A Gu-ey review & giveaway!

A while back, Scott @ Outside PR, offered me a Gu sampler pack to review. I never even knew Gu had so many products!
GU Performance Energy Sampler One Color, One Size

Gu
I had both the original and Roctane versions to try in several flavors.  "Roctane’s advanced formula amplifies GU’s original Energy Gel recipe and adds new ingredients to boost your chances of success." Check out the nutritional comparison between the 2....

A few of the flavors really stuck out to me. Pineapple, Blueberry pomegranate, chocolate outrage, mint chocolate. My problem? I couldn't handle the consistency. I know some of you advised me to try washing it down with more water, or that I would just get used to it, but it was so thick I really couldn't handle it. I practically gagged. The flavors were great (I tried Pineapple & blueberry pomegranate), but the consistency was not for me.

Gu Chomps
GU CHOMPS Packets (Blueberry Pomegranat)-16 Packet(s)Pretty much a chewy version of the Gu products. Similar in texture to a gummy bear. I really liked these a lot on my training runs, but thought they were a little on the big side. My favorite flavor was blueberry pomegranate. My training partner loved them so much, they became her running fuel of choice.
Gu Brew
Electrolyte Brew Raspberry 910 grThe brews came in 2 different categories. Electrolyte brew, and recovery brew, which come in a powder pack to mix with water. I tried the electrolyte brew in raspberry and really liked the flavor. I felt like it kept me well hydrated throughout my run. I have yet to try my strawberry watermelon recovery brew, but plan on bringing it with me to new orleans. It contains protein and amino acids to help speed recovery. 
Overall, I think Gu has a good line of products to help you with training and racing. I think my take away item will be the chomps! Are you interested in winning a Gu sampler prizepack?! Scott has offered  one winner a sampling of Gu items to help fuel their race season!

How to Win
leave a separate comment for each entry
1. Be or become a follower
2. Visit the Gu website HERE and tell me what you like
3.  Like running to Health on facebook HERE
4. Share this on your blog, facebook or twitter (1 for each)

Enter by 2/17, good luck


89 comments:

Allison said...

I'm a stalker - uh - I mean follower!

Allison said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cranberry apple - they are my FAV! I use them on every long ride/run or sometimes as a mid-day snack pre-workout!!

Allison said...

I Follow you on FB

Allison said...

Putting on my blog NOW!

Allison said...

Tweeting too!

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

I'm a follower!

Carly said...

Follower.

Carly said...

Linking on my sidebar.

Carly said...

The peach tea chomps sound good.

Tim Wilson said...

Whoooo hooo, now I have some place to send everyone if they don't win the GU I am giving away!

Of course I am a follower, but I suggest you pass me by since I am still enjoying mine :)

Alanna said...

I'm a follower.

Tanya said...

I'm a follower :-)

Alanna said...

I love chocolate mint and can't wait to try the cherry-lime roctane.

Have you tried watering GU down pre-run? It might taste like really watery chocolate milk or kind of funky juice, but maybe it would be easier on your stomach? I'm totally the opposite... the thicker the better! I freeze mine in the summer so they aren't pourable.

Alanna said...

Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

Teamarcia said...

Follower!

Teamarcia said...

I'd love to try some cherry lime roctane

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Lisa J said...

i'm a follower

Lisa J said...

I too also like the pineapple roctane. Obsessed with Espresso Love too- HUGE energy boost

Lisa J said...

follow you on facebook

Lisa J said...

linking to my blog

Whitney said...

I'm a follower...I like the Pineapple Roctane!

LauraElaine said...

I am a follower!

LauraElaine said...

LOVE Gu chomps for my long runs when i'm in 13.1 training mode!

LauraElaine said...

Linked you on the sidebar of my blog:
www.lauraelainedesigns.blogspot.com

LauraElaine said...

I now like you on FB!

13point1miles said...

I am a follower!!!

13point1miles said...

I am kinda terrified of GU but I really want to try it. The GU chomps look right up my alley!

Lisa said...

i'm a follower :-)

Sheridan Lee said...

Already a follower...

Sheridan Lee said...

Love the Pineapple Roctane GU!

Sheridan Lee said...

Already a fan on Facebook...

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted to my blog...

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted to my FB.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I'm a follower!

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like the Vanilla Orange Roctane.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like Running to Health on Facebook.

OrangeBlossom said...

I am a follower

OrangeBlossom said...

I do like the Blueberry pomegranate. Also the mint chocolate is good. I want to try the chocolate outrageous though

OrangeBlossom said...

Like you on facebook

OrangeBlossom said...

Added to my blog:

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dmberg81 said...

I am a follower.

dmberg81 said...

After checking out their website, I guess they don't make my favorite flavor orange anymore!! My second favorite is chocolate outrage, but I can't wait to try the cherry lime roctane.

dmberg81 said...

I like you on facebook!

Rae said...

I follow!

Rae said...

I'd like to try the Chomps.

Rae said...

I like you on FB!

Kiley said...

Im a follower

Kiley said...

I want to try the chomps...I'm not a fan of the gels

Kiley said...

I posted this on my blog

Shawn Becker said...

I am a follower!

Shawn Becker said...

BTW, I would like to try the Peach Tea flavored Chomps!

Shawn Becker said...

Going now to Place on my blog.

Shawn Becker said...

I already follow you on FB.

Shawn Becker said...

Just tweeted your giveaway!

Shawn Becker said...

Also put on my FB!

Shawn Becker said...

Oh, I can't forget, I put this on both of my blogs!

Crystal said...

new follower

Crystal said...

love chocolate outrage and mint chocolate. although i like the chomps and brew too. i honestly havent found one i dont like yet.

Crystal said...

posted your giveaway on my blog

Suzy said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower.

Suzy said...

I like their cranberry apple chomps.

canyoncairns said...

I'm a follower!

canyoncairns said...

I like chomps!

canyoncairns said...

I like running to Health on facebook.

canyoncairns said...

I tweeted about your giveaway. :) http://twitter.com/#!/kattehcat/status/37544228057776129

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

My favorite GU products are the Chocolate Outrage and Chocolate Mint gels

EricaH said...

i linked back
http://www.ericarunning30.com/2011/02/weekend-round-up-214.html

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I'm a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I totally want to try the Peach Tea Chomps.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like this blog on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

I'm a follower.

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

I LOVE Chocolate Outrage and Mint Chocolate GU!

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

I follow you on FB.

bobbie said...

I am a follower:)

bobbie said...

I LOVE the Pineapple Roctane!!

bobbie said...

Like you on facebook

bobbie said...

Tweeted it

bobbie said...

Posted on facebook

Pinkhatrunner said...

I like Running To Health on fb

Pinkhatrunner said...

I love any flavor of CHOMPS.

Pinkhatrunner said...

I posted giveaway on fb page

Pinkhatrunner said...

I posted giveaway on my blog

Pinkhatrunner said...

I am a follower

Elizabeth said...

I’m a follower

Elizabeth said...

I always use the lemon lime no caffeine gu for my races. Scared to change what works :)

Elizabeth said...

I follow you on FB

 
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