GU ENERGY STROOPWAFEL FAQ
WHY IS THERE DIFFERENT INFORMATION ON THE GU ENERGY INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE COMPARED TO THE NEW ZEALAND WEBSITE?
Food sold in New Zealand are required to meet the labelling and food compositional standard requirements as set out by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) also referred to as The Code. The Code is enforced by the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand. Standards set by the Code stipulate different requirements compared to other governing bodies overseas.
All Gu Energy products under the Code are categorised as formulated supplementary sports food. The requirements of the Code have been stipulated within the FAQ for all New Zealand Gu Energy product range. You can also view the Product Information Sheets which provides additional information according to the Code for each GU Energy Gel product.
WHAT IS AN ENERGY STROOPWAFEL?
The Energy Stroopwafel is the answer to pre-workout. It is a Dutch-style treat that acts like an Energy Gel but tastes more like breakfast.
WHEN DO I EAT AN ENERGY STROOPWAFEL?
Eat one before a workout or race, or just bring one along for along for the ride for an energy source to power your workout.
HOW IS A GU ENERGY STROOPWAFEL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER GU ENERGY PRODUCTS?
The energy component is from carbohydrates, BCAAs and electrolytes. This is an ideal product for someone looking to add something to their breakfast or pre-workout snack/meal, and for the person that is new to the Gel world. The GU Energy Stroopwafel includes organic eggs to help hold the Stroopwafel together AND adds a bit of protein, which the Gels and Chews do not have.
IS THE GU ENERGY STROOPWAFEL GLUTEN FREE, KOSHER, VEGAN-FRIENDLY?
The Wild Berries, Coconut, and Salted Chocolate flavors are LOW GLUTEN with less than 20 parts per million or the equavalent of 20 milligrams per 100g. We use a gluten free flour blend that included organic rice flour, organic tapioca flour, and organic potato starch. The Caramel Coffee Salty’s Caramel, Hot Chocolate, Campfire S’mores, and Gingerade flavors do contain gluten. All Stroopwafel flavors are certified kosher, as well. All flavors are, however, made with organic eggs, so they are not vegan-friendly.
HOW DO YOU EAT THE STROOPWAFEL
Rip open the single serving packet and take a bite! It’s good before you run or ride, during long duration activities, and even to fuel up after you finish. We like to enjoy Stroopwafels with a hot cup of coffee, and if you let the steam warm the waffle, it tastes even better!.
DOES THE STROOPWAFEL CONTAIN CAFFEINE?
The Stroopwafel comes in both caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavors. Salted Chocolate, Salty’s Caramel, Gingerade, Coconut, Wild Berries, Hot Chocolate, and Campfire S’mores are CAFFEINE FREE. Caramel Coffee contains 20mg of caffeine.
WHY ARE THERE BCAAS IN GU ENERGY STROOPWAFEL?
Branched-chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Valine, and L-Isoleucine) also referred to as BCAAs, are essential amino acids or building blocks of proteins, which make up the muscles, connective tissues, and all the other structures in the human body.
No, GU Energy Stroopwafel are not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. These products should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.