Honey Stinger Energy Gel Packet

Priced: $1.25 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 15 reviews.
Honey Stinger Energy Gel Packet
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  • Made from a combination of pure honey, water, salt, potassium citrate, vitamins and natural flavors


  • Gel packets easily go on hikes and rides in your pack or pocket


  • Eat Honey Stinger before, during and after workouts for more endurance and quicker recovery from exertion
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Best consumed:During activity
Calories from fat:0
Calories per serving:120
Carbohydrates:29 grams
Cholesterol:0 milligrams
Dietary fiber:0 grams
Gluten free:No
Potassium:85 - 105 milligrams
Protein:0 grams
Saturated fat:0 grams
Serving size:1 pack
Servings per container:1
Sodium:50 milligrams
Sugars:29 grams
Total fat:0 grams
Trans fat:0 grams
Weight:1.3 ounces

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Honey Stinger Energy Gel Packet Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great Product

I've been running with gu for the last few years and I find that all the sugar just sits in my belly all day after a long run. I picked up a strawberry and gold gel pack while I was at REI yesterday and headed out for a 17 mile run this morning. While the gel was a little sweet, it was much easier to swallow and didn't reside in my belly making me feel nauseous for the rest of the day. I felt really great my entire run (took the strawberry with caffeine around mile 6 and the gold around mile 12). I would recommend this product to other runners!
Marathon Girl at REI on 04/04/2011

Awesome energy gel

I decided to give this gel a try instead of the usual Gu or Hammer during a long run up the hills, and I must say I was very plesantly surprised with the product. It is just like honey but less gooey which means it went down a little easier. The colour of the gel is bright yellow - looks weird - but hey, it works very well. I loved the taste as it is more natural than the other energy gels. No stomach cramps or problems with it. I'm a new fan!
Flubber at REI on 05/05/2010

All Natural Version of Gu

I have a sensitive stomach, and a few years ago when I started training for my first marathon, I tried all different kinds of Gu to keep me going during long runs. They all made my stomach upset, and I didn't know how I was going to get through training, until I discovered Honey Stinger. It's an all-natural version of Gu, and it was the only energy gel I could consume before and during my runs that kept me energized without upsetting my stomach.
loglady at REI on 03/03/2012

Very easy

I had not used gels/gu/etc. in my training, then thought I could get used to them in the weeks prior to "the long race" of the year. Bad idea. GU was too thick and strong, gummies were too cumbersome...stinger was just right. Went down smooth and easy. I still like the taste better than the alternatives. Highly recommended if you need nutrition for a race but haven't properly (months in advance) trained with it!
Joethetriguy at REI on 10/10/2008

Way better then the compitition!

I tried the gold one and the ginsting. Both Were great. Much better then that...other stuff. It held my stomach hunger off for a while. I could see some improved energy. But then again climbing is exciting! These also taste very good in green jasmine tea on a cold morning.
hairyapeman at REI on 10/10/2007

My Go-To Energy Fix on Rides

Honey Stinger goes down easier than other gel/gus/gummies I've tried and provides a better boost. It's easy to tear off w/just one hand and your teeth.

Cons: You'll get leftover gooey honey in your jersey pocket, but that's with any gel/gu based energy product you use.
Beck at REI on 09/09/2007

Good Change of Pace

The sweetness can be overwhelming, but mixed with water it's a great snack, especially if you're looking for a change of pace from the routine gels and bars. As an adventure racer, it's a great source of carbs during long training sessions.
sapo at REI on 10/10/2007

Tasty and Portable

I use the Gold flavor as a substitute for honey in my tea and oatmeal when I go backpacking. It's much easier to carry than regular honey and provides extra vitamins and an energy boost before I start climbing all those hills!
debmonster at REI on 10/10/2007

Good taste and easy to go down

Used these while hiking for a quick and easy boost on the go. Hiking 9-12 miles after 10hrs of work and before dinner, they give the extra boost to keep going. Would also be nice for distance runners.
wvasmith at REI on 08/08/2011

Good clean energy, B Vitamins and more!

These are the best gels out there, period! With great energy from honey and then add in B Vitamins and all the salts you need for sustained workouts. This product can not be beat.
briver at REI on 06/06/2013

Negative Reviews:

Like swallowing honey

As an energy boost, this gel worked fine. No complaints about that, and this is mainly the reason for my "bottom line". However, I have to say that out of all the gels I've tried (about 5 different ones), this one was the toughest to swallow. It seemed really thick, and it felt like it never made it past my throat. I had that feeling and a not-so-great aftertaste for a few miles later. This was even after I took a few more chugs of water. I didn't have that problem with any of the other gels.

I did love the honey idea, so I was disappointed that I didn't like it more. Try it out, what works for me (or didn't work) doesn't have to be the same for you.
Lluiset at REI on 09/09/2010

Gave me the Runs....

I bought this to try and see if I can use it for camping as an emergency food. I love honey and it tasted great but then after the couple of sipping out of the pack I realized it was too sweet because my throat started irritating.

I also found out that in large consumption it gave me diarrhea. It is natural honey and honey itself has it's own bacteria. That's why honey is never fed to babies.

I recommend mixing it with hot water to drink with to kill the bacterias.
Eco Warrior at REI on 11/11/2010


I've been going through all the goos and blocks in an attempt to find one that works for me. As with all of these, personal taste, stomach temperment, etc varies person-to-person. I tried using the chocolate flavored one on a short 6 mile run and nearly threw up. The honey had crystalized, which wasn't a big deal for me. The problem was the sweetness was WAY too over powering and it tasted disgusting. I couldn't even force myself to finish it. Every time I tried, my throat would close up because of the sweetness.
livefreeordie at REI on 07/07/2010

Neutral Reviews:

Stinger Ritas!

Here's an easy and delicious way to mix a margarita:

- 1 Honey Stinger gel
- 2 oz tequila
- 1oz lime juice
- 1 oz water

Drop it all in a 16oz glass over ice, shake, serve and enjoy.
CDB74 at REI on 06/06/2013