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Jelly Belly "Energy" Beans?

I saw these at a sports store recently?
Has anyone tried them? Do they taste good? and do you think they help? I'm looking for alternatives to Gatorade for a long distance walk... I'm wondering if these are any good?

Tue. Apr 4, 12:16am

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try em...

Does not hurt to try them... or try and call the company and get a free sample. I would think you would want some sort of liquid... I always get thirsty when I am moving about... especially in warmer weather.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006, 7:55 AM

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Oh, these are definitely meant to be consumed with water. I'm sure of that (due to the electrolytes within.) Anyways I was looking for somethng to use during a 20 mile walk in August, so I may take your advice and contact the company for a sample-- I didn't think of that!

I'm thinking that if they are tolerable, they would keep better and taste better than the powergel I currently use (or the gatorade)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006, 11:03 PM

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Sunday, April 09, 2006, 3:10 AM

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Has no one tried this? :-( Was hoping to hear some personal experiences if there were any....

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 1:16 AM

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There was a review of them on I only know that because my best friend is the author of the article. Here's the link:


Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 10:27 AM

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Thanks for the link!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 11:51 AM

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I tried 'em

and they taste horrible. Better to just buy regular jellybeans for the calories, then, and use cytomax for electrolyte replacement (some like to add a bit of salt ot the cytomax) I prefer splitting between Gu shots and 1/4 portions of clif bars on long endurance rides.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12:03 PM

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Aha! personal experience is what I was looking for.
Which flavor did you try? I was thinking of buying a pack of the orange ones to see if I liked them. I have been using power gel and gatorade, but I don't like the idea of washing my mouth with sugars for 3 days....

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12:05 PM

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When I've trained for a marthon in the past, I would eat regular jelly beans during my long runs along with Gatorade. I personally prefer cytomax drinks, and the Cytomax gels for more sustained energy.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12:12 PM

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lemon lime

that's the flavor I tried. Ick. There was an article in Bicycling magazine back around Halloween that gave you the calorie breakdown of all your favorite candy to use for long rides. 'Course Snickers are good b/c you get protein and sugar.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12:56 PM

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