If you’re part of the Enduro Bites tribe you've likely noticed that we've never recommended any sort of energy gel or chew. The reason for this is that they tend to cause gastrointestinal distress and wreak havoc on one's blood sugar level, neither of which are desirable for improved performance.
Well, we've finally found a natural alternative the we've begun using ourselves and feel comfortable recommending to you. Untapped Maple Syrup packets feature nothing but pure Vermont maple syrup in portable, easy-to-stick-in-a-jersey form.
Maple syrup is a good endurance food because it’s minimally processed and rich in minerals and antioxidants. It also seems to contribute to more stable blood sugar levels than the sweeteners typically found in gels and chews -- at least this has been our experience thus far.
Untapped packets are a great alternative when you're training and competing at high intensity levels where you're breathing so hard that eating solid foods like Enduro Bites is impossible. They are also good for topping off blood sugar near the end of a hard workout or race in order to finish strong.