$36/box of 12, nutality.com
If you want to add some variety to the bar-and-gel mix in your jersey pockets, stuff in some energy butters. Nutality makes three flavours of energy butter: choco maca, maqui blueberry and passion matcha. Each 35 g packet has 120 calories, 5 g of protein, 5 g of sugar and 8 g of fat (the good kind). There are about 20 more calories in a Nutality packet than in a gel and about 120 fewer than a Clif Bar. The energy butters are versatile: squeeze them onto fruit or the croissant you picked up during the mid-ride coffee stop.