First, I want to say that I hope there is no other question like this so it doesnt piss anybody off that i'm asking. I couldn't find any or maybe not what I was looking for.
Now to the question.
I'm looking for recommendations of foods/snacks to eat during rides. I've asked around and I always get general answers like, eat snacks with carbs and proteins. Hte one specific example I always get is to carry a banana, but what if I don't like bananas? Or hwta if it's too hot and it becomes a mess to carry one? (like it happened to me one time, big stinky mess). Another snack I've heard is a granola bar, but two times I was riding and people would say that granola bars are not good beacuse they take too long to absorb and one time they proceeded to give me an Clif energy bar (I like it but I got tired of it). I look forward to your responses.
Oh and I hate the gels, they make me noseous.