Louis Garneau Energy Gel - 24 Pack $35.99
If you're carrying around sandwiches and bananas in your jersey pocket for a hundred miles, well, we feel sorry for you. We also send our condolences to your gut. During prolonged outputs of exertion, you need simple to digest, pure energy. No, we're not talking energy drinks, we're talking about the essential electrolytes, vitamins, and calories in each packet of the Louis Garneau Energy Gel - 24 Pack.
At 100 calories per pack, Louis Garneau's Energy Gel supplies all of the energy that you need when you're quickly approaching Bonktown. It features an all natural blend of fruits and it's free from any artificial flavoring. This way, you're less likely to experience any flavor fatigue, so long as you're pairing the gels with an appropriate sports drink mixture or water. This also benefits you, because the recipe doesn't call for refined sugars. Instead, each gel packet includes just four grams of simple sugar, that not only add to the taste, but also aid in the digestion and recovery process.
Without going through a lesson in sports nutrition, we'll give you a breakdown of what you'll find in each Gel packet. At a total 41 grams, you receive the aforementioned 100 calories, with 25 grams of complex carbohydrates -- you know, like the ones in eggs and rice before you ride. Each packet also provides a complete daily value of antioxidant vitamins like C and E. The reasoning behind this is simple. Your body uses these vitamins to combat the free radicals that it produces while metabolizing. So, the Gel packets are aiding in the body's recovery, and supplying needed energy, without the burden of hard-to-digest, bulky food.
And now that we've looked at what's in the packet, let's take a look at the packet itself. Garneau designed the packaging to provide a no-nonsense, one-handed opening ease. The tab is easy to grab, and the packet is simple to open with your hand or teeth. In fact, the tab has been given a hole punch for an easier grip with your fingers.
The Louis Garneau Energy Gel - 24 Pack is available in the flavors Concord Grape, Citrus, Goji Blueberry, Strawberry, Tropical Fruit, and Wildberry. Please note that the Citrus and Tropical Fruit flavors have 50mg and 25mg of caffeine, respectively.
Reviews & Community
Grape flavor. Pretty good.
I like these things. Consistency is better than powerbar gels, more the thickness or slightly thicker than clif bar or GU, making it less likely to spill on yourself and having sticky fingers during your ride if you are using the gel while in motion. The flavor is more like real food than most gels, and the ingredients are slightly higher quality as well in my opinion. These gels are just slightly larger in size than most other gel packets - not so much as to take up more space in a pocket, but it makes them easier for me to open.