Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $13
Taste great, seem to do the trick for energy.
- taste awesome
- caffeinated (Limeade)
- crappy packaging
- few calories
These are as good as energy chews get. I've tried the Clif energy block things and some Gatorade ones, not to mention gels and other stuff, and these are far and away the best. They taste great, kind of like honey flavored candy with a hint of whatever flavor they're selling it as, but not too sweet. They give a good kick, fill you up a decent amount, and the caffeinated ones definitely gave me a little boost when I needed it.
The packaging isn't that great, it's a large bag for how many you get inside, but at least they aren't all stuck together. It's almost impossible to open the package without getting at least 2 separate pieces of trash, which is always annoying, and the package is shiny and crinkly. Not a huge deal, but it could be better.
Like the waffles, there aren't enough calories! I know I should go by how I feel when I have them, but I do feel like there are too few in these chews. At least with the chews you get the illusion of more food because you have more bites than a waffle and there is probably a larger volume of food here, but still...160 calories is child's play when you're doing a large amount physical exertion.
They taste great, much better than other chews, much more natural, but they are small for the price (in calories). Recommended, on sale, or if you're a big fan of chews.
Price Paid: $2
This is one great energy snack.
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Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are formulated specifically for health-conscious individuals and athletes seeking a great tasting energy snack. Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are unique as they are the first to include naturally occurring fiber and protein derived from 100% organic tapioca syrup and honey (Lime-Ade chews are 95% organic).
Pomegranate Passion Organic Energy Chews from Honey Stinger are formulated specifically for health-conscious individuals and athletes seeking a great tasting energy snack.Winner of Backpacker Magazine's 2009 Editor's Choice Award.
Honey Stinger Organic energy chews are formulated specifically for health-conscious individuals and athletes seeking a great tasting energy snack. First energy chew to provide naturally occurring fiber and protein that's derived from tapioca syrup and honey. Provides the right amount of carbohydrates to keep you going without excessive calories. Chews are certified USDA Organic and provide 100% of your recommended daily value of vitamin C. Gluten- and dairy-free product. Backpacker April '09 says, "In the real world--miles to go, tank on empty--flavor makes the fuel. And these gummi bear-like blobs beat all comers in the taste department.". *Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9.
While worthy as a wound dressing and known in the Hindu world as one of the five elixirs of immortality, honey is better known as the sweet syrup that we use sometimes rather than sugar to sweeten our coffee or drizzle over our biscuits at breakfast. It's known to have an easily digestible 1:1 glucose to fructose ratio, similar to the fruit we eat, that allows our bodies to make quick and efficient use of its energy without fear of an upset stomach. Sounds perfect for endurance athletes, doesn't it' That's why Honey Stinger uses honey along with tapioca syrup as the carbohydrate source for these Organic Energy Chews.Along with Honey Stinger Gels and Bars, their Organic Energy Chews offer a taste and texture for anyone, anytime you need quick energy. Since the honey is composed mostly of simple sugars like glucose and fructose, it's readily absorbed by your body and turned into energy. You won't have to wait for the digestion of complex carbs before they can be broken down into these same simple sugars and used to produce energy for your legs. So quicker metabolization and a burst of energy sooner rather than later, sounds good to us.Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are available in a box of 12 packets. Each packet contains one 160 calorie serving of Chews. Honey Stinger recommends eating them every 30-45 minutes during intense exercise to maintain elevated blood sugar levels, and so that you may be able to perform at your best. Organic Energy Chews come in four delicious flavors -- Cherry Blossom, Fruit Smoothie, Orange Blossom, and Pomegranate Passion Fruit.Gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO ingredientsLime-Ade flavor offers 32mg of caffeine from white tea extract