I love these chews! The caffeine ones, in particular, can really save a race late in the day. The chews are easy to eat and easy to unpack (in fact, if you're trying to eat only half a pack every 30 minutes, that can be difficult, since they're really tasty). The cola ones are amazing for longer races, as they will certainly give you a lift as you begin to fatigue. I used them in the second half of Dirty Kanza 200 last year (2019), and that really helped me keep my energy going in the second 100 miles of the event. The orange ones are even better (they taste like a creamsicle!), and are good when you don't need that caffeine boost. Bottom line, I love these, and use them regularly in my training and racing. - Chris B.
PowerBar, an athlete favorite since 1996, is back at The Feed! These gummie chews are a great way to get in some fast absorbing carbohydrates to top off energy stores during exercise. Perfectly portioned, 5 chews contains the same nutrition as one gel, so they make it easy to customize your nutrition to meet your unique needs.
Like the gels, these chews contain PowerBar's unique C2Max technology, a dual source carbohydrate mix that contains a scientifically developed 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose. These carbs use two different pathways in the body to be absorbed, so you get the energy you need to keep going more quickly and efficiently.
PowerBar Shots come in unique flavors and contain a liquid filling, which makes it easier to chew them during activity. The Cola flavor contains 75 mg of caffeine per package to help boost endurance performance. One of our favorite things about these chews is that they come in a resealable bag, making it easy to keep them fresh while perfectly portioning them during a long ride or run. All of PowerBar's products (produced in Germany) are registered by the Cologne List, which ensures that they are tested and free of banned substances.
How We Use It:
Each bag of PowerBar Shots contains 48 grams of carbs, so we like to have one per hour by eating 5 chews every 30 minutes. Be sure to combine with fluids for optimal absorption and fuel delivery. We also like to use the caffeinated ones for the second half of our workouts or races to help ward off fatigue.