Sometimes you just have to say, "Yes."
Like when someone offers you the opportunity to review (and give away!) gummy bears. Especially when couched as running fuel. Lots of people eat gummy bears or jelly beans when out for a long run -- they are pretty portable and the sugar gives a nice little energy boost.
And, yes, I've been known to eat some jelly beans here and there. Granted, I've cut down. But that doesn't mean I don't still crave them. There is just something about fruity, chewy sugary candy . . . yum.
Anyway . . . I was sent a pack of "sweat-approved" Haribo Gold Bears to try out and review:
Try them out I did!
They are . . . well, they are gummy bears. So, they're gummy. Chewy, fruity candy bears. I liked the different flavors and I also liked that the bears were not super soft. These gummy bears actually require a bit of work to chew -- a good thing if you want to indulge a sweets craving, but you don't want to go crazy with handful after handful of easy-to-chew jelly beans (or M&Ms or whathaveyou). What? You don't ever go crazy with the candy?!?
The other thing that I liked is that 11 of these little bears are just 75 calories so grabbing a few when that sweets craving hits won't break your diet.
Now, I'm working on cutting down on using sugar during and right before my long runs, so I don't think I'd add the gummy bears to my routine. I would, however, keep these on-hand for when I just need a smidge of sweetness.They are a nice little treat!
OK. Who wants to try out some gummy bears? You? Great. Because I have coupons for free bags o' bears for two lucky readers (4 free bags each)! Here's what you need to do:
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