06 June 2012

G Series Prime Energy Chews Review + Giveaway

G Series Energy Chews Review

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a Gatorade rep who asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing Gatorade's new G Series Energy Chews. Having tried them before, I welcomed the opportunity and was looking forward to analyzing them a little more closely.

And then I wasn't able to run anymore and couldn't give them a good review, so I enlisted the help of my brother who was training for a 5k. (Don't worry, Gatorade rep knew all about it.)

If you aren't familiar with Gatorade's new products, they've created series to fit into every athlete's life. G Series is for athletes who need an edge during training and competition. This line includes the 01 Prime, which includes the carb and B vitamin energy chews that are taken prior to a workout or competition. The chews come in three different flavors and contain 25 grams of carbohydrates per serving, 90 mg of sodium, 30 mg potassium, and 20% of your daily value of B vitamins that help break down carbs into fuel (according to their website). B vitamins can help energize you, too, so that's another plus.

When I asked my brother, Martin, if he would help me out by reviewing the chews, he seemed rather excited and offered up this gem, "Most people would say that an athlete's goal is to win their most desired event; I say that an athlete's goal is to be sponsored by Gatorade so that they can use their products." I think he was happy to help. Here's what he had to say about the chews:

The G-Chews are an A+ product. They taste good, and right away I noticed the positive effect they had during my run. If you're curious about trying G Series Chews, I urge you to give them a try, at least for a few key workouts or competitions.

Each chew is a small square and come six to a pack. The directions say to take them 15 minutes before an activity. It's nice that an exact time is given since another company's equivalent product offers just a vague timeline.

Flavor-wise, it tasted a little salty-sweet, but neither taste is overly prominent. The consistency of the chews is thick and gummy, but not sticky to the touch. Don't make the mistake of refrigerating the chews, though; I did this by accident and it made them pretty difficult to chew.

Fifteen minutes before an evening 3-miler, I ate the fruit punch chews. At the halfway mark, I noticed the positive effect the chews had on my muscles. My legs didn't feel fatigued and had a sensation of wanting to run faster than I knew I should, so I reigned myself in.

G Series Energy Chews Review

I ate the remaining pack before my 5k on June 2nd. Again, I noticed a positive difference in my race. Instead of struggling to increase my pace during the end, I had enough energy remaining for a nice sprint across the finish line. Mark it down as another positive experience from the G Chews.

G Series Energy Chews Review

My only con was the blue dye in the cool blue flavor. After eating the cool blue chews, the dye had lightly coated my teeth and reminded me of Smeagol as he transitioned over to Gollum. I had a good laugh over that one. I'm not sure if the Fruit Punch Chews dyed my teeth at all because I didn't look in the mirror. But my guess is that even if it did, it wouldn't have been as noticeable. (If you're a blue fan like me, you probably won't care. It might even scare your opponents!)


Just like my brother (minus the blue teeth), I noticed that the chews staved off fatigue during the end of a challenging bike ride. It was windy, there were hills, but I didn't feel drained during the last few miles like I've felt during similar rides. If I ever start running again, I'd be interested in seeing how they work for me then.



Giveaway Details

Want to try the chews for yourself? Gatorade is offering one of my readers the chance to win a full case of G Series Energy Chews! That's quite the prize, folks.

Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment and tell me when you'd try the chews.

  • Tweet this giveaway, including a link to this post and @runningfoodie. Leave a second comment to let me know.

The giveaway is open to US readers and ends Thursday, June 14th. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. I am training for my 4th half marathon. I would use these during my daily runs and especially during my long runs on Sundays:) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  2. Aww... so if we don't have twitter, we can't enter for the giveaway? Sadness.

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    1. Haha, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment; Tweeting is secondary.

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  3. I'd use them in upcoming half marathon training.

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  4. i think these would be a great energy source for an upcoming hiking trip

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  5. i tweeted - https://twitter.com/onitnaram/status/210503148769513472

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  6. I've got 2 half marathons coming up, so I'm always looking for fuel for those long runs!

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  7. I've got a slew of training runs and races over then next few months that could use some fueling!

    Ps. much better weather at Sunburst this year!

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  8. I would use them to train for a 5k this fall.. and hopefully a 10k this winter.

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  9. I am recovering from an injury with plans to do a marathon this fall. I'd definitely use them during my long runs!

    --Kathy

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  10. I have tried almost everything to give me energy for workouts and training. Nothing works without giving me the jitters or hard crashes. I would definitely love to try this new product! -Janelle

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  11. Just picked up the cool blue, fruit punch and orange flavors at my local grocery store today. Can't wait to try them before my run this evening. Training for my first half next weekend and a full in october.

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  12. Just picked up the cool blue, fruit punch and orange flavors at my local grocery store today. Can't wait to try them before my run this evening. Training for my first half next weekend and a full in october.

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  13. I am training for my very first half marathon. I would love to give the Gatorade chews a try, I'll take all the help I can get!

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  14. Tweeted @stacyelyse

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  15. I think instead of having coffee regularly before Work, energy chews would keep us energized the entire day

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  16. I'm in cross country and I really want to step up my game, I get tired at the end and I walk :( I want to give the Gatorade chews a chance(:

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  17. I'm training for an upcoming 10k and several 5k's. Always have used Gatorade products but I am really interested in trying the chews for energy for my runs. Love to give them a try

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  18. Getting ready for my first marathon. Need to kick up the energy on the long training runs.

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  19. would give to my senior football player before practice and games

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  20. Going into high school baseball and have to weightlift every other day for the rest of the summer. Muscles get very fatigued during weightlifting. Tried the red and blue today and loved them. Want to try orange but grocery store doesn't have it. I'm only 14 an don't have enough money to buy enough for every weightlifting session. (if I'm not mistaken I believe it is one packet per workout/competition

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  22. I bought a pack this morning havent eatin em yet so i pooked up info on fhem and came accross this article... Weems like ima give em a try oh and if u wanna give me some then ill take em...thanks

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