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We have different reasons for participating in sports. Staying healthy, being competitive, self improvement, enjoying time in nature, discovering new places with friends. We all want to enjoy our sport but we also experience hitting the wall from time to time. This is often caused by food and drink, incorrect amounts or simply eating and drinking at the wrong time.

Enjoyment often determined by the right nutrition. Real food that makes you feel good, that your body recognises. Food that is made from 100% natural ingredients, in the right portions. We have made it our mission to help you to enjoy your sport with food that you look forward to. Whether you're going for your new PR or just touring with friends. Dig in!

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Kalkman was born on the bike. The idea to start Kalkman came during a seven-day ride in the Pyrenees with a group of friends. Alexander made his own bars for the trip because standard "sports nutrition products" gave him stomach problems and were pretty unpleasant to eat .

We are inspired by Chris Kalkman, Dutch road cycling champion in 1909 and 1914. He achieved impressive race times on a healthy diet of natural, real food. The pioneers of cycling like Chris Kalkman used no maltodextrin, no synthetic junk, nothing from a laboratory. It's time to return to real, natural food. Packaged in bite-sized portions to make it easier to use and prevent waste.



“We believe in these three values ​​and our promise to you is that our products will always meet them.”
Alexander Kalkman and Harvey Wells - founders of Kalkman Food.


Sports nutrition can also be tasty. Why would you deny yourself the pleasure of good food while exercising? Natural ingredients taste good. Synthetic substances, from a laboratory, do not. That's why at Kalkman we like to talk about 'Food, not Fuel'.


Experiments have shown that eating small amounts of carbohydrates (10-15g) more frequently is better for stable blood sugar levels than consuming a 60g bar in one go. With our bite-sized portions you also prevent waste and mess in your shirt.


We only make 100% natural sports food, made from organic ingredients. Real food that our body recognises and is adapted to. Natural food is packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are good for your health.


'Kalkman wants to increase your enjoyment of sports.'

You do sports for different reasons. Our goal is to help you enjoy yourself more, and we do this with delicious food products that makes you feel good.