Energy bars revisited

No sickly sweet or sawdust flavoured, please...

4 messages
17/09/2008 at 14:11

Hi all.  Having got into ultra running, I am on a quest for the perfect energy bar.  I am so tired of bars that have the texture of lumber chips held together by congealed golden syrup (with the taste to match).  But beyond marathon length, I fear I cannot last on drinks alone.

I also want to keep my fillings in my teeth, and don't want to eat a bar that creates a big thirst through the sugar content.

Any suggestions?

17/09/2008 at 14:27
Torq or Clif bars

both are very moist so are easy to chew with a clagged mouth

I prefer torq
http://www.torq.ltd.uk/acatalog/torq_energy_bars.html
http://www.clifbar.com/food/products_clif_bar/
Edited: 17/09/2008 at 14:28
17/09/2008 at 14:32
Forget energy bars and think of carrying real food. This could range from malt loaf or marzipan to dates and jelly babies - any thing that is portable and packed with energy will do the trick. I only run to marathon distance but have used all of the above at some point or other when I get sick of sickly sweet gels on long runs.
17/09/2008 at 14:33
+1 for Torq and clif. Microwave flapjacks are another option, you can play around with the recipe to get the exact consistency you want. I add some protein powder to mine.

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