In the spirit of Halloween: is extra Halloween candy good on the bike nutrition?
Sure! Says me who’s been ride loading on cheap Christmas fruitcake and fruit mince tarts during rides since they hit the shelves back in September.
Sure….assuming your stomach can handle it on the bike and you aren’t worried about chocolate melting in a jersey pocket.
Trick or treaters are slowing down, and we have -1/2 a 5lb Costco candy bag left. So could be trainer food for a long time
Only if you want corn teeth.
Swedish Fish, Skittles, Sour Patch – good
Snickers, Reese’s, Hersheys – not as good (I’m just guessing) due to the fat content and slower digestion
Unknown for me. My leftover candy will be long gone by the weekend.
I’m not sure who was the happiest, my wife passing the treats to the children or the children….
Wait, there’s other bike nutrition?
(I personally have no issue with stores rolling out the holiday stuff early. Pass the pffefferneuse, baby.)
I bought little Halloween packs of Jelly beans specifically as bike food. I didn’t have any left when the kids knocked yesterday.
Also, is it ok to hand out sweet gels instead of candy to children?
Of course, just skip the chocolate and focus on the sugary stuff
Friendly reminder to leave a bucket of Haribo out for the old weirdos in Lycra costumes during spooky season, lest they cover the facade of your house in Gu.
(And don’t forget the cookies and hot chocolate, Santa’s got a hell of a base ride planned.)
I protest the question. It implies that it could be a bad option.
The right question is, is halloween candy the BEST trainer food.
Pumpkins are quite messy and inconvenient to carry for your on the bike nutrition
No Haribou in the Costco bag - just your standard American candy: e.g., Reeses peanut butter cup, almond joy, snickers, etc.
yes, especially if it’s more sugar than fat!
I don’t recommend Skittles. They’re too chewy. I aspirated one once while riding.