A simple google search for UnTapped and you’ll probably find the Untapped Beer App. UnTapped Nutrition and Untapped Beer are not the same…but maybe you can use either for fueling.
Incase you wondered UnTapped Nutrition is written as: “UnTapped” not Untapped”.
How Did UnTapped Nutrition Begin?
UnTapped Nutrition began both on a bike and a pair of skis. The founder and professional cyclist Ted King and the Cochran family of professional alpine skiers gravitated to maple syrup.
Maple syrup is natural and simple and they found maple syrup met their needs. They founded UnTapped Nutrition in 2013. To understand more about Untapped Gels and Nutrition, we must understand about maple syrup.
A few things about maple syrup:
- Pure maple syrup is produced by removing water from maple sap. This allows maple syrup to be sweet but not have artificially sweetened ingredients.
- Maple syrup is low glycemic: Since maple syrup contains all-natural sugars, it gives sustained energy rather than quick burst and crash.
- Maple syrup contains several minerals including Calcium, Riboflavin, Manganese, Zinc, and Potassium. Which we learned in the newsletter to help promote energy production, prevent cramping, and also muscle recovery.
- Maple syrup features over 50 antioxidants.
- Maple syrup contains amino acids, which help prevent muscle deterioration.
- Finally, maple syrup is water-soluble which makes it easy to digest.
It’s no wonder that UnTapped Nutrition wanted to use naturally occurring real maple syrup in their gels.
UnTapped Nutrition comes in all sorts of forms including gels, waffles, and “mapleaid”.
So how does UnTapped Nutrition taste?
That’s one of the most important parts of fueling right? One thing to keep in mind about the UnTapped Gels are extremely thin. So if you find other gels to be too thick, the UnTapped Gels might be a good place to start.
I’ve tried each of the UnTapped Nutrition products while either running, before a bike ride or hiking. They all taste great and I tend to prefer either the UnTapped Gels or Untapped Waffles. I like the UnTapped Gels during a long or hard run and the UnTapped Waffles before or during a bike ride or hike. I don’t know, I just prefer to “eat” something during biking or hiking.
My favorite is the Untapped Maple Syrup which tastes exactly how it sounds. None have a weird or artificial aftertaste. I’ve had a sustained energy boost during my ride or long run without crashing afterward.
Here is a breakdown of some of the UnTapped Nutrition:
- Lighter than most nutritional gels.
- 100% pure organic Vermont real maple syrup, Grade “A” which is “amber/rich”.
- 100 calories in the one-ounce pouch, 80 mg of Potassium, and 26 g of carbohydrates (all sugar).
- 4% Calcium, 30% Riboflavin, 4% Zinc, 2% Thiamin, 2% Magnesium, and 60% Manganese.
- Several Untapped Waffle Flavors Including: Chai Waffle, Coffee Waffle, Lemon Waffle, Rasberry Waffle, and Maple Waffle. The lemon waffle is my favorite and tastes like a small lemon cake snack.
- Each UnTapped Waffle contains between 140-160 calories. The UnTapped Coffee Waffle flavor is infused with organic coffee and has 27 mg of caffeine.
The UnTapped Mapleaid is the most confusing of the 3? What is exactly is: “Mapleaid”? The Mapleaid is made with unrefined, pure maple sugar and has minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants to make it an ideal athletic fuel.
It’s a drink mix with the calories needed to perform as well as electrolytes.
- UnTapped Mapleaid comes in 2 flavors: Ginger Mapleaid and Lemon Tea Mapleaid. (The UnTapped Lemon Tea Mapleaid was actually a winner of Runners World 2018 Gear of the Year Award).
UnTapped Nutrition Conclusion:
If you’re looking for a thinner gel or a nutrition product that is all-natural, UnTapped Nutrition is a great place to start. Or if you like the taste of maple syrup as much as I do.
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Questions for you:
Have you tried Untapped Nutrition?
What is your favorite fueling product?