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Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison Test

I’ve written reviews of each individual running energy gel, but how do they compare in relation to each other? Here’s the top gels in each category, keeping in mind my evaluation criteria.

Running Energy Gel Contenders

(Links to my individual reviews)

Accel Gel – Chocolate

Clif Shot – Chocolate

Gu – Chocolate Outrage

Gu Roctane – Chocolate Raspberry

Hammer Gel – Chocolate

Honey Stinger – Chocolate

 

Best Energy Gel for Performance

Hammer Gel Chocolate2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestFirst Place: Hammer Gel – Chocolate ().
They don’t just make product claims, they back it up with research. A LOT of research. And helpful guides. They make the science compelling and understandable.

 

Gu Chocolate Outrage2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestSecond Place: GU – Chocolate Outrage ().
They represent the established fructose/glucose camp, but I didn’t find their arguments and research as compelling as Hammer.

 

Gu Roctane Chocolate Raspberry1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestThird Place: GU Roctane – Chocolate-Raspberry ().
It’s the same sugar profile as Gu but contains an amino acid that *may* benefit you during endurance activities. A qualified recommendation.

 

HoneyStinger Chocolate1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestAlternate Scale: Honey Stinger – Chocolate ().
If you can’t digest mainstream sugars, this is your best bet.

 

 

Best Energy Gel Experience*

Clif Shot Chocolate1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestFirst Place: Clif Shot – Chocolate ().
The only gel I’ve tasted so far that tastes good in relation to normal food. Thicker consistency, reducing the potential for messes.

 

Gu Roctane Chocolate Raspberry1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestSecond Place: GU Roctane – Chocolate-Raspberry ().
Chocolate Raspberry tastes great (for an energy gel). Consistency is acceptable.

 

Gu Chocolate Outrage2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestThird Place: GU – Chocolate Outrage ().
Above-average flavor on the energy gel scale. Consistency is acceptable.

 

Note: Honey Stinger Chocolate tastes like honey. As such, it fails as a chocolate flavor, even if it does taste fine.

*This category is mostly defined by flavor and consistency

 

Most Healthy Energy Gel

Clif Shot Chocolate1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison Test  First Place: Clif Shot – Chocolate ().
90% organic is a plus. Minimal ingredients, minimal scientific jargon.

 

HoneyStinger Chocolate1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestSecond Place: Honey Stinger – Chocolate ().
It’s essentially fortified honey. Minimal scientific jargon.

 

Hammer Gel Chocolate2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison Test    Third Place: Hammer Gel – Chocolate ().
Minimal ingredients, minimal scientific jargon. Does have one preservative.

 

 

Best Energy Gel Value

Clif Shot Chocolate1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison Test        First Place: Clif Shot – Chocolate at $1.30/pouch*

 

Gu Chocolate Outrage2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestHammer Gel Chocolate2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestSecond Place: Tie between GU – Chocolate Outrage
and Hammer Gel – Chocolate at $1.45/pouch*

 

*You can definitely get these cheaper buying in bulk, and probably cheaper individually as well if you do some research.

 

Final Recommendation for Running Energy Gels

 

Clif Shot Chocolate1 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestWinner: Clif Shot – Chocolate ().

The performance difference between it and the other gels won’t matter for 99% of people. It has hands down the best flavor and is easily one of the best (or least bad) products for your body, all at a competitive price!

 

Gu Chocolate Outrage2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestRunner Up: GU – Chocolate Outrage ().

An above average taste, combined with its established performance history and a competitive price outweigh its below-average health score.

 

Hammer Gel Chocolate2 Chocolate Energy Gel Comparison TestHonorable Mention: Hammer Gel – Chocolate ().

It scores highly on performance and moderately on health, but the taste definitely takes some getting used to. Add in a slightly above-average price, and I just couldn’t give it top honors. However, it is a good, solid product.

 

Aren’t you craving chocolate by now?? Go out and get the gel that works for you!

    

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