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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Detour Bars

I recently had the opportunity to try out some of the different Detour Protein bars.  I'd like to thank Cori Pope for sending me some to review and a lot more to giveaway.

Here's a quick rundown of the bars I tried...

DETOUR RUNNER BAR:  It is made specifically to meet the needs of runners.  Each Detour Runner Bar is made with high quality whey protein and contains MicroLactin, which is a naturally occuring ingredient that has been shown to improve joint health. - Exactly what we runners need!

DETOUR LOWER SUGAR BAR: It has the same taste as Detour's original protein bars, but with a fraction of the sugar. They come in two sizes: 30 g protein with 5 g of sugar and 15g of protein with just 3g of sugar.  I was sent the smaller bar.  It has only 170 calories! Winner!

DETOUR LEAN MUSCLE BAR: It is made for people who are interested in building and maintaining lean muscle mass.  Each bar contains 32g of whey protein, is fortified with 20 vitamins and minerals, and has 2000mg of healthy Omega 3's.

I am really not a fan of protein bars. Maybe because I haven't tried one that actually tastes good. In all honesty, the Detour Protein Bars that was sent to me to review was hands down, the best tasting protein bar I've ever had.  I think they are just as yummy as my favorite Snickers and Mars Bars.  By providing awesome taste, texture and chewiness, it really tastes like a candy bar..  The sweetness wasn't overwhelming too.  It was just right.

I had one bar before one of my long runs.  I woke up late and I wasn't able to have my usual breakfast.  Then the others, I had as a snack, mid-afternoon right before my tempo runs and speedwork.  They are very convenient as they are yummy!

To sum it all up...If you're in a rush, missed brekky, need something to satisfy your hunger, then these bars are for you!



Detour Bar was awesome enough to give away one box of Detour Runner bars, one box of Detour Lower Sugar bars, and one box of Lean Muscle bars. Yes, there will be 3 lucky winners for this giveaway!  Woohoo!  This is open to U.S. residents only.

I will announce the winner next Monday, Dec. 6.

Please remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH of the things below.  1 comment = 1 entry.  I suggest you do everything specified below to increase your chances of winning.  If you do all 10, that's 10 entries!

1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting a comment here like, "I am a follower" .  I am always happy to see new people following. = 1 entry

2.  Visit the Detour Bar Website. Let me know which bar you would want. Post it on my comments again. = 1 entry

Extra Credit
1.  Follow me on Twitter (@HotlegsRunner) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
2.  Follow Detour Bar Bar on Twitter (@DetourBar) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry *for every Twitter follower DetourBar gets, they donate a bar to US troops? Cool, huh?
3.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
4.  Like DetourBar on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that lets me know you already do. = 1 entry
5.  Post this giveaway on your blog, Twitter and/or Facebook linking back to here.  Let me know when you've spread the word. Leave a comment for each. = 3 entries
6.  Add me to your blogroll. = 1 entry 

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I did not pay for these Detour Bars.  They were sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.



  1. What a great giveaway! I'm a follower. :

  2. I'd like to try the lower sugar bars!

  3. Julie,

    I'm a follower!

    P.S. I know the first guy doesn't win these contests ever, but the first guy always helps others to win!

  4. Just followed you on Twitter, my profile is @AndrewOpala

  5. Just followed @DetourBar on Twitter

  6. I liked your facebook fan site - from

  7. I liked the "Detour Protein Bars" fan page on Facebook

  8. I Posted this contest on my main page side bar for contests -> here.

  9. Tweeted:

    checkout @HotlegsRunner and for a Detour Bar Give-Away

  10. facebooked:

    checkout and for a Detour Bar Give-Away

  11. I am a follower and I love DETOUR caramel peanut bars. Next to chicken and muscle milk, they are my favorite source of protein! I am eating one as I write this!

  12. you are on my blogroll already

    p.s. i don't know how much internet access i'll have this weekend so GOOD LUCK ON SUNDAY. i can't wait to read about it when i get back :)

  13. I would wantto try the LOW SUGAR bars...I LOV protein bars, but have not tried DETOUR yet!

  14. Linked to blog:

  15. I'd like to try the Detour Runner bar in Chocolate PB.

  16. I'd like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Runner Bars, or the Lean Muscle Cookie Dough Caramel Crisp...yum!

  17. You're on my blog roll under Rae's Reads!

  18. I am following detour bar on twitter :)

  19. i want to try the oatmeal/pnut butter chocolate chip bar

  20. Oh my goodness... lean muscle cookie dough caramel crisp... That even sounds yummylicious!

  21. i like the runner or low sugar bars

  22. i'll try the original detour bar - chocolate crunchy peanut butter (30g).

  23. I think I would favor the Runner Bar, but I'm not too particular. I enjoy bars a lot.

  24. I've added a link to my blog sidebar.

    Also, thought I might toss this out:
    I understand that many people shy away from protein bars for the high calories. I've taken protein bars and cut them into bite-size bits and store them into a ziploc so I can have them in liu of candy or dessert. You can replace the desire for candy snacks and get a bit extra protein as well.

  25. I would want to try the Detour Chocolate Chip Caramel. Sounds yummy.

  26. Posting a link to your giveaway on my blog.

  27. I'd love to try the Lean Muscle bars, but they all sound good!

  28. I follow Detour Bar on Twitter. (So cool that they donate!)

  29. I posted your giveaway on my blog:


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