- Colin O’Brady recently became the first person to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by kites or resupplies.
- In his sled of food and gear, he brought a special nutrition bar called a Colin Bar. He ate 4,000 calories worth of the stuff every day.
- We tasted the bar and found it impressively palatable, but it had some strange flavors.
When American adventurer Colin O’Brady set out to become the first human to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by resupply or any wind-gathering kite, he knew a special energy bar would be instrumental to his success.
Packed into his 400-pound sled of gear were hundreds of the 1,250-calorie “Colin Bars” that served as his main sustenance for the trek. He’d start the day with some oatmeal and end it with a freeze-dried dinner, but the Colin Bars — made by nutrition company Standard Process — were what kept him alive for 54 days while on his skis, battling blisteringly cold winds and frostbite-inducing temperatures.
“I’ve got a little bit of calories on either end of that — at the beginning,