I had the opportunity recently to sample a new product from Fuel 100, and I am excited to share a brief review with you. I absolutely love Hammer Nutrition’s extensive line of quality fuels and supplements, but I’ve been searching for one specific type of endurance fuel to complete my training and racing needs – and I think I’ve finally found it!
One of the issues I have with long run fueling is that my stomach is sensitive and after 90 minutes or so of running, anything sweet tasting makes me feel ill. Hammer products work wonders for me (they are carefully formulated and do not contain any added simple sugars), but even so, when I am running for longer periods of time I start to develop an extreme distaste for anything sweet.
Fuel 100’s Electro-bites seem to be the perfect addition to my choice of endurance fuels. As soon as they hit your taste buds, the sensation is a really pleasant blend of both subtle sweetness and saltiness. The sweet taste is not over-powering and the salty taste seems to be exactly what I am craving after an hour or two of running.
Equally pleasant is the initial crunch that’s experienced when you take that first bite – then they quickly dissolve, eliminating any effort required to chew them.
The nutritional information is impressive too:
Each 100 CALORIE SERVING contains –
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Agave Syrup
Sodium (190mg) , Magnesium (46mg), Potassium (55mg)
Nutrition Facts Serv. Size: 23 grams (23g), Servings: 1, Amount Per Serving: Calories 100, Fat Cal. 40, Total Fat 4.5g (7% DV), Sat. Fat 4g (20% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Sodium 190mg (8% DV), Potassium 55mg (2% DV), Magnesium 46mg (10%DV) Total Carb. 14g (5% DV), Sugars 2g, Protein 0g, Calcium (2% DV), Vitamin D (25% DV), Vitamin E (15% DV), Vitamin B6 (10% DV), Vitamin B12 (30% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Calories per gram: Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
The brainchild behind this great product is endurance athlete Michelle Halsne, who with the help of her friend and fellow athlete Andrea Bonaccorsi, hired a team of food and nutrition experts (you can read more about the creation of Electro-bites here). These ladies have succeeded in creating a really unique and appealing product, and I highly recommend you try it.
The flavors you can choose from include: Apple Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice, Salty Vanilla, Salty Vinegar, and Simply Salty. The cost for a box of 6 packets is $13.20, but if you’re a member of WOOT, you can use our group discount code “woot20” to receive 20% off (you can place your orders here).
Overall: I really like this product – they are easy to eat while running, they taste great, and best of all they stave off the nauseous feeling sometimes brought on by sweeter endurance fuels.