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Energy Chews

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 83 reviews

Quick Tip: Substitute four Chews for one Gel to mix up your nutrition plan

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Energy Chews

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 83 reviews

Tasty Chewable Energy for Athletes

To avoid bonking while exercising, you need a portable source of easily digestible carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. GU Energy Chews pack energy-dense calories to meet the demands of all types of activity and contain carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways that can help maximize absorption, increase carbohydrate utilization, and diminish stomach distress, for energy that kicks in quickly and stays with you. Available in two different packets and sizes to give you more fueling options while you're on the move.Jump to full details

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The GU You Can Chew

GU Energy Chews are crafted to supply both energy and key nutrients like electrolytes and amino acids to keep you feeling strong and energized. Delicious, mouthwatering flavors help you stick to your nutrition plan, so you can keep going. Energy Chews have similar nutrients per serving to the original GU Energy Gels, delivering the energy you need in chewable, bite-sized pieces.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways that can help maximize absorption, increase carbohydrate utilization, and diminish stomach distress, for energy that kicks in quickly and stays with you
  • Sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat that aids in hydration by maintaining fluid balance
  • Branched-chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Valine, and L-Isoleucine) which may reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage while jump-starting recovery

May reduce mental fatigue and help decrease muscle damage during exercise Delivers ready-to-use energy for athletes and can delay bonking by sparing glycogen stores *Helps enhance performance by increasing focus and concentration while training or racing

* Some flavors with caffeine, some flavors without added caffeine

FAQs

While the consistency of an Energy Gel is designed to be absorbed as efficiently as possible, we’ve created GU Energy Chews just in case you want to sink your teeth into something else. Chews contain all the benefits of GU Energy Gel, just in a chewable form.

Strawberry has 20mg of caffeine per serving, while Blueberry Pomegranate, Orange, and Watermelon are caffeine free.

GU Energy Chews have a perforated strip at the top that allows you to squeeze out one Chew at a time. Remember, four Chews equal one serving.

A packet of Chews has two servings, so we recommend eating one serving every 45 minutes. That said, everyone is different, and we encourage you to experiment with what works best for you. Remember to hydrate along the way!

Since Chews are semi-solid it will take a little longer for your body to feel the effects than an Energy Gel. It also depends on what you’ve eaten before and on the contents of your digestive tract. On an empty stomach, the nutritional benefit of Chews can hit your bloodstream in as little as 10-15 minutes.

Chews are safe for children to eat, but remember that the Strawberry flavor contains caffeine.

Yes, Chews are gluten-free and and vegan-friendly!

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0 - 1 Hour 1 - 2 Hours 2 - 3 Hours 3 - 4 Hours 4 - 5 Hours

0 - 1 Hour of effort

When you're exercising for an hour or less, it's important to start your workout well hydrated and energized. Eat one serving of Energy Chews (four pieces) five-minutes before you start to top off your energy stores. It's best to hydrate in the hours before you start, not right before you start. 

  • 1

  • 16oz

1 - 2 Hours of effort

When exercising for more than an hour, it's important to refuel along the way.  Eat one serving of Energy Chews (four pieces) five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Hydrate with 32 oz of water to help your body process your foods and keep your muscles fueled.

  • 3

  • 32oz

2 - 3 Hours of effort

If fueling exclusively with Energy Chews, eat one serving (four pieces) five-minutes before and every 45 minutes along the way. Consider using Energy Chews to mix up your nutrition plan and incorporate them with Energy Gels or ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix.  Add electrolytes with Hydration Drink Tabs or ROCTANE Electrolyte Capsules. Aim to drink 48 oz if you're out for three hours.

  • 4

  • 48oz

3 - 4 Hours of effort

For long efforts, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one serving (four pieces) of Energy Chews five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Supplementing your energy with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can help you fuel while hydrating, and it will boost the amount of muscle-protecting BCAAs you're consuming. 

  • 5

  • 64oz

4 - 5 Hours of effort

When you're exercising for five hours or more, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one serving (four pieces) of Energy Chews five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Supplementing your energy with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can help you fuel while hydrating, and it will boost the amount of muscle-protecting BCAAs you're consuming. 

  • 7

  • 80oz

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average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 83 reviews
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Reviewed by Mark C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Faith C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Thrilled, when I saw the chews were back

I tried the double pack of chews. I am no longer running, but I exercise a lot and the chews are portable and a quick pick me up. Flavors were great. Please always have them available.

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Reviewed by Slowninja
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Gu chews are tops

These are a great solid alternative to gels and electrolyte drinks, when other solid food doesn’t hit the mark. I’ve use them on many long runs and races, and will continue to do so in the future. Added bonus, they’re also great when used as a motivator for getting kids out on long hikes into the backcountry.

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Reviewed by Jess
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great for all kinds of runs

I have been using the GU orange chews for years now. They recently were difficult to find, but came back in stock. I decided to order the new mini chews. (I have been using the regular for years) I do notice a difference in taste, so it will be something I will have to get used to. I am also going to have to get used to the bag for the mini chews. I have been using the sleeves. Once I use all my mini chew bags, I will switch back to the regular-size sleeves.

Don't forget - when it is cold out, keep the chews close to your body for warmth. Any chew is hard in cold weather and difficult to chew.

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Reviewed by George R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Alternate Source For GU Energy Products

Consider www.roadrunnersports.com as a source of GU Energy products. Enjoy the run!!!

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