REVIEW: Powerade Sports Freezer Bars

Powerade Sports Freezer Bars Box

What are Powerade Sports Freezer Bars?

Jel Sert, the company that makes Otter Pops and Fla-Vor-Ice, has teamed up with Powerade to make freezer bars in two of the sports drink’s classic flavors: Mountain Berry Blast and Fruit Punch.

But it’s not just the flavors. These are sports freezer bars, meaning they have electrolytes in them.

How are they?

Powerade Sports Freezer Bars Bars

Now, I have a hard time describing what they taste like. The Fruit Punch has a nondescript fruity flavor. Mountain Berry Blast has more of a noticeable berry flavor; it’s probably raspberry, but since they didn’t specifically call it raspberry, it could be anything.

But even though I can’t really describe them, I quite enjoy them! Both the flavor and the texture are as good as any freezer bar I’ve had. They have a little bit of sports drink flavor, but I wouldn’t detect it if I didn’t know.

Powerade Sports Freezer Bars Fruit Punch

Powerade Sports Freezer Bars Mountain Berry Blast

I compared the bars, both frozen and refrigerated, with their respective Powerade flavors to see how true they are. I think Jel Sert used the same flavoring, but they’re not exactly the same: the freezer bars are better! They taste less watery and less medicinal. (I’ve never thought of Powerade as tasting medicinal until I tried it next to the bars.)

Anything else you need to know?

I compared the nutrition facts of these with regular Powerade. Serving for serving, they are roughly the same, except that the bars have half of the sodium (I’m guessing because salt affects the freezing point). The bars are like a concentrated version of Powerade. For your convenience, I have included the nutrition facts for both the freezer bars and regular Powerade below, including the vitamins and minerals.


If you are going to be nibbling on freezer bars this summer and want some electrolytes to go with them, Powerade Sports Freezer Bars are a perfect option.

Purchased Price: $2.00
Size: 24 oz. box (16 bars)
Purchased at: Dollar General
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Freezer bars – 4 bars, 170 grams) 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 75 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbs, 19 grams of sugar including 19 grams of added sugars, 0 grams of protein, 18 milligrams of potassium, 2 milligrams of calcium, 4 milligrams of magnesium, 15% DV of niacin, 35% DV of vitamin B6, and 70% DV of vitamin B12.

(Powerade – 12 fl. oz.) 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbs, 21 grams of sugar including 21 grams of added sugars, 0 grams of protein, 35 milligrams of potassium, 15% DV of niacin, 15% DV of vitamin B6, 35% DV of vitamin B12, and less than 2% DV of magnesium.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Powerade Sports Freezer Bars”

    1. i should note: i already have otter pops on hand for this purpose, but electrolytes are key.

    1. Oops! There’s 80 calories per serving (20 calories per bar). There’s also 80 calories per serving of Powerade.

  1. What a great concept! I love freezer pops and am always lacking in my electrolytes and try to consume them as much as possible. I’ll be seeking this out!

  2. Been tossing my normal Powerade bottles in the freezer for years. 30-45 minutes, a couple shakes, and I have a DIY slushy ready to go.

  3. creative but id rather suck on an actual popsicle with varety f flavors… i dont miss all the gatos ive consumedin the last few years and frozen may sound nice but its the same ol flaors!!!! they should offer other flavors!! done with the same ol borong flavors…. easy pass!!!

  4. I purchased 4 boxes of these but some of the red/fruit punch ones taste sour. They taste like warheads. I’m guessing warheads ice pops are made from the same company and they had a mix up?

  5. These suck! Flavor is great..but they tear apart and spill when trying to separate them to put in freezer. Once frozen, of kept in a pack, they will tear this way too!!! Tearing down the side! Don’t waste your money. Seriously!!!!

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