What are your favourite snacks to eat while out hiking – jelly babies? A Snickers bar? Pickled onion Monster Munch? As tasty and morale-boosting as these treats may be to some of us, they aren’t the best way to fuel your body.
Instead, you might want to perhaps consider specialist energy and protein bars that are carefully formulated for the needs of hikers, runners, climbers and cyclists. Many are healthy, nutritious and delicious, and, if you choose the right ones for you, will power you to go faster, harder, longer and higher in your outdoorsy exploits.
For a detailed guide on snack nutrition and what kinds of things you should be looking for and why, I recommend taking a look at Outdoors Magic’s article: How To Choose Energy Snacks For Hiking. This should prove useful for those who want to take a simpler approach, using standard ingredients and foodstuffs instead of specialist snacks which can often be expensive.
Adventure Snacks on Test
Here are eight of my recommended brands and 16 of my favourite bars…