Staving off hunger and energy dips on a long ride essentially comes down to packing as much carbohydrate into as small and light a package as possible, but with enough protein content to allow the body to maximize use of the carbs.
Each 48g bar contains 190 calories, of which 27g is carbohydrate and 9g protein, with 6g of fat. Fibre content is 3g per bar. The bars are mainly based around oats, soy flour and soya protein, with added nuts, vitamins and flavour ingredients.
Opinion was divided among testers on the taste of this energy bar. It’s got a lemon tang but it’s also very sweet; too sweet for some, just right for others – taste is a matter of taste, after all. Soft and quick to chew, It’s certainly easy to eat on the go, even when you’re working hard in the saddle.
made some date and nut energy bars the other week using the "hungry cyclist's' recipe (http://www.thehungrycyclist.com/blog/cycling-recipes/).
have only managed a couple of rides in the past week and of no significant length (30/40 miles) so they haven't really been put through a good test, but they are tasty and make an excellent on road snack..
and so far i reckon they work out about 30/40p each.
so all in all good stuff...anyone else know of some good recipes?