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PRODUCT REVIEW

Product Name: Cliff Shot

Product Name:

Clif Shot

Manufacturer:

ClifBar Inc., USA

Category:

Energy Gel

Available From:


Available in most sporting goods stores.

Flavours:

Viva Vanilla, Cola Buzzz, Razz Sorbet, Mocha Mocha, Mmmm Chocolate, Sonic Strawberry, Orange Cream

Ingredients:

(Cola Buzzzz Flavour)

Brown rice syrup, natural flavours, kola nut extract (contains caffeine), sea salt, potassium citrate, magnesium oxide.



Real food alternative:

Corn syrup in your own gel tube can be used or drink defizzed cola

Nutrient facts:


Nutrient

Per Serving

(32g/1gel)

Energy

100 Cal

Protein

0g

Fat

0g

Saturates

0g

Carbohydrate

25g

Dietary Fibre

0g



Analysis based on Cola Buzzzz Flavour

Comments:

- It’s suggested that you consume 30-60 grams of carbohydrate per hour of exercise, so 1-2 gels per hour should do the trick!


- Must be consumed with water to aid digestion & absorption.

- Three of the available flavours contain caffeine (strawberry, mocha, and cola) which may boost performance.


-Has a handy “litter leash” to decrease litter on the road


-‘Big Shot’ can be purchased and contains 16 32g servings so you can use your own gel container and fill up for a bout of exercise.



Suitable For:

Pre-exercise: High levels of simple carbohydrates and no fat allows for consumption about 15-30 minutes before exercise, with water.


During exercise: High levels of simple carbohydrates make this a great source of readily available fuel during exercise. Consume with water.


After exercise: High carbohydrates can be beneficial for restoring glycogen to muscles. Consume with water.

Performance Rating:

3/5


The rating system is on a scale of 1-5. Below are the classifications for these:

1 = very poor choice

2 = not recommended

3 = suitable for some individuals/athletes in specific situations

4 = overall a good product, meets majority of requirements and will suit most situations

5 = great product, well formulated and will suit most individuals and situations

Taste Analysis:

Wow….cola with salt.....mmmm

Gooey and very sweet so don’t forget water


Reviewed by: Lorrie Patterson, Dietetics student and Dallas Parsons, RD/Sport Dietitian