Author Topic: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?  (Read 1286 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:52:54 pm »
Hi everyone, are there any leads on good VFM energy/snack bars for when you're out on a ride? Looking online most bars will average around 57-63p/100g, even when bought in packs.

I'm guessing paying for postage would drive up cost, but have you got any bright ideas?
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Re: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 03:56:59 pm »
Make your own  ;)

Sandwiches etc, rice cakes (Team Sky recipe is good, but you can leave out the dope)

Or....one of the hottest bike bars are the Veloforte paneforte bars. You can make your own.

Commercial energy bars are just very expensive confectionary

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 03:59:19 pm »
Aldi flapjacks - the individually wrapped ones which they sell by the till. Perfect for jersey pockets.
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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 12:07:12 am »
Potato farls for when you don't want sweet stuff.
Have a look at 'breakfast bars' on special offer at supermarkets.

Porkins

  • Formerly Nick H. And a long time ago etc, Eurostar
Re: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 12:19:56 am »
Trail mix is good and very cheap. No additives. Make your own with your favourite fruit and nuts. Fill a stem bag with it.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 09:44:24 pm »
I like 9 bars and nakd bars, normally buy them by the job-lot.  Also witworths compressed blocks of dates for cooking, cut them into 8 for a good hour or more of energy.
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BeMoreMike

  • Tries often, fails frequently.

Re: Any hot tips on bargain priced cycle snacks?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 05:52:43 am »
Nairn’s Oatcakes, some interesting flavour variations available to spruce up the taste and around £1 a box 👍.

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