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Gatorade energy chews?

Old 05-16-15, 08:56 AM
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Gatorade energy chews?

Anyone use them? I always use a Gu in the middle of a ride and they work well for me. But I live in BFE and no place sells them. I always stock up when I go into the city. The grocery store here has Gatorade chews and they're on sale half the time. How would a little square thing compare to a packet of Gu? Or do you eat the whole thing? They don't look like they would taste that good.

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Old 05-16-15, 09:35 AM
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I've tried them and did not like them. Found they melted in my back pocket and were too sweet.
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Old 05-16-15, 09:42 AM
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I wondered about them as well, glad I did not get any then , I love the jelly belly sport beans, dicks has them, but Amazon looks cheaper.
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Uggg, can't do sweet stuff. Oh well.
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Same as a shot blok pretty much. Just physically thinner. I treat them kind of like candy but not for any real energy.
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Old 05-16-15, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by intransit1217 View Post
Same as a shot blok pretty much. Just physically thinner. I treat them kind of like candy but not for any real energy.
How do you get more real?
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I pass them out on Halloween.
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they work fine, but you have to eat a whole package to get any use of em'... plus they're not that cheap last I checked...

if i'mma spend a ridiculous amount of money for a meal on the bike, I'll just buy 4 Gu's or whatever...
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Originally Posted by Willbird View Post
I wondered about them as well, glad I did not get any then , I love the jelly belly sport beans, dicks has them, but Amazon looks cheaper.
there was a little servo station right by my house that used to sell those jelly belly sport beans cheap as heck... I used to like using those... that was a loooong time ago though.. they no longer stock them...
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
How do you get more real?
pb&j
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Old 05-16-15, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bigdo13 View Post
there was a little servo station right by my house that used to sell those jelly belly sport beans cheap as heck... I used to like using those... that was a loooong time ago though.. they no longer stock them...
Might be a guy could just add a little morton lite salt to the water bottle and eat regular jelly beans :-). I like the caffeinated ones tho :-).
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Originally Posted by intransit1217 View Post
pb&j
I like pb&j but technically shot blocks are a better more concentrated source of energy. The fat in pb&j that makes it taste good is of no value during the ride.
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
I like pb&j but technically shot blocks are a better more concentrated source of energy. The fat in pb&j that makes it taste good is of no value during the ride.
PB2 is a lot lower fat than PB, it can be made into a paste but I have only added it to oatmeal.
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Ew, I'll have a banana.
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I find it far easier and tastier to carry a baggie full of dates. They are an ideal food for riding.
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I find it far easier and tastier to carry a baggie full of dates. They are an ideal food for riding.
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and banana chips
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
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and banana chips
I got some non sweetened ones but did not run the numbers on them yet. Edit: 1oz is around 150 calories.

Because many manufacturers deep-fry banana slices to achieve the crunchy texture, they are high in fat. A 1-ounce serving of banana chips contains 9.53 grams of fat, of which 8.21 grams are saturated.
A fresh banana contains 422 milligrams of potassium, but a serving of banana chips contains much less. One ounce of banana chips supplies 152 milligrams of potassium.

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Oh yeah, dates are great. Just watch the pits.
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Gatorade chews are awful. Shot Bloks are much better.
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I prefer cliff bars.
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
I like pb&j but technically shot blocks are a better more concentrated source of energy. The fat in pb&j that makes it taste good is of no value during the ride.
No value? Um. Okay. Whaterever you say.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
No value? Um. Okay. Whaterever you say.
How long does it take to metabolize fat ? It does maybe help moderate the carb burn though ? I know after about 80k the big grab bag of lays potato chips does a body good, my body anyway :-), fats, carbs, electrolytes :-)
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No value? Um. Okay. Whaterever you say.
Not what I say. Many studies confirm. You disagree? If so what is the benefit of ingesting fat during a ride?
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Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
I prefer cliff bars.
I also bring a Cliff bar when I go on rides longer than @ 40 miles. Less than that I'm not going to waste the money, a Gu is enough.
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