Is it fair to be finicky with your on-the-bike nutrition? For sure. Your energy food should give you all that you seek and with no negative effects, like bloated stomach, cramping, or worse. And you should be able to count on it when your performance is on the line. But there's more to it than eating while you ride. The GU Performance Energy Sampler shows off GU's line of energy products that are made for pre-, during, and post-ride consumption.
We know that it's very easy to get stuck in a rut with the same old products and flavors. If you're bold or bored enough to buck the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" ethos, you should try the GU Performance Energy Sampler. There's a bit of everything in there to give you a sample of each GU product and flavor. This way you don't have to invest in a whole box to discover that you find Mint Chocolate GU unpalatable, but that you could slurp down Jet Blackberry GU like candy.
And even though GU gel is their workhorse product and has become the Xerox or Kleenex of energy gels, GU is more than just gels. Their Chomps offer all of the go-fast goodness of the GU gels, but with a different texture and flavors. And did you know that GU makes powdered drink mixes? Their Electrolyte Brew makes water anything but, dissolving easily with great flavors, and making your plain water into a drink that can act to maintain the proper water balance within your cells. This helps you perform at your best and wards off dreaded muscle cramps. Their Recovery Brew is designed to give your muscles what they need to recuperate from your hard efforts so that you'll be ready for tomorrow's ride.
The GU Performance Energy Sampler allows you to try their full line of energy nutrition products. Here's what you'll get:
- 9 GU Energy Gels –one in each flavor for everyday workout use
- 3 Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gels for when you're really going the distance
- 2 Chomps packets to make it feel like you're eating
- 2 Electrolyte Brew Packets to put back some of the salt and minerals you'll sweat out
- 1 Recovery Brew packet so your legs don't feel quite so dead tomorrow
- See size chart for complete nutrition and ingredient information
Reviews & Community
I buy these on the regular.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I buy these maybe monthly. I have an energy stash in my house and it is this pack right here. They give you a combo of all their different products for pretty cheap. GU has never let me down so I have no quarrels in regards to flavor so that is a bonus. I love how these are so easy on the gut. If I could eat them all day I would, but a lot of people might not like me then!! If you're iffy and trying to find what works for you then I highly recommend this unit.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got this pack so I could try a variety of GU products without having to commit to case quantities. There are a lot of different products and it has helped me to identify some things that I like and some that I don't.
not a bad way to dip your toe in the water
This pack seems kinda gimmicky, but it's really a great way to sample the various products and flavors before dropping hard-earned cash on a case of one product or one flavor. For the money, not a bad way to dip your toe in the water...or the GU, I guess ;-)
I picked up this sampler pack a few days before running in the Wasatch back relay this June, representing team backcountry, so ya we carry various gear each run!! knowing I was really in for a test, I decided to try this assortment of pre and post workout goodies, and they definitely came in handy!!!
I/m not sure the best way to consume most of these being a beginner with them, so i chowed half a pack of chomps before my run, then a random gu pack moments before starting...after 3 miles or so I could really feel the stuff keeping my fatigue in check, and allowing me to keep pushing it further and further!! Exactly what I needed!!