First thing, these are not healthy…. At all. BUT, that isn’t always your #1 priority. For example, in the middle of a brutal event like a GORUCK Heavy, or Kokoro Camp, sometimes it is more important that your food exists. What I mean by that is often times people reach into their pocket to find that their M&Ms are completed destroyed, their gel pack popped, or that their Honey Stinger Wafer package isn’t waterproof, and now they have nothing to eat.
During these events, (especially Kokoro) it is important that your food can fit flat in your pocket as well. You never know when you will have access to water, so it is best if you can eat your food without it. Clif bars need to be eaten with water or they dry you out fast.
Taking all that into consideration, these First Strike Bars are pretty awesome! The packaging is really tough, flat, and very pocketable. You can rip it open with 1 hand/your teeth, and eat it in ~30 seconds with no water. The macro profile is decent as endurance fuel. They taste ok as well. I certainly wouldn’t eat these under normal circumstances, but in extreme cases, these might actually be your best bet.
Please note that these bars also exist as Soldier fuel on Amazon, but those don’t have the redeeming qualities of being pocketable/tough packaging/etc. Those are just this awful ingredients list and mediocre taste.
Where to buy them:
Only place I found on the whole interwebs:
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