PowerBar Chocolate Caramel Fusion Triple Threat Energy Bar

PowerBar Triple Threat

(Editor’s Note: It’s Day Three of Energy Week here at The Impulsive Buy. So far I’ve reviewed an energy drink and an energy gum. Today I’ll be reviewing an energy bar, and tomorrow I’ll possibly be reviewing energy underwear. Which is actually just glow-in-the-dark boxers, so maybe not.

Also, the winners for this month’s prize drawing have been chosen and you can see who won in the News section in the right column. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone else who participated.)

When I think of energy bars, the first name that comes to my mind is PowerBar, one of the originators of the energy bar.

Of course, if you’ve ever had an original PowerBar, you know that it has the chewiness and texture of Play-Doh mixed with fine sand. Over the past few years, PowerBar has introduced less dense energy bars and their most recent concoctions are the Triple Threat Energy Bars.

PowerBars are designed for athletes who need some extra energy. Of course, my idea of exercise is occasional jogging and watching Bowflex infomercials, so finding out if this energy bar will help me with my workouts was going to be hard.

Fortunately, a Bowflex infomercial starting playing on television and I found out that the PowerBar Triple Threat helped give me the energy to not fall asleep during it. So I guess it did help with my workouts.

As for the taste of the energy bar, it tasted like fruit-filled chocolate. However, tasting like fruit-filled chocolate would make sense if I was eating from a Whitman’s candy box, but I was eating a bar that was supposed to taste like chocolate, caramel, and almond, or at least artificially flavored versions of it.

Now the reason why this PoweBar is called the Triple Threat is because it’s a bar that provides great taste, energy, and nutrition.

Of course, not all of it is true. As I proved earlier, it provided energy and with its many minerals and vitamins, the PowerBar Triple Threat has quite a bit of nutrition.

However, as I also proved earlier, it lacked that great taste. But two out of three isn’t that bad.

Too bad George Lucas has a much worse ratio.


Item: PowerBar Chocolate Caramel Fusion Triple Threat Energy Bar
Purchase Price: $1.17
Rating: 2 out of 5
Pros: Full of vitamins and minerals. Kept me awake during Bowflex infomercial.
Cons: Doesn’t taste like a chocolate caramel fusion. The texture of the original PowerBar.

21 thoughts on “PowerBar Chocolate Caramel Fusion Triple Threat Energy Bar

  1. the picture on the package sure makes it look good. i doubt it looks that good in real life.

    p.s. – a review about energy and workouts with no sex references? i’m slightly disappointed. :p

  2. I’m w/Megan on this one. Where is the kinky sex reference about doing George Lucas up against a wall to give him a protein shake? come on Marvo, don’t let us down!

  3. Yes I too am with Amy in GA and Megan, I really thought you thrown in some sex reference what is an energy bar with out using the energy for sex. Too bad it has the texture of Play-doh and sand. That does not sound appealing at all.

  4. I never had good luck with PowerBars. In addition to the wonderful taste, the “Triple Threat” they presented to me was cramping, gas, and digestion problems.

  5. Chocolate Caramel Fusion? This isn’t an energy bar – it’s a bad candy bar. Sure, it gives you energy – candy bars have lots of simple sugar carbs in them. I’m not falling for this one, PowerBar.

  6. one second.. u mean to say you ate a chocolate energy bar, which didn’t taste like chocolate.. and you actually hoped to get energy from it ?
    okkkkkkkkk..

  7. I actually like fruit filled chocolate, so maybe I should try this one even if it is badly named… isn’t Triple Threat some sort of wrestler? Or rapper… I dunno i get them all confused.

  8. So let me see if I got this straight. You are suggesting that staying awake during an infomercial is a good thing?
    Also when I got to the end of the post I was like what no sexual reference and their it was in the first response, then others so I won’t even mention the lack of sexual connotations here.

  9. Great review Marvo.
    I actually found it refreshing that you didn’t force in a sexual reference. (too much of a good thing can be bad too)
    Did it say on the packaging how many calories are in the bar?

  10. Megan – From the outside it looks like any other chocolate candy bar. So it looks good, but just doesn’t taste good. As for lack of sex references, I promise that a future review will have double the sex references.

    celebrate woo-woo – Try it if you must, but I shall warn you that you may not enjoy it.

    Amy in GA – You know, I just don’t want to seem like a pervert ALL THE TIME.

    Becky – I have two more days of energy product reviews, so I have plenty of time to throw in sex references.

    Chuck – Your “Triple Threat” is better than mine, which consists of slouching, hairy nipples, and a unibrow.

    Bottom Feeder – But there’s vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. So it’s not a bad candy bar, it’s a bad healthy energy bar.

  11. SEV – Yeah, but I’m used to that cycle. As a kid, I got glasses to make me look intelligent, but they made bullies want to beat me up.

    Golf Grouch – Hmm…I haven’t seen those, but I’ll give them a try if I do find them. Thanks for the tip.

    Bryan – I think it’s all of the above.

    Kent Tell – I bet everyone thinks I’m a perv. Maybe I should change my name to Mervo so everyone can call me Mervo the Pervo. ::tear:: Oh well, I’m sure I’ll make up for the sexual references in another review.

    Chris – It’s got 230 calories per bar. Which is not quite enough energy to (insert sexual reference here).

  12. While I’m not a fan of the Powerbar, they have been much more enjoyable in recent years than George Lucas.

    Those Bowflex commercials are certainly hard to remain conscious during, aren’t they? I’m personally a fan of infomercials of Ronco products. They make me hungry with all that food they throw in that damn rotissirie

  13. nat – If they were, I think we would see them at Home Depot. ;-)

    Ken – Yes, I like saying along with Ron, “Set it and forget it!”

    Kaya – Imagine if the chocolate and caramel were real, then they would have to call it Snickers.

  14. taikoG – Yeah, it probably was, I just didn’t have enough ENERGY to add the sexual references.

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