Honey Stinger’s New Pre-Workout Bar
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First Take On The Honey Stinger Pre-Workout Bar
Honey Stinger is known for those awesome waffles. I am from the Netherlands, and I grew up on Stroopwafels. In my mind, those are the real deal especially fresh from the weekly market. With that said, the Honey Stinger Waffles are a sweet comparable from a look and taste standpoint, and have been a mainstay in my athletic diet for years.
Therefore, I am excited to share that now they are coming out with a new pre-workout bar. Many of us, me included, go out in the early morning on a bike ride or run without any fueling whatsoever. Correction, I usually sip a blast of espresso with a dash of maple syrup. And if I happen to remember, I peel that banana on my way to the meet-up point. I always come home ravenous, and throw down whatever I can find. Here’s to fueling smarter!
The Grand Unveiling
Backbone Media is the PR firm representing Honey Stinger. They and a wonderful group of Honey Stinger employees invited me along with numerous other media outlets to present, discuss, and promote the virtues of a bar that works well before heading out for your particular sport. This day, for many, that was a few ski skin sessions up and down some groomed runs before it opened to the masses.
We all met bright and early for this unveiling at Eldora ski resort in Nederland, CO. This is more of a local ski hill that lacks the glitz and glam of the big Colorado ski resorts. And they like it that way! Don’t be fooled, by the term local ski hill. It’s a legitimate place to recreate on many levels. If you are reading this from the Midwest and Eastern parts of the country, you will be blown away at the sheer size of it, and the super fluffy snow conditions.
There was a nice group of people representing the local, state, and national media that focus on everything “outdoors”. I wouldn’t consider consider myself media in the traditional sense, but I am an athlete and do review gear from a practical standpoint. And as you would imagine, I also take various forms of fuel out when I hit the roads, paths, trails, lakes, mountains, etc. That’s why, Honey Stinger’s Pre-Workout bar really speaks to me.
I spoke to a few dietitians who were there, and they work with a lot of athletes. Their main gripe is that they can’t get anyone to eat anything before their workouts. This bar should help solve that problem. I will definitely give it a try over the next few weeks (and months) to see how it impacts my performance.
Honey Stinger’s Pre-Workout Bar Put To The Test
I want to see how this pre-workout bar can aid in my athletic passions. Hence, Honey Stinger, and its line of products comes in quite handy. I took a Pre-Workout bar right then and there during the presentation, since I had not grabbed breakfast. Immediately following the presentation, I went for a 6 mile Nordic ski, which is a serious calorie burn. I had another one of the bars early on in my trek on the groomed trails. It was an absolutely beautiful Colorado Blue Bird day as I skated and glided up and down the trails amidst the snow covered trees.
My experience was quite euphoric! I worked hard on the rolling terrain with solid efforts on the numerous climbs. I never got any hunger pangs, and made it through the entire circuit feeling strong.
This 190 calorie bar is made of oats and honey inside, and the outer is rolled in caramel and oats. Honey Stinger is from beautiful Steamboat, Colorado. A place quite idyllic from an active and outdoor sports perspective. I’m sure they have the ultimate testing playground. No matter, the entire state is a true recreational and sports paradise, and Eldora was my perfect proving ground.
Final Thoughts On Honey Stinger’s Pre-Workout Bar
Honey Stinger is adding diversity and a new angle to their nutritional offering. I am impressed with the bar. It’s given me a leg up during my workouts the past few weeks, and I’ll continue to see how I can dial in my nutrition based on my athletic goals for the day.
For more info on the new bar and other Honey Stinger products, visit www.honeystinger.com. The new Honey Stinger bars can be found at top retailers including grocers, convenience stores, sports retailers and many online sites such as www.rei.com/honeystinger and www.amazon.com/honeystinger.