Sick of Mars bars....

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Sick of Mars bars....

Postby matata » 4 Aug 2020, 6:10pm

I'm only new to longer distance cycling .Last w/e i did 105 miles in a day with a view to lejog mid Sept. What became obvious was food/grub/fuel each day needs a bit of thought...I was binging on marathons and mars bars which became sticky ,sickly and messy....Anyone any better suggestions would greatly be appreciated...Nik

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby printedland » 4 Aug 2020, 6:21pm

Flapjack. In fact, any kind of cereal bar (but oat-based ones are the best). Bananas. Salted peanuts. My current fave are some pressed fruit bars from Aldi, which are simply pressed apples and pears and nothing else. Delicious.

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby De Sisti » 4 Aug 2020, 6:22pm

Eat stuff you genuinely like (that won't upset your tummy). Try bananas, jam/marmalade sandwiches,
fig rolls, a sausage roll. Basically stuff you like.

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby paddler » 4 Aug 2020, 6:38pm

All the above are good, plus I have had success with wraps with either Nutella or peanut butter. As for Marathons, they were the only bar I never got sick of during five months of hiking, still love them.

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby simonineaston » 4 Aug 2020, 7:00pm

YouTube is stiff with DIY energy bar vid.s :-) see here
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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby reohn2 » 4 Aug 2020, 7:10pm

Mrs R2's rocket fuel cereal bars :)
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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby tim-b » 4 Aug 2020, 7:10pm

Hi
My current fave are some pressed fruit bars from Aldi, which are simply pressed apples and pears and nothing else. Delicious.

Lidl and Aldi both do the raw fruit and nut bars. Lidl Alesto Bakewell Tart, Cacao and Orange and Cashew Crush flavours are my current go-to
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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby printedland » 4 Aug 2020, 7:15pm

reohn2 wrote:Mrs R2's rocket fuel cereal bars :)

Can we have a recipe for those please? Might need a whole new category in the forum index.....

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 4 Aug 2020, 7:21pm

Hi,
Sandwiches
Buttered buns cake etc
Flapjack etc
Bananas
Nuts and raisins
Some chocolate
Jelly babies


All you really need is more of the same you eat at home.

Carrying some rations mean you can eat when you get hungry and need food.
Dont drink too much water Without Food :!: You have been warned :)
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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby reohn2 » 4 Aug 2020, 7:29pm

printedland wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Mrs R2's rocket fuel cereal bars :)

Can we have a recipe for those please? Might need a whole new category in the forum index.....

With pleasure:-
1x397g can of condensed milk
250g rolled oats(not instant)
75g dried apricots
100g dried cranberries
100g mixed seeds(pumpkin,sunflower,sesame
50g dried prunes
100g natural unsalted peanuts or cashews

Preheat the oven 130C
Oil a baking tin or line it with greasproof paper
Warm the condensed milk in a large pan
Meanwhile mix all the other ingedients,then add the condensed milk,using a spatula fold and further mix.
Spread the mix into the tin pressing down evenly with the spatula or your hands.
Bake for an hour,remove from the oven and leave for no longer than 15minutes(important otherwise you'll struggle to cut it up) before cutting into squares.It should make about 16 chunky bars about 20mm thick

Enjoy :)
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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby printedland » 4 Aug 2020, 7:30pm

Fantastic! Thanks very much......

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby Syd » 4 Aug 2020, 7:35pm

One sportive I was odd had fig rolls at one of the stops. They went down well..

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby CyberKnight » 4 Aug 2020, 8:42pm

i have read that some ultra distance riders prefer savoury as you can get gastro intestinal stress with too much sugary stuff .Everyone's different and im in the flapjacky food camp, i do like the peanut flavour trek bars from sainsburys
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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby paddler » 4 Aug 2020, 8:45pm

Syd wrote:One sportive I was odd had fig rolls at one of the stops. They went down well..



+1 to fig rolls.

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Re: Sick of Mars bars....

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Aug 2020, 10:23pm

I made my own sushi rolls, then didn’t slice them but ate them from end...
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