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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chocolate #9 Review/Giveaway

John from Chocolate #9 sent me some of their Chocolate #9 energy  gels to review.   One of the great things about Chocolate #9  is that it only contains two ingredients, Organic Agave and Cocoa.  I've always felt the less ingredients a product has the better it is for you.




The way the weather has been here I've been able to get some long runs in.   So I gave Chocolate #9 a try.  I really liked the Chocolate #9 energy gels.  The other brands that I've tried  in the  chocolate flavor have been very   sweet and way to chocolatey  for my stomach.  Chocolate #9 was just right, it wasnt to sweet or to chocolatey.   I didn't have any stomach issues after I took Chocolate #9. I actually was feeling very energized.   I don't know if it was the Chocolate # 9 or I was just having a good day.   Because my normal pace is 9.45 -10, but on  this run my pace ended up being 9.29.   I love that Chocolate #9 has only 70 calories.  I am very calorie conscious, so having only 70 calories is great.  Other brands of energy  gels usually  run around 100 calories per gel.


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Chocolate #9 contains two perfectly balanced energy enhancing ingredients and nothing more: organic agave nectar and breakfast cocoa processed with alkali.

Organic agave nectar provides slow burning carbs and sweetens the dark roast cocoa.  The dark Belgium style cocoa provides Chocolate #9’s rich taste.

A note on “breakfast cocoa”:  Breakfast cocoa is a FDA term for the class of cocoa with the highest chocolate fat content.  This chocolate fat content is responsible for taste and texture.  This is why Chocolate #9 tastes so rich.

Chocolate #9 is the only certified LOW glycemic energy gel on the market.  A smooth even flow of energy will allow all athletes to perform better than they would if they were using blood sugar spiking high glycemic index sweeteners.





 Chocolate #9 is different because it:
  • is sweetened only with organic agave.
  • contains no refined sugar or other HIGH glycemic index sweeteners.
  • has been – tested and certified – as a “LOW” glycemic index (GI) item.
  • Chocolate #9 LOW GI gel reduces the negative effect of repetitive insulin “spiking” during sustained exercise.
  • won’t cause a sugar high or a sugar low – bonk.
  • is an excellent energy choice for endurance athletes.
  • is suitable for most diabetics – and used by Team Type 1.
  • is an excellent choice for those not wanting to eat refined sugar.
  • is vegan, low fat and gluten free.
  • contains no synthetics – no unpleasant aftertastes – tastes great.
  • contains no “mystery” ingredients, colorings, or preservatives.
  • is easy on the stomach.
  • best of all — Chocolate #9 tastes great.


So if you are looking for a energy gel that has less calories and great taste I recommend giving Chocolate #9 a try. 

The great people at Chocolate #9 have given me three Chocolate #9  energy gels to giveaway. How awesome is that. 



                              HOW TO ENTER THE CHOCOLATE #9 GIVEAWAY


1) (Mandatory) - Become a follower of  my blog, if not already.  1-entry
2)(Mandatory)  Like Chocolate #9 on facebook  and tell them the Pink Hat Runner sent you. 1-entry
3) Facebook, Blog, twitter,etc about giveaway. 1-entry for each

                                                    US residents only
                             The winners will be chosen by random.org on 1/20      
                                                         Good Luck


Disclaimer-The Federal Trade Commission mandates that I let you know that Chocolate #9, provided me with the products free of charge. However, the opinion expressed is solely my own. 


                                                    

60 comments:

  1. i am a follower, this sound pretty awsome and I agree with you about other products

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  2. I liked them on FB and told them you sent me.

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  3. I am a follower. Your review is very enticing.

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  4. I like them on FB and told them you sent me.
    Eat Run Sail

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  5. I shared on my FB page.
    Eat Run Sail

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  6. Just another note... I see that this is for U.S. only so if I do win I do have a U.S. address.

    Linked your post to my blog sidebar.

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  7. sounds like a great product to try! Too bad I don't have FB, or I'd enter! Hope you're doing great :)

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  8. I am a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Added to my "giveaways" side bar on my blog.

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  10. Posted on their facebook wall. (and liked them)

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  11. Posted the giveaway on my facebook page.

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  12. I liked Chocolate #9 on fb and told them you sent me.

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  13. I shared your giveaway on my fb Life as a Running Mom page

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  14. these are my favorite thing ever and i would love to win some more!!

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  15. the above was supposed to mean that i am a follower :) and i also just commented on their fb!

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  16. I like Chocolate #9 and told them you sent me!

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  17. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/RunningWTG/status/156549191894695936

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  18. I shared on fb - via Running With The Girls

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  19. I posted on the sidebar of my blog!

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  20. I am a follower of your blog.

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  21. I like them on fb and told them you sent me.

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  22. duh!! how came it took me this long to become an official follower??? spank me and call me sally...

    anyway, this is one yummtastic gel.
    sign me up!!

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  23. I like them on FB and left a note that you sent me

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  24. ...and I'm linking your giveaway on my blog sidebar under imaginary giveaways:)

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  25. I liked Chocolate #9 on FB and told them you sent me.

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  26. I liked Chocolate #9 on twitter (so I could tweet the giveaway)

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  27. I was blocked from posting on FB. =(

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  28. I like Chocolate #9 on fb & let them know you sent me:)

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  29. I facebooked your giveaway:) https://www.facebook.com/JennsAdventures

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  30. I tweeted your giveaway!!! https://twitter.com/#!/JennsAdventures/status/157575529938165760

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  31. I blogged about your giveaway (editing it now:) + added it to the sidebar:)

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  32. I liked their page on FB and said you sent me.
    (Enjoying the Course)

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  33. I like Chocolate #9 on FB and let them know you sent me too!

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  34. Shared on my Twitter @wordsotunby. THANK YOU!

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All your comments are inspiring to me. Love hearing your feedback.

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