While paddling, I always have some emergency calories stashed in my PFD. I keep two GU packets in my right pocket. In a pinch, I can even consume them without water. I also like to keep some Clif Shot Bloks in my chest pocket. I like these because they are more fun to each, like big gummy bears. I really like the Margarita flavor. Citrus is good too.
I like gels, they pack a nice calorie punch and some have caffeine, but I get tired of the syrupy taste and texture. Sometimes you just want to taste some real food! I was at REI the other day and found something new, Clif Organic Energy Food and picked up two packets of Pizza Margherita. I was so curious to try it, I ate the first one in the parking lot. I have to say, the flavor was interesting, like eating flavored tomato paste or pizza flavored baby food. If you are a picky eater you might not like it but I thought it was okay. Not great, but pretty good. Sometimes you just want something that tastes like real food and not Karo Syrup. I really liked the twist off cap too, very easy to do while on the water. Give it a try, you might like it!
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|Not bad at all. Might even taste better warm? Leave it out in the sun for a few minutes?|
4/2 Update: I just ate the Banana, Mango, Coconut. Delicious. It's like a little dessert in a pouch. Might as pretend you are in Hawaii or Costa Rica while out paddling. I didn't feel the need to wash it down with water either. Not too thick, not too sweet. Just right. I might get a box of these.
|Home run from Clif|