GU Chomps offer a change of pace from gels and an answer to that moment in your run, ride, ski, swim, hike…. when you just gotta have something to chomp on. GU Chomps utilize GU Energy Gel's carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes in a chewable form.
What's in it?
Carbohydrates - A balance of complex carbs (maltodextrin) and simple carbs (tapioca syrup and cane sugar) as the basis for delivering fast and usable energy.
Amino Acids - The GU amino blend is included for added focus, rippin' energy and speedy recovery.
Antioxidants - Vitamin C + E, those mighty antioxidants that combat tissue breakdown.
Electrolytes - Sodium and potassium to restore electrolyte balance.
Caffeine - Some Chomps flavors are caffeinated, some are not. We add caffeine for two reasons: It acts as a stimulant and it can lower the perceived effort.
How's it different?
Chomps are the only available energy chew based on the original GU Energy Gel. That means an optimized blend of carbohyrdates, the GU amino blend, and a full serving of Vitamin C & E. Chomps are the energy chew that perform as well as they taste.
How do I use it?
Chomps can be consumed before, during, and right after activity. A 2-serving packet will provide 180 calories and 60 grams of carbohydrates.
Tapioca Syrup, Cane Sugar, Maltodextrin, Pectin, Citric Acid, Gu Amino Blend (Leucine, Valine, Histidine, Isoleucine), GU Antioxidant Blend [Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)], Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, natural flavor, Color Added (black carrot juice concentrate), Fractionated Coconut Oil, Carnauba Wax..
Should I use Chomps instead of GU?
We still insist that GU Energy Gel (and Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel) is the ideal source of fuel for an athlete while training or racing, but just in case you crave something to sink your teeth into, we’ve created GU Chomps. Chomps contain all the benefits of GU Energy Gel, in a chewable form.
Do Chomps have caffeine?
The Strawberry and Cranberry Apple flavors each have 20mg of caffeine per serving, while Blueberry Pomegranate and Orange are caffeine free.
How do you eat Chomps?
GU Chomps have a convenient tear strip at the top that allows you to squeeze out one Chomp at a time. Remember, 4 Chomps equal 1 serving.
How many packets of Chomps do I need?
1 packet of Chomps contains 2 servings, which will provide enough fuel for 1 ½ to 2 hours of activity. That said, all athletes are different and we encourage you to experiment with what works best for you. Remember to hydrate along the way!
How long do Chomps take to work?
Since Chomps are semi-solid it will take a little longer than with a gel for your body to feel the effects. The nutritional benefit of Chomps should hit your bloodstream within 10-15 minutes.
Are Chomps safe for children?
Chomps are safe for children to eat, but remember that the Strawberry and Cranberry Apple flavors contain caffeine.
Are Chomps gluten free?
As with all GU Energy Labs products, Chomps are gluten free.
Are Chomps dairy free?
Is GU Chomps Kosher?
GU Energy Gel, Roctane, GU Electrolyte Brew, and GU Recovery Brew are all certified Kosher. Chomps are not.