I’ve learned a few things over the years about myself. I don’t like to eat a lot while hiking. I like to eat ‘just enough’. Just enough to keep me going, keep the miles under my boots, and the views before my eyes.
One of my recent favorite trail snacks: fig bars.
Let’s talk specifics about the fig bars. I do not enjoy the standard Fig Newton variety. I have learned that I love the Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars. They are superior to the old standards in infinite ways.
These fig bars come in what they call “Twin Packs”, with two small bars in each pack. They are fresh tasting, but not too soft. Filled with a variety of flavored fillings, including mango, pumpkin spice, peach apricot, blueberry, strawberry, and more. (Even available in gluten free varieties.) These beauties are vegan and gmo-free with no scary ingredients.
I’ve learned that a twin pack on a trailside break is perfect, doesn’t sit heavy in my stomach, tastes great and I don’t have to choke them down, like most food while I’m on the trail.
These bars are just sturdy enough to hold their own in my pack. Even if I bring one too many bars, and have a pack left after my hike, they are always in good enough condition to eat for breakfast the next day.