I first became aware of Candy Hero when I was doing a search for a UK supplier of Stay Alert energy gum. An order was put in. Unfortunately the order was wrong. I noticed that some of the packets of gum were a piece or two short and I duly contacted Candy Hero to let them know. Straight away replacements were dispatched with an apology and explanation that I wasn’t the only customer who had had this happen. Later on I would find that Candy Hero would have to rectify this issue themselves as the manufacturers wouldn’t compensate them. To me that says a lot about a company and its commitment to its customers.
From that initial order I’ve gone on to order quite a number of times and have always received orders quickly, well packaged and on one occasion the wrong item was put into the order. This was rectified with the correct item and I was told to keep the item which was wrong. Needless to say the kids were ecstatic at having more than they bargained for.
Nearly all the products I buy from Candy Hero are their caffeine orientated products. These come in very handy for early morning training sessions or prior to any race competitions I am doing. My favourites are Stay Alert Gum and the Pulsin Energy Bomb. Both I can easily consume or carry around with me if need be.
A normal run up to a race would be to eat 1 Pulsin Energy Bomb about 60 minutes prior to race start time then as we line up for the off to chew on a piece of Stay Alert Gum as this only takes 5-10 minutes to take effect which ties in very nicely with the slow release of caffeine from the guarana contained within the Pulsin Energy Bomb. An ideal combination which has served me well in 2011 and I’ll continue to use it in the 2012 race season.
The other benefit of both these products is that on very long runs were extra calories maybe be needed midway they can be easily carried in the back pocket of your running shorts. And once eaten the Pulsin Energy Bomb is very easily digested and does not sit in your stomach like a lead weight. With the Stay Alert Gum because its just chewed the caffeine hits your system very quickly via your mucus membranes and you get a bigger, quicker hit than you would from taking on a caffeine infused energy gel. Energy gels are notorious for causing stomach issues which is the last thing you need half way through a race.
So for all your caffeine based training and racing needs I would highly recommend Candy Hero not only for its range of products but most importantly its commitment to giving its customers the best, quickest service possible.
Candy Hero Discount code: SPARTAN-F3HA
Steven A Barlow, Co founder www.spartan-warriors.co.uk and founder of Spartan Runners “because we don’t just run” © 2012