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Steady your taste buds for Torq’s latest flavour gel

Torq have just announced Raspberry Ripple, the latest flavour in the range of gels. It joins Forest Fruits, Banoffee, Rhubarb and Custard, Orange and Banana, Black Cherry Yoghurt and Strawberry Yoghurt.

The 45g gel uses the same 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend that Torq use in all their other gels, and is claimed by the company to be the optimal carbohydrate blend. They don’t use any artificial sweeteners or colours.

As well as the new flavour, Torq have revamped the design of their gels to reduce littering. Expended gel and energy bar wrappers are becoming a problem as riders drop them by the side of the road, rather than pocket them until they get the opportunity to dispose of them properly.

Torq aren’t aiming to solve that problem, but do appear to have solved another. Opening gels is a fiddly operation that typically leaves you with the torn off flap of packaging, usually clenched between teeth. Torq’s solution leaves this small flap attached to the main packaging after you’ve opened it up.

The energy company has gradually expanded their range of gels over the years, since they first arrived way back in 2007, adding more flavours that challenge conventional wisdom when it comes to energy products. We’ve always gotten on well with Torq products, and their range of flavours are appetising even during the despair of an energy sapping ride when you’re at your physical limit.

The cost £1.45 each but better is to buy them in boxes of 20 for £27.40, which works out at £1.37 a gel. More details at www.torqfitness.co.uk

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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ttekkv [36 posts] 3 years ago
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I've not met a gel yet which doesn't make me retch  31

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David Arthur @d... [691 posts] 3 years ago
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kevtufc wrote:

I've not met a gel yet which doesn't make me retch  31

Have you tried Torq's yoghurt gels yet? Find them inoffensive to the taste buds

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jayme [117 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks for your constructive comment Kev.

Just to counter it, I have not met a gel yet wich makes me retch.  3

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crazy-legs [767 posts] 3 years ago
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Rhubarb & Custard is the nicest gel ever. In fact, Torq stuff generally is really nice, better than most other stuff out there.

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themartincox [500 posts] 3 years ago
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crazy-legs wrote:

Rhubarb & Custard is the nicest gel ever.

I was pleasantly surprised by its flavour, it has an enjoyable taste!

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unpopular [6 posts] 3 years ago
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Tried a variety of different gels over the years and the Torq black cherry is easily my favourite: good flavour, right consistency, doesn't mess with my innards too much  1

Am tempted to try the raspberry ripple.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll stick to real food and then add in some Clif Shot Bloks every now and again, Totally given up on gel's

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chrisb87 [70 posts] 3 years ago
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Nectar Fuel Cells are brilliant, been meaning to try torq as well though!

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't gels fall foul of this rule#5 everyone's so fond of banging on about?

Bananas are cheap, nourishing, energising, old-school cool and even come in a biodegradable wrapper.

/hobbyhorserant