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These energy products feed your coffee cravings while helping to refuel your body before, during or after your training and racing.
PowerBar Double Latte Energy Gel, $1.49
This flavor of energy gel tasted sweeter than expected for a coffee-flavored gel but is easy to swallow due to its low viscosity. Each gel contains 200mg of sodium and 50mg of caffeine, which is actually sourced from tea. Powerbar.com
Infinit Mud, $29.95
Infinit Nutrition’s Mud is as close as sports nutrition has come to an actual cup of joe, with coffee among its all-natural ingredients. The mocha drink, which can be used before or after a workout, is packed with 32g of carbs, 29g of protein, about 20mg of caffeine, plus omega-3 fatty acids. It tastes great with milk (cold or hot) or in smoothies. Added to coconut milk, it tastes much like an Almond Joy. Infinitnutrition.com
Bonk Breaker Espresso Chip, $2.50
This energy bar contains ground espresso beans mixed with dark chocolate chips to create a tasty, semi-sweet 220-calorie bar with 40mg of caffeine. Developed by an Ironman athlete in his own kitchen, Bonk Breaker bars are gluten- and dairy-free and are easy to digest during workouts. Bonkbreaker.com