We have been testing a number of products form Honey Stinger, including the Honey Stinger Gels and Honey Stinger Waffles. Today, we’ve finished the review of the Honey Stinger Energy Chews. Honey Stinger provided the Fruit Smoothie flavored chews for this review. The chews retail for $1.99 per package or a 12 package box for $22.50, direct from the company. You can also find them on Amazon for about $16 for the 12 pack.
About Honey Stinger Energy Chews:
Honey Stinger Energy Chews come in 6 flavors; Pink Lemonade, Caffeinated Lime-ade, Fruit Smoothie, Cherry Blossom, Pomegranate Passion, and Orange Blossom. For this review, we tested the Fruit Smoothie, which is a combination of cherry, orange, and mixed berry.
Each package contains one serving and 160 calories. The chews are 95% organic and have multiple carb sources, including glucose, fructose, maltose, and sucrose. One serving contains no fat or cholesterol, 80mg of sodium, 40mg of potassium, 39g of total carbs, 1g of fiber, 24g of sugars, and 1g of protein. The chews also contains 100% of your DV of Vitamin C.
Testing the Honey Stinger Energy Chews:
We tested the Honey Stingers in a number of situations and climates. We used these chews during the Palmetto 200, during our training for the 200, and during our Marine Corps Marathon training. We provided samples to our teammates on the Palmetto 200 and one member of another Palmetto 200 team.
Testing occurred in temperatures between 65 and 95 degrees and at all times of the day.
Honey Stinger Energy Chews Review Results:
We enjoyed these chews. Out of the 5 people who sampled them, one tester reported a little stomach discomfort after eating the chews. The remaining four testers did not report any issues.
The Fruit Smoothie flavor was a nice change from other energy chews. With others we’ve tested, you normally get one flavor per pack, which is fine, but can get a bit old after a long run or event. With Fruit Smoothie, you get a few different flavors, so the chance of burnout is a little lower.
In terms of energy, these chews provide a needed boost during a long run. We used the chews during some of our late night runs and the chews kept our feelings of hunger down until we could finish our leg and get real food. During our marathon training, we’ve used the chews on morning runs, generally before eating breakfast. During these runs, we didn’t experience any stomach issues. We also felt the chews satiated our hunger on runs up to 10 miles. On longer runs, we rarely started a run without eating breakfast.
At the end of the day, energy chews, like energy gels, are a personal decision. Each person has their own flavor preferences. What we can tell you about these chews is that they are tasty, provide a good energy boost, keep hunger down, and don’t cause stomach issues with most users. If you’re looking for energy chews, you should give the Honey Stinger Energy Chews a try, they’re as good or better than the other chews we’ve tested.