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    Default Mega energy Bar at Mountain Crossings

    This is really bugging me...
    On my 2011 hike, I bought a giant "energy bar" at Mountain Crossings. The only other place on the trail that I was able to find them was at NOC.
    Does anyone happen to know which bars I'm talking about? Do you know the name?
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    I think I eat one of those over the course of 2 days once. Definitely got a couple of meals out of the thing. Don't remember the name, but I think it was locally produced. I guess you could call down there and ask...
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    Yeah, I think I will call down there.

    I got two meals out of them too. I seem to remember that they had them near the cash register. I'm heading out on another long-distance hike this summer and would love to get my hands on a few more of those!
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    "Colossal Bar"? Probar "Meal"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wornoutboots View Post
    "Colossal Bar"? Probar "Meal"?
    IDK.... Doesn't sound familiar. I'm going to give them a call today - I'll post it here if they can give me the name.
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    Big Sur Bar. Talked to the gal at Mountain Crossing, she says the website is www.bigsurbar(dot)com.
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    I can't help with your search except to give a HUGE vote for Boone Barrs made in Banner Elk, NC. If the folks at Mountain Crossings don't have them, they should. Buy local. You can buy them online. Google Boone Barrs
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    I carried the Probar "Meal" bar on my JMT hike last year, I swear it's the only thing I needed to carry & delicious
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    Not sure how one of these would be better than 2 pop-tarts when comparing. Pretty much same nutrition except for preservatives, etc.

    Poptarts: Less fat (-2 gm), MUCH less cholesterol (- 9 mg), more carbs (+12 gm), more sodium (+3 mg), MUCH cheaper (38 cents per poptart vs. $3 for one bar).

    I don't think I could just eat half of a 5 ounce bar as well. Maybe there is a much larger version? Still, I'd like to try one, if on sale.
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    Big Sur Bar is correct.

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    Here's a review I found online - gives you an idea of the size of these things! http://www.ingredientsofafitchick.co...e-big-sur-bar/
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    I remember buying and eating one when I passed through there. Even for a big guy like me, it qualified as a meal.

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    only 200 calories? meh, i'll pass.

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    I think it's (cal * servings). ~600 cals. Not sure. But if I can find them online i may try them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJackson View Post
    I think it's (cal * servings). ~600 cals. Not sure. But if I can find them online i may try them.
    you can order directly from Big Sur Chris... www.bigsurbar.com
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    Thank ya TF! They're on my short list.

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    www.happymountainfoods.com
    Web page for Boone Barrs.
    Grabbing two random Barrs from my stash and reading the label:
    $1.99 each at Earth Fare.
    2.25 ounces per bar.
    Coconut Almond: 320.5 calories per bar.
    Walnut Dark Chocolate Cranberry: 315 calories per bar.
    So....
    4.5 ounces total.
    635 calories total.
    $3.98 total.
    Made by folks who are just a skip and a spit from the AT.
    "All natural whole food energy bar. "

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    Big Surs are 3x200 cal servings. How did it taste? I was going to order some but with 6 dollar shipping I figured getting a dozen would be the best buy.

    We are probably just going to hike around Neel's gap next weekend and pick a couple up at Mountain Crossing to decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Big Sur Bar is correct.
    Big Sur Bars are definitely on the pricy side....12 bars for 100 Bucks! then add shipping....WOW! I'll stick with my 'dollar Clif Bars', I can get 8 bars for one Sur Bar!

    Plus it is so hard when you're hungry to eat just half a bar...But that's just me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wornoutboots View Post
    I carried the Probar "Meal" bar on my JMT hike last year, I swear it's the only thing I needed to carry & delicious
    I ate a ton of those on the PCT and just bought 4 cases for the CDT this summer. Pro Bars are what Clif Bars want to be. The best price I found was here: http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/pro_b...d_meal_bar.htm.

    $24.89 for 12, $5.95 flat rate shipping no matter how much you buy and no sales tax.

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