Powerbar HydroMax energy gel review

Nicely formulated caffeinated gel with a neat ‘no-spill’ design

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

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Powerbar HydroMaxPowerBar’s HydroMax + caffeine gel is another ‘watery gel’; each 67ml sachet provides 38g of water and 25.5g of carbohydrate (at 6.2p per gram) as a 2:1 blend.

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There’s also a hefty 100mg of caffeine, along with 300mg of sodium – significantly higher than most gels. 

Although bulky, you’d only need one or two of these per session, so portability isn’t an issue. The sachets open easily and the ‘no-spill’ design is very welcome. The consistency is light and refreshing, while the cola flavour is decent enough.

Unfortunately the high sodium level is quite noticeable and made for a strange salty aftertaste. It’s not a major issue though, and this is still a recommended alternative to other fruit-based offerings. 

Verdict: Well-formulated, good value caffeinated gel that tastes a bit different, 82%


Contact : www.powerbar.co.uk