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Welcome to ERG!

ERG! is the alternative to the factory-produced extruded plastic products that are being marketed all over the world as "energy bars." Honestly, I started making my own because I just couldn't eat another ____?____ bar.

When I'd give one of mine to a friend, they'd say "These are really good, you ought to sell them."

So, there you go. Whether you're a professional cyclist or amateur athlete, you just like to walk 18 holes, or if you're just a someone looking for a healthy non-processed afternoon pickup, try ERG!

Gluten Free & Non-GMO

They're Just Real Food

ERG! In Seven Great Flavors
Original Cashew Raisin
Apple Ginger
Apricot P'Butter
Pecan Date
Choco Cherry
Lemon Blueberry
New Orange Espresso

Greg Gendell and ERG! in Key West, January 2013 .... Quantum Racing copyright Keith Brash

ERG! Fruit & Nut Bars are made with natural and raw non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients that are tasty, easy to consume, and packed with natural energy.

Raisins High in dietary carbohydrates with a low glycemic index, researchers say raisins may produce lower lactate levels at the end of submaximal exercise. info +

Apples Recent research has shown that apple polyphenols can help prevent spikes in blood sugar through a variety of mechanisms. What did Mom say? info

Apricots Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A, beta-carotene, a very good source of vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fiber and potassium. info

Almonds High in protein, B vitamins, essential minerals, and with monosaturated fat and typical of nuts, they have cholesterol-lowering properties. info

Cashews Besides being the largest single source of protein (5g per ounce) in ERG!, cashews are high in antioxidants, magnesium, and dietary fiber. more info

Peanuts Not a nut, but a bean: a good sources of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese; plus resveratrol, the phenolic antioxidant in red grapes. info

Honey Honey is an excellent carbohydrate option for athletes due to its low glycemic index, positive metabolic response, and effective energy production. more info

Rolled Oats Fiber helps reduce risk for heart disease & it slows glucose absorption into the bloodstream, helping stabilize peak energy levels. --> more info

What's an ERG ?

An erg is a scientific unit of energy and it's derived from the Greek "ERGON", meaning "work".
1 erg = 1 dyne cm = 1 g·cm2/s2
So, if you're gonna do some "work" you better have some ERG! in your pocket. more

Made In Michigan

ERG! bars are hand-made in Traverse City, Michigan. No big processing machines, no preservatives, and no additives. They are packed with honest stuff and they taste good.

Raw and Natural Ingredients

Raw food is rich in enzymes, vitamins and minerals that allows your body to easily digest food. Cooking food destroys these nutrients so your body has to use up its own enzymes that should be used for other bodily functions, including metabolism and energy production.

What about non-gluten, all-organic, dairy-free, palm kernel, soy-free, and all those other popular buzz-words? That's easy to answer. We prefer natural ingredients that don't require a labratory to make them. ERG! bars are made from wholesome foods that you can actually identify when you see them.

Locally Produced

ERG! Bars are handmade in our own facility in Traverse City, Michigan. We prefer to control all of the ingredient sourcing, production, and distribution ourselves to offer you the best product made in the best way possible.

Nutritional Data

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Gluten Free? Celiac's Disease? Are Oats ok?
We frequently get asked questions, and this is the best analysis that we've found.
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