Honey Stinger Product Review & Giveaway!

by Her Happy Balance on March 26, 2013

I am always on the hunt for some new miracle product that will provide me with a jolt of energy  – whether it be to run that extra mile or to get through a slow afternoon at work.  But at the same time, I want the product to contain healthy ingredients, right? Who doesn’t want that?!  This search led me to the awesome people at Honey Stinger. They have a variety of different products, something everyone could enjoy.

“Honey Stinger’s energy and protein bars, waffles, gels and chews are all-natural foods designed for athletes and great for anyone looking for a healthy snack. Honey Stinger is pure natural energy.” -Honey Stinger

Their products contain honey (duh) which is believed to be a great natural source of energy because it is easily absorbed by the body as fuel. If you’re interested, head on over to Runner’s World for some more information on honey. Anyway, I was super excited when I received a package loaded with all different goodies.

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Here’s a breakdown of all the different products I sampled:

Honey Stinger Energy Bar:

  • Comes in Blueberry Buzz, Cinnamon Apple, Peanut Butter & Honey, Berry Banana Buzz, and Rocket Chocolate (I tried the blueberry and peanut butter flavor- both tasted amazing!)
  • Bars are made with over 30% honey
  • 5g of protein
  • Contain 23 vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A,Vitamin E, B-complex vitamins and zinc
Man, this blueberry bar tasted amazing! I liked the yogurt on the bottom :)

Although it doesn’t look all that pretty, it tasted amazing! I liked the yogurt on the bottom 🙂

Organic Stinger Waffles:

  • First of all, I LOVE the taste of these. I tried Vanilla, Chocolate, and Honey flavored waffles. They were like eating an awesome cookie, so soft! They also come in Lemon and Strawberry flavored.
  • “For years, waffles have been sold throughout Europe and eaten by professional cyclists, so Honey Stinger decided to create its own take on the waffle. Honey Stinger Organic Waffles are the only product of their kind that’s certified organic and available in a single-serving wrapper.” Essentially, it’s a good source of carbs to fuel your body on-the-go.
  • While not stellar in the fiber and protein department, I could pronounce all of the ingredients on the food label. That’s always a plus.
I'm in love.

I’m in love.

Organic Energy Gels:

  • Come in Vanilla, Acai Pomegranate, and Fruit smoothie flavors. 
  • Besides containing honey, these gels also contain essential electrolytes like sodium and potassium
  • USDA organic ingredients

Have you ever tried having a gel for breakfast in the morning on a slice of toast? Energy for breakfast!

Protein Bars:

  • They have bars available with either 10g or 20g of whey protein.
  • I tried Dark Chocolate Mint Almond (it’s a 10g bar) and it tasted like a thin mint but in protein form 🙂
  • They have bars for everyone’s palette with mocha, cherry, and peanut butter flavors.
  • Made of 25% or more organic honey
  • Contain 22 vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc.

Organic Energy Chews:

  • Come in Pink Lemonade, Caffeinated Lime-ade, Orange Blossom, Pomegranate Passion, Fruit Smoothie, and Cherry Blossom flavors
  • Lime-ade flavor gets its 32mg of caffeine naturally from white tea
  • Recommended that you take 5-10 chews during exercise
  • Made with gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO ingredients
  • One package will satisfy your Vitamin C needs for the day
  • Chews actually have 1g of protein and 1g of fiber which are derived from organic tapioca syrup and honey. I think this is pretty cool considering they’re a gummy fruit snack!

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I’ve seen the energy chews in sporting stores and all the products I sampled are available in single packs, boxes, and cases on their online store.

I loved the waffles so much that Honey Stinger is allowing me to host a giveaway! I’m giving away a box of Lemon Organic Honey Stinger Waffles (16 individually wrapped waffles) to two winners! And it’s a new flavor that I haven’t even had the chance to try yet, so if you win you’ll have to let me know how it tastes!

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To enter this contest, it is mandatory that you follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know how you stay fueled during/after a workout.

For additional entries you can do the following:

Just make sure to leave me a separate comment for each thing you “like” and follow. And if you already have done one of those things, leave me a comment saying you already followed or liked them. I’ll be choosing a winner next Tuesday night March 2nd (so get your entries in by then!) and I’ll announce the winner Wednesday (4/3/13) next week :)

*I was given the Honey Stinger products to try, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

Thoughts??

How do you stay fueled during/after a workout?

Comments on this entry are closed.

Runner Girl Eats March 26, 2013 at 7:40 am

I am awful bout fueling during a run but after a run I make sure to eat as soon as possible and get lots of protein (eggs and chocolate milk are my absolute fav)

jumpeatrun March 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

My go-to fuel is jelly belly sport beans, but I’ve heard great things about the Honey Stinger waffles- always wanted to try them!

jumpeatrun March 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

already following you on instagram 🙂

jumpeatrun March 26, 2013 at 7:58 am

already liked your FB page, but just liked HS too!

Kristen Gillette March 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

I stay fuled with protein shakes and protein bars!

Kristen Gillette March 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

I followed Honey Stinger on Twitter.

Kristen Gillette March 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

I followed HHB on twitter!

Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen March 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

I don’t have any big tricks to fueling up for a workout but I try and drink lots of water before and after.

Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen March 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

Also I follow you on Twitter and Instagram 🙂

Alex @ therunwithin March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

I have been dying to try these! I currently use jelly beans for my fuel during races.

Alex @ therunwithin March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

I follow you and them on twitter.

Alex @ therunwithin March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

I liked both of you on facebook

Alex @ therunwithin March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

I follow you on instagram

blonde hair blue eyed runner March 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

I already follow your blog. I love to stay fueled with a good breakfast which is usually pancakes or waffles, I love their waffle idea!

D March 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

I follow your blog via feedly 🙂 I love to stay fueled during a race with Clif energy shots right now because they have a tremendous amount of caffeine lol.

D March 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

I follow you on instagram 🙂

D March 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

I follow you on twitter

D March 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

I follow you on Facebook 🙂

D March 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

I follow honey stinger on twitter

D March 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

I follow honey stinger on facebook

D March 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

I tweeted about the giveaway @therushingherd

emily n March 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

I have always been a gu gal, but am definitely looking for something new and better!

megbek March 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

I use Gu for my long runs and after – liquid forms of protein. I typically have NO appetite after an intense workout. Those waffles sound amazing!

megbek March 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

I followed HS on Twitter

megbek March 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

And I followed you on Twitter!

megbek March 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

And now Instagram!

Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes March 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

I follow you on Facebook!

Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes March 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

And twitter!

Nori S March 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

I follow your blog through email.

I like to keep my energy up through healthy eating and proper hydration. I’m not always successful, though!

Nori S March 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

I follow Honey Stinger on Twitter.

Nori S March 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

I like you on FB.

Nori S March 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

I like Honey Stinger on FB.

Nori S March 26, 2013 at 11:46 am
Nori S March 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

I follow you on Instagram.

maryana90 March 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

During the work-out it is important for me to stay hydrated (drink about 1.5 bottles during work-out). And within 30 minutes after workout, I drink a protein smoothie: 1 scoop of Muscle Milk protein powder, strawberries, bananas and orange juice. I also love Nature Valley’s protein granola bars – yammy and have 10 g of protein in one bar! It’s usually my go-to breakfast when I’m running late.

thedancingrunner March 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I lalalalalove honey stinger waffles! Forrealtho. WANT!

thedancingrunner March 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Following u on twitter

Amanda March 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I’ve been wanting to try Honey Stingers! I tried shot bloks on my long run this weekend, and I think they messed with my stomach.

Amanda March 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Liked Honey Stinger on Facebook!

Amanda March 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Following Honey Stinger on Twitter 🙂

Amanda March 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Already following you on Twitter!

The Cookie ChRUNicles March 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I always eat breakfast before my runs and after long runs I make sure to refuel with oatmeal, ogreek yogurt, fruit and peanut butter (of course!)

Katie @ Live Half Full March 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I liked you on Facebook!

Katie @ Live Half Full March 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

And Honey Stinger!

Katie @ Live Half Full March 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I also followed you on Twitter!

Katie @ Live Half Full March 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

And Honey Stinger on Twittter!

Katie @ Live Half Full March 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm

And I also tweeted the giveaway! 🙂

bezzymates March 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Thanks for sharing. Boy oh boy, you bloggers enlighten me every day. The chews and gels look great for post workout. I liked you on FB.

quartercenturysouthernliving March 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I stay fueled by peanut butter toast before a race!!

Jess March 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

I stay fueled by eating a healthy breakfast and a protein rich snack post workout.

jsresults March 27, 2013 at 6:44 am

Awesome product review! These products look extremely interesting! I stay fueled through a workout with my gallon jug water filled with Controlled Labs Purple Wraath (Branched Chained Amino Acids)!

Tina@GottaRunNow March 27, 2013 at 6:44 am

My favorite running food – gels!

Tina@GottaRunNow March 27, 2013 at 6:47 am

And I’m following your blog!

Tina@GottaRunNow March 27, 2013 at 6:45 am

I follow you on Twitter!

Tina@GottaRunNow March 27, 2013 at 6:46 am

I follow Honey Stinger on Twitter!

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:54 am

I love to stay fueled during long runs with shot bloks and afterwards with a good protein smoothie 🙂

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

I follow you on twitter, of course 🙂

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

I follow Honey Stinger on Twitter 🙂

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:56 am

I liked you on Facebook!

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

I liked Honey Stinger on Facebook!

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

And I follow you on Instagram!

Running In Heels March 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

And I tweeted :)!!

Angela @ The Chicken Scoop March 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I love the Honey Stinger waffles!! I like something to “Chew on” to refuel during a run or ride so they are perfect (but still dissolve fast unlike the chews). Typically, I use Gu though because they are easier to carry and I completely forgot about the waffles. Thanks for the giveaway and the reminder!
~Ang

Angela @ The Chicken Scoop March 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I follow you both on Twitter (username @thechickenscoop)

Angela @ The Chicken Scoop March 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I like both your Facebook pages already.

Angela @ The Chicken Scoop March 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

And I already follow you on Instagram! (@thechickenscoop again)

Angela @ The Chicken Scoop March 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

And I tweeted!

Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections March 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I follow you on Twitter 🙂 (free2bimperfect)

Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections March 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I follow you on Facebook (via Freeing Imperfections)

Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections March 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

And Instagram! (free2bimperfect)

MyFreckledLife March 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I’ve become a big fan of the Clif ShotBloks, but I’ve tried the Honey Stinger gels before and definitely like those as well. I mean, you cant go wrong with that kind of ingredient list!

MyFreckledLife March 27, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I also follow you both (Honey Stinger and you) on Twitter

MyFreckledLife March 27, 2013 at 8:22 pm

And on facebook!

MyFreckledLife March 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

And on Instagram (myfreckledlifeblog)

MyFreckledLife March 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

AND tweeted! Yay!

Vicki S April 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I follow on twitter (@sswpss) and I make sure to drink a cup of coffee, get a good mix of carbs (for energy) and protein before a workout. After my workout I make sure to get some whey protein and then eat my meal.

mary April 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I follow your blog 🙂
I always drink a lot of pure water and sometimes protein shake or berry smoothies.

Seth April 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I drink plenty of water and eat fruit and light foods.

Jenny April 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I always have plenty of water before and after. I also find protein bars with zinc, protein and iron make a big difference.

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