GU brand gel packs have been my go-to fix for lows for years now. I love that they’re small, portable, have a low risk of bursting in my purse or pocket, and they taste…reasonably fine. I mean, they’re better than glucose tablets, ok? I don’t know who can choke down FOUR of those nasty things when they’re already low and feeling crummy. Seems to me the effort needed to get four glucose tablets down your gullet would actually make you lower than you already are. But I digress. GU is my choice – they’re great to take on long runs and bike rides or on trips to foreign countries where the candy is mostly fish-flavored (see: Vietnam, Cambodia).
For years I’ve purchased the chocolate or mint chocolate flavors in bulk, simply because I think they taste the best of the bunch. But when I saw a new flavor called Salted Caramel had just been released, I was curious enough to try it out. It might be fun to mix up my regular flavor, I mused. And then this showed up on my doorstep, in an 8-count box.
What. The eff? I am clearly not cool enough to understand what that means. But that’s ok. I’m just going to let that happen because whoever this Yeti is I’m sure he’s a real jerk when he’s low, so I’m trusting this flavor is going to be good, despite the totally bizarre packaging.