REVIEW: SCNS Energy Bars for Golfers

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SCNS Sports Foods and their Energy Bars dedicated to golfers.

There are a TON of energy bars on the market. So why should anyone consider the PLUS+ BARS from SCNS? Well, it’s a tough sell to get people to engage in a new product. But, one way to ensure some sales is to target a specific niche. That is precisely what SNSC Sports Foods has done, and you guessed it, they have targeted golfers.

Energy Bars

Golf is a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s no wonder legitimate entrepreneurs, and anyone with some garage space is trying to get their foot in the door. Being a fan of the hit show Shark Tank, it makes me cringe to see a company eliminate a massive majority of the consumer base by aiming at just one area of sales. But, I have to give credit to SCNS, they have an ideology that seems to be working. While there’s no reason a swimmer or a soccer player couldn’t enjoy a PLUS+ Bar, they have put all their cards on the table as a Golf brand. For that, I give them kudos.

With a variety of products, Golfers are sure to find one for them.

The PLUS+ BARS come on four different flavors:

  • 1st Tee PLUS+ Oatmeal Raisin Nutrition Bar

  • 1st Tee PLUS+ Chocolate Peanut Nutrition Bar

  • 10th Tee PLUS+ Chocolate Peanut Caramel Energy Bar

  • 10th Tee PLUS+ Peanut Honey Energy Bar

They also have a selection of Gluten and Dairy free bars:
  • 1st Tee Honey Almond Snack Bar

  • 1st Tee Dark Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Bar

  • 10th Tee Cranberry Trail Mix Bar

 

You can tell from the creative packaging and naming the bars are designed to give you some get up and go for the start of your round. Then, at the turn, the idea turns to sustainability and bringing it home on a high note!

My go to was the Chocolate Peanut Nutrition Bar

The flavor was outstanding, and I was happy that the ingredients were all pronounceable. You won’t find any chemically treated “items” inside the SCNS Bars.

From the SCNS website about the bar:

1st Tee PLUS+ Chocolate Peanut Nutrition Bars help you to keep calm and play on, whether your game is on the links, the court, the gym – or anywhere! A divine layer of chocolate is topped with hearty oats, soy, and crisp rice. Chamomile hops, and valerian root support calmness and focus. A balanced combination of complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals provide nutrition.

  • No high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • No artificial ingredients
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Corn Syrup, Soy Protein Nuggets (Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, And Salt), Rice Crisp (Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt), Milk Chocolate Flavored Coating (Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Non Fat Milk, Whole Milk, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Palm Oil, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Rolled Oats, Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin), Peanut Butter (Peanuts), Peanuts, Glycerin, Fructose, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Virgin Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Guar Gum, Mixed Tocopherols, Hops Extract, Valerian Root Extract, Chamomile.

Allergen Statement: Contains milk, peanut, soy. May also contain egg, tree nuts, wheat.

The Energy Bars were a surprise as well

My favorite, by far, was the Peanut Honey. It had a much more appealing taste than the Chocolate Peanut Caramel.

From the SCNS website about the bar:

10th Tee PLUS+ Peanut Honey Energy Bars are formulated to prolong your game, whether it’s through the back nine or crossing the finish line! Wrapped in a luscious vanilla yogurt coating, inside is an irresistible balance of peanuts, honey, and peanut butter. Deliciousness is elevated with protein, green tea, and Panax ginseng extracts to help sustain energy no matter what the activity.

  • No high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • No artificial ingredients 
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Corn Syrup, Yogurt Flavored Coating (Sugar, Modified Palm Kernel Oil, Skim Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Yogurt Powder (Milk Ingredients, Bacterial Cultures), Color, Soy Lecithin, Lactic Powder, Natural Vanilla Extract), Peanut Flour, Peanuts, Sugar, Calcium Caseinate, Wheat Starch, Soy Protein Isolate (Isolated Soy Protein, Soy Lecithin), Peanut Butter (Peanuts), Honey, Natural Flavor, Fructose, Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin (As Emulsifier), Peanut Oil, Panax Ginseng Extract, Guar Gum, Green Tea Extract, Vanilla Extract.

Allergen Statement: Contains milk, peanut, soy. May also contain egg, tree nuts, wheat.

Gluten and Dairy Free were not for me.

I’m not anywhere near a nutritionist or someone who should be advising anybody on what to eat and what to avoid. Understand this is my opinion and what I found to be the case with the SCNS Bars I received.

I enjoyed the bars mentioned above and found the taste to be on par with a majority of the energy bars in the market. However, the Gluten and Dairy free bars lacked something that makes my taste buds sing. While I wasn’t a fan of the bars, I did have a few of my golfing colleagues give them a try, and they liked them quite a bit. It’s obvious, if you’re interested in purchasing the bars, you’re going to want to grab a variety pack or find a golf shop that’s carrying them in stock.

JT is much more of a health nut than I am and he felt the ingredients were less than desirable from a “Healthy” standpoint. The all natural ingredients are a plus, but I wouldn’t recommend these as a meal substitute by any means. Here are the nutritional facts from my favorite overall bar, the Chocolate Peanut Nutrition Bar:

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving size: 1 bar (60g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories240
Calories from Fat60
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat6g (9% DV)
Saturated Fat3.5g (18% DV)
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg (0% DV)
Sodium210mg (9% DV)
Potassium55mg (2% DV)
Total Carbohydrate38g (13% DV)
Dietary Fiber2g (8% DV)
Sugars14g
Protein8g
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium4%
Iron10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.

 

SCNS is doing an excellent job marketing their brand

Much like a lot of the products and companies we review, Social Media is the way we get in touch. SCNS is doing a fantastic job of utilizing this space to grow their brand.

 

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They are very active on Instagram. You’ll see their posts pop up all over the place with their customers posting photos like mine above.

What I also like is how SCNS has affiliated themselves with some great organizations such as;

*Click on the link to be taken to the website for the affiliates

Not only do they have a great product, but they also are working with passionate companies and organizations that care about the game of golf. Hats off to them for taking that step.

Where you can buy the SCNC Energy Bars

The SCNS Website is the best place. It’s a well laid out site that has a TON of information about the products they offer, and you can purchase directly from the website.

A box of 12 Chocolate Peanut nutrition bars will run you $23.99, right at $2 a bar, plus shipping of course, Not a bad price point at all! And, you can save 15% on your first order by signing up for their email newsletter.

Be sure to give SCNC a follow on their social media accounts. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Follow Mathew Wangrycht:

Writer and founder of the golf blog The Breakfast Ball. My wife will tell you I'm obsessed with the game, she's right! It's that obsession which drives me to become a better player and make this site enjoyable for everyone.

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