Gels and Chews

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Honey Stinger
Hammer Nutrition
Clif
ProBar
GU
Sharkies
Tanka
Jelly Belly
UnTapped
PowerBar

Genders

Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Gel/Chew Reviews

UnTapped Maple Packets

rated 4 of 5 stars Untapped All Natural Athletic Fuel (which I will call "UnTapped" for the remainder of this review) might be one of the simplest energy supplements out there. It is a small foil pouch of pure maple syrup. That means 26 grams of carbs in one small, easy-to-consume shot. If you like the taste of maple syrup and can handle the super-sweet taste, they are a worthy addition to your arsenal. INTRODUCTION UnTapped is an elegantly simple energy supplement  — it is a one-ounce foil packet of pure, organic,… Full review

Clif Shot Bloks

rated 4 of 5 stars A fruit-flavored organic energy chew with great flavor and no filling feeling. However, I found I need to consume a whole pack (six chews) in order to feel any energy increases. Taste:There are some creature comforts that we deprive ourselves of while out on the trail. Because of my sweet tooth, I always crave sweet treats while on the trail, but some of my favorites—cookies, candies, and baked goods—don’t lend themselves well to being stuffed in a pack. When I set out to find a snack that… Full review

ProBar Bolt Energy Chews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Natural tasting chews filled with B vitamins and electrolytes, which are quite filling compared to other chews. I'd recommend these energy chews for trail runs, training days, or workouts, but there are better options for long trips in the backcountry. I enjoy trail running and have been trying several different trail snacks over the years. Most times I make my own, but decided to get a box of the ProBar Bolt Organic Energy Chews. There are four different flavors (as of July 2015) and like other… Full review

Clif Organic Energy Food

rated 4 of 5 stars I was provided with four flavors of CLIF organic energy food: pizza margherita, banana mango with coconut, banana beet with ginger, and sweet potato with sea salt. All four were reasonably tasty, with some specific preferences outlined below. I felt the fruit-based ones were better for on-the-go energy, whereas the others were more filling and felt more like a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack than high-carb energy. The packaging makes these easy to carry, eat, and re-seal. BASIC DETAILS Each packet… Full review

GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Although I'm not an energy gel enthusiast, these gels did a fine job at giving me a little boost when needed. The flavors were pleasing and the texture was thick, but very easy to manage. I've tried two different flavors during two different pursuits. The first being a 5.5 mile city run in hot weather (and I haven't run in a looong time), the second being a 5 mile hike on muddy hilly terrain.  The energy gels were given to me by a GU representative at an urban 5.5-mile race that my brother-in-law… Full review

Clif Shot

rated 4 of 5 stars I love these Clif Gels! They are amazing for cardio. I should warn you not to consume the Double Espresso Gels or any others that contain 100 mg of Caffeine less than 6 hours before bedtime. I love these Clif Gels! They are amazing for cardio. I should warn you not to consume the Double Espresso Gels or any others that contain 100 mg of caffeine less than 6 hours before bedtime. I took one last night around 5:45 pm, went to bed around 10:30, and woke up at 1:30 in the morning soaked and cold from… Full review

GU Energy Gel

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have tried all the flavors of the GU energy gel. The one that tastes the best to me are the strawberry banana and the peanut butter. The chocolate is way too filling and the mocha (caffeine in the ingredients) make me feel way too thirsty during the run. Just this year running has become a very successful hobby of mine. While training for my fist half marathon I used GU. The first flavor I used was strawberry banana. The texture was comparable to syrup. The next few flavors I tried were the caramel,… Full review

GU Energy Gel

rated 4 of 5 stars Best tasting gel that Gu offers. Not saying it is the best tasting gel, just it is their best tasting gel. In my neverending quest for a food to eat while trail running I tried these. Unlike GU's regular gels theses are neither as sickeningly sweet nor as pasty thick, these are fine as far as gels go. As far as the nutrition, I don't know if branch amino acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants help or are just marketing mumbo jumbo. These gels did not cause a sugar high/crash and they seemed to provide… Full review

GU Energy Gel

rated 4 of 5 stars Energy gel of last resort. Tastes like a mouth full of frosting. Gu seems to be the best know brand of energy gels so they show up often at races. I've used these during races and have been given packages of them for training and have never had a problem with the formulation. They don't make me sick even on extended runs and they don't seem to cause a sugar high and crash. What I really hate is the taste and texture, like a mouth full of cheap canned frosting.  In the cold it can be even thicker. Full review

Top-Rated Gels and Chews

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
$2 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Hammer Gel
$1 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Race Caps Supreme
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Clif Shot
$1
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ProBar Bolt Energy Chews
$2 - $23
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Clif Shot Bloks
$2 - $35
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GU Energy Gel
$1 - $11
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Clif Organic Energy Food
$2 - $3
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel
$3
 
Clif Strawberry Shot Bloks
$2
Sharkies Sport Chew
$2
GU Chomps
$2 - $26
ProBar Raspberry Bolt Energy Chews
$2
Tanka Bites
$5
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans
$1
 
Clif Mocha Mocha Shot
$1
Jelly Belly Sport Beans
$1
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel
$1 - $30
 
Clif Razz Sorbet Shot
$1
Honey Stinger Classic Energy Gel
$1 - $28
Clif Kid Twisted Fruit
$1
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UnTapped Maple Packets
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
PowerBar ProteinPlus Bite
discontinued
 
Clif Chocolate Shot Roks
 
Clif Lemon Lime Shot Bloks
discontinued
 
Clif Viva Vanilla Shot
discontinued
 
Luna Sport Pomegranate Moons
 
Clif Luna Bar S'Mores
Clif Shot Roks
Luna Sport Moons
 
PowerBar Chocolate PowerGel
discontinued
Vitalyte Chia Surge Energy Gel
 
Clif Mmm Chocolate Shot
discontinued
 
PowerBar Double Latte PowerGel
discontinued
 
Clif Mango Shot
discontinued
 
Luna Sport Blueberry Moons
 
PowerBar Strawberry Banana PowerGel
discontinued
PowerBar Energy Bites
discontinued
 
Clif Orange Shot Bloks
 
Clif Double Expresso Shot
discontinued
 
Clif Mountain Berry Shot Bloks
Clif Margarita Shot Bloks
 
Clif Citrus Shot Bloks
 
Luna Sport Watermelon Moons
 
Clif Tropical Punch Shot Bloks
 
PowerBar Raspberry Cream PowerGel
discontinued
Accelerade Accel Gel
Clif Citrus Shot
FRS Hard-Shell Chews
FRS Chews
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