by Ben Haworth
September 5, 2009
Like the whole "Five A Day" thing, I'm aware that I should eat certain things more frequently than I do.
Clif Shot Bloks
From: 2Pure www.2pure.co.uk
Tested: 6 months
Like the whole “Five A Day” thing, I’m aware that I should eat certain things more frequently than I do. Yet even after all these years of riding bikes I still don’t eat “energy foods” on rides even though I know they’d do me the power of good and improve and extend my rides. And I know I’m not alone in this regard either, pretty much everyone in my regular riding posse are similarly nutritionally slack.
That was, until these Shot Block arrived from Clif. We eat them all the time. They key things about the Blocks is that they’re not messy to use (like gels), you don’t have to eat a whole pack one one ride (they keep okay in your pack) and they’re actually pleasant to eat. They don’t feel like a chore to consume. But they still give out a noticeable increase in energy. Quicker than an energy bar but not as rushy and stomach-hating as a gel. They’re like a longer-lasting lower-amplitude gel.
Overall: These are the only “format” of energy foods that I’ve ever taken to. Try some, you might be converted too.