Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thematic Photographic 85: "I'm Hungry" v.4.0 - Horsepower


"Road Hog Fuel"
Raleigh, NC - January 2010 (Click to embiggen)

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Not so terribly long ago you couldn't have gotten me to eat one of these with a gun to my head. But they've improved a lot over the last 6 or 7 years and actually taste like food now rather than scratch-n-sniff samples of food. It's surprising just now good a job one of these can do in curbing a grumbling stomach. At least it surprised me. I always stock up on these if I'm going to be driving long distance. They can be managed with one hand, and you can eat them without having to stop. This is important when you have somewhere to be. Because on the rare occasion that I have a chance to go somewhere, I don't like to spend my time in the car -- I want to spend it at my destination. Fortunately(?) I'm most often driving by myself, so pit stops are limited to those I cannot avoid. And thanks to the new, improved edible energy bar, I can avoid a few more than I could before.
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7 comments:

OSI said...
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SandyCarlson said...

A balanced meal?

Daryl said...

Try these next time .http://www.larabar.com/

Ulrica said...

We have bars in Sweden to, and I love them. So this pic made me really hungry.... ;)

Carmi said...

I think you'd be a hoot on a road trip! Thanks to you, my bike bag will have energy bars in it when spring rolls around. Whenever I take long distance rides - to the shore, usually - I stuff the bag as full as possible. I literally eat my way there and back...anything to avoid bonking 40 miles from home.

The worst embarrassment of all: having to call my wife for a pickup.

lisaschaos said...

We just discovered the wonder of power bars last year. We love them! And when I'm craving sweets they can actually satisfy the bill without being as bad for me. They used to taste horribly!

Mama Zen said...

I live on these things!