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Sea Otter Debut: Gu Brew And Gu Chomps

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The new Gu Brew.
The new Gu Brew.

Written by: Jay Prasuhn

I know what you’re thinking: energy pilsner, or a nice trappist recovery drink with the brew? Nah. Gu had samples of their new Chomps as well as the Brew, which is a balanced blend of protein (from whey protein isolate) and simple and complex carbs for post-workout recovery.

Since packaging wasn’t complete, I didn’t get a look at the nutritional facts sheet to get the numbers. But they did have samples to test, and it was absent the chalky aftertaste that about every protein recovery drink is cursed with. When you have a recovery drink you actually want to drink, you just may have a winner. I tried the strawberry-watermelon, then had a second cup. For real.

You may have see the new Gu Chomps at stores as well, the quick-hit little energy chews. In Monterey, Gu debuted new Strawberry, and cranberry-apple flavors, which will join Blueberry-Pomegranate and Orange.