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Energy Gel Review: Gu Roctane – Chocolate Raspberry

Industry leader Gu has a premium offering in the running energy gel market: GU Roctane – Chocolate-Raspberry. Let’s see how it stacks up. Everything is ranked according to my evaluation criteria.

Gu Roctane Choc Raspberry Total Energy Gel Review: Gu Roctane – Chocolate Raspberry

Energy Gel Performance

  1. This is just the standard Gu formula with OKG (see below) added in.
  2. To quote the Gu website, “OKG [Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate]is an amino acid complex that may inhibit the body’s tendency to break down muscle fiber while also possibly inhibiting tissue damage.” (bold emphasis mine) I recommend you look into the research on OKG before you buy into the product.


Energy Gel Experience

  1. Taste: actually tastes like chocolate-raspberry, albeit through the use of flavorings. Way above-average flavor…for an energy gel.
  2. Consistency (see video): a thick-ish gel, but still a bit runny. Watch the video to see for yourself.
  3. Sweetness: mild.
  4. Texture: smooth.
  5. Aftertaste: standard.
  6. Ease of use (see video): Easy. Same as a regular Gu.


Energy Gel Health

  1. Quality of Ingredients/ Artificial ingredients: plenty of scientific-sounding stuff you can’t pronounce, though they throw you a bone with “filtered water” and “sea salt.”
  2. Flavorings: unsweetened dark chocolate, natural berry flavors, vanilla extract
  3. Preservatives: Contains Preservatives [Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate]
  4. Allergens: the website does not explicitly state that this product is dairy-free (whereas it does on other flavors), therefore if you want to be super cautious, assume there is dairy in the chocolate.


Energy Gel Value

$2.25. The high end of the market. You’re paying a lot for OKG, so you better think it’s worth it.


Energy Gel Bottom Line

I’m not convinced that Roctane’s claim to fame, OKG, actually provides performance benefits inline with its cost. However, it maintains the same Gu sugar profile and its flavor is one of the best on the market. In my opinion it’s a solid product but overpriced. Check out Amazon for more GU Roctane – Chocolate-Raspberry reviews and prices.



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