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Favorite Bars

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:10 pm

What is your favorite bar?
I like Pro Bars.



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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby Flycanoe » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:06 pm

This is my favorite protein bar and I've tried quite a few. Most leave me with a bad taste in my mouth.

http://www.clifbar.com/food/products_builders/
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:15 pm

I like Cliff Bars, but after a few days, they all taste the same. Expect maybe the chocolate ones.
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby Rosabella » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:23 pm

Just about all the bars that I've tried are so sweet I can barely choke them down after a few days :puke: but I don't like sweet "GORP" kinda stuff either.

A few years ago I wrote to the Cliff Bar Company and suggested they develop some bars that were a little more savory rather than so sweet... they did come up with something that was more nutty with pretzels, but I haven't seen those bars for a while. I guess they must not have been a very big seller.

I want something that tastes like corn nuts. I guess I'll have to make my own.... I may have to work on that recipe. :)
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby copeg » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:31 pm

I've pretty much stuck with cliff bars, although like Tom after a day or say they all taste the same to me. I've considered making my own sometime, but never put aside the time.

The one 'bar' I never get sick of though - Snickers (recently found dark chocolate Snickers - yummy!).
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby hikerduane » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:18 pm

I'm with everyone else, they get old after a couple days. I need to get back to fixing something for breakfast, as I have been eating a variety of bars for my breakfast, thinking I can break camp quicker by not having to heat water or fix pancakes. Some of the bars don't go down too quickly in the morning, so I spend time anyway, just trying to get them consumed. I tried some extra dried fruit a couple years ago, all that did was make me go in the afternoon And go again.
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BumbleBars+Luna Bars

Postby Hetchy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:06 pm

:bear: BumbleBars are a sesame and honey chewy bar. The don't have all the high powered vitamins and such. Just organic ingredients.. blah, blah.. And they only come in a few flavors. I never get tired of them and I even eat them when I am not hiking.
My second choice is Clif's Luna Bars. They are touted as "The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women".
I don't care, they are yummy. :nod: Besides they come in Caramel Nut Brownie! :yummy:
And it does not hurt that I bought like 200 of them at a huge discount!
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Re: BumbleBars+Luna Bars

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:27 pm

Hetchy wrote::bear:
My second choice is Clif's Luna Bars. They are touted as "The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women".
I don't care, they are yummy. :nod: Besides they come in Caramel Nut Brownie! :yummy:
And it does not hurt that I bought like 200 of them at a huge discount!


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I get burned out with all those bars. I recently found one (forget the name) at Mammoth Mountaineering in Mammoth, with a lot of nuts in a banana flavor. It was over $3, but it was GOOD! I tried the blueberry ClifBar, and that was pretty good too. I picked up a few more at trader joes. In Australia they had nutty bars that were pretty good.
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby trav867 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:12 am

Anything gets old after a few days, but I like a mix of cliff bars and kashi go lean bars )like rice krispies half covered in chocolate). Throw in some powerbars, balance bars, and odwalla bars and I'm all set. I've really been wanting to try youbars (http://www.youbars.com).
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby Strider » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:24 am

Like to blend my own trail mix - leave out the chocolate chips and salted nuts. Get yogurt bits from supermarket, nuts from Trader Joe's. (except pistachios for awhile)
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