- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Why mixed feelings? Well, it is one of the most expensive energy "hits" per calorie out there. It is really sweet - almost kind of nasty. yet I still use it. Sometime towards the end of a long race I'm pretty much sick of eating anything. But despite the sweetness, this goes down quick, and if you follow with a hit of water it is done in an instant with no lingering feeling of Uck! Most important, I get a real kick from it. I save this for the end and I'd say it has really helped me. I always like to have a few on me. But god, they are expensive so I am kind of stingy with them.