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Virtual Pack Day Three Meals (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008) - 1
Unlike me, Bob doesn’t have braces, so these Clif Shot Bloks are a great choice for a quick shot of energy. With 50 mg of caffeine, these chewy cubes can get a day started or keep it going. They can also pop a bracket off, but hey – these are for Bob!


Ova Easy Dried Eggs
Weight (oz): 4.4 (enough for twelve!)

Clif Shot Bloks: Black Cherry
Weight (oz): 1.7
MSRP: $1.99

Remainder of Orange Chili Chocolate Bar


Clif Bar – Blueberry Crisp
Weight (oz): 2.5
MSRP: $1.50


The eggs are a lightweight, protein-rich brekky – but the quantities are ridiculous. They’d have to be decanted into smaller containers to be more efficient. Also, we’ve not actually tasted them…but they are cool, and it’s late.

The Shot Bloks really are a mouthful of chewiness, so I had to be careful. They come in a number of flavors and are pretty much the same composition as a Clif energy gel, with the addition of pectin for a solid set.

The finale of a solid stand-by, the Clif Blueberry Crisp, reflects the fact that I like Clif bars, and while alternatives were definintely present, I never got a chance to try any…so Bob gets to finish strong with 43 g of carbs to power through to the end. Much like us here.