GU Chomps

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Best tasting gel that Gu offers. Not saying it is…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35

Summary

Best tasting gel that Gu offers. Not saying it is the best tasting gel, just it is their best tasting gel.

Pros

  • taste
  • effective

Cons

  • cost

In my never ending 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 even energy for an hour or so.

These gels work as well as anything else on the market and their only drawback is that packet for packet these are twice as expensive as most other gels.  

Manufacturer's Description

Visit GU's Chomps page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

With a blend of carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and eletrolytes, GU ChompsTM energy chews give you something to sink your teeth into while pounding the pavement or hitting the trail.

- REI

GU Chomps. It's the GU that you chew. While we got along fine before chewy energy supplements, we're glad that we now have a choice. Chomps are easy to store in your back pocket once opened. It's not necessary to eat them all at once. The old mantra "a little bit at a time over a long time" seems to be the method. In fact, GU recommends eating 4 every 45. That's four Chomps every 45 minutes. A serving is 90 calories. There are two servings per bag, so a bag of GU Chomps tucked into a jersey pocket should get you through a 35 mile ride assuming you weren't hungry when you started out. Chomps are the only energy chew that contains amino acids, which help you maintain focus and aid in recovery both during and after the workout. Like GU gel, Chomps incorporate both simple and complex carbs for instant and prolonged fuel delivery. That's the key to maintaining a steady blood glucose state and to avoid the dreaded bonk. You'll also get 100% of your daily needs of vitamins C & E, two antioxidants that help fight free radicals in order to keep your cells healthy when you put your body under the stress of high workloads. GU Chomps are formulated with 55mg of sodium and 40mg of potassium to maintain the water balance in your cells. One nice effect we've noticed with Chomps is that they are pretty chewy and force us to drink plenty of water to get them washed down quickly and get back on the hammer. The Strawberry and Cranberry Apple flavors each have 20mg of caffeine per serving to help give you a little late-race kick. GU Chomps are available in four flavors -- Blueberry Pomegranate, Cranberry Apple Cherry, Orange, Peach Tea, Strawberry, and Watermelon. Each 60 gram package contains two servings (eight pieces). Comes in a box of 16 packages.

- Backcountry.com

GU Chomps offer a change of pace from gels and an answer to that moment in your run, ride, ski, swim, hike.... when you just gotta have something to chomp on. GU Chomps utilize GU Energy Gel's carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes in a chewable form. Carbohydrates - A balance of complex carbs (maltodextrin) and simple carbs (tapioca syrup and cane sugar) as the basis for delivering fast and usable energy. Amino Acids - The GU amino blend is included for added focus, rippin' energy and speedy recovery. Antioxidants - Vitamin C + E, those mighty antioxidants that combat tissue breakdown. Electrolytes - Sodium and potassium to restore electrolyte balance. Caffeine - Some Chomps flavors are caffeinated, some are not. We add caffeine for two reasons: It acts as a stimulant and it can lower the perceived effort. Chomps are the only available energy chew based on the original GU Energy Gel. That means an optimized blend of carbohyrdates, the GU amino blend, and a full serving of Vitamin C & E. Chomps are the energy chew that perform as well as they taste. Chomps can be consumed before, during, and right after activity. A 2-serving packet will provide 180 calories and 60 grams of carbohydrates. Each serving of GU Chomps contains 4 pieces (90 calories) and will provide enough fuel for approximately 45-60 minutes of activity. One packet of Chomps contains 2 servings, which will keep you fueled for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. 1 packet of Chomps = 2 servings = 1-1/2 to 2 hours of activity. For optimal results, always drink 24 to 30 ounces of fluid per hour of exercise. Flavor: Strawberry, Orange, Watermelon, Blueberry Pomegranate, Black Cherry

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

When there is a need for a burst of energy depend on Watermelon Chomps from Gu. Gu has created the Chomps to give you the lasting energy to out perform the rest. Whether you are hiking, camping, biking, running, skiing, or climbing Gu's Orange Chomps can be easily packed and pushes you through the toughest times. PRODUCT FEATURES: Amino acids for added focus, rippin' energy and speedy recovery. Vitamin C + E, those mighty antioxidants that combat tissue breakdown Sodium and potassium to restore electrolyte balance Exclusive blend of complex and simple carbohydrates Gluten-free

- Appalachian Outdoors