GU Chomps!

GU ChompsI’m a GU guy. When they first came out with the alternative to the PowerBar I was hooked. For a race, when there’s just no chance to choke down “human food”, gels work pretty darn well. GU is now bringing their response to the popular Clif Shot Blocs product - GU Chomps.

The Chomps are pretty similar in taste to my kids fruit-snacks, but with complex carbohydrates and not High-Fructose Corn Syrup. I like these because they are a little bigger than the other offerings on the market - half the battle is fishing the sticky buggers out of the package which seems easier with their larger size.

GU makes my favorite “Flask” for their gels. If I had an ask here, it would be to build a pop-top Chomp case that I could pre-load before races. Maybe dust them with powdered sugar so they don’t stick together, and I can just flip open the lid with my teeth and shake a few out. Eating during a race can be tough. Add full fingered gloves and cold hands and good luck! Solve that problem and I think they really have something.

GU Chomps will show up at retail stores in March (Flavors: Blueberry Pomegranate, Cran Apple, Orange, and Strawberry), or if you see me on the road hit me up - I’ll probably be carrying some.



4 Comments

Perhaps you could talk to the Pez Corporation about a Chomp Dispenser, maybe with Fausto Coppi’s head.

Oh man - that would be AWESOME.  I could handle Pez with gloves easy!

Are you going to be on the road in Green Bay WI anytime soon :)

You may not be a GU Chomps guy for long…. I agree, the GU gels are the best out there but you have to try the Honey Chews from Honey Stinger. They’re organic honey based chews, much like the Chomps but BETTER. They’re not as chewy so you’re not wasting your ride time scraping them off your teeth! And the flavor is much better too, I tried the Chomps, I think it was blueberry pomegranate, it reminded me of cough medicine.
This is just my opinion and like I said I’m a fan of GU too, but you owe it to yourself to try the Honey Stinger, Honey Chews. They make a gel too but it’s way too sweet for me.

 

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