+1 for Larabars. I'm pretty pleased that they're more widely available these days. Last summer, I had a organic farmer who had a shop out in Illinois somewhere and stocked them have him bring me a stash once every two weeks to the weekly Farmers Market. He was great.
But now I can get them at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods (though TJ's has all the flavours I don't like).
Clife bars are decent -- they've done me well on rides but a little too... thick. In the dead of summer, it's tough trying to keep that down.
The new-ish Cashew Cookie Larabar is amazing. I'm hooked. It may've supplanted the Apple Pie.
As far as Clif Bars and other more processed energy bars go, Consumer Reports did a study a few years ago and looked at what was on the market. Their pick for best overall energy bar, in terms of price, nutritional value, etc, was a Snickers.
Haven't tried the larabars yet, sometimes I have a cliffbar with PB on top. (eew). Bananas are good too, same way and it suits me fine. Or, in the summer I'll buy a bunch of nanas and peel and freeze 'em. Peel, put in a ziploc, and freeze. Tastes almost as good as ice cream. Well, ok, maybe not almost as good but still good.
BTW Larabars are $30/case at drugstore.com, cliffbars are $10/case. I was trying to point out that cliff bars cheap and good and shipping is free. Check the first thread mssg for the link, or just goto the web site. Shippng on larabars is free too. My hope is that if enough people keep ordering nutrition bars from them, they'll have incentive to keep prices low.
In NYC, most places charge $2/bar for a cliff bar. Black cherry almond is pretty damn good and it even has bits of choclit in it.
Last edited by 40x14; 04-10-06 at 04:31 PM.
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I like the taste of cliff bars, but I guess Im really cheap because its hard to justify the cost when I just did a double century with pbj and fruit and was fine. Whenever I get bars I end up eating them all real fast just because they're tasty.