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High 5 4:1 Advanced Training Bar

High 5 4:1 Advanced Training Bar
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Price: £1.39
Manufacturer: High 5
Product Code: HI5032
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High 5 4:1 Advanced Training Bar

High 5 4:1 Advanced Training Bar with 4:1 blend of carbohydrates and whey protein bar, flavoured with cranberries. The carbohydrate content is a mix of simple sugars and complex carbohydrates from oats to give sustained energy delivery. Whilst protein content is predominately whey based it also includes soy and wheat gluten to provide a balance of amino acids and incease the glutamine content to further promote post exercise recovery.

The bar is intended for use both during training or post training to aid recover and it's also ideal for multi day endurance type events. Recent research has shown that consuming protein during exercise as well as carbohydrates can lower the rate at which muscle breaks down and increase the rate of muscle repair.

Manufacturer's Description

4:1 Training Bar is a healthy snack for use during and after exercise. It has a balance of simple and complex carbohydrate (29g) and protein (7g). After exercise, your muscles are often low in glycogen (carbohydrate) and you may want to reach for a product that contains high quality carbs for a post-race fix that tastes great. Protein contributes to muscle growth and muscle maintenance.

4:1 Training Bar is made from fruit and grains, free from colours and preservatives and it tastes great. It’s moist, easy to chew, does not melt in the heat or become hard in the cold.

  • Simple and Complex carbs
  • Protein for the maintenance and growth of muscle mass
  • Fruit & grain
  • Easy to chew
  • With natural flavours. No artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans



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Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information per 40g 4:1 energy bar -

  • Energy - 155kcal
  • Protein - 6g
  • Carbohydrate - 22g (12g sugars)
  • Fat - 4g
  • Fibre - 3g
  • Sodium - 0.05g


Glucose syrup, oat flakes, raisins, sugar, palm fat, whey protein crisp 8% (milk), invert sugar syrup, rice flour, oligofructose, cranberries 5%, soy protein, wheat gluten, emulsifier (soy lecithin), citric acid, salt, flavours, vegetable oil.

Press Reviews


Definitely the most ‘techy’ bar in High5’s line up, and as such the one that comes closest to the usual ‘monkey poo’ criticisms of more focused fruit-based performance bars. It isn’t something you’d unwrap at elevenses and, while it’s soft whatever the weather, the recipe means it takes longer to chew down than most. There’s only one flavour (cranberry) available. As the 4:1 name suggests, it has three times the protein and 50 per cent less simple sugars than the other High5 bars for a more sustained release that works well during and after training. It’s free from nuts, artificial colour and sweetener and easy to open too. Stickiness means it gets very messy very quickly if left half-eaten though.

Verdict - Versatile during/after energy balance for hard training, but sticky single flavour. Performance 4/5, Value 4/5, Overall 4/5.

Source: TriRadar, February 2013

Cycling Plus

High 5 Advanced Training Bar Cranberry - Great ingredients - slow release energy from fruit and oats and quick release from maltodextrin. The flavour is an acquired taste though.

Source - Rocket Fuel Road Tested, Cycling Plus, September 2011


Most energy bars are crammed to the packet with carbohydrate alone, but High 5 takes the unusual step of mixing four parts carbohydrate and one part protein. Each 155 calorie 40g bar, as a result, provides 22g of carbs and 6g of protein.

This means they'll not only provide the necessary carb intake but also keep you going for longer, making them ideal for long winter rides and reliability trials, where recovery is as important as fueling the legs.

The key ingredients are oat flakes, raisins and glucose syrup for making you go and whey and soy protein for recovering. On the bike the bar is easy to eat and digest. That's in part due to its small size, there's less of it so it's a quick snack to eat, and the natural and mild taste of cranberry and soft oat texture makes it a very palatable ride snack. Also, being soft and chewy, with a slight crumbly build, makes them easy to break into smaller chunks, and they stay soft even on cold rides when other energy bars have frozen.

They also make a handy between-meal snack, with the protein content helping to satisfy your appetite, keeping hunger at bay for longer. And their simple ingredients and low fat makes them clearly preferable to choosing a more convenient chewy bar from the shops.

On first tasting then they're a great tasting energy bar that satisfies on or off the bike.

Road Cycling UK High 5 Advanced Training Bar Review - January 2011


What does it taste like? Thanks to the syrup, raisins and oats, the taste is great and pretty similar to a ‘normal’ cereal bar, although the texture is noticeably drier, meaning it’s a bit crumbly, so you need to be careful you don’t drop half of it if you’re eating on the move.

However, more crumbly means less clingy in the mouth, so it’s very easy to chew and swallow (though you’ll need a good swig on your bottle to get the crumbs down), and it also means it doesn’t get too sticky in your back pocket too – a major plus in my book. I carried these bars for quite a few miles on some hot rides –including this years Verenti Dragon Ride in Wales – and they were still fine to eat at about 80 miles.

Does the bars work? They work for me. As with the 4:1 drink, I definitely find a bit of protein helps. There’s no doubt I feel stronger towards the end of a long sportive if I’m taking on protein as well as carbo during the final few hours.

Verdict - A handy, tasty way to take on carbohydrate and protein – ideal for use in longer races, sportives, and other endurance events, as well as for post-ride recovery.

Source: Road.cc High 5 4:1 Advanced Training Bar Review - August 2010

Triathlon Plus

We've eaten enough of these bars in the last month to call ourselves true experts. Like many training fuels they use a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate and protein that is proven to boost your performance and recovery, leaving you fresher for your next tough session. Snacks that contain protein also satiate your appetite better than carbohydrate alone, so these bars prove to be a good between-meal snack. Just like their gels, High 5 have created a natural-tasting sweetness by using fruit (in this case cranberry), with oats to provide complex carbohydrates. It's this natural taste that makes these bars a winner. Some bars have an ingredients list as long as your arm, but these are so straightforward and easy to eat that you'll want to munch them again and again.

Verdict - Natural-tasting energy bar that hits the spot during and after exercise. Performance 5/5, Value 4/5, Overall 4/5

Source: Triathlon Plus

220 Triathlon

With four parts carbs to one part protein, the High 5 4:1 Advanced Training Bar packs 155 calories into it's 40g. Aimed at use during or post-exercise, it boasts protein, complex carbs and simple sugars, and is flavoured with dried cranberries.

Source: First Look, 220 Triathlon Magazine, August 2010


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