I have a sweet tooth. So if someone says I can get energy from fruit chews, I’m all about it. And apparently, I’m not alone. Since Honey Stinger Energy Chews were launched, the line has expanded to include eight different flavors, plus a new line of Performance Chews.
Honey Stinger Energy Chews are All About Performance
Honey Stinger Energy Chews are a natural and sustainable source of energy with a carbohydrate combination of glucose, fructose, maltose and sucrose. Their Performance Chews are boosted with white tea extract, caffeine that helps to sustain energy levels, and an extra dose of replenishing electrolytes.
Both product lines are made without any top allergens, and come in several flavors. We’ve tried a couple of the Energy Chew flavors. I’ve included our tasting notes on those below, followed by a list of the other flavors, and more information.
Not really knowing what “fruit smoothie” should taste like in a chew, I would just describe this as a super-sweet, jolly rancher-like treat in a soft, chewy format with all natural ingredients. It’s spiked with honey and vitamin C, and has no artificial colors or flavors – bonus!
Ingredients: organic tapioca syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, organic grape juice concentrate, organic honey, pectin, citric acid, ascorbic acid, colors (black carrot juice concentrate (red), annatto (orange)), natural flavors, potassium citrate, organic sunflower oil, carnauba wax. contains 95% organic ingredients.
Nutrition (per 1.8-ounce packet): 160 calories, 0g fat, 39g carbs, 1g fiber, 29g sugars (includes 29g added sugars), 0g protein.*
Unlike the other flavors of Honey Stinger energy chews that we trialed, this one isn’t certified organic, but it is made with 95% organic ingredients. It also has a bit of caffeine from white tea extract and has a fun, cola flavor.
Ingredients: organic tapioca syrup, organic sugar, organic honey, organic grape juice concentrate, ascorbic acid, pectin, citric acid, colors (organic black carrot juice concentrate, organic turmeric), natural glavor, potassium citrate, white tea extract, organic sunflower oil, carnauba was. contains 95% organic ingredients.
Nutrition (per 1.8-ounce packet): 160 calories, 0g fat, 39g carbs, 1g fiber, 28g sugars (includes 28g added sugars), 0g protein.*
More Honey Stinger Energy Chews & Performance Chews
- Pomegranate Passionfruit
- Pink Lemonade
- Cherry Blossom
- Orange Blossom
- Caffeinated Limeade
- Stingerita Lime Performance Chews
- Lemon Ginger Performance Chews
- Mango Melon Performance Chews
Honey Stinger used to offer some “Kids Chews.” My photo below shows both the adult and kids chews together – the adult ones are the larger, rounder looking ones.
More Facts on Honey Sting Snacks
Price: $2.50 per package
Availability: Honey Stinger Energy Chews are sold at Target, Whole Foods, fitness stores, supplement shops, and natural food stores. You can also purchase them on Amazon.
Certifications: Honey Stinger Energy Chews are Certified Gluten-Free. The non-caffeinated varieties are Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Honey Stinger Energy Chews are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.The are also plant-based, but contain honey, so they aren’t strictly vegan.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Honey Stinger website at www.honeystinger.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Bursting with fruity flavor
The all-natural, quick energy ingredients in these single-serve treats help to justify them as a snack on active days. The chews are sweet, tender, chewy and bursting with fruity flavor. The waffles are a unique delight of thin, flaky, cookie-like sandwiches with a pure honey filling.