Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Product Review: Fuel100 Electro-Bites

The Electro-Bites from Fuel100 come in a small pouch and have a variety of flavors.

After a good workout or a good hike, I am always looking for a snack. I rarely snack during my hikes, I unless it's a long hike where I burn plenty of calories. Most times my body craves protein, but sometimes its straight up carbs. Fuel100 Electro-Bites (not to be confused with another product out there) is geared toward people needing a boost during or after a workout. I had heard of them and had the opportunity to try them out for myself.

These came out a bit crushed and they seem fragile.

Electro-Bites are gluten and soy free, so those of you with allergies will like that. They come is a small, sealed pouch with 100 calories of different flavors. I was able to try the Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon, Salty Vinegar, Salty Vanilla and Simply Salty. They pack well and the pouch is easily opened.

When you open the pouch, do not be alarmed. If you are a fisherman you will understand this, but they look like fish bait. Honest! They look like fish bait, but larger. They are very lightweight and crumble easily. The best way I found to eat them was to open the bag and pour them into my mouth. That way you don't lose any and you don't crush them.

They are made from potatoes and coconut oil, and the potatoes are evident when you eat them. They are very starchy (from the potato) and I just didn't care for the texture or the aftertaste. You notice the coconut oil as it tastes kinda fishy. You can't miss the taste of oil. It's a bit gritty when you chew and you definitely need water to wash them down. They have a salty, starchy aftertaste.

I like the fact that they are small, come in different flavors and easily portable. I like that they are a good source or energy.

I did not care for the texture (gritty and sticks to your teeth), flavor (goes away quickly), salty aftertaste, or the fact that they don't have any protein in them. It's simply all carbs.

These would be great for an endurance athlete or someone playing a sport that involves burning a great deal of energy in a short time, but I can't see these being great for the hunter or outdoorsman. Each Electro-Bites 6-pack is only $13.20, so it's a good deal for the price. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be adding these to my food list on long hikes or backcountry hunts.

I received the Electro-Bites from Fuel100 as coordinated by Deep Creek PR an Outdoor Industry Public Relations Company in consideration for review publication. All opinions are strictly my own. 

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