Jelly Belly has finally come out with a product for endurance athletes who are trying to prevent bonking on a long run or ride. Sports Beans to the rescue.
What makes them different from regular Jelly Belly’s? Well, the colors and flavors are less fun, which is appropriate for serious athletes. Could you take yourself seriously in a marathon while popping popcorn flavored Sports Beans?
Calorie-wise, they appear to be exactly the same (100 calories per ounce) as their non-sports relatives. They happen to be slightly higher is sodium and potassium, so maybe the electrolyte boost will save the heavy sweaters out there?
There is one ingredient missing from Sports Beans that’s found in Gatorade, Ultima, and just about every other energy product for endurance athletes. In fact, it’s clearly the most important ingredient, yet Sports Beans left it out. Any idea what that is?