Sport Beans

I have run two marathons now with several more on the horizon. In my first half marathon I ate Snickers bars. They were pretty good. In my first marathon I ate generic Jelly Beans. They were good but seemed to be lacking something. In my last marathon I ate M&M’s. I was pretty happy with them. But I have had it recommended to me that I try some gels, or other types of sports things. I have tried one GU, I think a strawberry/banana flavored one. But it was kind of gross. I tried a Snickers Marathon Bar and that was disgusting. I resigned myself to not liking any of the GUs, gels, etc. But I got some recommendations for some different types and flavors, so I decided to give them another shot. I visited the local sporting goods store, bought a selection. Among the stuff I bought, I bought a couple flavors of Jelly Belly Sport Beans. I bought Fruit Punch and Lemon-Lime. I really like the Fruit Punch flavored Sport Beans. I tried the Lemon Lime flavor Sports Beans, and they were good, but I prefered the Fruit Punch flavored beans. These would be doable in a marathon. They would give me some carbs as well as electrolytes. A 1 ounce bag cost $1.29, but I know I can buy a 24 bag carton for about $20 plus shipping. I might be able to find them cheaper.