Fueling for long days can be tricky. We’ve tried infinite amounts of different energy bars over the years, some are good, some you can hardly stomach while on a long alpine traverse. Picky Bars have risen above the fray as some of the best tasting and sustained energy bars we’ve tried. Picky Bars was created by three professional endurance athletes in their kitchen. They’ve been making bars with real food to provide real energy for long adventures. All Picky Bar products are Gluten Free and easily digestible making them the perfect option for before, during, or after your active pursuits.
Picky Bars 10 Bar Mix Pack Starting at: $24.20 These bars are the real deal, coming in a variety of flavors; from sweet to savory, you’ll have plenty of options for whatever mood you are in. All the bars are Gluten, Soy, and GMO free. Each bar is 180-190 calories and packs 6-7g of protein in a small package so you can get the calories you need without struggling to put down a bar while moving quickly on the trail. Our favorite flavors include the Cinnamon Roll’n, Moroccan Your World, and the always delicious Ah, Fudge Nuts! The real test of these bars came on a recent spring ski tour, our tester started to feel a hint of altitude sickness coming on approaching 13,000’ knowing that he needed to fuel up before it got worse. Typically in these situations as the nausea sets in it can be difficult to put down an entire bar and get sufficient calories to fend off the altitude sickness. The Smooth Caffeinator bar was easy to put down quick and tasted great, the hint of caffeine was a welcome addition and the bar powered our tester for the summit push and helped alleviate any symptoms of altitude sickness.
Wow. This stuff is good. You’ll want to order a few jars of this Drizzle once you get a taste. We’ve been Drizzling this on everything, fruit, the Performance Pancakes and so much more. Essentially almond butter with a few tasty additions create this irresistible drizzle that you’ll be craving non-stop.
Chip Chip Hooray! Performance Pancakes
Performance or protein pancakes are all the rage these days, and why not? One of America’s favorite breakfast foods beefed up for some extra nutrition and long lasting energy. What is not to love? Picky’s take on the Performance Pancakes feature some lovely chocolate chips and a hint of cinnamon. The best part is there is so much tasty goodness in these pancakes you don’t even need syrup. Although we have definitely added some of that pure maple syrup and it definitely can up the flavor factor a notch.
In a breakfast food revolution the good folks at Picky have come up with a new on-the-go breakfast that really packs a punch, the Breakfast Hot Dog. The recipe is simple. Performance Pancakes, 1 banana, add some Picky Drizzle and you’ve got the most simple, nutritious to-go breakfast ever! We are definitely going to be utilizing the Breakfast Hot Dog before all sorts of adventures.