I loooove the stuff. It's the only bar type food I can eat while on a hard ride. I just don't have the appetite for heavy, gooey bars that require a lot of chewing. The Stingers are super tasty, light and goes down easy but it's very fragile. I end up breaking them while riding and esp. trying to tear open the pkg w/ one hand my teeth. I'm sure the birds love to follow me around to eat the shards and crumbs that I drop. However, my friend does not seem to have this issue or he doesn't complain about it :-)
I'll still buy these because I have not found anything better and at least I don't have to force feed myself like some of the other bars. To me the best nutrient while riding is the ones you'll actually eat!
The perfect fuel source for endurance sports. Provides an efficient influx of simple glucose that is easy on the stomach and taste great. The form factor is excellent- you can easily stack 5 or 6 of them in a pocket and ensure that you have enough fuel for as many hours as you plan to ride.
If you like Honey Stinger waffles and also the flavor strawberry, then you will simply like these. Nothing voluminous to write about here folks. Great nutrition to stow in your jersey for longer rides for that sinking spell. Like I said, you like their waffles and strawberry, you will be happy with this item.
I had enjoyed Honey Stingers a year ago, but the new organic version is really disappointing. Hard - no, impossible - to open while moving, so I rip the package open before the ride. No big deal, but these wafers are dry and they crumble when I try to eat them. I guess I lose one-third of each wafer as it falls apart and onto the asphalt. I really miss the honey-like consistency of the original, and won't get these again.
I have never tired of these waffles. On long rides, I particularly like the waffle because it is more substantial than blocks or gels. Honey Stinger has perfected the taste and therefore the waffles are a staple in my riding nutrition.
Tastes great. And gives a nice boost. But doesn't last as long as shot blocks, etc. in terms of extended energy. Get em as that tasty snack to go with that nasty (more powerful) gel.
This is a great tasting energy boost for any occasion, especially for bike rides. It's thin and lightweight, so easily carried in a jersey pocket or bike bag. A quick energy boost, along with the Stinger Energy Chews (that don't stick to your teeth). Lots of good flavors and cheaper by the box.
I discovered these while training for IM Canada a few years back, when I found out they'd be on the course. These are easy on my stomach and pack 150-160 cals per package, which fit in my top-tube carrier or back pocket pretty easily.
i rate the value lower because in belgium, these are better AND less expensive. the overall is good, fits jersey pockets well and eats easily and tastes good. the only negative is that the packaging either comes open easily 25% of the time or it's difficult to open 75% of the time. when eating on the bike, a wrapper should tear easily and stay in 1 piece...this fails to do that well.
These are great on the bike, quick energy gels... they are tasty but not so sugary that you feel like you are going to go into convulsions like some of the other energy blocky-gelly things can do. Since trying these, I haven't used any other brand, except in an extreme bonk emergency.
Plus, if act now you might get the limited edition box with a picture of the world's best doper on it!