I loooove the stuff. It's the only bar type food I can eat while on a hard ride. I just don't have the appetite for heavy, gooey bars that require a lot of chewing. The Stingers are super tasty, light and goes down easy but it's very fragile. I end up breaking them while riding and esp. trying to tear open the pkg w/ one hand my teeth. I'm sure the birds love to follow me around to eat the shards and crumbs that I drop. However, my friend does not seem to have this issue or he doesn't complain about it :-)
I'll still buy these because I have not found anything better and at least I don't have to force feed myself like some of the other bars. To me the best nutrient while riding is the ones you'll actually eat!
Sure I try other on-bike fuel and carry others with me, but I ALWAYS have several honey stingers in honey flavor with me on the long rides. Taste wonderful. Easy to chew and swallow. Easy on the stomach. When combined with a different form of carb the absorption and energy production is great. Have tried vanilla but for me the honey flavor is the most natural and satisfying taste.
The perfect fuel source for endurance sports. Provides an efficient influx of simple glucose that is easy on the stomach and taste great. The form factor is excellent- you can easily stack 5 or 6 of them in a pocket and ensure that you have enough fuel for as many hours as you plan to ride.
If you like Honey Stinger waffles and also the flavor strawberry, then you will simply like these. Nothing voluminous to write about here folks. Great nutrition to stow in your jersey for longer rides for that sinking spell. Like I said, you like their waffles and strawberry, you will be happy with this item.
I have never tired of these waffles. On long rides, I particularly like the waffle because it is more substantial than blocks or gels. Honey Stinger has perfected the taste and therefore the waffles are a staple in my riding nutrition.
I had enjoyed Honey Stingers a year ago, but the new organic version is really disappointing. Hard - no, impossible - to open while moving, so I rip the package open before the ride. No big deal, but these wafers are dry and they crumble when I try to eat them. I guess I lose one-third of each wafer as it falls apart and onto the asphalt. I really miss the honey-like consistency of the original, and won't get these again.
I find these waffles a lot more satisfying than your typical gels (and even most bars), but they are a bit bulky in the jersey pocket. If you're only going to carry one or two, they're a nice change from gels and chews, but if you're doing a long ride, it's hard to carry enough to get the calories needed.
I'd definitely recommend them as a nice option to other products.
Since Power Bar discontinued my favorite energy bar flavor a couple of years ago, I've discovered Honey Stingers and haven't looked back since. My favorite Honey Stinger's flavor is Caramel, however I like the other flavors that I've tried so far.
This is a great tasting energy boost for any occasion, especially for bike rides. It's thin and lightweight, so easily carried in a jersey pocket or bike bag. A quick energy boost, along with the Stinger Energy Chews (that don't stick to your teeth). Lots of good flavors and cheaper by the box.