I’m no stranger to the GU Energy product line for fueling and recovery for running. GU Energy Gel remains my fuel of choice for medium to long runs and for when I run half-marathons. I have also used GU Chomps during my half-marathons. I recently had the opportunity to write a GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink review.
GU Energy recently came out with a new product, in Tropical Fruit flavor, and I was offered a box of packets to sample. I tried the Tropical Fruit flavor during my GU drink review, which has a small amount of caffeine in it for an extra kick.
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink Review
The drink is mixed with water and tastes a lot like many of the sports drinks on the market. I think the caffeine mix was an added bonus for performance.
However, the drink didn’t have that salty taste that some energy drinks have. I found the drink mixed best in a shaker bottle. I have one with a metal mixing ball. The drink mix needs a good shake for full blending.
During the course of this review I learned that GU Roctane is a special line of products created by GU Energy for ultra endurance – longer, harder workouts.
Because of this, I probably wouldn’t drink it regularly for every workout but it’s a good option for recovering after a long run or ultra event. The GU Roctane energy drink has 240 calories per pouch. It is also loaded with carbohydrates and electrolytes. It can also be purchased in a bulk container.
GU Energy Drink
This is an option for a hydration drink for runners.
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Disclosure: I am not compensated for product reviews, unless otherwise stated. I was given a free sample of the product in exchange for writing a review. Some links within this post are affiliate links.