Fruit-Glued Bars

energy bars part 5 · absolute simplicity without the expense

Four parts into a five-part series on energy bars, we’ve covered nearly every need. What more could we ask of an energy bar?

Banana-Bound Bars

energy bars part 4 · rugged and adaptable, sans animal

Like Pepe’s Tri Bars, these are infinitely adaptable and difficult to destroy; yet even easier to construct. Who needs engineering when you have an overripe banana?

Pepe’s Tri Bars

energy bars part 3 · simple, reliable, nutritional perfection

The very best bar is as simple as this: Blend together equal amounts of dates, eggs, and nuts. Mix in twice that amount of… whatever the hell you want. Bake slowly. Chill thoroughly.

Engineered Fuel-Food

energy bars part 2 · a framework for better bars

The goals of durability and energy density are multifaceted objectives that necessitate a nuanced understanding specific requirements. Fortunately, they can all be satisfied with another, more actionable pair of guiding principles.

Whole Foods energy bar shelves

Durable Energy Density

energy bars part 1 · in search of the perfect bar

The concept is as popular as it is simple: a dense parcel of portable nutrition. For such a functional food item, there are good grounds for optimization. And yet perfection may be elusive. Or at least in the maw of the beholder.