Like many of our readers, we’re always on the lookout for quick fueling options that taste good and are good for you. Whether on the way out the door for an early morning workout, or simply to hold us over between meals, the AeroGeeks team is always munching on something. And since at least one of our editors struggles with food allergies, it can sometimes be a challenge to find a tasty snack that’s quick and portable—especially on the road.
And speaking of travel, Tracy, our multisport editor, recently had the opportunity to chat with the Marketing Manager from Picky Bars at Interbike. If you’ve never tried them, Picky Bars are awesome little bars made out of real ingredients you can actually recognize and pronounce—we’re talking about good stuff like, dates, almonds, honey, and cinnamon. And the best part for those athletes among us who cannot eat dairy or gluten, you won’t find any of that here (bonus – they’re also soy free, too!). Basically, we think these are pretty darn close to something you’d made in your own kitchen wrapped up neatly, ready to keep up with you wherever you go. These little bars are also the perfect size to stash in your jersey pocket, gym bag, or tuck into your transition bag.
Picky Bars hooked us up with a stack of each of their flavors, and so far we love each of them. But if we had to pick a favorite, it would be a close call between their “Smooth Caffeinator” and Picky Bar’s newest flavor, “Ah, Fudge Nuts!” Tracy has compared each to a super-chewy chocolate mocha brownie or cookie—not too shabby! Oh, and the best part of Smooth Caffeinator? As its name implies, this bar comes with a little caffeine buzz from organic roasted coffee. And we don’t know about you, but we always welcome a little extra pick-me-up after an early morning ride.
In addition to getting to try some amazing flavors, we also learned about #lifepoints. If you’ve ever seen Picky Bars’ wrappers, you may have wondered who are those people? Turns out, they’re real athletes just like you. Picky Bars encourages its customers to share their own photos to be considered for a future wrapper by tagging them with #lifepoints on social media. So get out there and start snapping some shots on your bike, in the pool, or out for a run. Who knows, maybe you’ll soon be gracing the wrapper of a Smooth Caffeinator!