In the middle of January, a number of bloggers (I know of Frayed Laces, Iron Brandon, SUAR, Steve in a Speedo, and Endurance isn't only Physical...to name a few) were each sent 1 of 26 packages of GU's new electrolyte tablets. Both the packaging as well as the letter attached, were a bit ominous, were kind of cool in a super secret James Bond kind of a way.
|Photo courtesy of Tricia because I couldn't find mine|
GU’s electrolyte tablets are similar to some of the other electrolyte tablets that you’ve seen on the market (Nuun, Camelback, etc) with a few key differences. First, GU’s are all natural. They don’t have any aspartame (that I’m pretty sure shrink your nads) or Sodium Benzoate (which I know I’ve sure been trying to cut back on). They have plenty of sodium and potassium while still only having 8 calories. Quite honestly, when you only have 8 calories, you might as well say zero – I think I burn more than 8 calories scratching myself.
I’ve tried them on runs and loved how they made my water taste (I have the Peach-Tea flavor), I’ve tried them in my water bottle at work and REALLY love how they make me drink more water. However, up until this weekend, there was one way that I had NOT tried them. In beer.
You see, while I tried Nuun with wine (blog post here), I thought that the Peach-Tea flavor of the GU Tabs would go best with beer. A method to my
The tools of my trade. Beer and GU. Do you need anything else?
To my surprise, when I put the GU Tab into the beer, it foamed over like it had been in a girls bookbag at a Justin Bieber concert. Fortunately, I was not only quick on the mouth suck, but I was also quick on the camera to capture the special moment in time.
Look at the focus in my eyes!
Foam is now under control
Overall, I have to admit – the beer and GU Tabs wasn’t all that bad! It honestly made the Bud Light taste a little like a wheat beer….. a peachy wheat beer.
The pros and cons to this one were very similar to the “other” zero calorie electrolyte tabs that you’ve seen before (and that I posted about before). But, for redundancy sake:
- Zero calories. (or close enough to zero) You don’t have to worry about the drink adding to your waistline like you do with delicious beer
- Similar flavors to GU. If you like the flavors of GU, you will like the GU Electrolyte Tabs. The peach-tea was very good – goldilocks style. Not too strong, not too weak, but just right.
- Zero calories. Since there are no carbs in your drink, you'll have to get calories from GU or some other source like….delicious beer
- Similar to the Nuun, the effervescence of the tabs does create some pressure in your water bottle if you throw them in there last minute and seal it tight.
That said, the GU Electrolyte tabs get my seal of approval. I’m not 100% sure that they are better or worse than Nuun, but I know that certain brands are better with some stomachs than others – and if you like the GU flavors, then you’ll love these!!
FCC Crap: I got this for free, blah blah, didn't get paid for my review, blah blah, why are you reading this, anyway?