When the High5 package came in for test, it felt like I’d come home, I used to fire this stuff down my neck on a regular basis. But as I slowed a bit and carried a tent more I drifted away from it. Now that everyone is trying to be “real food” with their sports and energy bars it’s actually rather refreshing to see a brand that’s not checking into Hype Hotel.
I’ve had inconsistent use the past wee while, but it’s still good fuel when you use it, ages since I’ve used gels, and I can see why Holly gets a spoonful of jam and runs away with it to eat it, it’s kinda nice. The drink mixes have always been good, their isotonic has long proved the concept of techno hydration for me (and I do mean me personally, not as a concept for everyone), on the bike and in summer anyway. The energy bars? McCowan’s Highland Toffee for the active person.
The debate about fancy fuel is eternal and pointless, it’ll do its work differently for everyone, and even the thought of it will horrify many. Some racers drink plain water, and eat a bananana to win, others digest only their sponsor’s products to win, I’ve had my day saved and my legs revived on many occasions by sachets or bars and also by a handful of water from a mountain burn.
So the choice is yours, and it’s choice that’s important.