Thursday, December 18, 2008


I just ate half a peanut butter Power Bar. How are those things manufactured anyway? I imagine this Power Bar factory that starts out with all these healthy ingredients and nutrients being poured into a big hopper. Then they go through a series of vats and hoses and conveyor belts and emerge as this big Power Bar extrusion that is automatedly cut into Power Bar length and wrapped.

They're kind of like what I imagine space food is like. Real dense, hard to chew, in a shiny wrapper.

But they're loyal. They are readily available at just about any grocery store I shop. Everyone knows Power Bars. I remember a friend of mine adopting a baby from South America. She spent two weeks there handling the adoption process. She was determined not to get the runs, so she packed a bunch of Power Bars. She got the runs anyway, but I digress.

See, I really like those Clif Z-bars, but I have trouble finding them, and when I do find them, I notice the price has gone up. So, I'm relying on my loyal but not so pleasurable to eat Power Bars.

I figure I need the healthy fuel. I'm going to foray once again today into the land of Christmas shopping. Nothing too strenuous. Just half a Power Bar's worth.



  1. ... ick ... I can't handle the power bars. I do however LIKE those Fiber One bars! The choc. one's remind me of doughy choc. chip oatmeal cookie dough. Yepper, them be the ones that rock my boat. G'luck with yer shopping. Hope you find all your chickens.

  2. I like those too.

    I hope you find everything you want for everyone on your list.

  3. Those things claim to be healthy but they are loaded with sugars and processed poop. Since you are a teacher, Abbs, take an apple or better yet a banana before those work outs. Don't want you getting the suburban spread or pretty soon you'll be buying stretch pants at Wallymart.

  4. Wow, and all I eat for fuel is a few Hershey Kisses (and a gallon of Diet Coke - you know, to cancel out the kisses).

  5. But are they anything like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups? Cause I love Reeses!

  6. Some of those Cliff bars have a flavor that takes some getting used to. Have you tried the Shot Blocs? They have them in Margarita flavor now (

  7. I like Cliff bars ok but I have never been able to stand Power bars.

    Good luck with the shopping!!!

  8. When I need a pick me up, I go to Burger King and get a Whopper with cheese plus mustard!!

    However, my pants aren't fitting like they used to maybe this is partially why.