A couple of weeks ago, I made a trip to National Sports to get some chews/gels. I ended up buying two packs of Clif Bloks Energy Chews, (one black cherry and one tropical punch), and two Clif Shot Energy Gels, (both were the razz flavour), while I’ve already done a review on the gels, here’s my review on the chews. Just as a head’s up, you can probably expect a gel vs. chew post in the very near future.
I decided to take one chew every 35 minutes rather than 3 every 45. There are two reasons as to why I arrived at that time interval:
- When I was taking the gels, I only used half a pack every 45 minutes and that seemed to work for me.
- The chews from Clif are HUGE.
With that said, this is what I gathered from my experience with Clif Bloks Energy Chews:
-Like it said, it’s huge. Because of its size, it makes it challenging to chew…especially while running.
-The tropical punch flavour was really tasty. I always have a huge sweet tooth, so it’s kind of nice to get that while on a run.
-Not super convenient to take while on a run since it comes in a long package.
-Digests well, (it’s also organic which is a plus)
-The caffeine gives you a quick boost without the crash
I still have one more pack of chews to go through, but I think I’m going to stick to gels after this. Question for you guys: how do you guys run and take gels or eat chews? I literally have to stop and do it…clearly I’m not the greatest multitasker!
Running Fast, Lifting Heavy Approved: I’m going to say yes, but I wish the size was smaller.
-Running Fast, Lifting Heavy