If you've ever done a 12 hour bike race or a long adventure race, you'd know that gels can only remain appetizing for so long. After a half day of slurping down semi-liquid nutrition products, you'll crave something that you can chew. Honey Stinger Energy Bars "feel" more like normal food, but they offer all of the easy-to-digest attributes of Honey Stinger Energy Gel. Honey is nature's energy food. The bees that produce it have done the difficult work of transforming it into a just right blend of simple sugars that are easily and quickly digestible for us. This blend of glucose and fructose is 1:1 in honey and is the same as the fruit we eat. That's why honey is such a great endurance nutrition product -- it won't upset your stomach as you eat and continue on with your exertion.Honey Stinger Energy Bars are made of at least 30% honey and offer 20% of your Daily allowance of protein along with 22 vitamins and minerals, calcium, and antioxidants. They come in a box of 15 bars and are available in four flavors -- Apple Cinammon, Berry Banana Buzz, Peanut Butter 'n Honey, and Rocket Chocolate.
Or is there something available for like a buck at the grocery store that is packed with the same nutrition for a fraction of the price?
I have heard of people using gummy bears for supplemental energy while on the bike, they are cheap and easily available, and presumably even have some protein ... Read More »
Anyone have good recipes for an energy bar with a mix of simple and complex carbs, a bit of protein and lowish fat that's good for biking, XC skiing, backpacking, etc.? I'm looking for something cheaper than the stuff at the stores. Any ideas would be great.Read More »
Hopefully someone here can help me.
I noticed that Katie Compton had a "FINIBAR" logo on her kit at CrossVegas. Anyone know what this is? I assume it's some sort of energy bar, but haven't see it at any of the places I normally pick up bars (mainly LBS and online). I'd like to find out as I'm tir ... Read More »
My wife is deathly allergic to peanuts and about every tree nut out there. This knocks out my ability to eat every energy bar that I've found (Clif, Power Bar, Etc.). Even if it isn't peanut flavored, the bars are manufacturered in peanut-filled facilities and no good. I'm diabetic, so I need some f ... Read More »