Every once in a while I like to check the metrics for our website, especially now that we are using Squarespace which makes it so easy. The most fun is looking at Referrals which tells you how people found their way to your website. Of course most are the expected sites like Google, Yahoo, and the local travel sites. But this week I noticed one from a site I hadn't seen before called AthleteFood.com.
Years ago, in 2008, we got a call from Melissa Wagenberg Lasher at Runners World who had tried our Energy Bars and wanted to print the recipe in the magazine. Later it was included in the Runner's World Cookbook. Now it seems that our Energy Bar recipe has resurfaced in a new food blog for athletes.
I started making these energy bars in 1975 when I was the baker at the Wildflour Bakery/Cafe. I brought them to The Bakery when we opened in 1981 and we still make them every day. If my math is correct we have served over 100,000 energy bars over the past 40 years! Originally I got the recipe from a collective bakery in Rochester called the Blessed Thistle.
If you haven't tried an Energy Bar from The Bakery please stop in. They are healthy and full of natural goodness. Almonds, cashews, dates, apricots, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut, sesame tahini, honey, and vanilla. According to the Athlete Food blog they are "the only bars I've ever had that fill me up for three or four hours".