Santa knows me so well. I am a pretty picky eater especially when it comes to artificially flavored food-like substances. Because of this, Santa planted 5 different flavors of GU in my stocking! Now I can sample each to decide which ones are tolerable and which are nasty.
Some of them sound pretty iffy, but today I tried the strawberry banana flavor. It wasn't horrible and definitely came in handy today when my 3 mile run felt like a marathon. I think I had one too many cocktails/pieces of cheesecake/rolls over the holiday weekend, and I definitely paid this morning around mile 1. It took a few minutes to kick in, but once it did, I felt re-energized was able to finish this relatively short run without stops. Long story short, GU wins!