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32GI Sports Chews are energy gel alternatives that deliver 132 calories per packet. They also follow the company philosophy of providing steady low GI energy. The shape of the chews are pre-formatted so that they could be consumed in 4 smaller bites which are called blocks. 

My quick takeaway: The chews taste like jelly candy and the performance is on par with other top gel products I’ve tried. I like the fact that the chews retained their consistency throughout my four-hour run. Unlike traditional energy gels – the entire content comes out of the packet completely. After consumption, there was no sticky pack with gel residue on it lingering in your pocket.

32GI Sports Chews Review by Runivore

What are 32GI Sports Chews – marketing claims

32Gi Sports Chews are energy-dense jelly (jello-like) blocks designed to help sustain stable energy during long-duration activities. 

The marketers of 32GI Sports Chews claim that unlike other gels, the chews are easy to eat, won’t get stuck in your teeth or block your airways, and won’t melt, making them convenient to use on the go. Based on my experience, the blocks do live up to the claim. I do think the marketers are a little harsh on gels which are also designed for easy consumption. 

Interestingly, the chews are developed around the banana, which is a known endurance fuel, and have emulated the sugar response and caloric values of two ripe medium-sized bananas. In our analysis of the banana vs energy gels, we discussed the shortcoming of the fruit being its caloric density. 

The label of the sports chews prominently displays the underlying fuel of the blocks are glucose, sucrose, and Palatinose. The trio of sugars are described as multi-transportable carbohydrates which contribute to the lower glycemic index of the energy chews. 

Palatinose inside 32GI Sports Chews

Additionally the sports chews don’t have any artificial additives nor any banned WADA substances

What are the ingredients of 32GI Sports Chews?

I tried the Raspberry and Lime flavors. Here are the listed ingredients: 

  • Raspberry 32GI Sports Chews Ingredients:

    Sucrose, water, glucose syrup, isomaltulose, gelling agent (pectin), acidity regulators (citric acid, malic acid), flavor enhancer (sodium citrate, calcium chloride), salt, flavorants, coloring agent (black carrot extract), releasing agent (cornauba wax, sunflower lecithin, alpha tocopherol).

  • Lime 32GI Sports Chews Ingredients:
    Sucrose, water, glucose syrup, isomaltulose, gelling agent (pectin), acidity regulators (citric acid, malic acid), flavor enhancer (sodium citrate, calcium chloride), salt, flavorants, coloring agent (black carrot extract), releasing agent (cornauba wax, sunflower lecithin, alpha tocopherol).
 
The isomaltulouse is the scientific name for the aforementioned Palatinose – low glycemic index carbohydrate. The other ingredients seem standard food and gelatin-product additives, but it’s not exactly a fuel that is based on real foods like Spring Energy or Honey Stinger.
 

Nutritional information of 32GI Energy Chews

All four flavors of the sports chews have the same nutritional profile: 
Nutrition profile of 32GI sports chews
 
Comparing the chews to GU Roctane Energy gels, this fuel is a little bit less calorie dense at 2.64 calories per gram versus 3.125 calories per gram in GU Roctane. Both products deliver a similar amount of sodium with 131 mg for 32GI and 125 mg for GU Roctane. 

Packaging and transportability of 32GI Sports Chews

I was pleasantly surprised to find the chews retained their jelly-like quality throughout a four-hour run. I ate three packs and they stayed intact and did not melt. 

 

Although the company claims that the chews could be consumed in parts – as in 1/4 at a time – I would need to open the package more cleanly and then be a little more considerate about carrying them safely. 

I ate the four blocks (one 50 g package) at a time. One pack every hour for the duration of my 4 hour easy flat run. 

My final thoughts on the experience with 32GI Sports Chews

I was quite happy with the 32GI Sports Chews. They are a nice alternative to standard energy gels, giving you something different to chew on (literally). 

The flavors are similar to jelly candy but not overly sweet or too tart. 

I never felt hungry or lacking energy during my four-hour experience. I never felt any crazy boost of energy either.