If you're not one for the standard line of energy bars out there (powerbar, luna bar, pria bar, harvest bar, etc...) then Big Sur Bar is for you! This is a company out of Bishop, CA (USA). They use no preservatives and only natural ingredients -- you can say and pronounce each ingredient on the label. B/c they use no preservatives, you can freeze them for later use and they still taste just as good.
These bars are PACKED w/ energy. Each bar is 600 calories which is perfect for an all day adventure. Rather than packing gobs of food, most of what you need is all in one small bar. And if you don't need that many calories for your activity, just eat what you want. You'll be more than satisfied.
Their flavors are really really good! My favorite is "Blind Date"; however their chocolate and white chocolate / orange zest flavors are great, too. These taste like some homemade treat -- no weird chemical after taste.
For those of you not in California, the best way to get your hands on a bar is to order online from their website (http://bigsurbar.com). If you love it you may consider encouraging your local gym, outdoors store, or natural foods market to carry them in stock.
I LOVE these things!
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