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Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post! I’m deviating from this week’s topic to share my Science in Sport gels review!
While I don’t need to use gels for my racing fuel this year, I still use them for some of my longer workouts. I first tried Science in Sport gels last year when I was training for the Chicago Marathon and instantly loved them because they were super easy on my stomach and they gave me a great boost of energy. Also the gels are a thinner consistency when compared to other gels which makes them super easy to take in as well. About half of the time I take the gels and don’t drink water after and it’s absolutely fine!
There are over 15 flavors to choose from and over the past month I tried three different flavors – orange, salted strawberry and apple.
The orange flavor reminded me of an orange creamsicle, but not as sweet. This was my first time trying this flavor and I really liked it. Also it offers 75mg of caffeine.
To me, this is the MVP out of all their flavors. It tastes SO good because it’s not overly sweet. I also love that it gives me electrolytes and energy – two things that are very much needed for early morning workouts! It provides a quick dose of carbs, in addition to sodium, magnesium and potassium.
Another winning flavor, especially because the taste reminds me of a granny smith apple. This is one of their isotonic gels which means it provides a fast supply of carbs and it can be taken without water.
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Nice review, Kim! I’ve tried SIS gels before and I liked them! I still needed to take more water, so they weren’t the gels for me.
Awwe I’m sorry to hear that it didn’t work out but at least you gave them a try!
Kimberly Hatting says
These gels have been a grand slam for me. The flavors are great, the energy boost is perfect, and (best of all) no ill after-affects on the tummy for me.
Yes, super important that they are tummy approved!
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Even though I like some gels, I like to take a little fuel more often, which is harder with gels (I even tried gel bottles at one point).
The salted strawberry flavor seems to be a winner with everyone!
It’s the best flavor!
I think I would really like the SiS gels because they are less gooey and gluey compared to other gels.
I would like the salted strawberry, too!
The salted strawberry is by far the best one!
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
I definitely plan to try SIS. What caught my attention is that you don’t need extra water so I think it would work for me. I’m trying to increase the amount of fuel that I take on my long runs. I recently tried a product that you dissolve in water but realized that to get enough of it for a long run I’d need to carry a quart of water with me on the run, which is just not very practical.
Definitely try it and let me know what you think! I stopped using gels for a while because all the ones I tried either tasted horrible or the consistency was super think.
I’ve tried SIS gels and really like them. But too big to fit in a pocket. I carry mine so use those as small as GU.
I don’t like fruit flavors. Like coffee salted caramel chocolate etc
The packets are a little long but luckily they fit in the pocket of my leggings when I go out for a run.
Deborah Brooks says
I tried them a while back for cycling and really liked them. Salted Strawberry sounds like my kind of flavor.
It’s really the MVP of all the flavors! 🙂
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
You know I’m a fan of SiS gels! Salted Strawberry got me through Chicago training last year!
I’ll have to see if I can get these here! I like the fact that you don’t need a lot of water with them.
Me too! Sometimes I don’t run with water or I run out of water so it’s nice that some of their gels don’t require you to drink water behind it.
Liz Dexter says
The salted strawberry sounds so so yummy! I did my first marathon on these (coffee flavour, and orange, I think) and liked them a lot – I only switched because I can manage the smaller thicker ones and they pack easier. But I’d still grab one of these from a fuelling station, knowing I’m OK with them and I recommend people to try them first when they’re experimenting with gels.
The size is definitely a downfall of the gels – I do wish the packaging wasn’t as long!
Zenaida Arroyo says
Happy to know you liked these too. I have never tried them but those flavors are yummy. That is too bad about the packaging. Hopefully the company will listen to customers and make them smaller.
I really like the flavors and also that they aren’t as thick as other gels. Also no tummy issues which is a plus!