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Old 09-21-05, 09:19 PM
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Coworkers think its a turd..

So anyway, I was at a 4:30pm meeting, having a powerbar to fuel up for the ride like most of you daily commuters do.. having a cookies and cream powerbar when the VP says, "jesus, what is that? a turd?" followed by the director of project management's, "oh man, where'd you pick that thing up from?"
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Old 09-21-05, 09:26 PM
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Doesn't eating a regular Powerbar require a 1/8" stainless steel coating on all your teeth?
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Old 09-21-05, 10:28 PM
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Yeah, those things look like solid crap blocks. I'll stick to coffe and bacon egg and cheese sandwiches.
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Old 09-21-05, 10:33 PM
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Hey that gives me a great idea for a practical joke. Since the color of your snack is a bit light you could explain that you are "running it through again to darken it up a bit" , as you pop it in your mouth.
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Old 09-21-05, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by slagjumper
Hey that gives me a great idea for a practical joke. Since the color of your snack is a bit light you could explain that you are "running it through again to darken it up a bit" , as you pop it in your mouth.
Man, it's too bad that Powerbars pretty much make me yak, because that would be a wonderful, disgusting joke to enact.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
So anyway, I was at a 4:30pm meeting, having a powerbar to fuel up for the ride like most of you daily commuters do.. having a cookies and cream powerbar when the VP says, "jesus, what is that? a turd?" followed by the director of project management's, "oh man, where'd you pick that thing up from?"
The VP says "turd" in a meeting? Interesting place.




Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
Doesn't eating a regular Powerbar require a 1/8" stainless steel coating on all your teeth?
3/16" UCI minimum now...
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Old 09-22-05, 12:25 AM
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what, the old dept VP of my company used to use the phrase "polishing a turd" all the time. Usually referring to someone trying to make something look better than it is, without actually improving it.

He also made all kinds of weird comments...We actually had a betting pool on how many screwed up things he would say in our one hour weekly meeting. I'm amazed he hasn't gotten wrote up by HR for some of the stuff he said.

As for powerbars...the chocolate one isn't bad...nor is the vanilla, but that's it for me...the rest just don't play well...plus they do a really good job of "powering up the cannon", if you know what I mean....it's about as bad as the Taco Bell Afterburner.
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Old 09-22-05, 04:05 AM
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Powerbars are disgusting. But I eat them. When I have to.
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Old 09-22-05, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
So anyway, I was at a 4:30pm meeting, having a powerbar to fuel up for the ride...
You must be a "manly man". I'm a wimp and have a Power Gel or Carb Boom for the ride home.
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Old 09-22-05, 05:55 AM
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luna bars are the only ones i buy anymore....

you think any woman would eat something looking like that? their bars actually look AND taste good.
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Old 09-22-05, 06:13 AM
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Am I (and possibly slvoid) the only one who actually like the taste and texture of Powerbars?
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Old 09-22-05, 06:17 AM
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You can count me as a Powerbar fan. Back in my running days I wolfed down lots of banana Powerbars. Great exercise for the jaws!

Now I like the Harvest Bars from Powerbar. The iced banana and cinnamon raisin.

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Old 09-22-05, 06:45 AM
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i like the flavor, not always the texture, though i had one the other day it was something special, it reminded me almost to the T of the candy bar whatchamacallit, it was quite good, and it certainly woke me up
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Old 09-22-05, 07:23 AM
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Clif Bar convert and not going back. Powerbars are way too sticky and hard to eat, especially on the bike.
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Originally Posted by RonH
You must be a "manly man". I'm a wimp and have a Power Gel or Carb Boom for the ride home.
I stopped using gels cause they were simply too expensive for anything other than a quick emergency energy supply.

Otherwise, you can get these slimfast shakes for about a buck each at costco.

Comparing the nutritional values, for the same price, a powergel gives you:

Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 50mg
Potassium: 40mg
Carbs: 28g
Sugars: 7g

While a slimfast meal replacement shake gives you:

Fat: 1g saturated, 3.5g unsaturated
Sodium: 200mg
Potassium: 600mg
Carbs: 24g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 17g
Protein: 10g
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i'm happy you took the time to take a pic of your turd.
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Not a turd. The peanuts in it are not off-white. Unless there's something wrong with you...
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Very turdish.

I get Cliff bars.
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When I was swimming in high school we would roll the chocolate power bars around (to get the shape right) and toss them in to pool and try and convince the coach they were turds, to get out of practice. One day when only a few of us knew the floater was a fake one of my buddies dove in and took a bite out of it
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Even if it wasn't a turd then, I'm sure it is by now!
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Originally Posted by oboeguy
Am I (and possibly slvoid) the only one who actually like the taste and texture of Powerbars?
yeah probably. that sounds about right.
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Originally Posted by oboeguy
Am I (and possibly slvoid) the only one who actually like the taste and texture of Powerbars?
Actually, there was one ride when they seemed delicious to me, thanks to the near-freezing temperature changing the texture of the thing completely.

In general, I do prefer their Harvest bars. At least they don't stick to your teeth.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes
The VP says "turd" in a meeting? Interesting place.
Not only that. He thinks slvoid is Jesus! I'd be asking for a raise.

It is not so bad tha PowerBars look like turds. The problem is that they TASTE like turds.
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Powerbars are good on long rides, especially if you have a carbon bike. Just cut them up into strips and stick them to your frame around the top tube and you can peel off pieces as you need. If you warm em around horizontally on the TT, you can store like, 4-5 powerbars on your bike.
Otherwise, I think one of the most edible bars are balance bars. They chew and break up extremely easily compared to most bars out there. Cliffbars require a lot of chewing too.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
Powerbars are good on long rides, especially if you have a carbon bike. Just cut them up into strips and stick them to your frame around the top tube and you can peel off pieces as you need. If you warm em around horizontally on the TT, you can store like, 4-5 powerbars on your bike.
Otherwise, I think one of the most edible bars are balance bars. They chew and break up extremely easily compared to most bars out there. Cliffbars require a lot of chewing too.
Just be careful if it gets too hot. Don't peel off a big piece of your top tube and pop it in your mouth.
You know how those cabon bikes get in the heat! I guess the good thing is that you can patch your bike with a warm power bar.


I've had so many power bars I can't eat them any more. I've been trying all the different types. Sometimes I just have to have junk food pastries. They are full of fat, but they do work on long rides.
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