Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition

PowerBar Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack

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POWERBAR® PERFORMANCE ENERGY GEL BLASTS 12 pack :: Add PowerBar® Performance Energy Gel Blasts to your pre-run routine to get a boost of energy from this carb-rich recipe with a refreshing liquid gel center. PowerBar® Performance Energy Gel Blasts are the perfect, portable solution to convenient, fast-absorbing energy on the go.

Like a wild bucking bronco, this item can't be tamed. It also can't be gift-wrapped. Sorry!

Features & Benefits:

  • Great tasting energy chews with a refreshing liquid gel center
  • No preservatives or artificial flavors
  • Provides more energy to muscles with PowerBar® C2MAX dual-source carbohydrate energy blend: Designed to deliver 20-55% more energy than glucose alone
  • Packed in a convenient resealable pouch
  • Raspberry: 200 Calories, 3g Protein, 46g Carbs, 36g Sugars, 0g Fat, 0mg Caffeine, 30mg Sodium
  • Lemon: 190 Calories, 3g Protein, 45g Carbs, 36g Sugars, 0g Fat, 0mg Caffeine, 30mg Sodium
  • Strawberry Banana: 200 Calories, 3g Protein, 46g Carbs, 36g Sugars, 0g Fat, 40mg Caffeine, 30mg Sodium
  • Cola: 200 Calories, 3g Protein, 46g Carbs, 36g Sugars, 0g Fat, 75mg Caffeine, 30mg Sodium
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PowerBarPowerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (14)
  • Tasty (12)
  • Good value (5)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • During workout (14)
    • Before workout (11)
    • After workout (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Runner (9), Competitive athlete (6)

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    5.0

    These are great

    By PB

    from North Carolina

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Cyclist, Runner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Boosts Energy
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Before Workout
      • During Workout

      Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

      I have tried almost every brand of energy gel, waffle, and bloc These are my favorite. I think the cola taste is very mild with an excellent texture. The value is great b/c the bag equals 2 gels. I like the ability to eat 1 or 5 depending on the needed boost. I find I can eat just 1 or 2 every 15 minutes on long hard days. Another plus over blocs and gels is even with sweaty hands they have a smooth, dry, non sticky outer surface and leave no residue on your hands and don't stick in your teeth. I also like the way the package fits vertically in my jersey pocket for easy access. The only con is in the winter with bigger gloves. It does require some dexterity to remove these from the package because of their smaller size. For winter I prefer gels or shot blocks only because they don't require fine dexterity to access.

      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Friend or Family Member, Special Event
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • Only On Events Over 1hr
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Convenience, Price, Quality
       
      5.0

      Favorite

      By Swimming runner

      from Indianapolis area

      About Me Runner, Run Swim Row Weights

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Workout
        • Before Workout
        • During Workout
        • Everyday

        Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

        I mainly use these on long walks and runs, but I have some stashed in my desk at work, too. :-) I like all the flavors. They are not messy like gels, which can make everything they touch sticky! They are easier than eating a bar while running. Other gummy energy gels have been sticky on my teeth, in fact, when I was eating a Clif Bloks, I pulled out a filling. (I love, love Clif Bars, so it has nothing to do with the Clif Co.) These do NOT stick to your teeth! Amazing, I think. I find the wrapper easy to use. But I have also put them in pockets rather than deal with the wrapper, or in the smaller Ziplock snack bags. I would die if these would ever disappear. :-)

        • Gender:
        • Female
        • Where did you hear about this product?:
        • Store
        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
        • Convenience, Price, Quality, Taste Non-sticky Health
         
        5.0

        Tasty

        By Nic

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Runner

        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Good Value
        • Tasty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout
          • During Workout
          • Everyday

          Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

          Unique and tasty, a nice option for me since I am not into any Gel.

           
          4.0

          Great alternative to gels

          By Andy

          from Bethesda, MD

          About Me Below avergae triathlete, Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Workout
            • Before Workout
            • During Workout

            Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

            Great alternative to gels for pre-workout or during longer runs/rides. Also a great snack, but takes discipline not to eat the whole bag.

             
            5.0

            Tastes great, gets the muscles ready

            By David Johnson

            from Madison, NJ

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Convenient to carry
            • Taste great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Before Workout
              • During Workout

              Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

              I love this form. Gives you an alternative to gels or bars. Taste is outstanding and the burst of flavor puts one in a good mood before or during a workout (especially if you're on a treadmill) :)

               
              5.0

              COLA is my fav

              By wasabi

              from city

              About Me Runner

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Tasty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Before Workout
                • During Workout

                Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                I loooooove this thing, I love it so much I keep buying by a box. Im' a morning runner and this is the fast thing I eat before heading out for jogging, almost impossible to seperate. Easy to open, easy to digest, and tasty. My fav is the Cola and glad to see RRS is offering it again. I also carry it on travel to snack on. Pricy, but works.

                 
                5.0

                Gel Blasts best yet for pre-running and

                By Red Runner

                from St. Augustine, Fl.

                About Me Age grades runnerin RT, Competitive Athlete, Runner

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Easy to cary on long runs

                Cons

                • Has Side Effects

                Best Uses

                • 15 min before a race
                • Before Workout
                • During Workout

                Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                Can cause stomach upset esp. the ones with caffine

                 
                4.0

                Yummy, easy to chew

                By Marathon Mom

                from Westchester County, NY

                About Me Runner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During Workout

                  Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                  These are yummy and much easier to chew mid-run than shot blocks.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Taste and Reasonably Priced

                  By Carol

                  from Kapolei, HI

                  About Me Weekend Warrior

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Good Value
                  • Tasty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Workout
                    • Before Workout
                    • During Workout

                    Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                    I use this product often during triathlon training, and before my runs. I sometimes use it as a snack at work.

                     
                    4.0

                    Not bad!

                    By Angela

                    from NY

                    About Me Runner

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Tasty

                    Cons

                    • Packaging

                    Best Uses

                    • During Workout

                    Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                    I have tried both the Strawberry Banana and the Raspberry. I really like the flavor of both. The texture is a little odd - like a very chewy gummy bear but I love gummies so that worked out. The only con really is the packaging. It is much larger than a gel so it is harder to store on myself while running.

                     
                    4.0

                    Really helped my energy

                    By Runner Girl

                    from Chico, CA

                    About Me Runner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Good Value
                    • Tasty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • After Workout
                      • Before Workout

                      Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                      These gel blasts have really helped my energy levels during my runs. I am not real hip on the goo products so these are a welcome alternative.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      taste is good but packaging is poor

                      By Love Cycling and Running

                      from Charlottesville, VA

                      About Me Triathlete

                      Pros

                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                      • Poor packaging

                      Best Uses

                      • Before Workout
                      • During Workout

                      Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                      Tried this product cycling one day, the packaging is large and not easy to carry. Even worse, it is hard to get the gel blasts out of the packaging without sticky residue all over. This product tastes good and works appropriately, but would not recommend unless there was a packaging change.

                       
                      4.0

                      Gel Blasts

                      By Spingirlflorida

                      from Florida

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Good Value
                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                      • Where is ColaLemon

                      Best Uses

                      • After Workout
                      • Before Workout
                      • During Workout

                      Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                      I love these little pieces of heaven. However they took away the best flavors- Cola and Lemon!!!! WHY????

                       
                      5.0

                      Works for me!

                      By Dave

                      from Bayville, NJ

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • During Workout

                      Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                      I tried this a year ago and now this is a staple to my exercise nutrition. I feel that it is an alternative to a gel and is easy on the stomach. Also, it gives you a different texture of nutrition if you are competing in long endurance events.(gels and sports drinks) I also am a fan of gummy candies so I especially like it.

                       
                      4.0

                      Fun entertainment while you bike

                      By Triathlete

                      from Bismarck, ND

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                      • Complicated To Take

                      Best Uses

                      • During Workout

                      Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                      These are really quite yummy, but the packaging is too big. It takes up way too much space in your jersey or bento-box. You can put them in a smaller package to transport, but I don't know why the company can't do that to begin with.

                       
                      3.0

                      Good and sticky

                      By wolfrunner

                      from Wheelock, Vermont

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                          I got my free sample. The rasberry was tasty and yes very chewy. The down side is they make your hands sticky, and with the hard run, my hands are already sweaty so the sugar in these added to that and made my hands feel slimey. Would perfer a dry outer coating to the sugary sticky surface.
                          You can get the same glucose burst from a handful of jelly beans. Didn't see much in the way of electrolytes or vitamin or other nutrional value just pure carb.

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy to get down

                          By Ocean

                          from Puerto Rico

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • For distance over 6m
                            • Long-Term

                            Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                            After trying other products with a more " tube of toothpaste" type texture I found the gel blasts to be much easier to consume

                             
                            5.0

                            These are great!

                            By Barb

                            from Santa Barbara, Ca

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                                A great start to the morning before and after workouts. Great snack, too. My husband and I stick them in our carry-on luggage in case we get stuck somewhere.

                                 
                                5.0

                                These taste really good. ...

                                By Stevo

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                                These taste really good. I tried them on a 10 miler the other day and they helped give me a little extra boost to finish the run..

                                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Wow, these are definitely ...

                                By Tammy

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                                Wow, these are definitely chewy! Really didn't feel like something a person should eat. I can't really judge how well they work for energy because I didn't want to eat more than one.

                                 
                                5.0

                                These things taste great! ...

                                By Tim

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about PowerBar Powerfood Performance Energy Gel Blasts 12 pack Nutrition:

                                These things taste great! Not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. Both have a nice natural tasting flavor - and are a perfect alternative to Gels...

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                                1.    Stevo rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, November 28,2009:
                                These taste really good. I tried them on a 10 miler the other day and they helped give me a little extra boost to finish the run..
                                2.    Tim rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, November 25,2009:
                                These things taste great! Not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. Both have a nice natural tasting flavor - and are a perfect alternative to Gels...
                                3.    Tammy rated this product 1 star
                                Fri, November 20,2009:
                                Wow, these are definitely chewy! Really didn't feel like something a person should eat. I can't really judge how well they work for energy because I didn't want to eat more than one.

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