"First to tell you that your raw chocolate brownies and maple & peanut bars got me through TED Global a happy camper. I've been having a terrible autoimmune arthritis flare-up and was feeling sorry for myself because I find eating raw is one of the best ways to control the pain (but I don't want to eat raw)... and I enjoyed the brownies so much that it wasn't a hardship at all. Thank you so much for making those - I actually had a disproportionate # of them!"
Simon Richardson – Pro Cyclist for the Sigma Sport Specialized Team
2nd overall in the UK Premier Calendar Series and 5th in the National Championships 2010.
Former member of the British Mountain Bike Team and Olympic Podium Programme.
“One of the things people can find tricky about bike racing is getting enough fuel on board during competition and training, but I’ve found that with Pulsin' bars that’s just got a lot easier. With no added sugar and being gluten free, they’re really easy to digest when I’m working close to my limit which can really make a difference to performance. But best of all they taste great, and I haven’t run out of energy yet!”
“The Protein Sport Bars have filled a gap in my nutrition that I didn’t know existed, and I really rely on them now. Even for endurance athletes, getting enough protein in, and at the right times, is vital. This bar just makes life easier, particularly when I’m facing a hectic travelling and racing schedule. I now always carry a stash in my kit bag.”
"I eat a gluten and dairy free diet and have recently discovered your snacks. They’re really great – firstly because it’s hard to find decent snacks at all, and secondly because I do a lot of sport and need a boost of energy that’s relatively healthy. Finding something filling and nutritious that doesn’t contains oats has been a challenge!."
"I'm unable to eat gluten, and also have a dairy intolerance, and do a lot of sport including a number of endurance events and have found it really hard to find anything that keeps me going as well as your bars. I normally get through quite a lot of food during an event but used the energy bomb and maple and peanut bars on a long event on Sunday and they were fantastic, and taste yummy as well."
"I'm a runner, I use the energy bomb before I run in the morning, I just have half of it and it just gives me a great lift without having something with loads of refined sugars in. When I do my long run after about an hour of running I will eat the second half and it keeps me going and I find it easy on the stomach. The Bliss bar I have around 4pm in the afternoon which I consider to be my treat, I am a pilates teacher and so I like to have healthy snacks on me at all times, its easy to carry around, tastes great and gives me a little pick up when I usually feel a little jaded."
N.R., Battersea, London
"I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), a condition which causes my energy to suddenly evaporate at certain intervals during the day, usually between meals when my blood sugar levels are low. Even at the best of times it's very difficult for me to cope with this when I also have a very demanding work schedule. I've tried several different snacks like chocolate bars and energy bars to keep me going and the Pulsin' Bliss Bomb! seems to be the most effective of all."
I recently found the Pulsin' Bliss Bomb! in my local health food store and decided to buy one as the label indicated they can help "beat stress and fatigue". Later on that day when I felt another energy loss coming on I ate half a Bliss Bomb! and soon experienced a gradual return to normal. The product served as a gentle parachute compared with the usual free-fall that I often suffer. Instantly I became a fan and now always carry a Bliss Bomb! around in my handbag, confident that I am well equipped to deal with this condition at any time of day."
Beth Davies, Bournemouth
Age: 38, Occupation: Health & Social Care, Area Services Manager
Favourite Activities: Running (off-road), any sports, yoga, hanging out with my children and friends talking about 'stuff' and making each other laugh. Eating-especially chocolate. Listening to music (what a blessing music is to life!). Work (I actually like work!).
Favourite Health Food Stores: The Nutri Centre (Bournemouth), Infinity Foods (Brighton), Wild Oats (Bristol)
When & Where Used: Breakfast (Energy Bomb!), before working out (Energy Bomb!: especially if running over 1.5 hours or doing cardio back to back with endurance training, circuits). At lunch time (Bliss Bomb!/Energy Bomb!/Coffee Brownie). If time is limited alongside vegetable juices. Before going out if dancing/on a late one (Bliss Bomb!/Berry Burst)
Natasha is training in pentathlon for the 2012 Olympics. Can the Pulsin' products help her on the way to victory?
Tash says: "I eat Pulsin' energy bars to give me a prolonged energy whilst I'm training and then the protein bars afterwards to ensure I get all the nutrition I need between meals and after training. Since I've started using Pulsin' bars I don't reach for the biscuits and quick sugary fixes any more and feel happy that I'm fuelling my body on natural energy souces and proteins. Its no chore as they're really tasty and give me a boost after a day's teaching before evening training!"
Coach Rob says: "Since Tash has been using the Pulsin' energy and protein bars, her training sessions have been at a much more consistent and higher tempo day in day out. You get out what you put in and Pulsin' seems to be the missing link"How do they help you?: Give me energy/boost. Help focus and concentration. Take away urge to eat foods that are high in sugars but also have dairy/wheat and so on, that slow you down after and are generally no good for the metabolism. Taste lush, that's got to be a big pay-off! I have also found that the energy bombs can be used as part of a training program as the stimulant effect can increase running time and focus. Once you stop using the energy bombs the improved performance is sustained as your body has adjusted to the challenge. I tested this over a 6-8 week period (using bombs) then 6-8 weeks abstinence.