Different brands and flavors of gel sit differently in each individual's stomach. Gu seems to be the best for me. The birthday cake flavor tastes like cake icing. I'm rarely out of dessert but I bet it would work in a pinch.
I depend on these GU energy gels for my pre-ride and recharge along the route. They are hard to find in the flavor I prefer and very expensive. Buying this box on sale beat the retail price greatly!
I use GU Gels on every ride. They are easy to consume while riding and I typically consume one every 30-45 minutes. The GU Gels are easy to digest and provide the extra energy to maintain good performance.
I usually take two servings at the rest stop in the middle of the ride and two at the end . I like the taste especially the vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter flavors. I use the gels because I have angina and cannot digest bulky food without feeling distress on the rest of the ride.
take product on longer rides 30miles easy to store a few in shirt pocket. taste good digests quickly and easily. only need to carry sandwich bag to carry waste packaging in please do not litter as can be a little sticky after use.