So I'll use this review for 3 products the Jelly Belly's, Clif Shot Bloks and GU Chomps.
The JB's are easy to get into the bag and easy to eat while riding. The price is great and we prefer the regular JB's without the caffeine although I don't think I notice a big kick from the caffeine. These bags have a nice zip lock so if you don't eat them all they are easy to seal up for later. I like the fact that you are getting more than just sugar to help keep you going. These currently stay in our grab bag.
The Clif Shot Bloks, very easy to eat but the bag is a little difficult to get into the bags and easy to eat while riding. Bloks are softer and smoother while chewing than GU Chomps which makes it easier for me to eat while riding. It is great having the single row in the bag as it is easy to slide one at a time out. My disappointment with these is they are only sugar, organic sugar but just sugar, nothing else and they are just a little cheaper than GU Chomps but more expensive than Jelly Belly's. Once we finish up these we probably won't be buying any more.
GU Chomps, like blocks the bag can be difficult to get into and even more frustrating is getting them out. I also find the firmer texture of the Chomps more difficult to chew up and get dissolved. I find that I get little pieces that have gone down wrong and caused me to cough. If I'm going to eat these while riding I try to get them down on an easy on an easy stretch. Like Jelly Belly's the GU Chomps offer more than just sugar which is important in helping you get through your ride. I like the suggestion that 1 bag should be good for 1.5 - 2 hours of exercise, as I don't believe that JB's or Bloks offer that on their packaging. These will be beside the Jelly Belly's.
All of the above provide good energy and I've not experienced any crash after. With that said each individual is different so I suggest you try them all and keep what you like.
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