If not, you should.
Wednesday is long run day. We had a 20 on the sched. I usually stop the night before at my local tri shop and pick up a few PowerBar gels to sustain me through the run. Yesterday, however, Brock suggested I try something different: the Honey Stinger gels and new Stinger waffles.
A gel is a gel is a gel, right? I'm partial to PowerBar brand because they are less thick and seem to slurp down a little easier. But Honey Stinger products are ... ridiculous. Imagine downing a big squirt of pure, golden, sweet honey instead of some disgusting fake-flavored fruit concoction. The Honey Stingers were actually good. I never did the gel gag reflex (you know it, right?), and actually squeezed the package from the bottom to get every little bit of that sweet honey goodness inside me. And my energy: through the roof. Really, they're all that.
But the piece de resistance was the Organic Stinger Waffle. Wow. I really can't express my deep appreciation for Lance Armstrong's input on these little wondertreats. As an owner in Honey Stinger, Lance suggested making a small version of the waffles that are sold throughout Europe and eaten by professional cyclists...like these.
|Lance's inspiration, a thin filled waffle|
|Honey Stinger's version|
I'm just gonna stop right here and tell you to go buy/try one for yourself. They are truly the best nutritional product I have eaten...ever.
Congrats, Honey Stinger, for making something delicious, nutritious, packable and convenient. You're now selling crack for athletes. I'm addicted. And the buzz is all about you!