What we think

Clif Shot Gel is the classic energy gel: scientifically formulated to get you quick energy when you need it most. These gels have a thinner consistency, making them easier than some to get down during a hard run or ride. Clif offers 8 flavors that are all made with 90% organic ingredients to give you great tasting clean burning energy. Clif Shots are the official gel of the Boston Marathon, so you know you can trust them to get you through many, many miles. These gels work best when you are properly hydrated, so be sure to drink at least 8 oz. of water with them.

We’ve found flavor preferences vary widely. Mocha, Citrus, Razz and Double Espresso are among our favorites. In terms of caffeinated options, Strawberry and Citrus shots have 25 milligrams of caffeine, Mocha shots have 50 milligrams, and Double Espresso shots have 100 milligrams. We tend to use Strawberry and Citrus most frequently, but when competing, we occasionally reach for the Double Espresso near the end of an event to give us that extra boost.

Feed’s Faves: Mocha

How We Use It

These Clif Shots are great for giving you fast absorbing carbohydrates to keep you from bonking during a hard training session or race. We recommend consuming one gel with plenty of water every 30-60 minutes during exercise lasting longer than 60 minutes.

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