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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby oldranger » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:34 am

Just finshed about 2 hours of mostly just looking around in the Boise Food Coop during a break in my grandpa duties. Finally noticed the Pro Bars that Maverick mentioned to start off this thread. Like the Idea of 370=/- calories per bar. Just about what I consume for breakfast when I have cereal/oatmeal. No cooking and maybe a little more compact, especially if I take them out of the wrappers and pack together in a baggie. Had one for lunch and it tasted pretty good. I'll see how they work this summer.

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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:34 pm

So, should I bring you a few Pro Bars the next time we meet up instead of the Larabar
Cherry Pie?
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby oldranger » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:10 pm

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I just hope we cross paths again. I'll probably bring both!

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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby BSquared » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:18 pm

oldranger wrote: Finally noticed the Pro Bars that Maverick mentioned to start off this thread. Like the Idea of 370=/- calories per bar. ...

Picked up a few at REI on the way to our early spring shakedown hike on the AT. They're fine, but expensive and not really any better than Lära bars, imho. I was also surprised by the huge empty space in the wrappers they come in; what's that about, do you suppose? Make them look bigger in the store? We'll definitely put them into the mix (I find I get bored easily if I just have one or two kinds of bars along); thanks for the suggestion, all!
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby fishmonger » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:28 pm

found something in the organic isle at the super market:

"earnest eats granola plank"
http://www.earnesteats.com/our-foods/planks.php

not the most efficient in pack size (air bubbles), but 380 calories from a 3oz bar, and quite yummie, not much water in them. various flavors. Taking them on Whitney in a week - will report back how they perform in the field :thumbsup: :thumbsdown:
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby Clubb » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:34 pm

1. Kashi Go Lean crunchy bars. delicious
2. Pro Bars. pretty good. calorie dense
3. Good ol' Nature Valley trailmix bar
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby vandman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:11 am

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The original power bar. My favorite. Great with peanut butter.
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby BSquared » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:50 am

I knew there had to be something one could do with fruit cake... :p
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:51 am

Whatever happened to Pemican or Wilson's Meat Bars? Does anyone else remember those?

I have drifted away from "bars". I prefer a bag of nuts and dried fruit and jerky. As others have said, the bars are just to sweet for long term consumption. And those coated with chocolate (unforunately most bars) just make a huge mess.
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby BSquared » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:33 am

Wandering Daisy wrote:Whatever happened to Pemican or Wilson's Meat Bars? Does anyone else remember those?

God, yes I remember them! The first (and only) time I took a Wilson's Meat Bar along, my buddy surreptitiously got out his camera, but I saw him. "What's that about?" I asked. "Oh, I just want to see your face when you take your first bite of that bar," he said. Eeeeeeyew! He was right! :puke:
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby fishmonger » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:19 am

fishmonger wrote:found something in the organic isle at the super market:

"earnest eats granola plank"
http://www.earnesteats.com/our-foods/planks.php

not the most efficient in pack size (air bubbles), but 380 calories from a 3oz bar, and quite yummie, not much water in them. various flavors. Taking them on Whitney in a week - will report back how they perform in the field :thumbsup: :thumbsdown:



forgot to report what these things are like - well, the did taste more like "plank" than granola. The first one must have been dried out, because it was so hard and tasteless, I thought I was eating a piece of balsa wood. The others which I later consumed at home were much better, but I don't recall a sensation of "I want to eat that again"
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Re: Favorite Bars

Postby maverick » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:29 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:
Whatever happened to Pemican or Wilson's Meat Bars? Does anyone else remember those?


Here you go WD: http://www.mealpack.com/
Usually carry either the carob or fruit, they are pretty good, but you need to drink a lot
of water with them. They are high in fiber, and will keep your regular with those 9 grams
of fiber.
The 420 calories at 3.75 oz are quite filling.
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