Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Flavored Running Fuels

There are always certain flavors that you associated with the holidays, right?  At Thanksgiving it's pumpkin, and then around Christmas time it might be peppermint, candy cane,or gingerbread.

We love when special "limited edition" flavored stuff comes out while it lasts.  We really get excited when we find Holiday flavored running fuels.   Here are a few you might want to pick up this holiday season.


1. Clif Bar- We love Clif Bars. This season's holiday flavors are Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Frosted Gingerbread, and Pecan Pie. I am sad to see that Cranberry Orange Nut Bread will not be returning to the holiday line up this year.

2. Honey Stinger Waffles- You know we love Honey Stingers too! Be sure to pick up a Gingersnap Waffle. It goes great with a hot chocolate or a hot chai tea!

3. Luna Bars- Nothing says the Holidays like biting into a Chocolate peppermint Luna bar. We will be sure to grab one of these this holiday

4. GU Energy Gels- Although not exactly listed as holiday flavors, The Salted Caramel and Caramel Macchiato will make you think of the holidays when you are on your run!

5. Lara Bar- If you are a fan of Lara Bars, they have you covered with holiday flavors. The Lara bar line up includes, Snickerdoodle, Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pie and a variety of other pie flavors as well.

What holiday flavored running fuel have you had lately?

Thank you for all your comments on our Rock n Roll Las Vegas 5K post. We will continue with the Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon next week.


                                          We are linking up with the gals from the Friday 5

56 comments:

  1. There's mint chocolate GU - one of my favorite gels!

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  2. With the exception of Luna, I had no idea fuels had "holiday flavors" they sound great.

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    1. I think the Luna ones were the first ones I knew about too!

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  3. Luna bars are so goood :) I had no idea there were so many choices.

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    1. I hope I am able to try them all this holiday season!

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  4. I literally stalk the grocery store guy each fall to ask when the cliff bar holiday flavors are coming out!! The gingerbread is so good and they sell out in a few days.

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  5. Oh i need to try some of those lara bar flavors!! Sounds amazing

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  6. I can't stand the normal Gus/Bars, I think they are disgusting! I can't even imagine having to choke one down that tasted like pumpkin spice haha!

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    1. I didn't think I would like them either but surprisingly I didn't think they were that bad. I don't like to chew things while I am running so the GU's work out fine.

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  7. Oh, I need to find the snickerdoodle Larabar. Luna's chocolate peppermint is my favorite flavor of theirs!

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  8. I keep seeing people mention larabars and I really need to try them out.

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    1. Lara bars have a very wide selection of flavors even if you don't care much for the holiday flavored ones!

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  9. Cinnamon reminds me of fall and cloves reminds me of Christmas. When I make ginger snaps, it's not the ginger I put in the dough, it's the cloves. So Christmas-y.

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    1. Cinnamon definitely reminds me of Christmas time. I've been seeing and smelling cinnamon scented pinecone in all of our stores now!

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  10. I love the peppermint luna bar and miss the peppermint stick Gu so much! Maybe they will bring that back next year.

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    1. I wish I would have tried the peppermint stick GU last year!

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  11. I literally had no idea this was a thing. Now I want to try all of them!!

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  12. All those Clif bar flavors sound delicious. I'll have to try them!

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    1. I wish they still had the cranberry ones too.

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  13. I'm a big fan of anything gingerbread flavored. I tried that gingersnap honeystinger waffle and seriously loved it.

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    1. I love those too! I bought a whole box of those at the run disney expo last month!

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  14. I had the Caramel Macchiato GU the other day - it was really good! Now I want to track down the seasonal Larabars. I have an addiction to all limited edition flavors of things :)

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  15. Larabars are my favorite... so I just sent my mom on a mission to find some for when I come visit! I HATE that we can't buy them in the Bahamas!!

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    1. Hopefully she has some good ones for you when you arrive!

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  16. I LOVE the holiday Clif bars! I finally saw them at my local grocer last weekend and I was so excited! I think that when Salted Caramel was initially launched, it was a limited, "holiday" flavor; thankfully, it was popular enough to stick around! Great list, ladies; thank you for sharing these! Hope you gals have a great weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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    1. Yes, I thought too that salted caramel was possibly a limited time but then I kept seeing it months later!

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  17. I am a big fan of the caramel macchiato GU flavor...tasty!

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    1. I haven't tried that one yet. Glad you like it, it does sound tasty!

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  18. Ohh..some of these sound good. I haven't been running much over 6 miles at a time lately so I haven't needed fuel but Salted Caramel GU is my all time fav! I have been known to just eat it as a snack when I'm in a pinch too! Oops! :)

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  19. Omiyes! My husband keeps us completely stocked up on your #1 Holiday Clif Bars. I still need to try the Stinger Waffles always hearing about them! UM did you say Chocolate Peppermint Luna Bar? Yes, please! You must try the peppermint GU too! Great idea - Holiday Fuel!

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    1. I would have loved to try the peppermint GU but I hear it is not out this year. Have you seen it anywhere?

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  20. I love the chocolate peppermint luna bars and the apple pie lara bars. I pretty much eat them year round, not just at the holidays. Thanks for all the fun fuel suggestions!

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    1. Yes, I do like that they are available year round!

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  21. I love the chocolate/peppermint Luna bar all year round! But I've heard amazing things about the holiday Cliff bar flavors so I should definitely give them a shot this year

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    1. I just picked up one of each flavored holiday Clif bar today. I'm excited to eat them.

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  22. I love the honey stinger waffles so I am looking for that gingerbread flavor- that sounds great! I hear the Clif bars are delish but I haven't found those yet :(

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  23. YES! Peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor, especially peppermint GU and peppermint stick luna bars! Yum!! :)

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  24. I am not really a fan of trying new flavors for my GU gels but I do enjoy trying different bars.

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  25. I can't remember the last time I has a Larabar, so yummy. We have a new Christmas pudding flavour raw snack bar in the UK which is fab!

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  26. i am newly obsessed with larabars and had no idea they did holiday flavors - thanks for sharing!

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  27. I have been searching for the holiday Larabars and haven't been able to find them.

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  28. I'm a big user of Clif Bars and GU Energy Gels, I'll have to take a look at the others. I've heard good things about the honey stingers.

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  29. I'm addicted to cherry cordial candies and Hershey's has one that tastes sooo good and it's the kisses that's flavored with the cherry cordial.

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  30. I'm not a big user of fuels since I discovered Tailwind. Anything chocolate mint sounds good tho!

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  31. I tried the Spiced Pumpkin Cliff Bars at the Avenger's expo - delicious! We randomly found them at 7-11 that night and bought the case.

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  32. I just bought some spiced pumpkin pie and gingerbread Clif Bars - so excited to give them a try! I'm also super interested in the Lara and Luna bar holiday flavors - yum!

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  33. I just discovered the joy of honey stingers during my last half training! I'll have to look for the holiday ones! :-)

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  34. I tried the Gingersnap waffles and they are AWESOME!

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  35. Salted Caramel and mint chocolate are pretty good. I'll have to try the Luna bar peppermint flavored. That sounds like a nice treat. Great list!

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  36. I've never used running fuels but I'm sure I would love the ginger snap flavor!

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