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 Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever?

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Rowsdower98

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Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Thu, 09/28/06 5:51 PM (permalink)
The good folks at Jelly Belly have done more with the common jelly bean than anyone thought possible, but they have stretched themselves too thin. I saw an advertisement for sport beans. That's right jelly beans full of carbs and electrolytes to keep your body fueled during excersize and whatnot. Sportbeans are essentially the sports drink without the drink. They even reccomend drinking water with the beans. So what's the point (outside of novelty) of sport beans plus water, when you can just as easily cram everything in a bottle of Gatorade.
 
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    DLnWPBrown

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    RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Thu, 09/28/06 6:06 PM (permalink)
    I couldn't tell you myself, but I have seen said beans in action. We went up to the mountains a couple of months ago and while stopped at one of our favorite backmountain haunts, to bikers came by. After having an interesting lunch selection, they hopped on their bicycles and passed these beans between them.

    Dennis in Cary
     
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      PapaJoe8

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      • Location: Dallas... DFW area
      RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Thu, 09/28/06 6:12 PM (permalink)
      Where can you buy those beans. I am feeling a bit sluggesh. Time will tell about good ideas or not. Hey, it's got us talkin about em.
      Joe
       
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        Beer&Snausages

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        RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Thu, 09/28/06 6:19 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Rowsdower98

        The good folks at Jelly Belly have done more with the common jelly bean than anyone thought possible, but they have stretched themselves too thin. I saw an advertisement for sport beans. That's right jelly beans full of carbs and electrolytes to keep your body fueled during excersize and whatnot. Sportbeans are essentially the sports drink without the drink. They even reccomend drinking water with the beans. So what's the point (outside of novelty) of sport beans plus water, when you can just as easily cram everything in a bottle of Gatorade.

        Exactly for those instance when your running a 5k or higher race and you can't carry a bottle of Gatorade with you, but you can pack a package or two of the Sports Beans and wash them down with water at the water stations. I've had them and they aren't bad.
         
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          ChiTownDiner

          RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Thu, 09/28/06 6:28 PM (permalink)
          At the various Fitness and Health conventions I attend, they have been plugging them heavily. They are alot lighter for either endurance or altitude training or events. They tasted great, were reasonably priced and based on their stated nutritional value, fill a niche...lightweight, portable nutritional replacement.
           
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            cybele

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            RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Thu, 09/28/06 10:06 PM (permalink)
            I've tried a couple of flavors (orange and lemon-lime) and they're not bad.

            As everyone else has said, they're much easier to carry and parcel out as needed.

            According to Jelly Belly when I talked to them about it, they said that they noticed that athletes were already using jelly beans for quick energy - it's much neater than Gu or other sport gels. So they were just trying to fill in the missing ingredients.

            They taste a little salty to me, but then again, so does Gatorade.
             
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              Gizmolito

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              RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Tue, 10/10/06 6:50 PM (permalink)
              It sounds like maybe they would make an interesting addition to some home-mixed Trail Mix.

              Dried fruit and raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds, etc., and super jelly beans in place of M&Ms.
               
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                ann peeples

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                RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Tue, 10/10/06 8:02 PM (permalink)
                I hate to burst the bubble about sport beans..they are the same ingredients of all the rest of their jelly beans-sugar-but FLAVORED like sports drinks.
                 
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                  markintoga

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                  RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Tue, 10/10/06 8:56 PM (permalink)
                  According to Jelly Belly they are different, this is from their website:
                  What are the benefits of eating Sport Beans jelly beans?
                  A single pack of Sport Beans jelly beans (28g) contains 25 grams of carbohydrates to fuel your body during intense exercise, and a balanced supply of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) vital for maintaining fluid balance. In addition, Sport Beans jelly beans contain Thiamin (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Niacin (Vitamin B3) to help burn carbohydrates and fat, as well as Vitamin C to protect muscles and cells against oxidative damage
                   
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                    ann peeples

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                    RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Tue, 10/10/06 9:20 PM (permalink)
                    OK-look at their website and see the ingredients of their regular jelly bellys
                     
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                      TheHotPepper.com

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                      • Location: NY, NY
                      RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Tue, 10/10/06 10:06 PM (permalink)
                      Were talking about jelly beans here.... no matter what the ingrediesnts, no athlete is going to be popping jelly beans... next thing, there will be sport slurpees .. sport cheeseburgers.
                       
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                        BhamBabe

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                        RE: Sport Beans, the Worst Idea Ever? Tue, 10/10/06 10:18 PM (permalink)
                        If they taste better than Gatorade it's already an improvement.
                         
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