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Title: Best candy bar/energy bar for a really cold day?
Post by: Nico on January 16, 2013, 10:35:13 AM
I like Snickers, but when they get really cold they are hard to eat.
Title: Re: Best candy bar/energy bar for a really cold day?
Post by: Admin Al on January 16, 2013, 03:44:22 PM
the basic ClifBar is the best I've found. I also carry a baggie with pepperoni, nuts and chocolate covered espresso beans. I keep them in my interior jacket pocket.
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Post by: triguy on January 16, 2013, 04:15:35 PM
I like shot blox. When frozen they are like hard candy but soften quickly when you eat them.
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Post by: strandman on January 16, 2013, 05:08:21 PM
I like Snickers, but when they get really cold they are hard to eat.
Snickers work much better with some Jameson
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Post by: DLottmann on January 16, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
These are great in the cold:

http://www.thermalbar.com/

EMS usually has them in stock.

I also like left over pizza from the Moat or Flatbread
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Post by: ELM on January 16, 2013, 06:36:26 PM
Pure chocolate is something I keep handy in the winter. I have to say though: I really like gels. Hammer gel is the best tasting and they are not full of junk. I've never had one freeze yet.
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Post by: DWT on January 16, 2013, 06:48:55 PM
Not a candy bar, I know, but a block of pepperjack and a sleeve of Saltines hits the spot.

Recently, I had a Met Rx bar (apple crisp I think) that wasn't too bad.  My only gripe about that was the price.  I think it was four bucks, which is insane for a bar.
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Post by: sneoh on January 16, 2013, 07:00:20 PM
Amazon.com has Met Rx Big 100 Colossal Bar bars for $21/dz or $1.75/bar, not too bad for a 5 oz bar.
Free shipping too for a box of Apple Crisp.
Title: Re: Best candy bar/energy bar for a really cold day?
Post by: DWT on January 16, 2013, 08:16:21 PM
Amazon.com has Met Rx Big 100 Colossal Bar bars for $21/dz or $1.75/bar, not too bad for a 5 oz bar.
Free shipping too for a box of Apple Crisp.
sweet! thanks  Sneoh.
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Post by: JakeDatc on January 17, 2013, 11:49:38 PM
Pure chocolate is something I keep handy in the winter. I have to say though: I really like gels. Hammer gel is the best tasting and they are not full of junk. I've never had one freeze yet.

Love hammer Gel for my longer bike rides.  i have a few of the 26 serving jugs around.. fill up the flask 100cal/oz

from my backpacking stuff. 
Pringles are 140ish cal per ounce and come with their own crush resistant package.   Little debbie Nutty Bars  pack pretty well, pop tarts,  pb filled pretzels (130cal/oz), fig newtons(50-70 cal per newton..)
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Post by: Admin Al on January 18, 2013, 06:48:38 AM
+1 for the Hammer gel and Fig Newtons. George Hurley brings PB&J in Tupperware!
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Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2013, 08:05:23 AM
George is experienced! ;) Follow his lead!
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Post by: Admin Al on January 18, 2013, 08:51:15 AM
LOL
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Post by: carp on January 18, 2013, 08:08:40 PM
Clif double espresso gels, Lindt dark chocolate truffle balls, and a ziplock of pepperoni and cheddar cheese.
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Post by: M_Sprague on January 19, 2013, 12:16:22 AM
Since it is a little hard to get seal blubber around here, ...bacon, not overcooked, so it is still a little soft. Fat, protein and salt. I like P & J too.
Title: Re: Best candy bar/energy bar for a really cold day?
Post by: sneoh on January 19, 2013, 10:26:59 AM
An assortment of bars (that do not become rock hard with low temp), mix of cashews, dried cranberries, and granola.  Some jerkies are good too.  I got to remember to bring along Fig Newtons next time.
And really hot tea in a good, slim thermos! :)
Title: Re: Best candy bar/energy bar for a really cold day?
Post by: strandman on January 20, 2013, 12:07:44 PM
How can everyone forget Freedom of the Hills.. ten essentials

six pack
3 joints
lighter
Title: Re: Best candy bar/energy bar for a really cold day?
Post by: carp on January 20, 2013, 12:21:38 PM
How can everyone forget Freedom of the Hills.. ten essentials

six pack
3 joints
lighter

The op was about food that doesn't freeze, which excludes beer. In winter, I pack scotch.
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Post by: strandman on January 20, 2013, 12:24:41 PM
True , beer MAY freeze.. jameson could be substituted  or added
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Post by: tradmanclimbz on January 20, 2013, 07:52:39 PM
Fig newtons do well in the cold. had some today@ The Lake:)
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Post by: tradchick on January 21, 2013, 06:03:52 PM
The double espresso gels and dark chocolate truffles get my vote too.  peanut butter and honey, inside jacket pocket also works.
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Post by: strandman on January 21, 2013, 06:14:22 PM
All hail the return of TradChick
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Post by: Joe_Re on January 24, 2013, 07:14:56 AM
I do sometimes bring a Snickers skiing or snowboarding, inside my shell but outside my insulation.  Pop-tarts, Nutty Bars, little peanut butter on toasted crackers.  They're things I would consider eating even if I wasn't in the woods/on a ride. 

Beer is good too and if stowed properly won't freeze. 

Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Cognac, whatever your choice, keep it near your cigars.

Also, I make breakfast at home and eat it on the two+ hour drive up.  Keeps me from having to bring/eat as much throughout the day.