View Poll Results: Do you eat powerbars and consider it a meal?

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    Do you live off of a steady stream of power bars?

    Lately i've been eating nothing but power bars as a meal for no reason whatsoever. For instance, it's lunch time here and I could have gotten ANYTHING to eat but instead I grabbed 3 powerbars at the store. I don't know what it is, but even their no so great taste I like.

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    Gross.
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    Yeah gross. I dropped 30 pounds this summer and big part of that was not eating calorie filled snacks like energy bars. They're gross.
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    Sometimes I grab a Clif bar and a protein drink as a 'meal', but Power Bars have been off my 'eat' list since the late 90's.
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    Do you live off of a steady stream of power bars?

    I don't eat them anymore. I've switched to almonds and some nut and fruit mixes (gluten free stuff in particular). Never felt better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I don't eat them anymore. I've switched to almonds and some nut and fruit mixes (gluten free stuff in particular). Never felt better.
    I don't eat them anymore either. A good P&J sandwich on honey nut oat bread suits me fine mid ride. As far as a daily diet I'm partial to real food. See Fish Buckets food thread for examples.
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    I eat them because they are a small package with big energy for on-the-go lifestyles like mine. Beats the hell out of drive through food like McDonalds, Burger King, Jack in the box, and so on which is all my extremely busy self run business allows the time for. Heck, I buy power bars by the case! I've lost a noticeable amount of weight, too.

    That said, I eat one or two per day, everyday.

    You guys haven't lived until you've tried this particular power bar, it's like having a meal and dessert all in one:

    On second thought, forget what I said. I'm glad all of you hate them because I curse out loud and cause a big scene at my local super market when I go to buy some and they are sold out. So, please, please, hate them all you want!
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    no. steady diet of black coffee and microwave burritos for me.

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    and pushups.

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    My favorite "trail snack" food lately is green grapes and pineapple chunks.....yummy!
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    Twinkies are my Powerbars.

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    In our house they have the Moniker ... Fartbars ...

    seriously.. those things make me whistle dixie.
    I only eat them when I'm out hunting or fishing and don't want to stop to sit and eat.

    other than that, they nasty.

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    A Power Bar every now and then, but I'm more
    of a beer guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    My favorite "trail snack" food lately is green grapes and pineapple chunks.....yummy!
    Went riding today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Went riding today.
    Is there gonna be a ride report in the you-know-where thread?
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    Naw. Just a mellow 10 mile jaunt. No biggie.

    It's just that when I was getting ready, I thought about this post I had made in this thread, so I snapped a picture with the intent of "illustrating" it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    My favorite "trail snack" food lately is green grapes and pineapple chunks.....yummy!
    Dehydrated pineapple and almonds is an amazing trail snack. One slice of pineapple is like 140 calories. Thats a mouthful of delicious anti bonk.

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    Sounds good. I've got a dehydrator. Did apples and bananas before, never thought to try pineapple.
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    Do you live off of a steady stream of power bars?

    Dried pineapple is amazing. So is dried mango.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Dried pineapple is amazing. So is dried mango.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Lately i've been eating nothing but power bars as a meal for no reason whatsoever. For instance, it's lunch time here and I could have gotten ANYTHING to eat but instead I grabbed 3 powerbars at the store. I don't know what it is, but even their no so great taste I like.
    I hope you didn't eat all 3 of them for one meal. Gut grenade.

    A powerbar and a cup of yogurt is my typical lunch. I get tired of eating the same thing, but it's not that bad and keeps the weight off - important this time of year - so I deal with it.

    It's a good day when I find the triple-crunch candy bar type at the local Kroger's for a buck each so I can stock up.
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    One cliff builder bar every morning for breakfast.
    On long MTB rides (beyond 20 miles) I usually have one to forestall the dreaded bonk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    So is dried mango.
    I've got some free dried mango at one my buildings... MMmmm delicious !.

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    I gave up on PowerBars about 5 or 6 years ago when they dropped their original flavor (Malt Nut). I could never stand the taste of the others.

    FunFact! In the 80's, PowerBars were a revolutionary 'cycling' food. One of the very first products marketed towards athletic nourishment while actively cycling/running, whatever.

    In the early 80's lots of us used to show up at races with a few unwrapped PowerBars 'wrapped' around our handlebars near the stem. It facilitated easy and quick reach for mid ride replenishment. They really didn't go on sale in stores until 86-87, but you could get them at certain cycling outlets. Popular 'eats' of the day were often fresh fruit in ziploc bags in the back jersey pockets. PowerBars had them beat. You had to unwrap them first as the original wrappers were a wax coated paper, and once they got warm, there was NO getting that wrapper off...hence unwrapping them.

    I've always been a bit partial as the owner/developer (at the time) was one of the very early sponsors of USA Cycling. They ran their business out of Northern California and probably shipped more free PowerBars in their first few years than they ever sold.

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