Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Huma Gel Flavors

A while ago (as evidenced in the pictures) I was contacted by Huma Gels to review some of their new flavors. They sent a few packets over for me to try, and once again I was not dissapointed!



Ready to go!
I didn't get the chance to do a workout long enough to need a gel for a while, but I have consumed both gels with the same reaction. The consistency is very liquid, so they are easy to take. The flavor is a bit strong, but it's not so overpowering like you're going to make a squishy face while on the bike. The packaging opens surprisingly easy, so they would be great taped to the top bar of your bike. Overall, these new flavors are a great compliment to the rest of the product line.

I do wish that they were a bit weaker though. You get a bit of a shock from the liquidity; it's so much thinner than a Gu or Hammer Gel, it's more like a Powerbar Gel feeling. And that kind of surprise combined with the strong flavor can be a bit shocking.

Huma gels are made from chia seeds and are totally vegan.  The recipe was developed by a US Army soldier during his tour in Iraq to keep him fighting strong. They come in strawberry, apple cinnamon, mango, and blueberry flavors. I got the mango and blueberry this time, and there is a review of the apple cinnamon and strawberry flavors on the blog as well.

Seriously, you can order online or find a store. Their distribution is growing all the time. And these are gels that you want to try out for yourself. Find some! Get some! Do work!

2 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Those sound interesting. I don't know if I would like the liquid consistency or not... I used gu's when training for marathons and sometimes those felt so thick, I had trouble swallowing them during the race when I got tired/sick of gu so the liquid consistency might help with that. I am not really using gels these days as I am not working out hard enough to justify it, but I will need something like that when I start training for my trail half. I like that they are made from natural ingredients. I am sure I would not want to know what is in those sugary gus I used to eat. ;)

Abby Land said...

I am such a gel wuss. The consistency freaks me out a bit so I tend to stick to chews.