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I use these gels whilst running long distance and usually pay 99p each (they're not much cheaper when buying a box of 24!) so I was surprised to see them at my local ASDA (Ashton-Under-Lyne) for 64p each. Got myself 10 and will be going back for more!

These are available online too!

DIY: Mix sugar & water! [less then 1p!]
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1 Like #1
Nice to see some deals in Ashton for a change ;)
1 Like #2
Direct online link

I only buy about 5 at a time at £1 so might get a few more.
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Glucose Syrup (89%), Water, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Flavouring, Colour (Beta-carotene).

Save yourself some money and just eat some syrup or a few teaspoons of sugar or drink a sugary soft drink. They're selling sugar to you basically for an inflated price. I'm not a fan of the health police but I see this as basically not a very healthy way of getting an energy boost, work with the body and not against it. Complex carbs which give a slow sustained energy release are better for your health and your blood sugar balance. This stuff is complete crap as evidenced by the ingredients I cited.




Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 03, 2010 01:36:
banned#4
fishmaster
Glucose Syrup (89%), Water, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Flavouring, Colour (Beta-carotene).

Save yourself some money and just eat some syrup or a few teaspoons of sugar or drink a sugary soft drink. They're selling sugar to you basically for an inflated price. I'm not a fan of the health police but I see this as basically not a very healthy way of getting an energy boost, work with the body and not against it. Complex carbs which give a slow sustained energy release are better for your health and your blood sugar balance. This stuff is complete crap as evidenced by the ingredients I cited.





What he said.
Complete waste of money!
2 Likes #5
The only active ingredients in this crap are sugar and water. There aren't any electrolytes even, this is just sugar and water. It's a hot deal in terms of this is probably the best price for this crap, but apart from that the product is sugar and water wrapped up in a neat little package with some flashy packaging. I voted it cold because I really do think this is crap, you could almost hear some one at Lucozade saying "Hey how can we sell water and sugar to unsuspecting fools at a ridiculously inflated price". I'm sorry OP but going back for 10 more is quite frankly insane. If you buy this stuff you've been conned, yes it does have an effect, the same as sugar and water which is a quick energy boost which I consider not too healthy. I'm not being a **** for the sake of it, this really is utter crap. Unfortunately hard evidence is not enough for some people and they will continue to buy this product. At least I tried to convince them otherwise.




Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 03, 2010 02:08:
#6
VSUKWizard
Direct online link

I only buy about 5 at a time at £1 so might get a few more.


Here's the address of the people who are having a good laugh at your expense, don't let them get away with it and stop buying this rubbish :

GlaxoSmithKline
FREEPOST TK2018
Brentford
TW8 9GS. Stonemasons Way
Rathfarnham
Dublin 16
ROI.
#7
Cheap for what it is, but as others have said best to go for alternatives like a banana.
#8
simon50
Cheap for what it is, but as others have said best to go for alternatives like a banana.


It's not though, you can get water out of the tap and a bag of sugar which would make 100s of these costs about the same as one of these pouches.

I've also had a look at this product >

Lucozade * Pro muscle milk protein shake - chocolate

Skimmed Milk (88%) , Sugar , Cream , Skimmed Milk Powder , Cocoa Powder , Dextrose , Stabiliser (Carrageenan) .

Protein, g 22.1 per 500ml serving

Compare that to Yazoo milk shake >

Typical average values per 100ml:
Energy 275kJ/65kcal
Protein 3.1g

That gives about 15.5g of protein per 500ml, not too far off the Lucozade product.

So they're essentially repackaging a milkshake as a protein drink and the product is this thread is overpriced sugar and water.

I hope I've convinced some people, I think I might be going insane believing people actually buy this stuff or are fooled by it!

My advice is buy some Lyle's Golden Syrup put it in some warm water and mix until dissolved and use that instead. Better still learn about complex carbohydrates and healthy eating and stay away from this if you value your health in the long term. I've not idea why people who run who must be doing it for keeping fit would touch this stuff.

Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 03, 2010 02:23:
banned#9
fishmaster
The only active ingredients in this crap are sugar and water. There aren't any electrolytes even, this is just sugar and water. It's a hot deal in terms of this is probably the best price for this crap, but apart from that the product is sugar and water wrapped up in a neat little package with some flashy packaging. I voted it cold because I really do think this is crap, you could almost hear some one at Lucozade saying "Hey how can we sell water and sugar to unsuspecting fools at a ridiculously inflated price". I'm sorry OP but going back for 10 more is quite frankly insane. If you buy this stuff you've been conned, yes it does have an effect, the same as sugar and water which is a quick energy boost which I consider not too healthy. I'm not being a **** for the sake of it, this really is utter crap. Unfortunately hard evidence is not enough for some people and they will continue to buy this product. At least I tried to convince them otherwise.


Whilst I fully support your sentiment that this product is a waste of time, your statement that it does not contain electrolytes is inaccurate. According to the list of ingredients above, the product will contain some sodium & potassium ions in the stabiliser & preservative.

Anyone running long distances should seek advice from a dietician to ensure they follow a regime suitable to their needs. Rapid intake of sugar/glucose is not a good management strategy.
banned#10
Thanks for sharing, exciting news.
#11
These are stunning
#12
Lucozade make some seriously poor value supplements. Look to a bulk supplier like myprotein and then wonder how Lucozade get away with it.
#13
fishmaster
Glucose Syrup (89%), Water, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Flavouring, Colour (Beta-carotene).

Save yourself some money and just eat some syrup or a few teaspoons of sugar or drink a sugary soft drink. They're selling sugar to you basically for an inflated price. I'm not a fan of the health police but I see this as basically not a very healthy way of getting an energy boost, work with the body and not against it. Complex carbs which give a slow sustained energy release are better for your health and your blood sugar balance. This stuff is complete crap as evidenced by the ingredients I cited.





Ok, but the point of these is that you can carry a couple with you when running/cycling for a near-instant burst of energy that lasts about 20 mins.

I use them on endurance bike rides, especially when I need a fast finish for the last 10-20 miles.

These are much higher energy than the stuff in my water bottle and come in a convenient one-dose size.

Ultimately it is everyone's choice what they think, but for some who want access to a measured amount of rapid energy, they fit well in a cycling top pocket and do the job.
#14
Cmon guys. If you are a runner, then they are great. Can carry them about easily in your running pouch or shorts.
Evena box on ebay doesn't work out for much less than a £1 a sachet.

These are pretty good, although I prefer the taste of the SIS gels.. less sickly.
#15
raggets
Lucozade make some seriously poor value supplements. Look to a bulk supplier like myprotein and then wonder how Lucozade get away with it.


Clever marketing. Having your products endorsed by the Premier League as well.

I agree with most of the sentiments on here. Their energy drinks are a bit of a con too.
#16
Rubbish as a suliment fr all the reasons listed above but still ver very handy for anyone with diabetes who needs to keep a quickly digestable source of sugar on them that doesn't represent a choking hazard.
#17
Its ok saying eat a banana or have a tablespoon of honey but when your on mile 20 of a marathon its kinda hard to eat.

Thats where the gels come in pretty handy, they give you a quick burst of energy.
Im not saying these are the best ones, I prefer the HI-FIVE banana flavour gels.
each to there own tho...
#18
Not sure if it's nation wide, but they're 19p in my local morisons at the moment. I'd never had them before, but I bought 5 the other day to see if they're any use for hangovers.. They're not :(
#19
Can someone post a good deal about some stepladders so some of these numpties can get down from their soapbox without getting an injury?
#20
yes 20p in the walsall morissons. marked half price to clear , bought a couple to try.
they are only sugar but it in a convenient pack and tasty.
"dont drink coke because its only sugar and water, make your own."
#21
wessie
fishmaster
The only active ingredients in this crap are sugar and water. There aren't any electrolytes even, this is just sugar and water. It's a hot deal in terms of this is probably the best price for this crap, but apart from that the product is sugar and water wrapped up in a neat little package with some flashy packaging. I voted it cold because I really do think this is crap, you could almost hear some one at Lucozade saying "Hey how can we sell water and sugar to unsuspecting fools at a ridiculously inflated price". I'm sorry OP but going back for 10 more is quite frankly insane. If you buy this stuff you've been conned, yes it does have an effect, the same as sugar and water which is a quick energy boost which I consider not too healthy. I'm not being a **** for the sake of it, this really is utter crap. Unfortunately hard evidence is not enough for some people and they will continue to buy this product. At least I tried to convince them otherwise.


Whilst I fully support your sentiment that this product is a waste of time, your statement that it does not contain electrolytes is inaccurate. According to the list of ingredients above, the product will contain some sodium & potassium ions in the stabiliser & preservative.

Anyone running long distances should seek advice from a dietician to ensure they follow a regime suitable to their needs. Rapid intake of sugar/glucose is not a good management strategy.


The Sodium and Potassium ions are completely and absolutely insignificant as electrolytes in this product. The body requires a much much larger amount of Sodium and Potassium. The body is extremely well tuned and evolved to retain Sodium. As our diets have changed over thousands of years, we've gone from a Potassium rich diet to a Sodium rich diet. Unnatural addition of Sodium is the silent killer in food. Anyway I'll end up going on a rant about it here so I'm stopping now :) This product does not contain active electrolytes and by active I mean pertaining to any significant effect. Basic science tells us that the body requires a higher ratio of Potassium to Sodium as evidenced by the Sodium pump in each cell. The daily recommended requirements also illustrate this. A product with active electrolytes will not rely on preservatives to provide enough of the ions. The form of each electrolyte should be an active form e.g. Magnesium Citrate versus Magnesium Oxide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na%2B/K%2B-ATPase

I stand by my assertion that this product is no more than sugar and water, there is not any fancy food technology going on here, it's simply sugar and water and as I've stated above you could dissolve glucose syrup in some water and just drink that. There's no reason to buy this product unless you have a screw loose or simply don't understand the ingredient content. If you do buy this then you're paying a huge premium for sugar and water.




Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 03, 2010 11:12:
#22
If you want something sugary that is easy to eat and packs calories into a dense, small volume but isn't ridiculously priced then try jelly beans.
#23
Can a mod please delete this comment from the main deal box as its not really relevant. Might be an idea to ban the user from adding utterly useless comments from deals in future

DIY: Mix sugar & water! [less then 1p!]
- Xenu :)

This site is not about alternatives its about deals. I dont disagree with any of the comments above but, there are some people in this world that need a quick and convenient way of getting glucose into the system.
Carrying round a bag of sugar and some water in your bag isn't that convenient in my mind.
#24
Baldieman64
Rubbish as a suliment fr all the reasons listed above but still ver very handy for anyone with diabetes who needs to keep a quickly digestable source of sugar on them that doesn't represent a choking hazard.
A choking hazard? How desperate were you to find a reason to recommend them?
#25
fishmaster
simon50
Cheap for what it is, but as others have said best to go for alternatives like a banana.


It's not though, you can get water out of the tap and a bag of sugar which would make 100s of these costs about the same as one of these pouches.

I've also had a look at this product >

Lucozade * Pro muscle milk protein shake - chocolate

Skimmed Milk (88%) , Sugar , Cream , Skimmed Milk Powder , Cocoa Powder , Dextrose , Stabiliser (Carrageenan) .

Protein, g 22.1 per 500ml serving

Compare that to Yazoo milk shake >

Typical average values per 100ml:
Energy 275kJ/65kcal
Protein 3.1g

That gives about 15.5g of protein per 500ml, not too far off the Lucozade product.

So they're essentially repackaging a milkshake as a protein drink and the product is this thread is overpriced sugar and water.

I hope I've convinced some people, I think I might be going insane believing people actually buy this stuff or are fooled by it!

My advice is buy some Lyle's Golden Syrup put it in some warm water and mix until dissolved and use that instead. Better still learn about complex carbohydrates and healthy eating and stay away from this if you value your health in the long term. I've not idea why people who run who must be doing it for keeping fit would touch this stuff.


Seriously, you should write to Watchdog and challenge it on TV. Nice work.

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