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See what the buzz is all about by fueling with these honey-based products.
Honey Stinger Energy Bar
In Honey Stinger’s newest flavor, Blueberry Buzz, you can actually see (and taste!) real blueberries. The bar has a light, crispy texture and a yogurt-coated side. Besides honey, it also includes almonds, crisped rice and rolled oats. The bar is great for fueling workouts—it’s not crumbly, and the 170-calorie bar contains 5 grams of soy protein, 30 grams of carbs, plus electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. Available in four other flavors. $1.69 for 1.75-ounce bar, Honeystinger.com
NOW Energy Bar
Because it’s such an uncommon ingredient in sports nutrition, the white chocolate in No Opportunity Wasted’s white chocolate, fruit and nut energy bar is a palate-pleasing flavor option. Made with Manuka honey (an especially healthful variety from New Zealand), the all-natural, gluten-free bar is great for powering long rides, with its easy-to-chew texture, 11 grams of protein and 42 grams of carbs per 280-calorie bar. $35.88 for 12 2.5-ounce bars, Nowenergybar.com
A first-of-its-kind honey-based sports drink, it’s made with all-natural ingredients and uses honey as the primary source of carbohydrates—since it’s unrefined, it’s easier to digest than other sports drinks, according to HoneyMaxx. The orange flavor has a light, sweet and tangy citrus taste with very little aftertaste (possibly from the sweeteners stevia and xylitol). Each 11-ounce serving of drink contains 80 calories, 20 grams of carbs, and electrolytes. Be patient when mixing—it dissolves slowly. Also sold in lemon-lime. $21.95 for 20-serving bag, Honeymaxx.com