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New Jelly Belly Sports bean. Good?

Old 09-09-05, 11:24 AM
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New Jelly Belly Sports bean. Good?

I have heard that these are the new rage. Anyone try these things yet? The thought of being able to eat jelly beans and getting a benefit from it sounds too good to be true.
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I ordered some, because the offer included a water bottle. Well, the best part about it is the water bottle. I've been meaning to post a side-by-side comparison of the ingredients, but the skinny is they are NO DIFFERENT than the regular jelly bellys, except for some oils and minor ingredients. They're awfully sweet, too. Pass.
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You know.. I was wondering if it was some type of bogus deal to get us to buy jelly beans and feel good about it. Now not that I have anything against Jelly beans, but I don't want to stuff my face with them thinking "This is gonna help me with my ride" and wind up with extra calories I don't need.
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Totally tasty. I'd eat them on a long ride or on a demanding ride, but not if it was a lower intensity, shorter ride.

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I just ate a 1 oz package at work and my stomache's a little irritated, but then I shouldn't be eating these sugar laden puppies as a snack. I had a sample from the SF Grand Prix, and I needed a late morning snack. They're a little bigger than normal Jellie Bellies and I think they would make a good pick me up during a ride.
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Totally tasty. I'd eat them on a long ride or on a demanding ride, but not if it was a lower intensity, shorter ride.

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Ok. That makes sense.
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They are awesome.. I likey.. It helps becasue I can skip on the gatorade 2 hours before a ride and just eat a pack an hour before and a swig of H20.. I should be all set
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My wife the food prude likes them. She wont drink sports drinks. Wont take ecaps/salt pills. but she liked the orange flavored Sport Beans tastey.
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Oh yeah, make sure your kids have some normal Jellie Bellies so they don't get into your Sport Beans stash. My kids are always begging me to make them some Cytomax after I mix some up for myself after a ride.
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Originally Posted by 7rider
Oh yeah, make sure your kids have some normal Jellie Bellies so they don't get into your Sport Beans stash. My kids are always begging me to make them some Cytomax after I mix some up for myself after a ride.
Smart! My youngest will attack the yellow ones. I never get anything yellow now as apparently anything yellow to eat is his domain
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I am not a big fan of them only because of the sugar. I love the taste..they have the same carbs as a pac of Gel and I can nosh on them as I want. I dont have to suck down a whole pak at a time like I do with Gel. Since I am trying to lose weight though, all that sugar is a no no for me.
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I often eat Sour Patch Kids.

https://www.sourpatchkids.com/popup_nutrition.asp
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Originally Posted by FrankJohns
The Jelly Belly's have 22g's of sugar....The sourpatchkids have 29g's but more carbs
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Got my daughter some Harry Potter variety Jelly Bellys as a Christmas stocking stuffer....she hasn't sampled one yet....you know the flavors... ear wax, vomit, boogers...etc. I wonder what poor soul had to do the taste testing on those for Jelly Belly.........
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Gatorade flavor jelly beans? Why not? It's candy. It ain't goin help me much. It ain't goin hurt me. It's candy.

About Harry Potter beans. I don't know who would buy those. Why wouldn't you spend money towards something that doesn't taste disgusting.
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I dont think I have ever seen a closeup of a sour patch kid before, that think is kind of freaky looking
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lol
You know were like the carb dieters worst nightmare. We try and find foods as high as possible in carbs and surgars and they try to cut it out of their diets as totaly as they can hehe.
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they're o.k. easy to eat, not as squidgy as gel.

i use them as an adjunct - usually carry a Clif bar or two as my main "fuel."

(aside: thanks to everyone who recommended Clif bars. they are awesome, so much better than nasty Powerbars...)
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I tried some at the san fran race/expo and they didnt taste too bad but I dont know if they gave me more energy
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60mg of sodium
60 mg of Potassium
20% of the RDA of Vitamin C
20% of the RDA of Vitamin E

Wow!
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My biggest wonder was if they were pawning off what are basically jelly beans as some energy candy. (Like I should be concerned as I just pilfered my kids fruit smoothie fruit snacks.. but hey.. they are good )
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I love those sour patch kids. Yum.

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i think i've had every type of those harry potter ones, and well, lets just say that the names are damn near perfectly accurate. worth trying once though. definetly somthing different.
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I like Jolly Ranchers, regardless of their "health" value.
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October's Bicycling issue has a sidebar about regular candy and use, but I digress. I just happen to have one bag of the Sport Beans (lemon lime) and the sampler bag of regular jelly bellys. I offer up the ingredients of each:

Originally Posted by Jelly Belly Candy, assorted flavors
Ingredients:
sugar, corn syrup, modified food starch, contains 2% or less of the following: peach concentrate, strawberry puree, blueberry puree, coconut, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), pure vanilla, cocoa powder, sodium citrate, citric acid, tapioca dextrin, natural and artificial flavors, color added, red 40 lake, yellow 5 & 6 lake, blue 1 & 2 lake, yellow 5 & 6, red 40, blue 1, beeswax, carnauba wax, confectioner's glaze, salt.

Serving size 28g
Calories: 100
Total fat: 0 Trans fat: 0
Sodium: 10mg
Total Carb: 26g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 0g
Originally Posted by Jelly Belly Sport Bean
Ingredients:
sugar, corn syrup, contains 2% or less of the following: citrus pectin, citric acid, potassium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium lactate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), vitamin e, natural flavor, yellow 5, blue 1, beeswax, carnauba wax, confectioner's glaze, salt. (manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts)

Serving size: 28g (14 pieces)
Calories: 100
Fat: 0 trans fat: 0
Sodium: 60mg
Potassium: 60mg
Total Carb: 25g
Sugars: 22g
Protein: 0
Vitamin C: 20% DV
Vitamin E: 20% DV

Just for giggles, here's what's in a PowerGel, Strawberry Banana flavor:
Originally Posted by Powerbar's website
Maltodextrin, Filtered Water, Fructose, AND LESS THAN 2% OF: Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, PowerBar® Amino Acid Blend (Leucine, Valine, Isoleucine), PowerGel® Booster Blend (Caffeine, Kola Nut Extract, Ginseng), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (to ****** spoilage), Antioxidant Vitamins C and E (Ascorbic Acid, a-Tocopheryl Acetate)

Total Calories: 110
Total Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 45mg 2%
Potassium 45mg 1%

Total Carb 26g 9%
Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Caffeine 25mg
Vitamin C 15%
Vitamin E 15%

Seems I'm in the minority, but that's cool
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