Review: Huma Chia Energy Gels

Huma Chia Energy Gels

Huma Chia Energy Gels are the best energy food I’ve found.  I used Gu for a long time, but only liked one flavor and found them hard to swallow because they are so thick.  I also tried the Gu chews, but have a hard time chewing, swallowing and running/biking.

In the last year I have been trying to minimize processed foods and chemicals, so began looking around for a healthier alternative as my workout lengthened.   I tried UnTapped Maple Waffles, but found them yummy but too crumbly for me.   A little more research led me to all-natural Huma Chia Energy Gels.

The consistency is pleasant and easy to swallow.  I’ve tried all the flavors and enjoyed them, even the non-fruit flavors which I generally don’t like.   I also like the fact the gels are “all-natural” and that the company is a start-up imagined by a U.S. Army veteran.


From the website:

  • Regular single flavor box of 24 – $54.00
  • Special flavors and combos – add $2.00 to $6.00
  • Regular single flavor or regular mixed sample pack of 7 gels – $15.75
  • Special flavors and combos – add $0.50 – $1.75


I ordered a regular mixed sample pack that included four Huma + from Amazon.  It arrived as advertised in nice, sturdy white cardboard box.


Apples & Cinnamon
Raspberries (25 mg caffeine)
Lemonade (25 mg caffeine)
Chocolate (25 mg caffeine)
Café Mocha (50 mg caffeine)
Strawberry Lemonade Huma +  (25 mg caffeine and “high electrolyte”)
Berries & Pomegranate Huma + (“high electrolyte”)

Nutrition details can be found at


Each gel packet is one serving weighing 44g.  Each gel packet has 100 calories, some are fat free.

Final Word

I have made the switch to Huma Chia Energy Gels and have no regrets.

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