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Do power gels go bad?(7 posts)

Do power gels go bad?Grand Pooh Bear
Aug 14, 2002 1:45 PM
Do Power Gels and comparable products go bad? Can they be frozen without destroying them? I just got a load of them at 3/$1 because the best by date is September. I figure if they will last, I will seriously stock up. If anyone is interested in this kind of a deal, check your local dollar stores.
re: Do power gels go bad?up_hiller
Aug 14, 2002 2:27 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. buy 'em all!
As with kids.....akatdog
Aug 14, 2002 3:33 PM
They start out nice it's all the sugar and caffeine that turns them bad.

Sorry bored if you can't tell

Ride On
Nah, sugar = acid = preservativejose_Tex_mex
Aug 14, 2002 4:33 PM
I doubt it. I would stock up and enjoy. I had some from at least 2 years back and they were fine. It's like in jam - sugar is so acidic it acts as a preservative.
re: Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! They actually do...Raf1
Aug 14, 2002 11:43 PM
Took one of my older leftover ones and took a gulp without tasting first...that was the worst tasting thing ever. People say casually that something tastes like shit -- well in my case I have a pretty good reason to say that the old gel might just tasted like shit, literally.

Ruined my ride. One of a kind taste, that's for sure.
I've had them get "lumpy" before...yuck! (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 15, 2002 6:23 AM
re: Do power gels go bad?Ian
Aug 15, 2002 6:52 AM
At about 6 months past the date, the gels can get lumpy, I've had them before, not tasty.