/ Winter-proof hill snacks
Jam sandwiches, recession bustingly cheap, and good enough for miners in the bad old days when my grandad was down the pit.
Homemade gooseberry is nice
Jam + peanut butter is one of my old favs. Had ham today.
Jelly babies don't seem to freeze toooo badly. Peanut butter and one of jam/honey/lemon curd bagels are rather nice and don't get squished too badly. Flapjack is pretty good too.
Chocolate bars get eaten at the start of the day before they freeze.
Malt loaf and primula cheese
How about Cheese and Jam sandwiches, or Cheese and Honey, or Cheese and Nutella.Another tooth sensitiser is Philadelphia and Golden Syrup,but it is a real problem to transport these sandwiches in a rucksac...Maybe not in truly cold conditions..
> Chocolate bars get eaten at the start of the day before they freeze.
Frozen is best, they last longer,
but if it is a Mars bar or similar , before you go out in the cold, get the back of a knife and press grooves in at bite size distances, then when it freezes it will snap off easily even with a gloved hand to give a handy mouthful that you can suck until it is soft enough to chew.
> Frozen is best, they last longer,
> but if it is a Mars bar or similar , before you go out in the cold, get the back of a knife and press grooves in at bite size distances, then when it freezes it will snap off easily even with a gloved hand to give a handy mouthful that you can suck until it is soft enough to chew.
Pork pie and a block of cheddar. All your hill nutritional needs met (probably) and won't go slushy.
Cereal bars and malt loaf normally seem to be good. And cheese and chutney sangers if you want something more like a proper lunch.
Chunks of chorizo in one pocket, dried fruit in the other.
Soreen Malt loaf did well yesterday also.
Christmas cake. The higher the alcohol content, the less it freezes :)
top food, try this
staffordshire oat cake with hazel nut chocolate spread and slices of banana.
Also dates, the posh ones or fruit cake its just really effective energy release and will out perform energy bars as far as i can tell. and cheaper
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