Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Huma Gel Review and Giveaway

A while back my friend and fellow blogger Katie AKA From Ice Cream to Marathon did a review of Huma Gels and when I told her I am obsessed with Chia she asked me if I wanted to do a review/giveaway myself.  Heck YEAH!  A couple of days later I heard from them and I had a sample of each of the flavors within a day!  Needless to say I was super excited to try them!




Now, I don't us many gels/bars/drinks because my belly gets very upset when running if I use them.  So I was thrilled when I looked at the ingredients and I knew what they all were!!!!



Ok, so now to the review.  First I tried the Strawberry and it tasted just like strawberry jam.  I won't lie that was strange.  Don't get me wrong that is not bad but I was not sure what to expect and that was a nice surprise.  I wonder if it would be strange to put an energy gel on a piece of bread and peanut butter......YUM!!!

I took it before a planned 4mile run.  4 miles usually takes me about 45 minutes so perfect for a trial I thought.  Weeeellllllll my run was CRAP.  My entire body hurt as I was just getting back from injury so I made it about 2 miles and threw in the towel so I could not give a review of the gel with the exception of my belly did not get upset.


A few days later I was going out for another run so I grabbed the Apple gel.  I decided to start running first to see how it was going to go and use the gel if I knew I was going to go further than 2 miles.  After the first mile I knew I would make the 4 miles so I took the gel.  Ok so the taste on this one was not for me.  I figured it was going to taste kind of like apple sause since the other tasted like jam.  I didn't taste any apple but I did taste the cinnamon.  It was not bad per say but I didn't like it either.  Something I can say is that I had pep for the rest of my run and my belly did not get upset at all.


So overall I think these are great.  They are all natural and they work.  They are working on coming out with new flavors so I can't wait for them!!

I was given these gels free of charge in exchange for my review.  All opinions are mine alone :)


Do you want to try a sample pack of Huma Gels?  They are going to give one of my readers a set of gels to try!!!



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19 comments:

  1. I enjoy Honey Stingers before and during my runs and FrogFuel for extra protein afterwards.

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  2. I've been using Power bar gels because it's what we had at RR since JSmall's Rev3 team is sponsored by them. I also use their chews. They're like fruit snacks and I LOVE them! I stick it on the side of my mouth and let it soften then chew it!

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    1. I like the Power Bar fruit pouches!!! They taste like baby food :)

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  3. I don't normally use gels - I prefer to use Clif Shotbloks instead, however I've been looking for something more natural - I'll keep my eyes open for these. Great review!

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    1. I have tried similar things to those but I am not sure if I felt any energy from them.....

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  4. I usually us Gu Lemon lime is my favorite!!!!

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    1. I don't like the fruit ones I go with chocolate :) It tastes like frosting.

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  5. I've tried these gels and like them so much better than Gu because they are easier to get down and they aren't as thick! I agree with you on the Apples and cinnamon, it wasn't that great in taste but not too shabby...it worked well and had no problems with the tummy which is a plus! I will have to try the strawberry since I haven't yet but it sounds like it's a lot better tasting! I hope they make more different flavors soon once they expand their product more like chocolate!

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    1. Chocolate is always my favorite!!! They said they are doing a crowd sourcing thing to introduce new flavors :)

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  6. I've never tried any gel or bar or anything while I run. Except water. but I only go 2 miles...

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  7. I've used Accelerade gels (GROSS) and Clif Shot gels -- the mocha is delish, and gave me the energy I definitely needed for my first 10-miler.

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    1. I have never even heard of Accelerade gels....but if I do I will steer clear!!!

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  8. I've never tried any gels but i would love to try any :)♥

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  9. I am a fan of GU. I use them for 10Ks and higher. Survived my 1st and 2nd half marathons with them.

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    1. I want to use them for a long run like a half but my belly is so off by the end I am always afraid!

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  10. I didn't know they were coming out with new flavors! I'll have to try them!

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