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    Default Re: Clif vs. Kind energy bar smackdown

    You guys don’t have empanadas on every street corner?
     

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    Default Re: Clif vs. Kind energy bar smackdown

    Fig Newtons were my go-to, but I've since switched to dried figs.
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    First, you guys know I'm a weirdo. One of my weirdo-habits is that I don't bring food on a ride unless its either a) 4 hrs with ~40 minutes of high tempo/low threshold work thrown in, or b) longer than 4 hours. Your body can store about 2000 calories worth of glycogen. So, on rides of 3000kj or less, I'll just eat a 500-1000 calorie breakfast, bring a couple of bottles of diluted electrolyte fizz (1 tab for two big bottles), and just go do the ride. If the purpose is to ride some low zone 3 (staying in Friel's HR zone 2), then I've got enough stored glycogen+breakfast to get me through that 2000-3000kj session. If the purpose is to just go out and do steady endurance and burn fat while chatting and looking at scenery, then burn the fat and don't bother with food.

    If I need the carbohydrate (which kind of rules out Kind bars -- unless you're riding for 6 hours or something, your body is going to have a hard time digesting and then metabolizing those nuts, and what you need is just some sugars), I take along froo-froo pop tarts, any brand of organic strawberry or blueberry or whatever toaster pastries. A little dry, but they go down with what's in my bottles.

    I'd do fig newtons, but my mold allergy doesn't like dried fruit.

    Pick an easily digestible sugar that is as close to natural as you can find (no long ingredient lists with latinate, polysyllabic contents) and eat it when you need it. If you don't need the CHO, don't bother. You need to burn some fat.
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    Dates. If I don't want it to melt in my jersey (see ice cream sandwiches, above) a bunch of good Medjool dates in a ziploc are sublime. But most of the time I do what Doofus does. Eat food, go ride.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Oh you wanted a serious answer?

    Fine. This is what I use when I'm getting serious about being on the bike for a while.

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    I've mostly been a clif bar eater, though I've been thinking about going full circle back to pop tarts. This thread has me thinking of pitted dates in some wax wrap though.

    Say what you want about clif bar though, they make a good ad.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOOFUS View Post
    You need to burn some fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Tollefson View Post
    Fig Newtons were my go-to, but I've since switched to dried figs.
    the Nature's Bakery fig bars (used to be called Barbara's) are way better than fig newtons - no HFCS and whole wheat flour.
    Great hot or cold, come two in a pack, Costco has 'em around here. There are 5 good flavors so you can rotate them and
    not get tired of any one in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Clif bars sure taste an awful lot like petroleum and preservatives.
    They have like 20 flavors now, I actually like the Blueberry Crisp, and the newish one, Berry Pomegranate Chia

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    Default Re: Clif vs. Kind energy bar smackdown

    I really like the Kind dark chocolate chunk bar. But it’s only 1.2 oz.

    The Clif Bar is 2.4 oz.

    I’m carrying these things for food. Size matters.

    And price matters too, the Kind bars are 40% more expensive by weight, but they ain’t 40% better.

    Waste matters too. They’re both wrapped in plastic, so Kind doubles the ratio of plastic to food.

    Kind: nice challenge, but revise and resubmit. Clif wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Waste matters too. They’re both wrapped in plastic, so Kind doubles the ratio of plastic to food.
    I've already given my 2c on unnecessary packaging (i.e. no one NEEDS pre-packaged bars) but for what it's worth, Clif has reduced the amount of packaging by 10% without changing the bar size, plus works with TerraCycle for full package recycling: * TerraCycle .

    Or just make some beeswax wraps and get rid of that problem entirely.
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    Clif Peanut Butter Banana Dark Choc and Sierra got me through a few 85hr weeks of snow removal this past winter. Only reason I ever go to Walmart is for sunscreen, powdered Gatorade and $11.98 12ct boxes of Clif.

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    The Rx Maple/Seasalt and Chocolate/Seasalt bars do it for me.
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    Clif bars are easy to eat, decent size and taste good.
    Enough for me.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    They have like 20 flavors now, I actually like the Blueberry Crisp, and the newish one, Berry Pomegranate Chia

    -g

    I am amazed. I had no idea they made more than 4 or 5 flavors. I honestly have never seen more a few variations of chocolate or peanut butter in any shop. And I don't know what they use for chocolate but it isn't chocolate. They are also frequently stale in the packaging. For me, Clif is definitely only a last resort purchase if nothing else is available. Every time I get one, I am reminded why I don't get them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I am amazed. I had no idea they made more than 4 or 5 flavors. I honestly have never seen more a few variations of chocolate or peanut butter in any shop. And I don't know what they use for chocolate but it isn't chocolate. They are also frequently stale in the packaging. For me, Clif is definitely only a last resort purchase if nothing else is available. Every time I get one, I am reminded why I don't get them.
    Cliff can be ordered on-line, boxes of 6. Most of the new flavors aren't available in Canada
    so i stock up when i'm in Florida with family. But for less than $1 a bar, they work for me.
    Hot or cold they stay chewable without fuss. I've had no issues with the expiry dates ordering
    on-line, (can't speak to local aging policies in shops) they usually have 1 year+ from the time
    i bought them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    Cliff can be ordered on-line, boxes of 6. Most of the new flavors aren't available in Canada
    so i stock up when i'm in Florida with family. But for less than $1 a bar, they work for me.
    Hot or cold they stay chewable without fuss. I've had no issues with the expiry dates ordering
    on-line, (can't speak to local aging policies in shops) they usually have 1 year+ from the time
    i bought them.

    -g
    Have you tried the newer dark chocolate with sea salt and almond or caramel ones lately? Some Clif bars are kind of a miss but those are a hit in my book!
    That reminds me, I need to send them a message, maybe start experimenting with savory flavors like bacon or Korean barbecue...

    On a related note, I give a thumbs up to Oreos too. Finished a 50 mile gravel race and a 72 mile ride fairly strong with a few of those near the end... =)
     

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    If you're not eating Clif Nut Butter filled bars, you're doing it wrong. Unless you're eating empanadas instead, that is.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by suhacycles View Post
    Have you tried the newer dark chocolate with sea salt and almond or caramel ones lately? Some Clif bars are kind of a miss but those are a hit in my book!
    More new flavors! I'll have to try those next!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    If you're not eating Clif Nut Butter filled bars, you're doing it wrong. Unless you're eating empanadas instead, that is.
    Mmmm, empanadas.
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