Detour works hard to ensure that every product they make tastes amazing by doing rigorous taste tests. Their bars are high in protein thanks to whey which Detour believes has hidden powers. They say that whey protein has remarkable properties and that is why it is at the heart of every product Detour builds.

Detour is a company that was started by an Olympian, and as a result the company is passionate about athleticism and nutrition. Detours mission is to bring the nutritional know-how of elite athletes to fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Detour invented the modern, delicious “multi-layer” protein bar in 2002 and they have been improving on it ever since.

Detour offer a range of bars, all of which are really yummy and nutritious. Their bars are all low in sugar and high in protein. A great way to find out which bar is best for you just check out their variety pack!

I tried the Simple Detour bars. They are gluten free, low in sugar and high in protein.

The Caramel Peanut ‘simple’ Detour bar tastes incredible. The caramel layer is delicious and contains crunchy nuts which just make it even better! Just check out the layering:

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The bar is low in sugar and contains 20g of protein- ideal for a post workout recovery snack. These bars are perfect for those who are constantly in the pursuit of excellence as these bars deliver all of the body-shaping nutrition with low levels of sugar.


The bars also come in smaller, 10g sizes, which are great as a quick on the go snack anytime.

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The Chocolate Chip Caramel simple bar is made with real ingredients and is covered in a delicious chocolate coating. It also has a rich caramel layer- which is amazing, and has been finished off with chocolate chips. I tried warming the bar up, and topping it with a dollop of nice cream and some nut butter. It made for the perfect post workout treat!

You could even use one of the Detour bars as a topping for your bagels, as shown here in this Instagram image by @hungrygirl325 

Whey is the ultimate protein because it is a naturally complete protein. It contains all of the essential amino acids, the building blocks of strong lean muscle, your body needs every day. Whey is often called a “fast” protein because it is easy to digest and efficiently absorbed into your body providing an ideal fuel to working muscles.


The final bar in the Detour ‘simple’ range is deliciously decadent yet incredibly good for you. It is the Salted Caramel Cookie Dough bar.  I took one of these on my recent long haul flight and it was the perfect way to fuel up without any nasty ingredients. Covered in chocolate, these bars look and taste decadent, but the ingredients prove otherwise.

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The ‘simple’ bars are made with clean ingredients so you can feel good about enjoying these bars.

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I also tried the Detour ‘Smart’ bars.

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This is the blueberry flavored bar, showing the whey drizzle. I didn’t like these bars as much as the Simple bars as I found them pretty dry and lacking in flavor. However, at only 130 calories, and containing 10g of protein they made for a good between meal snack and easy addition to my breakfast.

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There are other bars in the Detour Smart range, like the Coconut Almond bar shown below.

I think I would enjoy the Smart bars more if I used them in a recipe, as shown below, where @pbeechie used the Smart bars as a base for these amazingly yummy looking coconut-chocolate and fruit tray bake bars:

To check out more bars, and to learn more about what Detour is doing, then check out their social media pages, or read their blog!

You will also be able to find some great recipes using the Detour products on the blog too, so it is well worth checking it out.

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