I’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.