I thought I’d follow up with my thoughts on the #Rekarb @carburealerable maple syrup-based fuel I posted about and tried last week.
The obvious question (for me, and maybe others in the #runTO #runnerscommunity) is how it compares to Endurance Tap. I liked the flavour of Endurance Tap, but found it very intense (maybe due to the ginger) and thus difficult to take in more than tiny amounts- one pack literally lasted me a few days.
The Rekarb gels were smaller, single serving packs, and I didn’t find it quite as sweet or overwhelming, so they were easier to swallow. The ingredients are very similar- just maple syrup and sea salt, with the option of either cocoa or matcha powder, though the difference between the flavours wasn’t massive. I preferred the straight maple gel (though I could hardly call it a gel; it’s very watery) and would use them again, probably in combination with more food like items.
But, I don’t think fuel can be give a good or bad rating because it’s so personal. Rather, this is who I would recommend it for:
Fans of Endurance Tap looking to try similar products
Anyone who likes a very thin texture (ie. Glukos, Powergels). Particularly if you’re mourning the loss of Powergels, give these a shot.
Anyone who prefers minimal ingredients, natural options, or vegan/dairy free items.
Campfire S’mores @guenergylabs . Haven’t tried this flavour and it was the sole one left in the box, which made me twitchy. Lemonade @goultima , which is my favourite electrolyte (the Lemonade reminds me of old-school Lemonade Kool-Aid, in the paper packages). I like that it’s calorie free; I don’t have any issues getting enough calories but I do have issues taking in enough water, and I’m a gross salty sweater. Hopefully I’ll be tempted to drink more if my water tastes good!
@skratchlabs Raspberry Fruit Drops- just never tried ‘em.
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