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Pros: Tastes like the inside of a jelly donut Cons: Lacks the donut part that goes around the inside of a jelly donut
I've bought Hammer Gels for training (trail running and mountain biking) and been provided with them during two mountain races that Hammer sponsored. Hammer Gels seems to taste better than most other brands (although most flavors of Gu Energy Gel are also quite good). A serving of Hammer Gel is typically larger than other brands (1.25oz vs. 1.1oz for Gu, for example), although this does not mean Hammer Gels necessarily provide more calories (just 86 calories in a packet of Hammer raspberry, vs. 100 calories in smaller sizes from other brands). But Hammer does claim to be made with natural ingredients.
Hammer raspberry flavored gel is hands down the best flavor--it tastes like the inside of a jelly doughnut. (Montana Huckleberry is a pretty close second.) When you are pounding up a trail or down a road, there's nothing like the thought of a jelly doughnut to keep you going...delicious!