If you haven't heard, Clif came out with a new recipe for their shot gels. It has the minimum of ingredients, is almost 100% organic and adds 50% more electrolytes than the previous recipe. The gels include: Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Water, Sea Salt, and various concentrates depending on the flavor. They come in varying levels of caffeine.
The flavors and caffeine:
No caffeine: Chocolate, Vanilla & Razzberry
25mg: Strawberry and Citrus
100mg: Double Espresso & Chocolate Cherry
I was sent a handful of the gels to try and review. I'm not into much caffeine so I tried the chocolate (no caffeine), raspberry (RAZZ) (no caffeine) and citrus (1/2 shot of caffeine). The chocolate flavor reminded me of chocolate-raspberry. The after taste was a little bitter (not too sweet) and it still tasted a bit thick. It grew on me by the end, but I preferred the fruity flavors. The raspberry and citrus were much different, much thinner and very tasty. They might have even been a bit too sweet. I could taste the raspberry flavor and I'm not usually a big raspberry fan- it was yummy! I would definitely do the fruity flavors. One gripe: An ingredient of the chocolate is Natural Flavor - I'm never sure of what that means. I also tried just a little bit of the Mocha and liked the taste and consistency. That gives you a big boost so I only had a little bit. 100mg is way too much for me so I didn't try the double espresso or chocolate cherry but look out for a giveaway next week with some of these gels included!
Have you tried them? What are your thoughts?
Be on the lookout for a giveaway including the new gels coming up for Clif's anniversary in mid November!
* I was sent gels to review but was not compensated for this review. The opinions are all my own.