Found: Threshold Provisions’ Natural, Gluten Free Energy Bars
Threshold Provisions energy bars are about as simple as you can get, using only real food ingredients to get a solid mix of healthy carbs, fats and protein to keep you riding. We had a chance to try all four flavors -Blueberry Ginger, Pistachio Chai, Cherry Coconut and Mango Yerba Mate- at the NCCX finals and enjoyed them all.
They’re free of gluten, soy and dairy and have no added sugars.
The bars handmade by husband and wife team Josh and Diane Mitchell at Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a shared space kitchen in Asheville, NC. And they’re in good company, working alongside Vortex Doughnuts and Blue Blaze Soda Company, among others.They’re cooked lightly and have a middle-of-the-road consistency (not too dry, not too moist), making them easy to eat mid ride.
Ingredients are similarly simple for all varieties. They’re a bit on the small side once you unwrap them, but gram- and calorie-wise, they’re on par with ClifBars and larger than LaraBars and Hammer Nutrition bars. Retail is $3 each.
The bars weren’t their first product. Josh’s first life was as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, and now he sources Salmon from that area to make jerky. If you haven’t tried it, best to start with something good to form an opinion, and this was pretty darn good. Check them out at ThresholdPro.com.