High5 EnergyGel and EnergyGel+ Review

These running gels from High5 provide an impressive 92 calories in their slight 38g frame, and are available in a wide selection of flavours. The regular EnergyGel has the choice of Juicy Orange, Apple, Banana, Citrus Burst and Summer Fruits, while the EnergyGel+ has only Raspberry and Orange.

The orange EnergyGel+ with caffeine has a bitter after taste, which I put down to the caffeine. It’s not particularly unpleasant, and strangely familiar, but I couldn’t initially put my finger on it. The regular orange gel also has this strange aftertaste and only after the third or fourth tube did I realise that the orange one tastes a bit like sherry.

The Summer Fruits gel however, is like squeezing melted jelly babies into your mouth, which would definitely be our first choice of flavour in the future. This one is the cheapest gel, and packs in an impressive 92 calories into its 38g, but the strange after taste may or may not go down well. Rating 3.5/5

See how they fared against other running gels – here.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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