“ Brand: Maxitone / Type: Bars / Dosage Form: Bars „
Ok I will cut straight to the point, Sculptress bars are not great. Sounds harsh but it's true.
I "invested" in 3 boxes of these a while back when I was heavily into exercise, running in particular. I was keen at the time to try anything that would enhance my performance and help me improve as quickly as possible, as I'm not a natural born runner being a short stumpy person with tiny short legs. I'm never going to break any speed records so anything that would help would be a huge bonus.
How much are they?
Now these bars are not cheap, they retail at around £20 per box, each box contains 12 bars. I bought mine from a specialist online retailer which offered a small discount for more than 2 boxes, I'm sure though you could get them slightly cheaper still from the likes of eBay etc.... if you don't want to be lumbered with a whole box of them they can be bought individually but that way they are more pricey, at £2 per bar!
What do they taste like?
The taste of the bars is odd, chocolately with a strange bitter aftertaste. They are chewy in texture and very dense. I found it hard going to consume a whole bar in one sitting and often had to break them into two or more pieces. The manufacturers recommend you don't have more than two bars per day which was never a problem for me as I simply couldn't stomach more than that. You won't like these I think if you're not a fan of dark chocolate as they are incredibly rich and almost powdery.
I don't think they made much difference, if any, to my running performance. I would follow the recommendations by having one an hour before running and also in the evening but soon got fed up due to the downright rubbish taste and texture. I gave up once the 3 boxes had run out. There are much cheaper and tastier ways of getting more protein into your diet than this, and more enjoyable too.
These are fine for die hard marathon runners, but for me....sorry!
Nutritional values if you're interested are:
Per 60g bar (Caramel Crunch)
of which sugars 13.2g
of which polyols 6.24g
of which saturates 2.52g
Green Tea 21mg
L-Carnitine Tartrate 0.9g