A new recipe that has taken into consideration your comments:
To start, we would like to offer you a bar that tastes less sweet: this is achieved by replacing the glucose syrup with rice syrup.
Then, we removed all the additives and ingredients that do not have any added value and that sometimes have negative connotations. Some examples? We removed the sorbitol, aromatic caramel and the sugar esters of fatty acids, and above all: no more palm oil!
Anne-Sophie, product manager at Aptonia, talked to us about their goal to offer more healthy and responsible products
"When you look at the recipe of the products, there are many ingredients which are not used when cooking. The idea is to create products that resemble home-cooked food as closely as possible. Naturally, when we produce sports food, some of the additives are compulsory, but we know what we are adding and why. We wanted a product that was tasty but better suited to sports use. And above all, as part of our genuine commitment to be environmentally responsible we wanted to stop using palm oil."
There is quite a story behind the taste of our coated cereal bars.
"Why create a new recipe? For a more healthy, more eco-friendly product that fulfils your requirements and your sport, whether it is a bike pannier or water bladder. So, our design team studied a new formula. With the following challenge: enhancing the value with better products.
And as all the tastes are in nature, we tested our recipes!
The resulting bar is more healthy, does not use palm oil and is still tasty!"
Origin of these bars and regulations - here are a few more details:
These bars are made in Spain.Anti-doping regulations
The product complies with anti-doping standard AFNOR NF V94-001 on the date of batch manufacturing.
MOVING TOWARDS THE SPORTS NUTRITION OF THE FUTURE: ECO-RESPONSIBLE AND EVEN TASTIER!
Aube, an ingredients engineer:
"Our decisions regarding the choice of ingredients go far beyond regulatory requirements. We're gradually getting rid of additives as much as possible. In our approach to selecting ingredients and additives, we're taking an interest in ethical, environmental and health issues. We also want to simplify our recipes and are gradually moving in this direction.".
Nutritional value: 100g | 21g (=1 bar)
Energy Value: 419kcal - 1764kJ | 88kcal - 370kJ
Fat: 13.0g | 2.7g
of which saturates: 6.6 g | 1.4 g
Carbohydrates: 68.0g | 14.0g
of which sugar: 29.0g | 6.1g
Dietary fibres: 5.0g | 1.1g
Proteins: 5.1 g | 1.1 g
Salt: 0.27g | 0.06g
*% of the Reference Daily Intake