Lately it seems the only thing nearly as trendy as bacon is hating on the growing popularity of crispy pork belly. But before you get up in arms about yet another bacon product – relax, this one’s vegan. Continuing with their revised product line of energy gels, GU’s decision to remove Histidine from the formula has rendered the product completely plant based. No, the Maple Bacon flavor doesn’t have any actual bacon in it, but like the rest of the GU energy gels we imagine it is delicious. Inside you’ll find 100 calories of Maple-ly Bacon-y energy with 450mg of Amino Acids, 60mg of Sodium, and 20mg of Caffeine. Info that’s just as easy to digest as the gel thanks to their new informative packaging.
Considering fall is just around the corner, GU’s new flavors for Roctane Energy Gel and their Energy Chews should be a big hit as well…
Short of riding by your local coffee shop, the GU Vanilla Spice Roctane provides the best way to get your latte fix on your ride. The latest in a line of coffee beverage flavored gels, Vanilla Spice packs in Roctane’s 1425mg of Amino Acids, 125mg of Sodium, and 35mg of caffeine for a pick me up in a packet. As a reminder, even though the Histadine has been removed from Roctane products, they are still not vegan friendly. On the Energy Chew side of things, familiar fall favorites come in the form of the new Salted Caramel Apple Chews. Now with a smaller serving and 90 calories per packet for less waste, Energy Chews (formerly Chomps) provide 450mg of Amino Acids, 100mg of Sodium, and 20mg of Caffeine.
Pricing will remain the same as other GU products with the Energy Gels selling for $11.60 (8) or $34.80 (24), the Roctane Energy Gels for $60 (24), and the Energy Chews are priced at $30 (24).