I hiked the BFT in PA last year, it was hot, there where flies all day, it was a gruel fest. My buddy came in on day two of four. I just did not feel like cooking. I lived on my trail mix, and humped out my freeze dried food. On a long up hump, my friend handed me a pack of Honey Stingers, cherry blossom. Man, I loved the texture, the flavor, and I felt a boost. I am going to buy a case this year and try to substitute it for meals by eating stingers all day, and other non coooking foods. ( at least lunches.) I tried a few other brands without success. Stingers have the texture and the taste. Love ya Stinger.
A #1 flavor
This was taken on a multi-day backpacking excursion in the Yosemite high country.
I purchased the Cherry flavor, and found it to have one of the most marvelous aromas, and tastes!
These are very soft in texture, and easy to chew. They go down easily without water, unlike the Clif Shot Bloks,which are harder, and in need of water to wash them down.
I'll definitely buy the Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews for my subsequent hikes...I won't be buying the Clif Shot Bloks in the future.
If you haven't tried these yet, you won't regret a future purchase for your next hike...A-1, for sure.
Tasty & convenient
I really hate prepared foods and always bring my own homemade stuff on hikes, but I'm planning for a backpacking trip where that won't really be feasible. I tested a few Gu flavors on a recent hiking trip and thought they were kinda gross (tasted like chemicals and made my mouth dry). I tried these in the pink lemonade flavor and they are way better... they are still pretty fake tasting (duh) but more like candy-fake than chemical-fake. They gave me a slight energy boost and it wasn't a shaky sugar-high either.
LOVE this product!!
If you're not a Gel/GU person, you'll love these chews, they don't stick to your teeth at all and they taste great! I love them for my long runs, they are only available at one store in Central Arkansas, but REI online had a better price!
I've tried all the chews, Luna Moons, shot bloks, sharkies, these are the BEST! Ordered a whole box for me and one for my friend.
Never ate any energy chews before
I am preparing for my first backpacking trip. Trying out new things to see what I would want to eat. I listened to the reviews and decided to try this product even though I don't like energy food. One of the things I didn't like was how sugary it tasted. It tasted like gummy bears. It has a strong and good flavor. I just wish it was a little less of it.
Absolutely the most delicious snack food I've ever come across. I picked two packs of these up after reading the Backpacker Magazine review and was astounded by just how good these were. The texture is smooth, yet perfectly chewy, and they do not dissolve very quickly, giving you time to enjoy the flavor. The flavor itself is great! Honey and fruit flavors work perfectly, it's hard to stop eating these!
Lightweight, all of the flavors taste great, easy to eat and hold you over until your next meal without weighing you down. While some gel snacks taste like eating jelly or jam and another popular brand has the texture of cheap gummy candy with the old chewing gum gimmick of having a gel burst in the center, these have a great texture, great taste and are easy to eat.
This product is great tasting, and full of nutrition. I use this when my son and I are backpacking, and he loves it as an after school snack between classes and sports practice. The only problem with this, is when you take friends with you backpacking, you have to share, so make sure you take extra to give to them!
Better then gels
These were introduced to our family by our daughter, a backcountry backpacker as an improved alternative to gels. They are an excellent source of electrolytes between meals and unlike gels, portions can be adjusted. They provide great taste, texture and have proven to be a great energy boost during tennis matches--providing enough energy to replace depleted stores between meals.
Disgusted by gel packs, I wanted to try a nugget-like product. These were recommended to me by a cashier at REI in East Hanover. Can't thank her enough for turning me onto these! Snacked on Fruit Smoothie variety before my workout last night, I couldn't believe how much energy I had, without any jitters or sugar-highs. Incredible.