Skratch Labs Fruit Drops Quick Review

I recently took advantage of an offer from The Feed for a free Ride Argyle/Scratch Labs water bottle + 5 Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Individual Singles but figured I should actually purchase something from the site as well, given the roughly $20 of free stuff I was getting.  As a big fan of chewy fuel, I’d long been intrigued by the recently introduced Skratch Labs Fruit Drops so I took a chance and ordered a few packets of the raspberry flavor.

Each packet contains 10 drops, with a serving size of 5 chews.  1 serving has 20g of carbs, 14 from sugars, and 80 calories.  For the full run-down on the nutritional info, check out Skratch Labs’ site directly.

I tested out the chews on a 40 mile bike ride, taking the recommended 5 chew serving on the go.  I found the package relatively easy to tear open while riding, but it would probably be even easier to pre-open before you set out.  The drops have a kind of sugary coating, which gives them a more pleasant texture than Clif Shot Blocks (which I do like, generally speaking), and makes them easy to take out of the package without your fingers getting sticky.

Hey, you can see the bottle too!

Hey, you can see the bottle too!

It could have been a placebo effect, but I felt the energy delivery fairly quickly and liked eating something solid a lot more than downing a gel.  At my most recent triathlon I left an open package at my transition spot, taking a few drops after the swim, and then a couple more after the bike, which worked out rather well.

Of course, the proof of the tasting is in the eating of the pudding.  So, how did they taste?  In one word: AWESOME.  Of course, raspberry chews are right in my wheelhouse of flavor and fuel delivery mechanism, but I think others will really enjoy these as well.  I am definitely adding these chews to my fueling plan now, in addition to the Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix powder I already use.  Personally, I think you should too.


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