The quest for fueling options continues!
For last weekend's 15 miler, I tried out something new (shocking) in the fueling department. After hearing lots of great things about PocketFuel online, I figured it was definitely worth a try. I tried the Chocolate Haze one, but it comes in several other flavors that sound pretty tempting.
Consistency: Nut butter. Many of the reviews I had read recommended adequately massaging the package because it is all natural and can separate. I ran with the envelope in my bra to help pre-warm it and then stopped to take it. I thought massaged it well to mix. Well, um, I guess I didn't mix it well enough. The top half was the consistency of chocolate syrup while the bottom half was thick like natural peanut butter. This lead to me spilling some all over my arm/leg in my excited attempts to eat it. Learning process.
During Run: I actually stopped to take it. Because of the massaging and need for squeezing to get it all out, I was worried I would run into something if I attempted to do this while running. This could make it a big challenge during a race. I also took the product with a lot of water. It is thicker, and I wanted to make sure it was all washed down well.
Cost: 1.8oz pouch for $2.75. Can also be purchase in bulk sizes.
Summary: I really like PocketFuel. I had no trouble with the taste even during a hot 15 miler and it gave me no stomach issues (win!). It contains all real ingredients which is rare to find in many fueling sources. The company is very personable and even took the time to tweet me where the nearest locations were to find PocketFuel! My only issue with it was that because of the massaging and need for water when you take it, it might be difficult to take on the run especially if you are worried about time. I think PocketFuel is perfect for cycling, hiking or other activities where you might be stopping to enjoy the view anyway. I plan on using it for those kind of things!
Have you tried PocketFuel?