Remember how I said that I was going to do a gels vs. chews comparison post? Well this is it. I’ve thought about this for a while, especially when I was looking into what nutrition I would need during a long run. What I’ll do is list the pros and cons for each and then commonalities at the end.
-Easy to take while on a run, (you can just kind of slurp it back and go)
-The consistency of some can be a little thick, so it might make things a little tricky
-Like eating different kinds of jam
-More calories in one gel relative to one chew
-The size of some of them can be massive…read my post on the Clif Bloks as a good example
-The packaging can be a bit of a challenge while on the run
-Kind of like chewing on a gummy candy
-Don’t fit in those little loops on a fuel belt
-No difference in flavour (generally)
-Both can be taken just as often as the other, so it’s not like you cut out some time by taking a gel vs. a chew (for example)
-Both can have caffeine
-Price wise there generally isn’t a huge difference between one singular gel and one singular pack of chews
What are your favourite gels/chews? Any other perks to either that you can think of?
-Running Fast, Lifting Heavy