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I was stuck in traffic a couple weeks ago for an hour or two. Temperature was probably something like 5 above to 20 below or something. I had a Cliff bar in my Jeep, was hungry, and tried to eat it. Solid like a rock. Now that might be a problem common to many bars (candy, granola or otherwise) in cold weather. I eventually got it down, but it was a slow nibbling job.
So cold weather will make the candy store's lasy longer!Frozen and hard will make it go further and help the appreciation of the product.

What are some natural candy items besides honey? We always thought fresh apples and pears were like candy when I was a kid as we didnt have money to buy penney candy often.
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I love any kind of granola bar.

I found some pretty good protien bars by kellogs, they are called special k protien bars. They come in chocolate, peanut butter, and strawberry. They taste great.

I also found some meal replacement bars at gnc. They are around 54 grams of carbs, 30 grams of protien, and 10 grams of fat. They are full of vitamins minerals and fiber. They are small and last for years. The only down side was taste. Not very good, but to valuable as a survival bar to pass up.
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i like m&m's (thats why i eat the whole jar when im over) anyhow, how exactly do you store candy bars? rotate them out?
Yeah, thanks for that by the way.

5 Snickers fit in a pint jar, there's some extra space in there that could be filled with M&M's.
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The closest thing to a candy bar in my BOB is Datrex rations.
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What are some natural candy items besides honey? .
They make these little candy bars out of sesame seeds that we love. Extremley healthy for you to.
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Just get Clif Bars, they don't melt when you're out sweating on them. Actually they're better when hot.


I stock many boxes of those here. Great to throw in the bag for ATV or hiking trips.
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tootsie rolls, paydays, and in cool weather thin mints
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I get pretty tired of granola & Cliff bars. After a while it's an effort to choke them down.
It just not the same as milk chocolate.
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I cant do chocolate or nuts, so Im going for the English Flapjack type recipe. Dont confuse it with the US one, as they are different. Our Flapjacks are museli bars, with dried fruit, some coated with chocolate on the top, made with golden syrup and demarara sugar with Oats.

When I did eat chocolate and the like I would go for the following:

1. The Mars Bar ( Iv read the SAS use these extensively).
2. The Snicker Bar - the old Marathon bar


We will have to watch and see if Cadbury carries on producing a lot of the good bars, since their take over by Kraft.
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In years past I would have said Reese's above all others. Now, I must make sure there is no wheat in them, so it's Milky Ways and Hershey's.
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I can't imagine not being able to have dark chocolate. If my body ever rejects that, I dont know what I'll do! LOL
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Peeps last forever and are better stale
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Didn't they make a Chocolate bar for the troops that didn't melt as easy?
You know, the kind you see in the old films of GI's giving them out to kids.
Were those candy bars similar to "Almond Bark" candy coating you can buy at Wally World for home baking? I keep almond bark in the freezer, but it stores just as well at room temperature, and tastes just like milk chocolate.
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Anything Reese's-based has my vote. There must be 10 different kinds out there, and I love them all. The ones based on the Twix template are my least favorite, and they still rock; they have an excellent sweet to salty ratio, and I expect to be doing a lot of hard labor in the Coming Hard Times! (salt replacement is key).
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It's "CLIF" bar. Takes water to choke down. Looks like something you get on boots after walking in feed yard.

http://www.clifbarstore.com/
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Here's my two bits.

Sears (at least in Canada) sells these big bars, cheap, especially around the holidays. They stand up real well, are real tightly sealed (actually SEALED in foil under their paper sleeve for example), they are pretty good chocolate, and I have used them in my survival gear for a few years now. They even melt pretty good in milk if you break em up.

I recommend trying them. Great shelf life, very storable, and stand up well even in the heat.
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Didn't they make a Chocolate bar for the troops that didn't melt as easy?
You know, the kind you see in the old films of GI's giving them out to kids.
Were those candy bars similar to "Almond Bark" candy coating you can buy at Wally World for home baking? I keep almond bark in the freezer, but it stores just as well at room temperature, and tastes just like milk chocolate.
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I was stuck in traffic a couple weeks ago for an hour or two. Temperature was probably something like 5 above to 20 below or something. I had a Cliff bar in my Jeep, was hungry, and tried to eat it. Solid like a rock. Now that might be a problem common to many bars (candy, granola or otherwise) in cold weather. I eventually got it down, but it was a slow nibbling job.
Yep, that's why you put it up against your skin to warm it up, just in a pocket or something. It doesn't take long.
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It's "CLIF" bar. Takes water to choke down. Looks like something you get on boots after walking in feed yard.

http://www.clifbarstore.com/
When you're cold, hungry, and shaking because your blood sugar has bottomed out... it's like friggin manna from heaven. Lots more protein than a typical sugar bar too. My favorites are the chocolate brownie, carrot cake, oatmeal walnut raisin, and black cherry almond.
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I do believe that chocolate does contain roach eggs as it is impossible to seperate the coco from the eggs that infest the plants . If one would let a chocolate bar sit in the package wrapped the break down of the chocolate would incubate the roach eggs . The only way to keep chocolate for that long would require cold temps to prevent the hatching. It truly amazes me the mentality of some on the board to stock items of convensense not for survival .
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