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Snickers Marathon Bar


#1

My new workout buddy picked one of these up after our workout this morning. He asked me what I thought of them. I had a free sample awhile back, so I said they tasted really good, but I know nothing about them, nor am I really interested. But after he ate it he asked me to find out what I can about it. So I ask you guys, have you heard anything about these Snickers Marathon bars? Any info is appreciated, thanks!


#2

My opinion is that it is a better tasting powerbar. I have only tried one marathon (which was the original name for snickers by the way), but it had a pleasant taste. Costs far too much for far too little. Pretty much, it comes across to me, just as I had read, as "fortified junk food". If you were going to eat a candy bar anyway, I suggest grabbing a marathon instead (more protein). If you wanted a protein bar, I would grab something else.

Now, the "quadratein protein blend"'s main ingredient is soy protein isolate so take of it what you will. I had never heard of "peanut flour" as a protein...anyone else...but that was the second protein ingredient.

http://www.snickers.com/nutrition.asp?brand=Marathon1


#3

It's candy. That is all you need to know. If you can afford to have candy in your diet, then go for it. If not, then skip it.


#4

What kind of info are you looking for? Reading the nutrition facts should tell you all you need to know.


#5

It's candy, it tastes pretty good, but it's candy.

Loopfit is dead-on-balls accurate

B.


#6

Well, considering the fact that protein bars have provided false numbers on the label, I guess I am looking for ANY information one may have. Whether they like it, recommend it, have read articles or reviews on it, etc. Labels don't tell you everything, especially when they're not even providing true numbers...


#7

Don't waste your monry just wait for Grow! bars to come out.