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ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

Tasty, Portable Energy for Athletes

GU Original Energy Gels pack quick, effective, and sustained energy to meet the demands of all types of activity, in a convenient packet small enough to fit in your pocket.

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ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

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Tasty, Portable Energy for Athletes

GU Original Energy Gels pack quick, effective, and sustained energy to meet the demands of all types of activity, in a convenient packet small enough to fit in your pocket.

Suggested use guide
  • Chocolate Outrage
  • Tri-Berry
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Cola Me Happy
  • Salted Caramel
  • Birthday Cake
  • Campfire S'mores
  • Jet Blackberry
  • Lemon Sublime
  • Salted Watermelon
  • Tastefully Nude
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Espresso Love
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Raspberry Lemonade
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Mixed Box Best Sellers
  • Indulgent Flavors Mixed Box
  • Caffeine Free Mixed Box

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Original Energy Gel

ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

GU Original Energy Gels pack quick, effective, and sustained energy to meet the demands of all types of activity.

Key Differences

  • 1.1 oz
  • Smooth Gel
  • 100 cal
  • 22g Carbs
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Liquid Energy Gel

LIQUID ENERGY GEL

The same portable and fast-absorbing carbohydrates as our original Energy Gel in a refreshing liquid form.

Key Differences

  • 2.11 oz
  • Light Liquid
  • 95 cal
  • 23g Carbs
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Roctane Energy Gel

ROCTANE ENERGY GEL

For long-duration and high-intensity activities, with more electrolytes and amino acids.

Key Differences

  • 1.1 oz
  • Smooth Gel
  • 100 cal
  • 21g Carbs
  • 3X Electrolytes
  • 3X Branch Chain Amino Acids
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SUGGESTED USE GUIDE

    0-1 Hours Of Effort

    When you're exercising for an hour or less, it's important to start your
    workout well-hydrated and energized. Five minutes before your activity, top off your energy stores with an Energy Gel. It's always best to take a few sips of water to help your body process your fuel.

    1-2 Hours of Effort

    When you're exercising for longer than an hour, it's important to refuel along the way. Aim to eat an Energy Gel every 30-45 minutes to keep going strong, and be sure to hydrate while taking gels to help your body efficiently process your fuel.

    2-3 Hours Of Effort

    As you increase exercise duration, your body needs more. Supplement your Energy Gels with Energy Chews, Hydration Tabs for electrolyte replacement, or Roctane Energy Drink for energy and hydration in one.

    3+ Hours of Effort

    During really long efforts, it's impossible to replace everything you're burning, but you can maximize your performance by eating as much as your body can comfortably process. Boost your BCAA consumption with Roctane Energy Gels or Roctane Drink Mix, which will help protect your muscles as you go longer.

    FLAVOR SCIENCE

    • Salted Watermelon
    • Salted Watermelon
    • Lemon Sublime
    • Birthday Cake
    • Cola Me Happy
    • Tri-berry
    • Vanilla Bean
    • Chocolate Outrage
    • Strawberry Banana
    • Salted Caramel
    • Campfire S'mores
    • Jet Blackberry
    • Tastefully Nude
    • Mandarin Orange
    • Espresso Love
    • Caramel Macchiato
    • Mint Chocolate
    • Raspberry Lemonade
    • Pumpkin Spice

    Salted Watermelon really turned some heads when we launched it. The flavor just melts in your mouth. It starts off with a nice salty taste quickly followed by sweet, juicy watermelon flavor. Think of a watermelon-flavored hard candy... mouthwatering and delicious.

    +20mg CAFFEINE
    Salted Watermelon Original Energy Gel

    Lemon Sublime Energy Gel is truly sublime. Bringing all the flavor without overwhelming your palate, Lemon Sublime walks the walk when it comes to flavor. It’s citrusy, slightly sour, and just sweet enough to keep things easy on the taste buds. Try it in the middle of a summer long run if you want your refreshment levels to go through the roof.

    +23g CARBS
    Lemon Sublime Original Energy Gel

    Birthday Cake gives everyone permission to indulge and celebrate out on the trails. This flavor is delicious, indulgent, and takes us back to our childhood days of sneaking a swoop of cake batter without getting caught by mom or dad. Created to celebrate our 25th birthday, here’s to 25 more!

    Birthday Cake Original Energy Gel

    A spicy and tangy way to fuel that’s reminiscent of your favorite aid station treat.

    +40mg CAFFEINE
    Cola Me Happy Original Energy Gel

    Tri-Berry is as smooth as a berry flavor can be… a trifecta of berries for a sweet, rich and ripe flavor. Slight floral notes add depth and another dimension to this otherwise smooth flavor. This tried and true flavor is a favorite among GU fans.

    +20mg CAFFEINE
    Tri-Berry Original Energy Gel

    Vanilla Bean is an iconic flavor to the GU Energy Labs family. It’s made with vanilla extract from real vanilla beans. Sweet, smooth, rich and creamy, Vanilla Bean is a classic flavor that just gets the job done… mile after mile after mile.

    +20mg CAFFEINE per serv, pouch
    Vanilla Bean Original Energy Gel

    Chocolate Outrage was one of the four original Energy Gel flavors back in 1993, and it remains a favorite to this day. Crafted with organic dark chocolate, this flavor satisfies any cocoa craving. The chocolate taste is rich, sweet, and fudge-like...full of flavor but simple enough that you can enjoy it day after day.

    +20mg CAFFEINE
    Chocolate Outrage Original Energy Gel

    Strawberry Banana required the utmost precision to create the perfect balance, because too much banana flavor can dominate other flavors. The mellow banana notes upfront is blended with a zip of strawberry flavor, which delivers a taste just like a perfect smoothie.

    Strawberry Banana Original Energy Gel

    If there’s a flavor that’s perfect for Energy Gels, it’s Salted Caramel. The indulgent, sweet caramel taste melts in your mouth, only to be complemented by just enough salt to keep things interesting. With the same consistency as caramel, we won’t judge if you use it to top your next ice cream sundae.

    +20mg CAFFEINE per serv, pouch
    Salted Caramel Original Energy Gel

    Campfire S’mores brings flavor science to new heights. Between the marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate, there is a lot of flavor packed into one small packet. The flavor delivers gooey, sweet, and toasty marshmallow up front and is followed by a hint of Graham cracker and a smooth chocolatey finish. One taste, and you’ll be transported back to the campfire.

    Campfire S

    As any berry connoisseur knows, the taste of a blackberry varies throughout the season. The taste of Jet Blackberry is like that mid-summer berry: ripe enough to deliver unmatched sweetness while still bringing out a touch of tart. It won’t make your mouth pucker, but it keeps things interesting. This flavor also packs 40mg of caffeine – to help you turn on the jets, of course.

    +40mg CAFFEINE
    Jet Blackberry Original Energy Gel

    Oh, Tastefully Nude… smooth and ever-so-mellow. You can call it bland, and we won’t take offense, because that’s just what it is! Crafted for athletes that don’t like frills and only wear white socks.

    +20mg CAFFEINE
    Tastefully Nude Original Energy Gel

    When you think of oranges, what comes to mind? Sour? Juicy? Tangy? Halftime at soccer games? If your answer is “all of the above”, you’ll love Mandarin Orange. It brings out all the redeeming qualities of the refreshing citrus fruit – like the ultimate flavor wingman.

    +20mg CAFFEINE
    Mandarin Orange Original Energy Gel

    Espresso Love is the ideal flavor for a busy athlete. This flavor will remind you of a bold, rich, dark-roasted cup of joe – so good you might just sip on the gel like it’s a lazy Saturday morning. Plus, with 40mg of caffeine, it’s perfect for those early morning workouts. Love is in the name, and it’s also in the recipe, because here at GU, one of our six core values is love.

    +40mg CAFFEINE
    Espresso Love Original Energy Gel

    Caramel Macchiato brings out the best from two different flavor profiles combining a sweet caramel taste with the flavor of a strong, dark cup of coffee. It’s indulgent, it’s sweet, and it’s just so smooth. Caramel flavor up front and a mellow coffee taste to back it up. Imagine having a caramel candy and finishing it with a sip of creamy coffee. The 40mg of caffeine is perfect for those early morning workouts.

    +40mg CAFFEINE
    Caramel Macchiato Original Energy Gel

    Mint Chocolate perfectly balances two distinct flavors without picking favorites. The initial taste brings a refreshing mint taste, only to be followed by a rich, dark chocolate. Not quite bitter, but rich enough to remind you of that classic minty chocolate candy from the top of a pillow.

    +20mg CAFFEINE
    Mint Chocolate Original Energy Gel

    Raspberry Lemonade Energy Gel is crafted with a favorite summertime combo of sweet & juicy raspberry topped off with delicious lemonade. 10% of sales from this flavor benefit Rising Hearts and their Running on Native Lands initiative.

    Raspberry Lemonade Original Energy Gel

    Nothing announces the arrival of fall like the cozy, heavenly flavor of pumpkin spice. Our new Pumpkin Spice Energy Gel brings nostalgic fall vibes to every workout with natural flavors from pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Only available for a limited time!

    Pumpkin Spice Energy Gel
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    TRI-BERRY TASTY

    Tried the TRI-BERRY flavor, after other flavors that I like, this was a tasty treat. I like sweets.

    I have experimented with the energy gels' using', 'not using', 'after30 minutes' changing timing, on a controlled 33 mile route I pedal for workouts, consistent temperature, water intake and time of day; I have found that when I delay or skip the gels, I can tell the difference in energy/firepower. Ingesting a gel later is better than not, as I sense a pick up 5-6 miles down the route. Cold water, small recovery segments and GU gels have made a big difference in performance.

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    Energy gels

    I have type 1 diabetes. These worked very well in keeping my blood glucose from dropping too low or going too high while on a bike ride. I took three packets over the course of the ride, and this was the best BG control I've had. I very much appreciate finding something that worked so well. They also taste good!

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    Reviewed by Preston H.
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Love ‘em!

    I am a very active type one diabetic and have always used glucose tabs or gels for lows (among other things). I have found that they treat the low but I feel worse after because my blood sugars spike then I crash back down.

    I started using Gu when I was going through the fire academy this winter, what a game changer! I would take one before a training evolution and not worry about my numbers dropping. In fact, my numbers stay almost perfectly straight, I have learned not to enter the carbs into my pump and it balances out.

    Now I keep 6-8 Gu in my turnout gear and just got back from 2 calls, my numbers were 135 when I got back to the station and I felt refreshed and ready to go back out! The electrolytes are an added bonus.

    At first I almost gagged when I tried it, but now I’m used to it and am a die hard fan! Raspberry lemonade is

    Awesome and blackberry is too, but 40mg of caffeine is a bit too much. Salted watermelon is my go to.

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