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Tram Bar All Natural Energy Bar

Food Review: Tram Bar — Real Food, Real Energy

Made to be snacked on when riding a tram car to the top of the mountain, you don't need to be a skier to enjoy these all natural energy bars. A friend turned me onto a Tram Bar ($3 to 4), and it was love at first bite. Made with organic goodies including oats, honey, peanut butter, dried bananas, chocolate, dried apricots, raisins, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds, no two bites of the bar are the same. It's super delicious, and even though it's only about three inches long, a Tram Bar is also super filling. One makes a great pre- or post-workout snack, but I've also eaten them when I crave a sweet treat after dinner.

To see a closeup of this bar (you can really see the wholesome ingredients), and see the surprising nutritional info

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These soft and chewy bars are probably the best tasting energy bar I've ever bitten into, but I almost dropped it on the floor when I saw the calorie amount — 340 calories for an energy bar? Definitely great if you're working yourself silly doing an all day hike, bike ride, or dance-a-thon, but not exactly a bar to be used for a basic snack. Actually, the nutritional info on the package says that it's one serving, but the info on the Tram Bar's website says one bar equals two servings. Half a bar is definitely enough for a pick-me-up snack, so when I eat a Tram Bar, I usually split one with a friend.

Serving Size Half a bar
Calories 170
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Carbs 24 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 4 g
Iron 6%
Ingredients: Organic oats, Organic honey, Organic peanut butter (Organically grown dry roasted peanuts, salt), milk chocolate (sugar, milk, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, soya lecithin, real vanilla), rice nuggets (rice flour, rice bran, raisin juice concentrate, honey salt), Organic dried bananas, Organic dried apricots, Organic raisins, Organic sunflower seeds, Organic sesame seeds, sea salt.

If you can't find these bars at your local health food store or gear shop, buy them online.

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Spectra Spectra 5 years
I don't disagree that the ingredients are wholesome, but it's just a tad too calorie-dense for me. Unless I were hiking in the woods for days, I'd probably choose something a little less "dense" than this.
Mila_83 Mila_83 5 years
Way to many calories!I'm much better of sticking to my fresh fruit/hand-full of nuts/apple+PB snacking routine. When I feel like energy bar I usually reach out for these PhytoBerry bars-so far,these bars have one of the best stats nutrition-wise (180ccal/4g of fat/11g sugar and 15g of protein!!)They contain like 20 types of different berries(strawberries,blueberries,raspberries,even acai and indian goose berry).Incredibly tasty too:)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
Also, I think the fiber content is too low for me.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 5 years
wow..... that's a load of calories. but then again, look at what's going into it. nuts, fruits, and peanut butter. all good for you bringing their high calorie punch.
SFCA SFCA 5 years
That calorie count is outrageous! I'd prefer to eat a handful of nuts or trail mix. On the other hand, it would be great for backpacking.
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