtle flavour.
Ingredients: What’s actually in these Huel Bars?
The main ingredient in Huel Bars are oats at 20% (containing gluten, no gluten-free version available yet, sorry!).
I’ve attached a full specs list below of Huel Bars (v1.0).
The macro split is 41:22:25:12. Which is 41% of the energy comes from carbohydrates, 22% from fats, 25% from proteins and 12% from fibre.
Suped up with fibre!
There is a massive 15.1g of fibre per Huel Bar. Make sure you have no more than 2 in any 24 hour period, otherwise you’ll be constipated like heck!
I have 2 a day if I am running, 1 just before a 10km run, and 1 just after.
With each Huel Bar, I make sure I drink a pint of water or squash at the same time. This will help keep everything moving inside.
Huel Bars are Low-FODMAP :D
Having 2 a day, I have had no problems on a Low-FODMAP diet. There’s at least 1 ingredient which contains some FODMAPs, Apple Fruit Juice Concentrate, but this seems to be in low quantities and I’ve had no issues.
If you are on the Low-FODMAP diet and want to try these, then I recommend having half a bar and seeing how you are. Then take it from there.
Loads of other benefits…
These bars are nutritionally epic, and they hold a few extra surprises, such as:
- 15.7g protein per bar
- 26 vitamins & minerals squeezed in
- 100% vegetarian
- 100% vegan
- Source of phytonutrients
Summary: Are the Huel Bars worth it?
For the past month, I have hardly touched my Huel Powder and have just been nibbling away on Huel Bars. I guess it’s partly because I’m pretty busy and it’s so much more convenient.
I’ll definitely continue to buy these Huel Bars as they are spot-on for me, my general diet and training routine.
I think they’re also proper handy to keep a box in the car for the emergency snack – no more junk food needed.
Lastly, I also take a couple of bars with me hiking, and will probably take a couple of boxes when I next go travelling. Just makes eating right that little bit easier.
All in all, as you can see in my Huel Bar review, I think these Huel Bars are amazing and would definitely recommend them!