Saturday, October 08, 2016

Snickers Marathon Long Lasting Energy Bar

Note:  This review was originally posted to my Epinuons account.

I got one of these bars on a whim. I know it’s supposed to be for those that are athletic, but I was getting tired of the candy bars. After all, I do walk a lot and that has to count for something. I don’t get these bars that often, mostly because of the cost. They usually go for somewhere in the neighborhood of $2, making them too expensive for a snack.

I’ve found that the wrapper is difficult to get off. For some reason, the wrapper sticks to bar. I’ve never had any trouble with the material staying on the bar, but I do have to peel it off slowly. I could see someone trying to open one of these after working out for a while and simply not wanting to be bothered.

It’s also tough to eat. It tastes good, but it’s very dense. It’s difficult to chew. It’s not extremely hard, but it’s not like gum, either. I think if I had a lot of dental work other than fillings, I’d worry about something popping out.

As for the taste, it doesn’t do much for me. I found both of the flavors available to me to be very similar. I think this is one of those things like Gatorade that change once you’ve been exercising for a while. The most exercise I do is walking, which hardly causes me to break a sweat.

It’s almost like eating some sort of processed and condensed Snickers bar. It actually looks and tastes like a Snickers bar that’s been distorted and messed around with. At least I didn’t see any hydrogenated oils. I really think it was meant for someone who exercises a lot.

I haven’t seen these available recently, but I haven’t been looking. It’s something that I’ll see and think about, but not really buy. It’s just not the kind of thing I want to snack on. I guess I’m going to have to keep looking for a healthier candy bar.

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