As you have probably eaten over 100 energy bars and gels this summer, it would be nice to have some new flavors to change things up for the fall and winter season. Below is a list of some new and seasonal flavors from GU, Honey Stinger, and Probar to add some variety to your cold weather outdoor adventures.
A new wintery flavor joins the wildly popular Clif Bar seasonal flavors of Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. The holiday classic Peppermint Stick brings a cool zing to the usual Clif Bar blend of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber for sustained energy. All three seasonal flavors are made with organic ingredients and available nationwide now while supplies last (Single bar: $1.45, Box of 12: $15).
In the spirit of the season, Clif Bar will donate 1 percent of net sales from the holiday-inspired flavors to Winter Wildlands Alliance, a national organization that works on behalf of skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, winter hikers and other outdoor adventurers to address national issues that impact winter in the backcountry.
Peppermint Stick is the seasonal GU energy gel flavor and stay tuned for the highly anticipated Peanut Butter flavor. Savory, salty, and caffeine-free, Peanut Butter GU is a nice alternative to the usual overly sweet varieties. A box of 8 GU energy gels retails for $10.80.
Honey Stinger added two new flavors to their energy chew line. Pink Lemonade and the Caffeinated Lime Ade add some nice citrus alternatives to your backcountry food stash. Also, the new Strawberry Stinger Waffle joins the Vanilla and Original (still my favorite) for 160 calories of delicious organic energy. A box of 16 Honey Stinger Waffles and a 12 pack of Honey Stinger energy chews retails for around $22.
Finally, nothing says fall around the campfire more than s'mores. The new Halo S'mores energy bar from Probar includes chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows, and oats, in a supposedly healthy version of the all time favorite outdoor treat. A 12 pack of Probar Halo energy bars retails for $16.68, with a single bar for $1.60.