The first version of energy bars dates back to 1869 with Kendal Mint Cakes. These “cakes” provided compact nutrition and traveled well. So well, in fact, that they were provided for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917 led by Sir Ernest Shackleton and for Sir Edmund Hillary and his team on the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. Apparently digging in your pack for a tasty fix after an accomplished objective is fairly universal. Isn’t it nice to know you have something in common with pioneering legends?
Today the energy bar industry is so massive that you can choose from a wide variety of options at most pre-recreation pit stops. Not all energy bars are created equal, so how do you know which snack to pack? We’ll tell you!
No longer will you orbit foolishly amid deep vexation in the energy bar section and study each bar as if you were in a museum contemplating the significance of each piece. Instead, you can confidently stride through the aisle, grab exactly what you need and move on to your next adventure.