Hornby Island Energy Bars Review

Delicious, natural and healthy snacks for mountain adventures is something we are always on the lookout for. Long days in the mountains require a lot of calories and what you’re eating has to taste good to encourage you to keep eating. We have recently discovered the deliciousness of Hornby Island Energy Bars and need to let you know that this may just be your new favourite snack bar for adventures!

They are made with simple natural ingredients that you can easily pronounce, so none of that chemical mumbo jumbo, they taste amazing and are made locally right on Hornby Island in British Columbia.

Currently they have 4 scrumptious flavours. Here is a quick breakdown of the four bars and which ones are our personal favourites:

Hornby Island Energy Bars

4 delicious flavours to choose from.


This is my personal favourite! Made with ingredients like oats,dark chocolate, sesame tahini and coconut it is the highest calorie bar in their lineup with an impressive 420 calories and 11 grams of protein for an 85 gr bar. This bar will give you enough energy to keep hiking or climbing for hours!

Hornby Island Energy Bars


Made with ingredients like oats, peanut butter, coconut and carob. Never tried carob? Then you are in for a treat. Try this bar and see if you can tell it’s chocolate free, the carob will leave you pleasantly surprised. At 375 calories and 11 grams of protein it’s a tasty choice.

Hornby Island Energy Bars


You don’t live and die for chocolate? I know there are a few of us out there so this bar is for you. Made with ingredients like oats, peanut butter, molasses and sesame seeds this is a delicious mix with 364 calories and 13 grams of protein.

Hornby Island Energy Bars

Gourmet Sesame

This is Leigh’s favourite. It’s the Sesame bar with a little extra decadence added in the form of dark chocolate. Made with ingredients like oats, peanut butter, molasses, sesame seeds and dark chocolate this gourmet version is 385 calories and 13 grams of protein.

Hornby Island Energy Bars

A few things to note is that these bars, except for the Tahini, are not nut allergy friendly as they all contain peanut butter. They are also very calorie dense bars so are best consumed during high activity – hiking, climbing, trail running and probably not as snack bars for daily use.

We now put a Hornby Island Energy bar in every backpack ready to keep us energized for every adventure. If you haven’t tried them before we highly recommend them…and when you do let us know what your favourite flavour is!

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Hornby Island Energy Bars for the opportunity to test out their product and give our honest feedback.

Author: Spring McClurg

I moved to B.C. with my husband in 2010 after spending 6 years living abroad in Ireland. Originally from a small town in Alberta that was minutes away from the Rockies, I always knew I would return to the mountains one day. I love spending as much time as I can in the mountains, whether it be mountaineering, rock climbing or simply running on the backcountry trails. I love to challenge myself and seek out new experiences.

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  1. I LOVE reading your blog and following your adventures in the Squamish Chief. Inspiring and humbling. This post, however, doesn’t read like any of the rest. I’m left curiously wondering if you have a formal association with Hornby Island Energy Bars. If you do, great! You are wonderful ambassadors! But, that should be made clear, if so. If you are not, then hopefully someone at HIEB reads this post and sends you some free bars as a thank you because you’ve sold at least one reader (me!) on trying these out on my next hike.

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    • Hi Deena,

      Thanks for the comment! We are so grateful to hear that you like reading our posts.

      I really appreciate the feedback on this post as well. We are not formal ambassadors for Hornby Island Energy Bars, however we were given the opportunity to test them out and provide some honest feedback. The blog post was our honest assessment of the bars and we kind of fell in love with all of the flavours. I tried to keep the post as to the point and succinct as possible. A note has been added at the end of the post to clear up any confusion regarding this.

      Thank you so much for following along on our adventures!

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  2. I love the bars,,,but,,,,I’ve heard peanuts are susceptible to mold and your ingredients aren’t organic,,,,I have made an exception for these bars because they are so protein rich and delicious but I have this naggy feeling about them that I wish I could get rid of

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    • Hi Maggie,

      We eat these bars fairly regularly and have never encountered mold, nor are we worried about it.

      Some of the ingredients in these bars is organic. We love them!

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