There was a bit of a delay in shipping due to an apparent overload of interest, but the package was still a bargain at a price of only Free + $4 for shipping.
The pack included a bunch of single-serving sized powder bags (in the white and orange box), two cans of FRS, and two packs of energy chews. Since Quercetin has only two possible ways of helping an athlete: 1) through working (and it doesn't), or 2) through the placebo effect (which can be very powerful, but was unfortunately lost on me since I knew it wouldn't work...), the energy chews were rather ineffectual, and tasted more like medicine than anything. I prefer Sport Jellies or, especially, CLIF Shot Bloks. I use Shot Bloks on the bike during longer races to augment my primary bike nutrition of IM Perform and Powerbars.
Photo courtesy of a review from iwaslazy.com
The powdered mix had a pleasant flavor, but was difficult to fully dissolve into solution and had a very powerful dye in it. I'm pretty sure it could stain a brand new teflon pan.
The drink, however, is really where FRS shines despite it's false promise of a benefit from Quercetin. Many triathletes, especially in Ironman races, like to take Red Bull during the run. With all of the amazingly unnecessary ingredients in Red Bull, including the ever-pointless Taurine and a fairly large dose of caffeine, FRS presents itself as a great alternative for the athlete that wants a quick load of caffeine and carbohydrates during the run leg. For those that currently use or are interested in using Red Bull or other energy drinks during your training and racing, I would strongly recommend that you consider replacing it with FRS. I may even leave a can in my run special needs bag at IM Coeur d'Alene this June.
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In summary, FRS is a nicely flavored drink that blends a little bit of caffeine and carbs into a nice package. While the energy chews left much to be desired, the drink is a great option for replacing Red Bull in your long-distance triathlon special needs bag.