A friend of mine recently sent some Bear Valley food bars for me to try out. They come in 4 flavors: Carab-Cocoa Pemmican, Sesame Lemon, Fruit Nut, and Coconut Almond and pack a walloping 400+ calories each, with a caloric density of about 100 calories per oz. I’ve read lots of glowing reviews of these bars from other backpackers and publications, but I think they taste like cardboard. Frankly, I’d give these bars a pass and bring along some extra walnuts on your next hike instead.
Disclosure: The author owns this product and received it as a gift from a personal friend.