"The best energy bar in the world won't give you energy if you can't bear to eat it," Chipps says. "That's why bars like those from Clif are so good. They're still packed with energy, but are also chewy and palatable enough to make them just as nice for an off-the-bike snack." The California-based Clif also makes Shot Bloks, chewable electrolyte cubes for longer rides or races. Like all Clif's products, they are made with natural ingredients and, crucially, are easy to open on the move.
Where: Clif (www.clifbar.co.uk)
How much: £1.29; Shot Bloks £1.99