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FODCADEMONFODCADEMON Posts: 207
Recently I've been taking cereal bars onto the trail with me is this the right thing to be eating?
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    They often are perfect foods.

    Consider also bananas, fig rolls and malt cake. Plenty of water too.
  • CraigXXLCraigXXL Posts: 1,852
    Homemade flapjack and bananas.
  • supersonic wrote:
    They often are perfect foods.

    Consider also bananas, fig rolls and malt cake. Plenty of water too.

    Some uni did a study into this a few years back & reckoned fig rolls were as good as energy bars. Sorry that's vague, just remember reading it in a bike mag, don't remember which uni or anything.

    Also, seeing as energy drinks/foods are expensive, if you're making your own you can buy fructose (fruit sugar) from most supermarkets. It releases it's energy slower than sucrose (normal sugar) making it better for excercise as it doesn't causes an insulin backlash.
    Fructose is about twice as sweet as normal sugar so I guess use 1/2 as much.
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    supersonic wrote:
    They often are perfect foods.

    Consider also bananas, fig rolls and malt cake. Plenty of water too.

    Some uni did a study into this a few years back & reckoned fig rolls were as good as energy bars. Sorry that's vague, just remember reading it in a bike mag, don't remember which uni or anything.

    Also, seeing as energy drinks/foods are expensive, if you're making your own you can buy fructose (fruit sugar) from most supermarkets. It releases it's energy slower than sucrose (normal sugar) making it better for excercise as it doesn't causes an insulin backlash.
    Fructose is about twice as sweet as normal sugar so I guess use 1/2 as much.

    Nothing secret about the benefits of fig rolls and they're brilliant.

    Roughly 12g of carbs per roll and very low fat, and what I like about them is they are small and easy to eat on the move.
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Bananas, fig rolls, eccles cakes, malt loaf, dried fruit, Snickers bars, Haribo...I feel hungry already.
  • GhengisGhengis Posts: 90
    Mixed nuts and dried fruit. For added goodness the ones with choc chips in are pretty good.

    Soreen malt loaf has also been a long standing favourite with the guys I ride with.

    Oh also a bag of jelly babies just tops it off.

    Off for a rde now just so I can eat some goodies :D
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  • jools182jools182 Posts: 216
    those bastards at Jacobs have changed Fig Rolls

    there is hardly any fig in them any more :(
  • Good old bananas and cerial bars, can't beat them, my old riding partner (wide censored williams) swore by a pocket full of freeze dried bananas.
    Ride bike, eat cake, drink tea, ride bike, eat cake, dri...........
  • wine gums and fig rolls, tesco's own brand fig rolls are awesome.
    i spent all me money on whisky and beer!!!
  • my trail food is usually 2x bananas.
  • jonnyc2420jonnyc2420 Posts: 557
    asda mixed nuts raisins, a nana and haribo.....
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,537
    Snickers, fig rolls and Betty's fat rascals for me.

    (I certainly dont pay £15 for 4 of the fat rascals, the missus makes them)
  • wavey1490wavey1490 Posts: 39
    you can beat a good brecky before you go out too, but has to be fig rolls and jelly babies

    also I tend to put 1/4 fill my bottle with redbull then top it up with psp mix, so am still getting some sugar every time I take a sip
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  • A new discovery is Tesco dried mango. Great stuff, nicer than fresh I think.
  • PamPen25PamPen25 Posts: 111
    After reading this post, you narf get a hankering for some fig rolls......not had 'em in years!!! :twisted:
  • jools182jools182 Posts: 216
    not worth bothering with now

    I'm well pissed off
  • PamPen25PamPen25 Posts: 111
    I'll get some shop own branded ones. Mmmmmmmmmm
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I used to get Netto ones lol. About 26p per pack.
  • robladeroblade Posts: 16
    PamPen25 wrote:
    After reading this post, you narf get a hankering for some fig rolls......not had 'em in years!!! :twisted:

    Pen pen i was just thinking exactly the same thing LOL come pay day me thinks me going to be buying a couple of packs ;)

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  • lesz42lesz42 Posts: 690
    wine gums and fig rolls, tesco's own brand fig rolls are awesome.


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  • Thomas544Thomas544 Posts: 1
    I came across a new company, Wild Trail, which uses popped corn intead of puffed rice in their bars with nuts, seeds and fruit etc- delicious!
  • santacrewssantacrews Posts: 51
    Fig rolls too for me !

    I also discovered that JACOB's Have gone down the Pan !

    Sainsburys OR Tesco "Own" branded ones are packed full of fig !

    I also take a stick of Liquirice The Panda ones from Holland & Barret etc ! Not sure why it just tastes like it does something good !

    Oh and the occasional MARS Bar ! in case its really taking more effort than it should !
  • taz3611taz3611 Posts: 172
    Asda's own brand malt loaf, squashed until flat. Fits well in a jersey pocket
  • MattJWLMattJWL Posts: 147
    CraigXXL wrote:
    Homemade flapjack and bananas.

    +1 for the home made flapjack.
    approx 500g oats (or 350g oats + 150g fruity muesli)
    200g butter
    80g sugar
    2-3 large spoonfuls golden syrup
    ginger (powder, or cubes of candied ginger)
    ground nutmeg
    cinnamon

    you can add eg. dried apricots, hazelnuts - or whatever your heart desires

    Melt butter, sugar & syrup in pan.
    Mix in spices, then add oats (or oat & muesli mix) and stir well

    Tip into a large baking tray about 2-3cm deep (or one inch if you're over the pond), and smooth it down so that it's flat

    Put in an oven pre-heated to around 170 centigrade for 15-20 minutes (until just starting to go golden)

    Remove from oven, then after a couple of minutes, slice into portions. Don't try to remove just yet.

    Let it cool, then remove from the tray.
    Delicious, and great for long rides. Take a couple of slices on a 2 hour ride. One day I'll experiment with a fructose version too.
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