Torq Energy Gel - 20 Pack
Torq Energy Gel
Energy gel based on Torq's 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend, natural flavours with no artificial sweeteners. Dairy and wheat free, suitable for vegans.
Torq energy gel is available in black cherry yoghurt, orange and banana, rhubarb and custard or strawberry yoghurt flavours.
Torq Energy Gel Strawberry Yoghurt nutritional information per 45g sachet -
- Energy - 114kcal
- Protein - 0g
- Carbohydrate - 28.8g (9.6g sugars)
- Fat - 0g
- Fibre - 0.1g
- Sodium - 50mg
- Chloride - 85.5mg
- Potassium - 11.5mg
- Magnesium - 1mg
- Calcium - 4.5mg
Torq Energy Gel Strawberry Yoghurt - Maltodextrin (43%), water, fructose (21%), citric acid, electrolytes (sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium lactate, magnesium carbonate), natural yoghurt flavour (0.2%), natural strawberry flavour (0.05%), preservative (sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate).
Allergen & Dietary Information
Suitable for vegans
Wheat and dairy free
The best thing about Torq energy gels is that they don’t taste like energy gels. We tried the strawberry yoghurt flavour, and it provided a welcome break from the usual sweet liquid goo we were used to. Each one contains salts for hydration and a 2:1 combination of maltodextrin and fructose for a high energy uptake. The carbohydrate is complex, making them well suited to long training sessions or the bike section of a triathlon.
Source: Tri Radar, June 2012
This gel has a 2:1 maltodextrin:fructose formulation for 40% greater carbohydrate delivery. Contains electrolytes that should fight cramping. Verdict... Tastes like freshly made rhubard custard with crumble (rhubard and custard flavour tested).
Source - Rocket Fuel Road Tested, Cycling Plus, September 2011
The latest Rhubard and Custard flavour gels from Torq contain 29g of carbohydrate per 45g serving and, as detailed on the packaging, the 'research proven 2:1 ratio of maltodextrin:fructose formulation for 40 per cent greater carbohydrate delivery'. They taste pretty good too, using natural extracts to create a balance of sweet and tart flavours. Other flavours include orange and banana, strawberry yoghurt and black cherry yoghurt.
Source: Cycling Plus, March 2011
A mild dosage of carbs at 28.8g, when mixed with 500ml of water it offers the second highest concentration (5.4%).
Additional thoughts have been placed upon optimising the combination of carbs used by mixing maltodextrins with fructose in an attempt to speed up absorption. But fructose is linked to gastrointestinal discomfort and, although the content is relatively low in this product, a test session before race day is essential.
Also evident are sodium, potassium and magnesium, alongside a little calcium. It has and instantly strong and sour taste, so you definately need water almost instantly with this if you're to avoid it coming back up!
Source: 220 Triathlon Magazine, Go Faster Nutrition: Gels - July 2010
Torq energy gels worked well to boost blood sugar and stave off hunger pangs after an hour and a half of fast-paced cross-country slicing, and gave us the lift we needed to maintain our pace to the ﬁnish.
They’re free from artiﬁcial ﬂavours, colours and preservatives, they’re wheat- and dairy-free and are suitable for vegans. Verdict - 3.5 Stars.
Source: Bike Radar
So Good... Torq are a UK-based company and manufacture all four flavours on these shores. The texture is definitely classic energy bar - a sticky, dense and very fruity flapjack - but the ingredients are 100 per cent natural, fairly traded and suitable for vegans. Saturated fat levels are very low at around 0.5 per cent and the bar also contains Torq's hidden weapon, ribose, which actively assists muscle recovery at a cellular level.
No Good... The lowest energy per 100g of the bars on test.
Source: MBUK Magazine, November 2008