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Hüma Chia Energy Gel Review and Giveaway

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A little while ago I got in contact with Ian, the man behind the Hüma Energy Gels, and he gave me the chance to review his product which made me more than happy.

hüma straw + eve

I received a Mixed Sample Pack (two Strawberry and two Apple Cinnamon gels) and I really couldn’t wait to try them out. As I’m just now coming back from injury I haven’t been able to bring the gels out for any long runs, but I’ve been using them as a pre-run fuel before heading out on my runs.

This is my thoughts about the gels:

  • Great taste! Both gels taste REAL, it quickly becomes obvious to me that there are no artificial ingredients here. And a plus – it even SMELLS like real strawberry and apple/cinnamon. To be honest I’m usually not the one to pick apple/cinnamon flavored things, but this surprised me with actually being my favorite of the two.
  • Texture is perfect – not too gooey, not to runny. It’s like a puree and this makes it easy to swallow (I’ve been having a problem with when it comes to other gels).
  • The packaging is nice to look at and it’s also very easy to open. I have a hard time seeing the opening of the gels as a problem when actually using them on the go.
  • The few, natural and REAL ingredients (see below).
  • No problems WHAT SO EVER with my stomach. This is something I’ve been looking for when it comes to gels, and I’m so happy to know that there are actually products out there which won’t mess with me!
  • Chi-chi-chia seeds! I’ve grown to love chia seeds and try to add it to most things I’m eating nowadays. The seeds are ground and adds a little bit to the puree-y texture. Love it! The chia seeds are also a real super food full of Omega-3, protein, antioxidants and soluble fiber.
  • What should be mentioned too, is that these gels are Gluten Free which I always think is a great thing.

hüma straw

Straw Nutrition Facts

hüma apples

AppCinn Nutrition Facts

As you can see above there are only a few ingredients in the gels (7 in the Strawberry Gel and 8 in the Apple/Cinnamon Gel), and they are all ingredients I can pronounce (which says A LOT with me being just a silly little Swede with English as 3rd language)! This is something I’m totally stoked about, and shouldn’t we all be considering all the JUNK that’s mixed into so many food products out there nowadays?!

I am so thankful for getting the chance to try these gels, I’ve been looking for something like this for months and now, finally, I can stop my search. This is what I’d like to bring for fuel on my long runs in the future!

hüma apples + eve

And now for the GIVEAWAY…

Are you curious about the all natural Hüma Chia Energy Gel? Ian at Hüma gave me the chance to host a giveaway where 3 of you can win a Sample Pack each. Everyone who enters the giveaway will also receive a promotion code.

To enter the giveaway follow the instructions below:

1. Tell me in a comment how you are currently fueling for runs/workouts?

2. Follow @humagel on Twitter

3. Follow @evelinruns on Twitter

4. Tweet about the giveaway, example: “Enter to win all natural Hüma Chia Energy Gel via @humagel and @evelinruns! #giveaway https://evelinruns.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/huma-chia-energy-gel-review-and-giveaway/” 

5. Like Hüma Chia Energy Gel on Facebook

That leaves you with a total of five possible chances to win! You choose which of the above you want to do, just make sure to leave a separate comment here for each way you chose to enter the giveaway.

Good luck!

This giveaway is now over, but you can read more and get 10% off or just order your Hüma Chia Energy Gel Sample Pack here.

Giveaway information: The giveaway starts 3/6/13 at 12pm (HST) and closes 3/14/13 at 12am (HST) and is open to US residents. I will randomly pick 3 winners (using random.org). The winners will be posted on the blog 3/15/13.

Disclaimer: The product was given to me for free and I haven’t been compensated in any other way by the company. The review is straight up based on my opinions on the product and it has not been controlled or affected by the company mentioned in any way.

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44 thoughts on “Hüma Chia Energy Gel Review and Giveaway

  1. Oh yum! Apple & Cinnamon has to be the best flavor combination ever!

  2. I enter by doing steps 2 an 3 of thr giveaway.

  3. I’m currently fueling with liquid calories only (mostly Canadian style “Iced Tea” – which is a powdered sugar drink, and has very little resemblance to ice tea here in the US). I’ve used gels in the past, but I have a hard time finding ones that I actually enjoy taking.

  4. I’m currently fueling up my runs by drinking Cytomax, yay for electrolytes!

  5. I currently fuel using Gu before and during my long runs and races

  6. I follow you on Twitter (@hellofitnessjen)

  7. I liked Huma Gel on Facebook

  8. I follow Huma Gel on twitter

  9. I tweeted about the giveaway

  10. Right now I switch between GU and ShotBlocks

  11. I follow @humagel on Twitter

  12. I follow you on twitter!

  13. I tweeted about the giveaway

  14. I liked Hüma Chia Energy Gel on Facebook

  15. I just discovered that i can tolerate the consistency of gels, so I have been experimenting with Gu. I can’t wait to get my hands on some Hüma Chia Energy Gels. I’m so much happier with the idea of pronounceable ingredients, great taste, and most importantly, no stomach issues!

  16. I followed @evelinruns on Twitter.

  17. I followed @humagel on Twitter.

  18. I liked Hüma Chia Energy Gel on Facebook

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  20. I’m currently fueling with the power of peanut butter! I would LOVE to try the Huma Energy Gels though! It’s even more wonderful that it consist of ingredients that we all can pronounce!

  21. I normally fuel with Clif Shot Blocks- I tried Huma today and would like to try more! Looking for an all natural alternative to Shot Blocks- hope I win!

  22. Followed @humagel in twitter

  23. 3. Followed @evelinruns on Twitter

  24. Liked Hüma Chia Energy Gel on Facebook

  25. I want to try this stuff soooo badly!! On my longer runs I use Shot Bloks, and I love them. I have also tried the Chia Surge gels and those were pretty good too!

  26. I am currently running with Vi Endurance Gels… not bad, but still some odd ingredients. These have to be the first gels I’ve seen with nothing but real ingredients.. I like that!

  27. Following Huma on Twitter!

  28. Following you on Twitter!

  29. Following Huma on Facebook!

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  31. I follow Huma Gel on twitter!

  32. I liked Huma gel on Facebook!

  33. Currently, I’m using mainly Nuun for hydration and Gu chomps and GU for fuel during runs. Would LOVE to try Hüma Gels!! I’m obsessed with chia seeds in general. Put them on everything!! This sounds so awesome!

  34. I’ve never tried fueling during my run. Usually a tsp of peanut butter before I leave the hosue. Would love to try these gels.

  35. I follow you on twitter (@Julie13point1)

  36. I follow @humagel (@Julie13point1)

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