does anybody consume Soreen here before a ride ?

Ezy Rider
Ezy Rider Posts: 415
edited August 2011 in Road beginners
Im heading out for a 50 this afternoon and ive had my usual few slices of soreen with a good dollop of flora on top. A lot of people dont dig the taste,but I actually quite like it. I put a slice in a kids lunch sandwich bag and im gonna carry it in my jersey and probably eat it atound the 40 mile mark to ensure I have a good strong finish.

I used to buy into the whole powered drink thing at around 20 quid a tub :shock: , but these days , as part of the weekly shop with er indoors and the kids, I buy those litre bottles of tesco glucose drink which cost 89p ....... :D and they are doing me just fine.

I also make a low fat pasta salad with my own vinagriette dressing which i consume with wheaten bread and filtered black coffee, and that works great too, bit of farting along the way but i can live with that.

I suppose it just goes to show you dont have to spend a fortune to put fueli n the ole tank. Do any of you guys use soreen too and what other low cost food do you make up that burns nice and slow and gives good energy sustenance ?
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  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    Yeah sometimes have it for breakfast before a ride (usually if I've not planned well and the cupboards are bare) :p trouble with it is I need butter on it to enjoy it and fat screws with your ability to digest carbs during exercise to so not a great combo.
  • Duffer65
    Duffer65 Posts: 341
    Before, during, after, any chance I get really!
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  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    My mums called Doreen - i dont need to say anything else. :D
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  • Bike in my younger, healthier, mountain biking days I used to take a whole loaf with me and eat it like a chocolate bar without anything on. I just love the malty goodness!
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  • Ezy Rider
    Ezy Rider Posts: 415
    its like a pint of guinness, one drinkof that and you know you have had a pint. you eat soreen and you know you have just eaten.
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    Bike in my younger, healthier, mountain biking days I used to take a whole loaf with me and eat it like a chocolate bar without anything on. I just love the malty goodness!

    Applying some buttery type of spread (healthy versions of course) will make it lower gi... stopping potential blood sugar spikes.
    Tricky on the bike , so best done in the kitchen beforehand
  • RowCycle
    RowCycle Posts: 367
    Bike in my younger, healthier, mountain biking days I used to take a whole loaf with me and eat it like a chocolate bar without anything on. I just love the malty goodness!

    I also eat it this way. I eat a bar a day, although I've varied into their banana and fruity five fruit loave type ones. Couldn't put butter on it.
  • racingcondor
    racingcondor Posts: 1,434
    A couple of years ago on dragon ride (about 90 miles in, right about the time you start to hate energy bars) I went past a guy with a Soreen wrapper hanging out of his jersey pocket.

    I don't mind admitting that I was so jealous I almost pulled up alongside and asked if I could have a slice :lol: .
  • gmb
    gmb Posts: 456
    Soreen with Nutella on - so wrong it's right!!
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  • GMB wrote:
    Soreen with Nutella on - so wrong it's right!!

    I'm gonna have to go to Tesco now to get some Soreen to try that :D
  • clarkey cat
    clarkey cat Posts: 3,641
    Soreen and slices of extra mature cheddar - served with a cup of milky coffee.

    Magic.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,211
    Great stuff, the original energy bar!
  • RowCycle wrote:
    their banana and fruity five fruit loave type ones.

    Do they still do the Banana one? I haven't seen it for ages.

    I used to like the artifical banana taste, it was a bit like those banana shaped candy sweets you used to get.
  • I love the stuff. What's the best way of wrapping it so you can unwrap it easily on the bike one handed? Tinfoil seems to be the easiest way I've found so far. Any better suggestions?
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  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    I wish they did the banana one pre-sliced, I can't cope with trying to slice the stuff anymore :p
  • nickel
    nickel Posts: 476
    Love the stuff, I can quite happily eat a whole loaf like a chocolate bar without anything on it. Was hungry in a lecture a few months ago so I pulled out a soreen loaf and nommed the whole thing, got some funny looks but man it was good!
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,807
    edited August 2011
    Dan Ingram wrote:
    I love the stuff. What's the best way of wrapping it so you can unwrap it easily on the bike one handed? Tinfoil seems to be the easiest way I've found so far. Any better suggestions?

    I found tinfoil to be terrible. It gets stuck to the Soreen and you end up having to pick wee bits of metal off it. A simple sandwich bag does the job, with two sets of double slices with marg or jam in the middle - although I'm going to try the Nutella option now!!! :D
  • Acnescar
    Acnescar Posts: 13
    nferrar wrote:
    I wish they did the banana one pre-sliced, I can't cope with trying to slice the stuff anymore :p

    Keep it in the fridge - slices like a dream then!
  • Duffer65
    Duffer65 Posts: 341
    RowCycle wrote:
    their banana and fruity five fruit loave type ones.

    Do they still do the Banana one? I haven't seen it for ages.

    I used to like the artifical banana taste, it was a bit like those banana shaped candy sweets you used to get.

    I was unaware of the banana flavour until these post. On the way home from work I popped into my local Co-Op and low and behold a shelf full of Banana Soreen...lovely stuff!
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  • Peddle Up!
    Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Yum, yum. :P
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  • Ezy Rider
    Ezy Rider Posts: 415
    did the 50 this afternoon, stopped at the 40 mile mark as planned, took the sandwich bag containing one slice of soreen with flora on it out of back pocket of my jersey and washed it down with some of the tesco glucose drink that id let go flat a couple of hours before i headed out.

    lovely !! :wink:

    finished the ride like a bull, the soreen i bought was pre sliced btw, great and cheap source of cycling energy.
  • It is very, very wrong to put ANY kind of butter/marge on it. And what's all this "what to wrap it in" nonsense? It comes in a wrapper! Open wrapper, gnaw chunks off loaf whilst riding. Easy.
  • MrChuck
    MrChuck Posts: 1,663
    I do sometimes have it before a ride, but not here.

    Sometimes with peanut butter on top.
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    A thin layer of marmite on top keeps the salt levels up and gives you that sweet and sour effect.
  • Ezy Rider
    Ezy Rider Posts: 415
    Navrig wrote:
    A thin layer of marmite on top keeps the salt levels up and gives you that sweet and sour effect.


    marmite = minging
  • Dalton
    Dalton Posts: 265
    I love Soreen!

    That is all.

    :D
  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    I knew there was something i forgot to get in waitrose!

    Intrigued by the nutella option and agree with Ezy - i cant abide marmite
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  • johnboy183
    johnboy183 Posts: 832
    Duffer65 wrote:
    Before, during, after, any chance I get really!

    +1 assuming we've any in cupboard!
  • I keep a supply in the freezer. Only takes half an hour or so to defrost. I love the stuff.
  • Lidl is the place to go for cheap Soreen. It's nearly always half the price of Tesco etc.

    All hail the mighty Soreen!