Review: Wheaties Fuel Energy Bites

It was Member Appreciation Day at the Y today and in the lobby there was a basket full of goodies for members to take. I grabbed one of these:

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Figured I would try it and pass along my thoughts to you.

They are Wheaties Fuel Energy Bites Double Chocolate variety. The bag claims 15 grams of protein and 100% daily value of 5 B-vitamins.  More nutritional information at bottom of page.

On first bite I was immediately reminded that these were made by a cereal company as the bites are covered in chocolate puffed rice–makes for a crunch when you bite down. The center is similar to a dry chocolate brownie in consistency, almost as if it was a brownie that was accidentally but dehydrator but taken out before it was too late. Every bite I kept thinking this would be so much better with a glass of milk. I did have to drink a lot of water to be able to chew and swallow. On the plus side there were eight bites in the bag–pretty substantial for a serving.

Personally, I would not use this product in my nutrition regimen because I don’t do well with solid food except on the bike and it requires too much liquid to swallow. I am also not the biggest fan of chocolate. But kudos go out to Wheaties for giving us options on how to fuel our bodies. Each one of us is so different and maybe this will be perfect for you, especially if you were/are a fan of coca puffs or chocolate rice crisps cereals.

What’s your favorite bite size workout treat?

Nutritional Facts:
Serving size 1 pouch (62 grams)
Calories 260
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 8g
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
Sugars 14g
Protein 15g