Written by David Guest
Effective and potent, TORQ energy bars come in a wide range of often unusual flavours that don’t sit too heavy on your stomach.
What they say: TORQ bar has been formulated to be ultra high in carbohydrate, very low in fat and with ingredients wide-ranging in glycaemic index.
What it is: Finding an efficient fuelling method to suit your riding is perhaps one of the most important and underrated things you can do as a cyclist. It’s vital to know what works for you and your routine. Thankfully there are plenty of choices available – including these energy bars from relatively new name on the scene TORQ.
There is just a little over one gram of fat in each bar and over 45 grams of carbohydrate, making them ideal for giving you a speedy energy boost to prevent the dreaded bonk.
In our testing, we found the bars to deliver an energy hit within only around five minutes of consumption and even a quarter or half a bar is enough to perk you up when you are feeling a bit of a drag.
One final benefit is that the bars are approved by Fair Trade – a nice touch for the ethical cyclists among us.
Who it's good for: Perfect to keep on your person in case of a mid-commute bonk, for a sportive or longer weekend ride. A smart alternative to some other bars out there.