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06-18-2014, 10:32
I just saw that Anish posted a picture of this stuff on her Facebook page. Has anyone tried this?


I'm getting sick of eating Met-Rx bars and these look pretty good. Then again so do Clif Bars but I can't stomach those things.

06-18-2014, 10:51
I make my own sun butter and almond butter. All you need is a good food processor and the roasted nut or seed of your choice. I like to add a little honey.

Have you tried any of the Probars? The have a bunch of different kinds, great cal/oz, etc. I prefer the superfood slam and superfruit slam.

06-18-2014, 10:56
It's got to be healthier than peanut butter

06-18-2014, 11:45
Several products like this have appeared in the outdoor market arena recently. Pocket Fuel being another one for example. From what I've seen they mostly have a nut butter, usually almond butter, as a base and other ingredients and flavors are added. They seem like a healthier alternative to some of the things I notice outdoor people consuming. Overall, they have a high fat content giving them a high cals/oz ratio and they are conveniently packaged although in colder weather they should be warmed slightly first for easier squeezing. I typically simply warm in a pocket for 15 mins before consuming on colder hikes. I've seen them retailing in about the $2-3 range. Personally, I find this to be a bit high priced considering I can make my own nut butters easily as Nate described or I can buy Justin's or Artisana Nut Butter packets for about $1 and add other ingredients to them like chia/sesame/flax seed, hemp protein, dried fruits, good high content cacoa chocolate, coconut, milk powders, vanilla etc. Some health food stores offer a few basic nut butters in bulk ie;(almond butter, PB, cashew butter and even macadamia butter). I've tried a few of the Boggs and Pocket Fuel varieties which have all appealed to me since I've regularly eaten nut butters both on and off the trail for many yrs.

06-18-2014, 13:20
Thanks for the ideas. I really need to put some effort into making my own food and dehydrating.

06-18-2014, 20:43
Did you see this thread Fred? http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?104611-Moose-Goo-Taste-Test!