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Veloforte Nutrition: Quality, Delicious, Real Food!


Veloforte’s founding belief is that everyone should have access to exceptional quality, delicious, real food to fuel their active lifestyle and endurance exercise. I have used many of their products to great effect for my rides, gym sessions and long days out hiking. They are always something to look forward to grabbing out of your saddle bag or pocket!

Veloforte products are based on an ancient Italian food called Panforte which is a delicious blend of fruits, nuts and spices and is a speciality of Siena in Tuscany.

The original Panforte was held in high regard not only as a delicious food but also as a cure, a fortifying mix that could restore health & vitality, by virtue of the presence of its spices.

Today Veloforte bars very closely resemble the ancient Panforte recipe, the nuts have been chopped more finely & the Brandy has been swapped for freshly squeezed citrus juices, but essentially, what powered the Romans is what will power you.

Lets take a look at their range of fuel, recovery and hydration products for your cycling!

First up we have their Energy Bars and Chews to keep you fuelled all day long…

Veloforte Energy Bars:

  • Made from natural ingredients with a combination of 37-40g carbohydrates and 5g protein to keep you fuelled no matter how long the ride.
  • Winner of ‘Great Taste‘ awards which are organised by the Guild of Fine Food, being the acknowledged benchmark for “fine food and drink”. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ for food…
  • All the bars are gluten free, many of which also vegan.
  • The Ciocco and Classico are hand baked!

Veloforte Energy Chews:

  • Powerful and light
  • 0% fat
  • 100% natural,
  • Real fruit juices
  • Vegan, gluten free with anti-inflammatory spices
  • Re-balancing natural electrolytes
  • 6 melt-in-the-mouth chews
  • Performance with substance. Naturally.

Veloforte offer a range of electrolyte powders to quench your thirst, keep you energised and prevent muscle cramping!

Veloforte Electrolytes:

  • Just 100% Natural Rehydration.
  • 22g fast-release energy
  • 175mg potassium | 275mg sodium 
  • Hypotonic hydration
  • High in antioxidants
  • 100% natural, vegan and gluten free
  • Informed Sport Accredited
  • Light speed hydration
  • Flavours available with caffeine.

Veloforte’ high Protein items are available for all your riding recovery needs.

Starting with their ‘super shakes’ which feature:

  • 13g complete plant protein from Pea, Brown Rice & Pumpkin – light and gentle on your tummy, with no bloating.
  • Up to 23g protein per serve when mixed with Milk (dairy or non-dairy).
  • 2g BCAAs proven to promote muscle growth and recovery.
  • 3:1 Carb:Protein ratio – optimally balanced for effective recovery.
  • 40g natural carbohydrates for fast effective energy replacement.
  • Enriched with real fruit, pure electrolytes & Maca to restore balance.
  • Gluten Free & Vegan. No sulphites, additives, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colourings or flavourings – free from any nasties!

And last but not least we have the Veloforte protein bars!

These bars are extremely tasty and perfect for a post ride recovery snack! The mocha (pictured above) is a great coffee and cocoa boost mid or post ride!

  • 100% Natural, powerful & delicious
  • 4:1 Carbs: Protein ratio to re-energise & kick start muscle recovery. 
  • Complete Plant-Protein blend of Hazelnut, Pea & Rice Protein.
  • Handmade in the UK from nature’s finest ingredients.
  • Certified Gluten Free, Vegan.
  • No sulphites, additives, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colourings or flavourings – free from any nasties!

That rounds up our dive into the selection of Veloforte we have here at Merlin Cycles. To browse our full range of their products simply click here!

  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons)
    Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast.
    I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.
    I also incorporate strength training into my lifestyle both indoors and outdoors.

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