CLIF BLOKS ENERGY 18 pack :: Grab the gel alternative that gives you clean, sustained energy in a delicious organic chew. Clif® Bloks™ give you all the electrolytes you need for maximum performance: sodium, potassium and magnesium. 24g of carbs. Box of 18
Like a wild bucking bronco, this item can't be tamed. It also can't be gift-wrapped. Sorry!
Features & Benefits:
Replaces carbs and electrolytes during activity
Chewable, 33 calorie cubes in a sleek and portable Fastpak®
Clif Shot Blocks are a great energy supplement for my longer runs. Unlike some of the fruit-flavored gels that I've tried, these lack any of the metallic aftertaste.
They are a nice texture - easy to chew, and yet also easy to hold in your cheek and suck on if you want. They are not messy (like the gels) and you can take one block at a time very easily.
Be aware that each packet of 6 blocks is 2 servings (not 1 like the gels). Therefore, the reason behind the higher price. It is easy to use half the package and then clip it closed for later use.
Each person's stomach will react differently to different products. These did not upset my stomach at all. I think part of that is the ease with which you can consume it over a longer period of time, without having a gooey mess in your pocket. I'm not anti-gels, don't get me wrong, but these are a step above with ease of use, flavor, and effectiveness.
Julie wants to Run her first marathon!
Perfect for heavy sweating workouts
All flavors taste great and are soft and very easy to chew, unlike some other chew type products. The Margarita flavor has three times the sodium which is very helpful when running outside in the Atlanta summer heat and humidity or indoors on the treadmill where I tend to sweat a lot more. The extra sodium keeps me from getting a post-run headache from loss of sodium without having to take in multiple products to get enough sodium. Easy on the stomach, too. Other flavors are perfect for less sweaty runs and workouts. This product helps me run farther, faster, and stronger during my training runs.
Delcious and natural
Clif Blocks are delicious and don't upset my stomach like a lot of other gel / energy brands. They actually taste good (like a gummy candy, not a mouthful of sweetened snot - here's looking at you, gels!)and when you factor in that there are two servings per packet, they're actually a better value than most gels. Great for long runs, long bike rides, or other endurance activities, and 95% organic, if that matters to you (it does to me!)I bought a case of the mountain berry flavor, which is delish, as is strawberry.
New York, NY
I only use the bloks that have caffeine, so I have tried the orange, tropical fruit and the black cherry. Orange and tropical fruit are tasty, I didn't like the black cherry, but don't generally like cherry flavoring in anything. The packaging is great for carrying with you while running or putting in a pocket or bag on the bike. They do stick to your teeth a little more than the gu chomps but the bloks beat the chomps when it comes down to packaging.
Margarita flavor Shot Blocks
Easy to use and carry in a pouch while running. I take one every hour when running for time and distance training. I also take one before Coaching Gymnastics because I live in a tropical climate where heat exposure is common even for those who are climatized.
My go-to endurance food
I can't race or train without some of these in my pocket. The Margarita flavor is the only one I use. It has salt, and that seems to help reduce the incidence of cramps, which I can get in a long race. And they're really yummy, so I will actually eat them, as opposed to those icky bars that I just can't manage to swallow.
Great alternative to gel supplement
Use it for any run over 1 hour and have never had problem with mid-run crash. Switched to these as I did not tolerate the consistency or the taster of gels. They offer great flavors and remind me of fruit chews. Available with and without caffeine.
I love these little blocks. They taste great and the caff. gives you a nice boost in the middle of long runs. I would usually eat 3 blocks before a run and 3 in the middle. This is my third box and I plan on getting more.
Cliff Shot Blocks are much better tasting than the gels, black cherry is my favorite. I feel they give me energy for a longer period than Power Gel. I usually bonk in 45-60 minutes after using Power Gel, Shot Blocks will give me 60 - 90 minutes (depending on activity).
The fuel for my first marathon
I used the Blocks as my primary fuel during my training and during my first marathon last week. It helped sustain my energy level and provided me with the calories I needed to finish! I found it easier to consume than the gels and goos.
Favorite Electrolyte Replacement
Clif Bloks are my favorite electrolyte replacement for any long run. My favorite flavors are Cran-Razz and Stawberry. They taste great and are easy to take. I really don't like the gel packs and these are a great alternative.
These are delicious, easy to eat, and provide a noticeable boost of energy. I like to use them when I'm starting to feel tired on a long run. They're also nice because one package is 2 servings and can be shared with a running buddy or saved for the next day.
wouldn't train without them!
When you are out trail running or biking for extended periods of time (3-6 hours) these really help. I feel energized, mentally clear and able to focus. I wouldn't train without them!
Best friend on a long run
Started out using Gu and really like it but after some months could barely gag it down on my long runs. Gu also could get sticky. Shot Blocks always taste right (black cherry) not too sweet and add energy as the miles pile up.
26.2 @ 60
Works great but takes longer to absorb
Tastes great and has no downstream stomach issues. However, GU seems to absorb much quicker and more effective during a run. The benefit of Clif Bloks is no stomach and digestive system upset that I have with more than 1 GU
Fastest Bonk Recover Ever
I love the berry that has a shot of caffeine. My husband & I use them before races, swim, bike, run & Tris, during long workouts. Great energy, great recovery, great product.
Blue Bell, Pa
Great quick energy without the mess
These are great for small energy doses. Much less messy than trying to take only part of a gel pack. They also taste great and the organic ingredients helps keep them from causing any tummy upset.
I like the cran-razz flavor. They are a good source of energy and don't cause me any digestion issues. The only downside is that the packaging can be a little difficult to manage when on the bike.
Lots of energy & easy to chew during run
I tried these for a race & loved them. I had to buy a box to use more regularly. I like to chew 1 every couple of miles...Tastes great & provides energy for my entire run. Highly recommended.
Tasty and Effective
I hit the wall HARD at mile 15 during a marathon in San Francisco, took my tropical punch flavored Shot Blocks, and bounced back in no time. They taste good and they work well, what more could you want?!
Nice nutrition source with good taste!
Good source of on the go calories and electrolytes. Much better tasting and easier going down than the gels (which seem like swallowing a large snot ball). Like an electrolyte gummy bear!
I use this product during every triathlon and when I am training. Tastes great and not a gooey mess when working out. Also great to stick in your mouth and suck on why working out.
jeff the flash
Best Energy Product
I've tried many energy products: sport beans, powerbar chew, gu, even the CLIF gels, etc, and this is hands-down my choice over all of them! I'm one of those people that can't eat anything within 1-2 of a workout/run- i'll get an upset stomach. However, with the shot blocks i don't have to worry about that. They are easy to chew, digest, and are tasty without the overwhelming flavor that you tend to get with other products making you gag. The first time I used these was during mile 8 of a 12 mile ruck march. They gave me the right amount of energy to push myself to finish the last three miles (I don't get the same effects with other gels or blocks)
I buy this product again and again!
Found these effective against cramps
Good alternative to sports drinks for those with low blood pressure issues
Not too sweet
I switched from Sport Beans to these because after a couple of hours of running, I couldn't stomach the thought of more sugary beans. These are less sweet. Maybe it's just that they lack the hard sugary coating, but whatever it is, it works for me.
Just what I needed.
use before and after racquetball. Easy to carry and easy to chew. Can't think of anything that is not great about it.
Becky the racquetballer
Love this product and use them with every long workout. And a better price if you are VIP member than anywhere else I've seen on line.
Taste like candy
I love these. Their easy to eat right out of the package without slowing you down. Just be carefull during hard runs that if your breathing hard not to aspirate on the little chunks of gummy goodness.
This is the BEST product ever!!!
I use this awesome product at least four days a week before and during my training and it has awesome results.
Can't go without em
Love the Black Cherry flavor. It has gotten me through 2 marathons and 3 half marathons. My husband was having cramping issues with our long runs so we bought him the Margarita flavor with the extra sodium and he noticed a difference quickly. They fit snuggly into my race belt loops and have never given me stomach issues. I take them with water though to help go down easier.These are a great value at Road Runner Sports b/c they are [$] per package as a VIP as opposed to [$] per package plus tax at my local sporting goods store.
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Geff rated this product
5 stars Mon, October 12,2009:
I have used the Shot Bloks in training for marathons and they are great. The new packaging is much easier to use. Just open one end and use your front teeth to bite down and pull one or more bloks into your mouth. I like the Black Cherry the best. The taste and texture are much better than gels.
Marsha rated this product
5 stars Fri, May 22,2009:
I prefer Bloks over gels because of the taste and texture. They don't make me as nauseated as some gels do, but plenty of water is still required.
Kristy rated this product
5 stars Sun, March 01,2009:
I love these so much- I train and run with them and they always maintain my energy levels. Highly recommend the Cran-Razz and Strawberry flavors for the sweet tooth. The new package means that I don't have to repackage these for a run. My husband recently started riding long distances on his road bike, and I bought these for him as an energy supplement. He loves them too.
Laura rated this product
5 stars Sat, February 21,2009:
I have used these in Marathons and Half Marathons, great for energy and electrolyte replacement. The new pack will make them easier to carry.
David rated this product
5 stars Thu, February 12,2009:
I tried the Black-Cherry shots gel in a marathon and are greats. Sadly i only had one sachett, but i recommend these item.