I use these for marathon training long runs. I have tried many different gels and chews and these are the best I have found so far. They taste good and are not too sour, I wish they would leave out the citric acid, it really burns my teeth and gums, although when running hard it is actually difficult to taste anything, but I do get hints of fun flavors from these.
I think the challenge is finding something that I will not choke on and that breaks down in my mouth quickly and does not get caught between my teeth and gum line.
So I would prefer if these were softer and larger, but some softer chews are coated with sugar and/or stick in the bag and are annoying to get out while running because they are all clumped together, so these don't do that too much, and that is a big plus.
A no waste re-sealable bag would be great but then again, if it obstructs the chew from sliding out easily, that would be worse, fighting with the bag while racing is a mental strain that will make me opt to not eat at all-- I try to remember to open these in advance, that way there is no chance that I will litter the piece of the bag I tear off, or tear off too much and they fall out.
The main things I would change about these is that I would make them bigger and softer, that way I get more to chew on, it is harder to accidentally start to swallow one and get it caught in my throat, and I do not have to eat so many to get the calories I need while running.
Love them for their flavor and energy. They are gummy but very convenient to eat while on the bike. Nutrition is king for performance and easy eatables are more likely to get eaten when doing long rides
The taste is good but the bolts are too 'gummy' for my teeth. If I wasn't 74, Bolts would be a good energy 'pick-me-upper'.
Hi PJ, thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that BOLT may not be the best option for you. We've noted that you've already contacted our customer service team on the phone and we hope that another PROBAR product will be a better option for you!
This is an excellent energy when taking long summer tides.
I love these. I feel like a little happy kid everytime I get to eat them. They are soft, chewy, tangy pieces of joy. And of all the bolt flavors available, these are my favorite.
Love the Bolt energy chews, they are the perfect snack to keep you going all day on the slopes and taste great too !
I recently placed a review of a flavor that I’ve never tried before and the flavor was not so amazing. Customer service reached out to me and corrected the issue immediately. I am overly impressed with my experience with ProBar and the dedication the their customers. I am definitely a customer FOR LIFE. Thanks for taking care of me the way you did!!
Thank you for your feedback, Ryan! We're sorry to hear you don't enjoy the Berry Blast flavor as much as the others. I've sent you an email to see if there's any more information you are able to provide us, to help our Quality Team investigate any issue. We look forward to speaking with you about this matter.