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CrossFit, Musician & Chef - Astren tells Ollybars how it is.

CrossFit, Musician & Chef - Astren tells Ollybars how it is.

Keeping up with an active life style relies on a number of factors; quality rest, mindfulness, detoxification and superior nutrition. In my opinion Ollybars are a perfect addition to an already well balanced diet. I’ve tried and tested the majority of the mainstream nutribars out there, some offer great flavour, a satisfying taste and a good texture though somehow I have never been 100% satisfied after consuming them.

I come from a catering background having worked as Chef de Partie in michelin star restaurants. Along side cooking, my other obsessions in life are fitness, nutrition and music. Playing bass guitar in a London based melodic punk band called The Seaside Rebels and working out five to six days a week at CrossFit gym Momentum Training.

'Naked' bars are cheerful and affordable, but jam packed full of cold pressed dates (naturally high in fructose) which immediately puts a limit on your daily consumption. Kelloggs “Nutri - Grain”, a single bar has more additives and sugars than I would allow my self to consume in a week! 

'Eat Natural' (apart from not being particularly natural) also lack in flavour and quality ingredients. Bounce are fair quality and flavour, but the portions are mini! Clifbars are a good all rounder with big variety of flavours and good portion size, however they contain brown rise syrup, soya flour, soya extracts and a whole lot of flavourings that I’m not sure I want to consume.

Ollybars though, are far superior in quality, portion, nutritional values and furthermore they are affordable, considering all the whole foods packed into them! Which is all reflected in Olly’s passion and food philosophy as a whole when I met him. All very refreshing and inspiring if like me you are always the on the hunt for a nutribar that packs a punch above the rest. 

The Ollybars that I tried tasted phenomenal! Olly's entire concept of hand made nutribars with Pop2Eat packaging, simple logos and sublime flavours make them the best nutritional bar on the market. Ideal for active fast pace lifestyles, professional athletes craving a quick snack or long-lasting slow release energy. Pre OR post workout fix, travellers packing efficiently and eating healthily or musicians needing a wholesome snack on tour before hitting the stage. 

Go Olly! 





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