By now I don’t think there is anybody that isn’t aware of my love for Salted Caramel GU but I am excited to share that I have found another GU flavor that is just as good-Chocolate Peanut Butter! Before trying it I was concerned that it would be too sweet-thinking about all of the candy bars out there with chocolate and peanut butter. But, to my surprise it isn’t; it’s just sweet enough. It’s actually a nice balance between sweet and salty which is perfect midrun (or at any time really). Each packet is 100 calories, the same as other GU flavors. If you are looking for a gel that has caffeine, this one contains 20mg per packet. It also contains 125mg of sodium, 60mg of potassium, and other electrolytes. If you enjoy their Chocolate Outrage and and Peanut Butter flavors, you’ve got to give this newer flavor a try.
If a fruit flavored gel is more your thing then you will want to try the Salted Watermelon Gu. It made its debut earlier this year and is the official GU Flavor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. I’ve heard it described as a Jolly Rancher in a gel form but it’s a little less sweet and has just a hint of salt. Trying it mid long run on a warm day took me back to my childhood summer days when I would sit in the backyard eating watermelon-a nice distraction from a long run. Each Salted Watermelon GU packet contains 100 calories, 125mg sodium and 35mg of potassium as well as other electrolytes. It also contains 20mg of caffeine per packet which isn’t always found in fruit flavored gels. Although easily available at all Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events, it can be purchased where other GU flavors are sold-so go get one and give it a try.