Price: $2.45 ea or $17.95 for an 8 pack
Flavors: Mallow, Chocolate & Mallow, Strawberry & Mallow
Available: Online and retail
How obtained: Company samples
RBR Advertiser: No
New Rice-Based Energy Crisp
Skratch Labs just introduced a new product line, Sport Crispy Rice Cakes, designed to be consumed immediately before or during a workout or cardio activity of 60+ minutes. The cakes are a blend of grains; brown rice, red rice, wild rice, and toasted quinoa. Also, using a simpler marshmallow recipe that is lower in sugar.
One Skratch Crispy has between 180-190 calories per cake comprised mostly of complex carbohydrates, which is enough fuel to power most endurance athletes for an additional 45-60 minutes. The nutritional information below shows very little fat, fiber, and protein, primarily carbs, for that immediate energy boost.
Skratch sent me a sampling of the new Sport Crispy Rice Cakes flavors to try out before the launch. I was expecting the sweetness of a traditional rice crispy treat, which doesn’t appeal to me while working out. But they were actually light, not overly sweet, and very tasty, and I enjoyed the taste of the different grains. I consumed the cakes either before a trainer ride or during an outdoor ride of 40 miles, and it gave me plenty of energy. They are a nice change of pace from some of the nutrition I traditionally take on rides.
The Sport Crispy Rice Cakes are allergen-friendly, gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. In addition, they are non-GMO, gelatin-free, and have no artificial colors or flavors.
As with all Skratch Lab products, the company guarantees they’ll help you perform better. If they don’t, the company will help find you something else or refund your purchase. It makes for a worry-free purchase no matter where you buy them.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.