Mule Bar Energy Gel review

We’ve tested Mule Bar’s all-natural vegan-friendly gels. They’re packaged in refillable containers to reduce waste

Mule Bar energy gel
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Full marks to Mule Bar for addressing gel wrapper waste and for its gels’ all-natural vegan content. But they do taste quite salty.

Reasons to buy
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    Low-waste packaging options

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    Economical refill packs

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    All natural ingredients

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    Vegan Society approved

Reasons to avoid
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    Quite a salty taste

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Mule Bar aims to reduce the amount of gel wrapper waste with its range. If you cycle popular routes, both on and off road, you’re sure to have noticed the number of gel wrappers discarded by cyclists. The temptation is to just throw away the wrapper once you’ve consumed its contents since you are left with a sticky piece of plastic that makes a mess of your hands, clothing and any other kit in your pocket – but by doing so you're ruining the countryside for everyone.

So Mule Bar's gels are packed in a plastic wrapper like a toothpaste tube. You can just flip the cap with one hand to slurp its contents, then snap it closed when you’ve finished refuelling.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.