Recently, one forum member has stated that he/she will always use dried fruits and nuts for nourishment during bicycle rides because they work just as well as "energy bars" or drinks or gels.
Another forum member added that he uses grocery store "rice syrup" and that plain old corn sryup and other generic sugar fromulations will work as well as the "high priced" energy-gel or candy bar products.
I'd like to collect some information on the topic. Is all corn-syrup the same? Could most people ride just as well using pancake syrup or honey compared to Clif-shots or other energy bars?