Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

"Healthy" Jelly Belly Beans??

Jelly Belly has a promo to introduce their new Sport Bean. You get a free water bottle with your order through the end of August.

Jelly Belly is touting the new bean as competition for Gu, Gatorade, ClifShot, etc. The self-reported numbers don't look too bad, especially against Gatorade. I had no idea Gatorade had so much sodium. Probably why Gatorade is also so sweet, to cover up the sodium flavor. I couldn't find the ingredients but the sugars can't be any worse than regular old strawberry jam which gets favorable ratings against the fancy gels.

WrenchBoy can be our test subject since he is a connoisseur of all things junk and sweet. It does worry me that his palate sometimes is not very discriminating. The man likes Circus Peanuts! Yuck! You know those pasty orange Styrofoam things? Ewwwwww. He does have other fine qualities and knows his way around derailleurs, a very important skill in my estimation (me, the drivetrain princess).

Stay tuned for a product report. WrenchBoy gets the beans and I get the bottle.

3 comments:

The Mad Cyclist said...

hey...i LOVE jelly bellies (i don't wear the jersey because i'm a fan of the team, but rather a fan of the food!). it will be interesting to see what carbohydrate they use. if it's fructose, i'll pass. (the website just lists "carbohydrate". usually, on long road rides i carry a stash of gummy bears in my jersey, because they are quick and easy to eat when you have the snot flowing and all sorts of other impairments to eating "a bar". but jelly bellies (did i mention- one of my favorite foods?) if they contain more glucose and more calories than gatorade with some sodium and potassium...this could be my next alternative fuel source! i must try some!!

snapdragen said...

Hey! Nothing wrong with Circus Peanuts - second only to Marshmellow Peeps - properly aged of course!

SadieKate said...

You recommending aged Circus Peanuts? Aged Peeps I get, but don't the Peanuts just turn from orange Styrofoam to orange cement?