I’m looking for on the bike nutrition food suggestions, but not gels, chews, or liquid. On the bike I like to eat my calories. Right now I using Nature’s Bakery bars I get from CostCo. These work fine, I’m just looking for some variety. My only complaint is these are a little large, especially carrying 10 bars like I did on a century yesterday.
I’ve used Larabars in the past, and I like them, they just aren’t that carb dense for the calories.
I use bars from veloforte. They say they are all natural with no rubbish in them. Taste ok but obviously a little sweet.https://veloforte.com/collections/energy-bars
Not sure if they ship to the USA and at what cost if they do though
This looks like a nice option as it can provide variety in what you ingest on (and off) the bike, BUT…
My question would be however… how many of the recipes in this book use the Skratch labs products in them? Looking quickly on their website, I suspect MANY of them might. I couldn’t find recipes specific to this book on the site, but most I found on their blog DID use their “recovery mix”, so I’d be surprised if the book was any different…
I love the idea of a book like this, but NOT at the expense of having to continually buy into their product line to follow the recipes within. Can anyone that has this book confirm or deny my suspicion?
GCN Energy Bars - video/ recipe is on youtube. I sub the oil for butter. Hardest thing is just not eating them on the bike.
Probably no help, but Soreen Malt Loaf is still my favourite, but I can’t get it in Ireland post brexit. Have to rely on when I can pick it up when I’m in the north or Britain. Another one on the list to try and make myself!
Had that peperkoek when staying on the continent. Didn’t realise what it was called, but will be looking up a recipe now I am reminded of it. Speaking of which, a few of the Belgian sportives have me a fan of waffles and stroopwafel - both readily available in Ireland (lidl the cheapest).
I’ve been using the Costco boxes of fig bars for the past three years. 600 hours of riding per year and I’m in the same ready for variety boat.
Non-answer: But it’s worse for me! I have two teenagers and they take all the raspberry flavored bars to eat as daily snacks and leave me nothing but the blueberry bars. I mean, I can’t really tell the difference when I’m eating them on a long ride, but I don’t even get a chance to have that limited bit of variety.
Maybe an answer: Go online and buy the apple cinnamon and/or brownie flavored fig / date bars from Nature’s Bakery. Very different flavor profiles and a nice change of pace. Same easy 100 calories per square!
Definitely an answer: I’m buying some boxes of stroopwafels at Costco this month (on sale) and giving them a try. 140 calories per unit and more fat than wanted, but I’m ready for variety as well. The Aussie bites aren’t too bad, but fall apart a little too easily.
To make you laugh in commiseration, my bags of fuel ready for insertion into my top tube bag on a four day event: