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You know a sports nutrition product is good when you crave it outside of sport. For example, right this moment, sitting at my computer buried deep in writing assignments, I can think of nothing but Chocolate Raspberry Roctane. Chocolate Rasp Roc

Earlier today I went for an hour and a half mountain bike ride – just long enough that at the halfway point I needed a bit of a boost. Fortunately I had pocketed a promotional packet of GU’s latest flavor of Ultra Endurance Energy Gel – a perfect opportunity for product testing. Well gals, I just have one word for the new flavor: ABSOLUTELYAWESOME! Five hours later and I’m longing for another mouthful of the smooth berry-infused chocolate-y goodness.

I could expound on the nutritional highlights of Roctane and how the gel’s amino blend benefits not only performance but also recovery – but you can read the scientific mumbo jumbo here. I’d rather simply suggest you get your hands on some – and then dare you to save it solely for training, rather than drizzling it fudge-sauce-style over your favorite frozen dessert.