For the past week, I have been using Fuel100’s Electro-Bites prior to my workouts. Each package contains 23g worth a bites. One serving is one package and each are 100 calories, 4.5g of fat, 220mg of sodium, 55mg of potassium, 14g of carbohydrates, 3g of sugar, 0g of protein. The major ingredients are organic coconut oil, organic agave syrup, potato starch, sodium, magnesium and potassium. I have several different flavors including pumpkin spice, simply salty, salty vanilla and apple cinnamon. There tagline is “developed for endurance athletes.” Meaning that if you going for a long run or a triathlon or hiking a mountain, then this is the product for you.
I had a package before teaching bootcamp, running stairs, running a lap around Greenlake and a holistically workout. I had mixed results, both good and bad. So I broke them down into positives and negatives.
In the positive category, the energy boost was good. I felt like I could run, jump and crunch with no stomach issues. This is really important because you need to know how your stomach is going to react to certain while mid exercise. Typically gels don’t work for me because they sugar is too strong. This was the right balance of sugar and easy digestible carbs. Also, there are no fake sugars or sugar alcohols which is important for digestion and eating holistically.
In the negative category, the salty flavors were not very good. They were more difficult to consume than I thought it would be because there were so many little bites. I felt like they just got heavy in mouth. I don’t think I would enjoy them on a long run.
My prognosis: A great source of energy, easy to digest, but too salty for me. If you are a person who likes salty food then you will love Electro-Bites. I think most people will like them and they are worth trying because they work, but they are just not for me so I give them 3.5 Stars.