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Thoughts on New Mtn Ops Performance bar
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Contributors to this thread:
KHNC 28-Jul-20
yooper89 28-Jul-20
OTC_Bowhunter 28-Jul-20
mrelite 28-Jul-20
Ucsdryder 28-Jul-20
Ucsdryder 28-Jul-20
cnelk 28-Jul-20
cmbbulldog 28-Jul-20
Destroyer350 28-Jul-20
KHNC 28-Jul-20
cmbbulldog 28-Jul-20
Mt. man 28-Jul-20
HH1 28-Jul-20
BigSkyHntr 28-Jul-20
Panther Bone 28-Jul-20
PECO 28-Jul-20
Ucsdryder 28-Jul-20
yooper89 28-Jul-20
cnelk 28-Jul-20
Aspen Ghost 28-Jul-20
TEmbry 28-Jul-20
Glunt@work 29-Jul-20
jordanathome 29-Jul-20
mrelite 29-Jul-20
JTreeman 29-Jul-20
Empty Freezer 29-Jul-20
jordanathome 29-Jul-20
mrelite 29-Jul-20
PECO 29-Jul-20
Glunt@work 29-Jul-20
AZ8 29-Jul-20
t-roy 30-Jul-20
DanaC 30-Jul-20
SteveBNY 30-Jul-20
jordanathome 30-Jul-20
jordanathome 30-Jul-20
DanaC 30-Jul-20
huntabsarokee 30-Jul-20
huntabsarokee 30-Jul-20
BOWNBIRDHNTR 31-Jul-20
From: KHNC
28-Jul-20

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Mtn Ops Ingredients 20g protein
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Mtn Ops Ingredients 20g protein
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Clif Builder Bar
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Clif Builder Bar
Anyone have any thoughts on the mtn ops performance bar vs the clif builder bars?

Cost 30.00 plus tax and shipping for Mtn Ops- 10ct 6.97 plus tax locally for Clif builder bars- 6ct I have posted a comparison of ingredients. I dont see the value of the MO bars at triple the cost.

Thoughts?

From: yooper89
28-Jul-20
You’re paying for the name brand with mountain ops. I will be happily taking Perfect bars in my meal bags this year.

28-Jul-20
Honey Stinger for me. yum yum!

From: mrelite
28-Jul-20
I think you're paying for less sugar..........

From: Ucsdryder
28-Jul-20
I’m embarrassed for anybody that buys mountain ops. If you want to pay double, sometimes triple, for the same product you can get at a nutrition store I wonder...

From: Ucsdryder
28-Jul-20
I’m embarrassed for anybody that buys mountain ops. If you want to pay double, sometimes triple, for the same product you can get at a nutrition store I wonder...

From: cnelk
28-Jul-20
But.. But... All the YouTube hunters use Mtn Ops!!

Bow to the cult!! Haha!

From: cmbbulldog
28-Jul-20
Well, you can get 30% off and free shipping, so it’s 2.00 a bar that way. I ordered a box of the peanut butter and caramel to try... mostly because I liked the low sugar content vs. say a snickers bar. Both were pretty good (not like a snickers bar :))

I do lots of bars for hunting, so I’ll take a few at 2.00 a pop. I also bobo bars, as they seem to fill me up pretty good.

From: Destroyer350
28-Jul-20
X2 Ucsdryder. Anyone who starts a brand that targets western hunters, kills their first elk after a few years of owning the business and then cries about it makes you wonder.

From: KHNC
28-Jul-20
I havent seen the 30% off and free shipping. That would make it a much better value. Otherwise, i dont plan to pay that much for energy bars, unless i see the benefit somehow.

From: cmbbulldog
28-Jul-20
Everything is 30% off on their website now.

Elk 101 and black Ovis also had them at one point 30% off. Hush code for free shipping.

And I’m not a mtn ops guy.... I just ordered these bars at that price a couple weeks ago. First ever buy from them.

From: Mt. man
28-Jul-20
Purely the brand name and not worth it at all. I think if you eat enough of them you start showing up to trade shows wearing flat bills and rhinestone butt pocket embedded skinny jeans bragging about that 1 Elk under your belt 15 miles from the trailhead and packed it out on your back in one trip.

YES, it's a brand I steer way clear of!

From: HH1
28-Jul-20
My thoughts....Make your own! You can customize them for your nutritional needs as well as satisfying your tastebuds. AND you can cut that big long list of multi syllable words down to about 8 ingredients.

From: BigSkyHntr
28-Jul-20
Clif blueberry crisp!! Why even try anything else? ;)

28-Jul-20
I went to local GNC today to get some more BCAA and pre-workout. Nothing there was markedly less than Mtn. Ops.

From: PECO
28-Jul-20
x2 on Cliff blueberry crisp!

From: Ucsdryder
28-Jul-20

From: yooper89
28-Jul-20
The classic triple post 3 hours later!

From: cnelk
28-Jul-20
Clif bar Cool Mint! Yum

From: Aspen Ghost
28-Jul-20
Why does it contain so much glycerin? And who wants to eat collagen?

From: TEmbry
28-Jul-20
I don’t buy all of their products, but I do use their preworkout and ignite (I’m not a coffee drinker during the work week due to the laxative side effects lol).

It seems in line with other supplement companies but atleast its a pro hunting company. I’m not a meat head flat bill kind of bro, but all things equal I’ll spend my money with them vs a GNC equivalent.

From: Glunt@work
29-Jul-20

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My preferred bar is lower in protein, higher in sugars, lower in sodium and doesnt have the potassium but I make it up and down the mountain still.

From: jordanathome
29-Jul-20
What!? You mean there are companies out there marketing and selling to western hunters preying on those poor deluded hunters' dreams of ability and success being touted by their hunting heroes on youtube and the like????? Is it just the bars or does this cancer run deeper.....camo clothing for example. Say it ain't so!!!! Primos is just a scheme to bilk hunters out of money???? OMG who knew?! SO if I buy and eat these bars I will actually finally kill an elk? I'm in.

From: mrelite
29-Jul-20
The only way you're gonna kill an elk eating these bars is if you eat one in front of a camera doing a selfie interview, that's when you'll hear that bugle in the distance, it'll give you the energy to go get em.

From: JTreeman
29-Jul-20
I don’t get it. We once again knock the companies who support a lot of the hunting industry. Then the next thread will be “why do people not support hunting?” I’m not a big nutrition guy, and have never had any of their products, but In my admittedly limited experience I agree with TEmbry that their pricing is pretty inline with other supplement companies and they do a lot it promote/support hunting. I would rather give that kind of company my money than those hippie nutrition bar companies out there!

Maybe you don’t like their logo, or their flat bill hats, or the young guys on the you tube (or whatever), but I see them sponsoring ALOT of shoots and events that I’ve been to. But go on hate away...May as well start a march to protest it.

—Jim

29-Jul-20
X2 Jim.. We are under attack fellas, better circle the wagons now before we dont have any wagons to burn..

From: jordanathome
29-Jul-20
I'm just making fun, no hate here. I found it amusing. Hell I used to rep some Wilderness Athlete back in the day.......ain't nuttin funnier than a fat guy with no trophy pix pimping WA products!!!! Maybe they need a thin skin product for us.........

Seriously......I come back about this time of year to BS every year and all I want to do is have fun, blow off steam built up by the anticipation of season coming.......I like to come here and rut. Chill and have some fun. Butt heads and tangle our horns.....but don't get all bent. Not with me. This is all just BS. Yes that can be taken many ways and is meant that way. LOL

From: mrelite
29-Jul-20
Personally I was just having a little fun on a forum thread, sorry...........Lol not!

I may be wrong but I don't believe anyone said that Mtn Ops was a bad company and it shouldn't be supported. Should people never have a difference of opinion about products of companies that support hunting? Should no one poke fun at companies that support hunting or to poke fun at the concept that you need to indulge a product to go farther and hunt harder?

From: PECO
29-Jul-20
I'll stick with my Hippie Cliff bar. I started eating them while mountain biking because they were so much better than Power Bars. My loyalties lie with my wallet. I'd like to see what percentage of profit that Mtn Ops gives back to hunting.

From: Glunt@work
29-Jul-20

Glunt@work's embedded Photo
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My loyalties lie with my taste buds mostly. Forgot to post a pic of the bar that goes with my nutrition label I posted.

From: AZ8
29-Jul-20
^^^The greatest candy bar ever made!!

From: t-roy
30-Jul-20
I think you need to eat a Snickers, Jim!

From: DanaC
30-Jul-20
Why not just eat 'food'?

From: SteveBNY
30-Jul-20
"Why not just eat 'food'?" Exactly!

40+ ingredients

From: jordanathome
30-Jul-20
I have never been a big fan of the energy bar. Always to dry, hard to chew, chalky, waxy, you name it....uck. For a quick pick me up I am a big fan of honey stinger chews. I am amazed how quickly they hit and last for me when I am dog tired worn out. I also was surprised to find I like their cherry almond protein bar. The waffles are nice but freaking messy. For each their own.........and they all are awful noisy when trying to have a quiet snack in the woods.

From: jordanathome
30-Jul-20
duplicate

From: DanaC
30-Jul-20
I'd sooner make up a zip-lock bag of gorp, add in some dry cereal if you like.

https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/products/kellogg-s-mueslix-cereal-product.html

30-Jul-20
Honey Stingers on Camofire today. I never had them before but ordered a box of protein bars and some waffles.

Around here best deal for bars is at Aldi. They have their own brand.

Another fan of the just taking Snickers.

1 year I decided to go all CLif bars. Maybe there was a sale on them I can't remember. After 3 days I coudn't even look at another 1. From then on I go all variety. Different brands and different flavors just to mix it up.

30-Jul-20
Honey Stingers on Camofire today. I never had them before but ordered a box of protein bars and some waffles.

Around here best deal for bars is at Aldi. They have their own brand.

Another fan of the just taking Snickers.

1 year I decided to go all CLif bars. Maybe there was a sale on them I can't remember. After 3 days I coudn't even look at another 1. From then on I go all variety. Different brands and different flavors just to mix it up.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
31-Jul-20
I'm with Embry and Treeman. Why not support a company that supports hunting? I don't drink pop and very little coffee, Mtn Ops Ignite is my go to morning drink. Quick and easy. Their BCAA's are great during a workout. I've tried the proteins and meal replacements, not bad but not my favorite. As far as price goes, I find the supplements from them to be right in line with most others. Are they making money on the products they sell to me? I certainly hope so, that's how a capitalist society is supposed to work! Sorry to get off topic, I have not tried their new bars but may have to look into them.

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