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Mule Bar - Single

Mule Bar - Single
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Price: £1.35
Manufacturer: MuleBar
Stock Level: 6 - 21
Product Code: MLE001
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MuleBar Energy Bar

Mule Bars are great tasting energy bars made from all natural ingredients in some slightly different flavour combinations from other energy bars.  

They've been developed based on the simple premise: that what is natural is good. What is carefully selected for the unique energy giving potential is good. A natural mixture of ingredients made the way nature intended and picked for their broad spectrum of energy providing sugars and fats makes for the perfect bar, fuel with flavour, is good.

Recommened Usage

Eat 1 bar 30-60 minutes before event or training followed by a further 1-2 bars/hour during.

Carbohydrate before and during exercise increases energy availability and supports your immune system, with protein preserving lean muscle. A mix of sugars like the glucose and fructose found in MuleBar ensures increased energy absorption and improved endurance. Added to this, the mix of High, Medium and Low GI ingredients provides gradual energy release.

Tapering your training or trying carbohydrate loading? Try using a MuleBar as your mid morning and mid afternoon snack in the 36-48 hrs before your event. The idea is to super saturate your muscles energy stores and improve your endurance!

Flavours

Chocolate Fig Fiesta - Chocolate, fig and crushed almond - This is our personal homage to all the great things about Spain, or maybe I should say Fiestas. Mountain bike the Sierra Nevada and tell us we're wrong. Rich, high 70% cocoa content chocolate, mixed with figs and flaked almonds leap out of the bar and stay with you mouth after mouth.

Hunza Nut - Apricot and walnut - In the Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan, the apricot is referred to as Hunza Gold - the original name for our bar until someone's lawyer told us we couldn't call it that . The apricots are Fairtrade and unsulphured and when mixed with good old fashioned Walnut they provide a true Christmas cake of an energy bar. Hunza nut delivers 338kj of calories per 100 grammes.

Liquorice Allsport - Liquorice, coconut and fennel seed -  A lot of feedback from triathletes, cyclists and other long distance people has been that it would be great to have something which isn't another fruit energy bar. Here's the first. Liquorice is exceptionally good for the digestive system apart from also being a great healer.

Mango Tango - Organic mango and cashew nuts - take the highest quality, Fairtrade dried mango from Uganda, add cashew nuts and our high energy natural base of Mulebar and you can see where the Tango comes from. Each Mango Tango bar delivers a kicking 371Kcal of calories per 100 grammes.This Mulebar does contain gluten, soya, dairy, nuts and seeds.

Pinacolada - Pineapple, coconut and goji berry - Exactly what you'd think is in this bar: a slice of pineapple with a heavenly shot of coconut. But for the added surprise topping we've found Chinese Ghoji berries for their vitamin C enhancing capabilities. Each Piñacolada Mulebar delivers 343kj of calories per 100 grammes

Strudel - Organic apple, raisin and cinnamon - homage to the great Austrian pastry. There are layers of flavour in this bar which you just don't expect from an energy bar: the organic apple is a a great mix with cinnamon and then ripe, sweet raisins. Have a good look at the wrapper too, the moon's been swapped for an apple!

Summer Pudding - Raspberry, cranberry and blackberry - To celebrate MuleBar being the Official Energy Bar to the Tour of Britain and The prostate Cancer Charity Tour Rides, we have created this Summer fruits flavour. A pudding of a bar with Raspberry, Cranberry and Blackcurrant. It’s full of kickin’ energy like all our bars and is one of those classic lovely, fresh summery tastes.

Alternative Pack Sizes

As well as these single bars MuleBars are also available in these sizes - 

Additional Product Information

Product Codes

  • Chocolate Fig Fiesta - EAN/UPC 5030131106215
  • Hunza Nut - EAN/UPC 5030131106222
  • Liquorice Allsport - EAN/UPC 5030131106239
  • Mango Tango - EAN/UPC 5030131106246
  • Pinacolada - EAN/UPC 5030131106024
  • Strudel - EAN/UPC 5030131106208
  • Summer Pudding - EAN/UPC 5030131106284

Nutritional Information

Mule Bar Chocolate Fig Fiesta nutritional values per 65g bar -

  • Energy - 233 k/cal
  • Protein - 6.5g
  • Carbohydrate - 42g (31g sugars)
  • Fat - 4.5g
  • Fibre - 3.2g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Mule Bar Hunza Nut nutritional values per 65g bar -

  • Energy - 233 k/cal
  • Protein - 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate - 44g (25g sugars)
  • Fat - 4g
  • Fibre - 3.3g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Mule Bar Jimmy's Chocolate Orange nutritional values per 53g bar -

  • Energy - 194 k/cal
  • Protein - 3.7g
  • Carbohydrate - 38.6g (27g sugars)
  • Fat - 2.3g
  • Fibre - 2.6g
  • Sodium - 0.04g

Mule Bar Liquorice Allsports nutritional values per 65g bar -

  • Energy - 270 k/cal
  • Protein - 5g
  • Carbohydrate - 40g (26g sugars)
  • Fat - 10g
  • Fibre - 4g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Mule Bar Mango Tango nutritional values per 65g bar -

  • Energy - 241 k/cal
  • Protein - 5.9g
  • Carbohydrate - 44g (29g sugars)
  • Fat - 4.6g
  • Fibre - 2g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Mule Bar Piñacolada nutritional values per 65g bar -

  • Energy - 254 k/cal
  • Protein - 4.6g
  • Carbohydrate - 47g (37g sugars)
  • Fat - 4.6g
  • Fibre - 2g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Mule Bar Strudel nutritional values per 65g bar -

  • Energy - 240 k/cal
  • Protein - 5g
  • Carbohydrate - 45g (34g sugars)
  • Fat - 2g
  • Fibre - 1g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Mule Bar Summer Pudding nutritional values per 55g bar -

  • Energy - 210 k/cal
  • Protein - 4g
  • Carbohydrate - 40g (29g sugars)
  • Fat - 3g
  • Fibre - 3g
  • Sodium - 0.1g

Ingredients

MuleBar Chocolate Fig Fiesta - Rice Syrup 32%, Figs 25%, Oatmeal 15%, Flaked Almonds 5%, Rice Crisps 5% (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Sunflower Lecithin), Oats 4%, Whey Powder 4%, Chocolate Drops 3% (Cane Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Vanilla), Soy Flour 2%, Shelled Hempseed 2%, Cocoa Powder 2%, Puffed Quinoa 1%.

MuleBar Hunza Nut - Apricots 32%, Rice Syrup 27%, Oatmeal 20%, Walnut Pieces 7%, Rice Crisps (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Sunflower Lecithin) 7%, Oats 4%, Soy Flour 3%, Shelled Hempseed 1%.

MuleBar Jimmy's Chocolate Orange - Rice Syrup (31%), Raisins (Raisins, Sunflower Oil) (20%), Oatmeal (12%), Mixed Peel (orange peel, glucose fructose syrup, sugar, lemon peel, concentrated lemon juice) (10%), Rice Crisps ( rice flour, barley flour, sugar, sunflower oil, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin) (8%), Oats (4%), whey protein (4%), Dark Chocolate (Sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin) (4%), Cocoa powder (3%), Soya Flour (2%), natural orange flavouring (2%).

MuleBar Liquorice Allsports - Rice Syrup 37%, Rolled Oats 24%, Coconut 20%, Rice Crisp (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Sunflower Lecithin) 6%, Whey Protein 5%, Liquorice (Mollasses, Wheat Flour, Sugar Syrup, Liquorice Extract 2%, Sea Salt, Aniseed Oil) 4%, Fennel Seeds 2%, Hemp Seed 2%.

MuleBar Mango Tango - Rice Syrup 29%, Mango,2 28%, Cashew Nuts 9%, Rice Crisps (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Sunflower Lecithin) 9%, Whey Powder 7%, Oatmeal 7%, Oats 4%, Water 3%, Soy Flour 2%, Shelled Hempseed 2%.

MuleBar Piñacolada - Rice Syrup 36%, Pineapple 33%, Toasted Coconut 8%, Rice Crisps 5% (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Sunflower Lecithin), Oatmeal 4%, Oats 4%, Whey Powder 3%, Soy Flour 2%, Shelled Hempseed 2%, Goji Berry 2%, Puffed Quinoa 1%.

MuleBar Strudel - Rice Syrup 34%, Rolled Oats 21%, Apple 10%, Whey Protein 7%, Apricot Kernel 6.6%, Apple Juice 6%, Raisins 5% Rice Crisp (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Sunflower Lecithin) 4%, Cranberries 2%, Hemp Seed 2%, Puffed Quinoa 2%, Cinnamon 0.4%,.

MuleBar Summer Pudding - Rice Syrup, Dried Apple 16%, Oatmeal, Rolled Oats, Whey Protein, Apple Juice, Rice Crisp (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt Extract, Sunflower Oil, Sunflower Lecithin), Apricot Kernels, Dried Raspberry 2%, Juice infused Cranberries (Cranberry, Apple Juice, Sunflower Oil) 2%, Shelled Hempseed, Soy Flour, Puffed Quinoa, Blackcurrant Powder 1%.

Allergen & Dietary Information

  • Mule Bar Chocolate Fig Fiesta - contains Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Nuts & Seeds.
  • Mule Bar Hunza Nut - contains Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Nuts & Seeds.
  • Mule Bar Jimmy's Chocolate Orange - contains Gluten, Milk and Soya, also produced in a facility that handles sesame seeds and nuts.
  • Mule Bar Liquorice Allsports - contains Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Nuts & Seeds.
  • Mule Bar Mango Tango - contains Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Nuts & Seeds
  • Mule Bar Piñacolada - contains Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Nuts & Seeds.
  • Mule Bar Strudel - contains Nuts, Gluten, Milk products & Seeds.
  • Mule Bar Summer Pudding - contains Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Nuts & Seeds.

Press Reviews

Cyclo

An energy bar with impeccable organic and Fairtrade credentials, an energy bar highly rated by top athletes (including many Tour de France riders), an energy bar that tastes great. Most manufacturers would rest on their laurels if they could tick just one of those, not so Mulebar who seem determined to go the extra distance on all counts. So how do the MuleBar Energy Bars stack up?

Variety is key when it comes to getting adequate nutrition on the ride and MuleBar offers a choice of seven unusual flavours: Liquorice Allsports, Pinacolada, Mango Tango, Summer Pudding, Apple Strudel, Hunza Nut and Jimmy’s Choc Orange – intriguing, no? We found all but the Liquorice Allsports both tasty and true to description (different strokes, etc. and you may well love the Allsports too), and crucially, so as to avoid hydration issues, the bars are moist and easily digested without recourse to the bidon.

Not only do these taste like real food, they’re made from it too and the company is committed to introducing further organic and Fairtrade ingredients as they become available – want more ‘green’ credentials? Some of the wrappers are decompostable (and more will be soon) and the company is signed up to the ‘1% For the Planet’ scheme where 1% of sales goes to a network of more than 3000 approved environmental organisations worldwide. Nice to know that something fuelling your ride is also helping protect the planet.

Nutritional values natural fluctuate between flavours but to take Summer Pudding (our flat-out favourite) as a fairly typical example a 56g bar serves up: 187Kcal, 38g of carbs (29g of which are sugars – most of which from the fruit ingredients), just 3g of fat – 0.4g saturates – and 3g of fibre for good measure.

There is, of course, a growing move towards all things natural – even organic – but MuleBar are far ahead of the game when it comes to variety and taste. Summer Pudding will fuel us through the next few months and when the weather changes we’ll gladly switch to Hunza Nut. Or Apple Strudel. Or Mango Tango. Or…

Source: Cyclo Website, July 2013

220 Triathlon

Borrowing the phrase 'melts in your mouth, not in your hand', Mule claim to offer a 'real food' snack made from natural and organic ingredients, which are easily and rapidly digested. These include rice syrup, raisins, mixed fruit peel and rice crisps. Each 56g bar supplies 38.6g of carbohydrate, of which two thirds come from simple sugars and the remaining third from complex carbs. Fat content is low, while the natural fibre content is high at 4.8g per 100g. The chocolate orange flavour comes from real cocoa and natural orange flavour, while a minimum of 1% of sales goes to environmental organisations. The bar is moist, with a succulent consistency combined with the crispiness of the rice crisps. Unlike a lot of chocolate-flavoured products it's light on the tummy, but the high asing price of £17.99 for 12 (£1.50 per 56g bar) means there's tough competition from cheaper bars. Comes in a wide range of interesting flavours, from apple strudel to pinacolada.

Source: Jimmy's Choc Orange, Test Centre Energy Bars, 220 Triathlon Magazine, March 2013

TriRadar

Another slightly awkward to open bar thanks to a tight, sticky wrapper, but at least the Mule bar’s tricky packaging is compostable if you bring it home (or it accidentally blows away). A high proportion of the ingredients are organic and/or Fairtrade too, so it’s a low-guilt gobfull. A high percentage of starch syrups and fruit mean it packs a rapid energy delivery, chews down quickly and, for once, the wide range of flavours are as appetising as they sound. That does mean potential to trigger an energy spike if you get greedy but pack size is slightly smaller than average which helps steady snacking, if not relative value.

Verdict - Very tasty, fast-acting fruit based bar, but awkward to open and high price. Performance 4/5, Value 2/5, Overall 3/5.

Source - TriRadar, February 2013

Cycling Plus

MuleBar Strudel - Real apples organically grown in orchards approved by the soil association. We love there are so few ingredients. Tastes great, with both fast and slow release energy.

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

 road.cc

Whereas some energy products can taste a bit bland, there is absolutely nothing subtle about these bars. Even more outrageous are the Pinacolada and Liquorice Allsports varieties.

Mule bars are smooth and slightly chewy. They’re not crumbly at all and they don’t fall apart as you get them out the packet (important if you’re eating on the bike). Summer Pudding is fruity and sweet, as you might expect. Mango Tango is still fruity, but surprisingly not so sweet.

Verdict - Mule Bars are well worth trying. They’re very tasty, easy to eat, and provide a good energy boost - and the natural ingredients might be a definite benefit if you get stomach trouble from other energy products.

Source: Road.cc Mule Bar Review - February 2011

 Bike Radar

MuleBar Hunza Nut - Here is a bar with ingredients you can recognise. A mixture of dried fruit, oats and nuts provides a lot of carbohydrate, and the low fat content means this bar would be quickly digested. It's soft and easy to eat. Not as sticky as pure apricots, not as dry as oats. The makers characterise it as 'fuel for adventure'. The sugars (from rice syrup and apricots) will be absorbed rapidly and starchy carbohydrate (from oatmeal and oats) will provide a sustained flow of sugars into the bloodstream.

Verdict - The good quality ingredients and absence of unnecessary preservatives or colourings make this a bar you could eat as a regular pre-ride snack, or to keep you going on a long ride.

Source: Bike Radar

 Cycling Weekly

Mule Bars were developed by a guy who wasn’t impressed with the selection of energy bars available. He started making his own in the kitchen and after feedback from friends has now got what is probably the tastiest bar on the market.

Mule now has a selection of six different flavours. The bars are wrapped in a loose package that is easy to open and get the bar out of while on the move. The consistency of the Mule Bar is neither too hard to bite off or too soft that they break and fall apart. Even in sub-zero temperatures the bars were easily chewable. Mule flavours are distinctive yet not overpowering and do not have any aftertaste.

Pros - Tasty, Easy to get out of wrapper, Good consistency, Easy to chew, even in freezing weather. Cons - None – yum!

Verdict - The Mule Bar is a little pricey for training at around £1.30 a bar, but for racing they are far superior in both taste and operation to the competition

Source: Cycling Weekly

MBUK

So good... Great tasting original flavours - Mango Tango is the highlight. The texture is pleasant and all the variations are really palatable. The energy content is good and the saturated fat percentage is usually low at just 1-2 per cent - the exception being the tasty Pinacolada flavour which has 7 per cent. For your consciene's sake they're also natural, use organic fairtrade ingredients wherever possible and 1 per cent of the annual sales go to environmental organisations.

No good... They're a little more expensive than the others on test.

Source: MBUK Magazine, November 2008

MBR

What's this? Energy bars your wouldn't mind serving up on Masterchef? No, not really, but they are genuinely tasty - we had to reorder these because the first lot were devoured en route to the photographer's. They're Fairtrade, contain weird and wonderful things like shelled hemp seeds and puffed quinoa and come in a range of natty flavours including pina colada (seriously) and boiled ham (not seriously).

Source: MBR Magazine, October, 2008

Shred Magazine

In one: Great snacklet for epic rides.

Jim in the office made it his duty to munch down these bars like a gannet, almost before they left the envelope. His verdict was simple - they taste good and the fill the hunger gap, Made from 100% natural ingredients.

Source: Shred Magazine, Autumn 2008

Cycling Weekly

Using 100 per cent natural ingredients, plus organic and Fairtrade ingredients where possible, MuleBars come in four flavours: Mango Tango, HUnza Nut, Pinacolada and Chocolate Fig Fiesta. Nutrition-wise, they're comparable with other energy bars on the market, but without the nasty additives. The mango flavour packs the highest energy count, delivering 371 calories per 100g.

Verdict: Absolutely brilliant. Every flavour is a winner, the consistency and taste are great, and they are packed full of energy. The best thing to come out of Wiltshire since Billie Piper.

Source: Cycling Weekly Magazine, August 21, 2008

Cycling Plus

MuleBar Hunza Nut - Here is a bar with ingredients you can recognise. A mixture of dried fruit, oats and nuts provide a lot of carbohydrate, and the low fat content means this bar would be quickly digested. The sugars (from rice syrup and apricots) will be absorbed rapidly and starchy carbohydrate (from oatmeal and oats) will provide a sustained flow of sugars into the bloodstream. The good quality ingredients and absence of unnecessary preservatives or colourings make this a bar you could eat as a regular pre-ride snack, or to keep you going on a long ride. Verdict 8/10. 

Source: Tested Energy Bars, Cycling Plus, March 2008

 

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