from the website:
CLIF SHOT takes a streamlined approach to performance nutrition – delivering only what your body needs most while training and racing. Our all-natural and organic ingredients help provide clean and natural performance for essential energy and hydration, plus fast muscle recovery.
Though when I check out our local running stores I see packages like this:
Things I liked:
Things I didn't like:
- Size - they're way too big. I put one blok in my mouth and the plan was to just let it melt itself away as apparently I'm coordinated enough to talk & run, but not to chew & run. For quite a while I had a big lump sitting there in my cheek and it took probably a full mile to melt away. I think I'd rather cut these in half and take two.
- The bloks are joined together (I think in groups of 3 ... don't quote me on that though). This is probably fine, but it was somewhat cold and we had left them in a steel mailbox. So by the time we went for our 2nd block, for the life of us, we could not break those suckers apart. Twist, turn ... nothing! We decided to say "screw it!" and popped a double blok in. Let me tell you ... I didn't think I could chew & run before, this was impossible with two bloks in there. I literally could not get a word out with that hunk in there. Which of course sent us into hysterics, nearly laughing the thing out. I gave up and chewed the thing as fast as I could. Ideally I'd rather savour the flavour a little longer.
Would I try them again?
Absolutely! The only real obstacle was the size and that is easily overcome. Next time they will certainly be cut at least in half and instead of taking one every 6 miles, I'd like to take half every 3 miles.
These are the flavours they come in:
- Black Cherry
- Cran Razz
- Lemon Lime
- Mountain Berry
- Tropical Punch
What I want to try:
MARGARITA baby!!!! YUM. I love me a lime margarita and this is #1 on my list of products I want to try. However, I've yet to see it in stores here. With my luck it's not sold in Canada, but I'll keep looking, and if I ever get some room on that Visa card I'm placing an order.