2019 Outdoor and Sports Foods Awards
The 2019 outdoor and sports food awards where we celebrate the best outdoor and sports foods from hundreds of manufacturers and thousands of sports foods.
We literally compare over 1000 outdoor and sports foods to find the best there is.
In this years awards, we look at protein and energy bars, camping meals, energy gels and hydration powders and vegan sports foods.
With over 1000 outdoor and sports foods, we look specifically at the nutritional facts of every food item to find the best for a number of categories.
We use the rankings and objective facts from each food type to work out the best food items within their categories, so when you're looking at the category winners, you know they're objectively the best.
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Best Energy & Protein Bars In 2019 Category Winners
What are the best energy and protein bars of 2019?
Here we look at over 400 energy bars and protein bars, we look deep in to their nutritional offerings and literally find the best of the lot for a number of categories.
Every category winner is hands down the best within their category, you can look at the discovery app to see for yourself where we have over 1000 outdoor and sports food.
Low Calorie Energy & Protein Bars Category Winner
Epic Venison Sea Salt And Pepper Protein Bar is the category winner for the energy and protein bar with the least amount of calories.
This bar has 1.86 calories per gram and is the lowest amount of calories you can get from over 420 bars which we have compared.
If you're looking for a high protein and low calorie meat jerky bar, you can't get better.
High Calorie Energy & Protein Bars Category Winner
Heather's Choice Lemon Lavender Packaroons Energy Bar has the most amount of calories per gram with 6.43 calories per gram
This is a new winner this year by Heathers Choice and if you're looking for a high calorie snack thats tasty, you can't go wrong with this, especially if you love coconut!
High Protein Energy & Protein Bars Category Winner
The category winner for the energy & protein bar with the most protein is the Pure Protein Chocolate Deluxe Protein Bar which comes in at 0.42grams of protein per gram of food, that's a whopping 42% protein density.
This literally can't be beaten, out of our 400 plus database of energy and protein bars this has the biggest amount of protein density of any other bar.
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With Most Protein Per 100 Calories
If you're looking for a protein bar which has the most protein per 100 calories then look no further, especially if you enjoy chicken and jerky style bars.
The winner of the category for the protein and energy bar with the most protein for the smallest amount of calories (in this case 100 calories), is the Epic Chicken Sriracha Protein Bar
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With The Least Carbs
Again, the Epic Chicken Sriracha comes out on top, comparing this to over 400 energy and protein bars it wins twice.
The energy and protein bar which has the least amount of carbs is the Epic Chicken Sriracha Protein Bar.
It has as little as 0.02 grams of carbs per gram of bar. This is an incredibly low carb protein bar which very few others come close.
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With The Most Carbs
The winner for the energy and protein bar with the most carbs is Romneys Kendal Mint Cake. This is a big favourite amongst fell walkers and mountaineers in the UK, other than it's minty goodness, it's packed with carbs and gives you that energy when you need it.
This bar has 0.98g of carbs per gram, so is 98% carbs, an amazing energy bar to take in to the hills for a walk or run. More carbs than any other bar in our database of over 400.
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With The Most Fiber
The winner of the energy and protein bar with the most fiber category is Julian Bakery Paleo Thin Sunflower Butter Protein Bar. So if you're looking for a high fiber energy or protein bar, this literally can't be beaten.
This bar has 0.40g of fiber per gram of bar, that is a whopping 10% more than the 2nd most bar, made by Now Cow.
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With The Least Fats
The winner of the energy and protein bars with the least fats is the ProBar Strawberry Bolt Chews and if you prefer chews to energy gels, these are for you!
It has 0 grams of fats and 0 grams per gram, so literally no fats and is one of the best out of over 400 energy and protein bars that we have compared.
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With The Least Sugar
The winner of the energy and protein bar with the least sugar category goes to CarbRite Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Bar.
This bar has 0 grams of sugar and is one of the best out of over 400 energy and protein bars compared.
Category Winner For Energy & Protein Bar With The Least Sodium
The winner for the energy and protein bar with the least sodium is the Larabar Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Energy Bar. If you love peanuts, and looking for an energy bar that doesn't have sodium then you will struggle to find a better bar!
It has 0 grams of sodium and beats over 400 other energy and protein bars that we compared it with.
The Category Winners For The Best Packet and Camping Meals 2019
In this category awards we look at the best camping and packaged meals. We have compared nearly 100 camping meals to find the best for 2019.
These include breakfast, lunch and dinner style camping meals, as well as boil in the bag, add hot water and dehydrated and freeze dried camping meals.
Below are the best camping meals in 2019 out of 100 we have compared and nutritional prodded to find the best.
Category Winner For Camping Meal With The Longest Shelflife
The winner of the camping meal with the longest shelf life goes to Mountain House Beef Stroganoff With Noodles Packaged Meal
It has a 5 year shelf life and you'll find that most of Mountain Houses packaged meals for camping and prepping have an incredible shelf life.
Category Winner For Camping Meal With The Most Calories
The winner of the camping meal category with the most calories per gram is the Next Mile Meals Sausage Scramble Package Meal. If you're looking for a big punch of calories on an overnighter whilst wild camping, you can't go wrong with this.
This packet meal from Next Mile Meals has a whopping 6.24 calories per gram, beating out nearly 100 other camping meals that we compared it to.
Category Winner For Camping Meal With The Most Protein
This Next Mile Meals Coconut Chicken Curry Package Meal is the category winner for the camping and packaged meal which has the most protein.
This meal has an incredible 0.61g of protein per gram. That is a 61% protein density which is very high and beats all other camping and packet meals in our database to the number one spot.
Category Winner For the Camping Meal With the Most Carbs
The Look What We Found Chicken Tikka Packaged Meal is the category winner for the camping and packet meal with the most carbs.
This camping meal has a very low 0.03grams of carbs per gram of food, thats a 3% carb density and only 3grams of carbs in the entire meal. If you're looking for a low carb camping meal, this can't be beaten as it's better than nearly 100 other camping meals we have compared it to.
Category Winner For Camping Meal With The Most Carbs
If you're looking for usable energy, look no further than a high carb camping meal.
The Voyager Cous Cous Chicken And Vegetables Packaged Meal is the category winner for the camping meal with the most carbs. This camping meal has beaten nearly 100 other packet and camping meals to the number one spot and is the highest in carbs out of any other meal in our database.
This has a formidable 62.6 grams of carbs per 100g of food.
Category Winner For Camping Meal With The Least Fats
The category winner for the camping meal with the least fats is Alpineaire Veggie Burrito Bowl Packaged Meal with only 0.01g of fats per gram of food.
This camping and packaged meal beats out nearly 100 other meals and has the least with only 1g of fats in the entire meal.
Camping Meal With The Most Protein Per 100 Calories Category Winner
The category winner for the camping meal with the most protein per 100 calories is:
The Backpackers Pantry Cincinnati Style Chili With Beef Package Meal is the camping meal with the most protein per 100 calories of food.
That means that you get the biggest amount of protein with the least calories of any camping meal compared to all others in our database.
The Best Energy Gels & Powder of 2019
Here we look at some of the best energy gels and hydration powders of 2019 and award those that are best in their category.
We compare over 200 energy gels and hydration powders to find what the best for the year is, all based on objective nutritional numbers.
Below are a number of categories which highlight some of the best choices you have when searching for your next endurance fuel.
Nut Butter Energy Gel With The Most Calories
The category winner for the nut butter energy gel with the most calories is the Performance Nut Butter Pouch. If you love nuts and nut butters, this one can't be beaten for calorie density.
It has a huge 6.67 calories per gram of food and 200 calories per pouch which should keep you going on your endurance events and races.
This nut butter has more energy and calories than any other nut better style energy gel in our database of 214 energy gels and powders.
Original Style Energy Gel With The Most Calories
If you prefer your energy gel more goopy and liquid energy than nut based, then here is the more standard energy gel style which has the most calories.
The 33Shake Chia Seed Energy Gel has the most calories per gram out of any standard energy gel style with 4.29 calories per gram of gel.
This is the most out of any other standard energy gel and is also made with some non-processed ingredients, like chia seeds.
Category Winner For Energy Powder With Most Calories
The Maurten Drink Mix 160 Hydration Mix is the category winner for the energy powder which has the most calories per gram.
It has a huge 4 calories per gram of powder which means you can carry less and get more energy in return and has more energy and calories per gram than any other hydration or energy powder that we know of.
Category Winner For Natural Energy Gels With Most Calories
The category winner for the energy gel which has natural ingredients and the most calories, goes to:
The winner goes to the Muir Energy Blackberry And Thyme Energy Gel which offers 3.83 calories per gram of gel.
It's ingredients are all based on whole foods and is completely vegan too. Muir offer some fantastic flavours and if you want a healthier energy gel option, give them a try!
The Best Vegan Outdoor and Sports Foods 2019
Some of the category winners above are vegan, but we wanted to create it's own category to highlight even more great outdoor and sports foods and to show how good they are at not only providing fuel but healthy alternatives to non-vegan sports foods and supplements.
Below are a few categories that can help you find the best of the bunch for your next outdoor adventure or endurance event.
Low Calorie Energy & Protein Bars
Lucho Dillitos Classic Guava Energy Bar has the least amount of calories per gram, with 2.20 calories per gram. It is made from fruit puree and is wrapped in compostable leaf, so the packaging wins an award with us as well!
Lucho Dillitos was also the 2018 category winner for low calorie energy bars and we believe it's still worthy of winning this category.
The Best Vegan Camping Meal For 2019
The winner for the best vegan camping meal goes to:
The Tent Meals Moroccan Mango Main Meal - 800 Kcal is one of our favourite meals and the 2019 vegan camping meal winner. We love all tent meals but this is spcifically good with fantastic flavours, high in protein and keeps us going for hours!
Category Winner For Vegan Protein Bar With The Most Protein Per 100 Calories
The vegan protein bar which has the most protein per 100 calories is:
The Primal Strips Thai Peanut Jerky is one of our favourite protein bars and also has the most protein per 100 calories at 13.51grams of protein per 100 calories.
This is a very similar offering to even the best non-vegan protein bars and actually comes in the top 5 protein bars out of 200+ for its protein to calories.