Are you a runner? Or a sports enthusiast who needs quick energy? Or maybe, you just want something sweet, organic and chewy?
Well, Sharkies Organic Kids Sports Chews are the answer! These chews are USDA certified organic, gluten free, nut free, GMO free, fructose free, have no trans fat, and provide 100% of your daily needs of vitamin C. The company sent me some of their products to try, and I decided to review the Kids variety. (Sharkies also come in the “adult” variety- which are still organic fruit chews, aimed at adults who live a very active lifestyle.)
The Kids sports chews come in 4 flavors- the 45 gram packs of Tropical Splash, and Berry Blasters, and then the “lunchbox variety” Berry Bites & Fruit Splash.
The chews were very delicious, and the texture was right on. Not too “gummy” and not weirdly “chewy”- they were the perfect mix of the two. Think of gummy bears, but a little bit stiffer and not so sticky. I loved that they were in cute shark shapes, and came in vibrant colors like orange, yellow, and purple. They were definitely sweet (seeing as the first ingredient is cane juice/tapioca syrup or brown rice syrup), but weren’t sickly sweet or artifical tasting like some gummy products can be.
I know when I run, I cannot eat too much before hand (I’ve been blessed with a senstive stomach- thank youuuu genetics! ). I found that eating a package of these provided me with a ton of energy, and NO troubles on the tummy. I also stashed a few in my sports bra for a quick burst of energy during my 10K run. Really hit the spot since it was super hot that day and the person handing out the water spilled mine all over me! (Nuts!)
Overall, I give these 4 1/2 stars. Tasty and great for supplying immediate energy for races and more. I think I’ll probably eat them instead of candy gummy bears too, as a healthier, organic alternative
Tropical Splash- 1 bag (45g) is 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 36 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 0 grams of protein.
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors, Colors Added (Turmeric, Annatto), Sodium Citrate
Berry Blasters- 1 bag (45g) is 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 36 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 0 grams of protein.
Organic Rice Syrup, Organic Rice Syrup Solids, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Pectin, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Colors Added (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavors, Organic Sunflower Oil, Carnauba Wax
Berry Bites & Fruit Splash- 1 bag (23 grams) is 70 calories, 0 grams of fat, 18 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 0 grams of protein.
Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup Solids, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Color Added (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate), Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors, Sodium Citrate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Carmauba Wax