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The Battle of the Bar

By Brittany Klements

No, I don't mean the place you go to pick up chicks (or dudes, or both) and order things like a Fuzzy Navel or Skinamarinky Dink. Can you tell I don't get out much?

I mean these:

In our house, we don't necessarily live on these but hiking, bike riding and gym workouts require that little bit of extra energy that is easily acquired with these kinds of bars.

Most weekends the lovely 10 for $10 sales can keep our costs down. On restocking weekends we end up spending at least $20.

Sam's club in Grand Junction has 24 count packages of Clif bars for $19.34 which makes each bar around .80 cents. Depending on taste preferences there are a couple of choices that can be much more affordable. The downside with buying in bulk in this scenario is lack of variety.

The other problem staring me in the face is the ingredients of some of these bars are just not that great. Clif and Kind bars are fairly natural but are the more expensive option. 

Running into REI or City Market and demanding they give me 100 bars of my choice for .20 cents each doesn't sound like the brightest idea or something I could being to fathom. Making my own bars would be both cost effective and give me assurance that I know exactly what went into them but who has time for that honestly?!

I am gently reminded each week in various ways that I will just never be the cookie cutter gal. I have never even baked cookies on my own! I guess I'll have to wait until I find a magical energy source to make my own energy bars.. hmm, sounds like the chicken or the egg situation.  

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You can come to my house anytime and I’ll show you how to bake cookies.  I even have a recipe that I think would work great for “energy” cookies!

That would be great Julie! Energy cookies sound right up my alley.




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