We typically steer clear of reviewing nutrition products. It can be hard to substantiate claims or give little more than anecdotal evidence that a product works as intended. So why discuss Skratch Labs? To be blunt, we liked everything that they sent us to try. The products were free for us to try, but there was no obligation to post about it. We don’t get a commision or payment for this review. We have enjoyed the products and recommend them in the hopes that you will love them as much as we do.
Skratch Labs Hydration Mix
We tried two flavors, the Lemon-Lime and the Strawberry hydration drink mix. Both drink mixes have electrolytes and calories. Fist bump! That means while you are hydrating with your handheld or hydration vest this summer you can replace the salt lost in your sweat while you get some energy from the caloric intake.
The flavors are light and not overpowering. The drink mix is mildly sweet, but not sugary. Between the Strawberry and the Lemon-Lime, I preferred the Lemon-Lime. It tastes so good I would consider mixing it with Vodka. Pro tip: After the Hat 50k we throw a little party and consume way too much alcohol. Before bed, I drank 12 oz. of water with one scoop of Lemon-Lime Hydration Mix and also gave a glass to my friend. We both woke up with a little less of a crushing hangover. He called me the next week and asked me “What was that drink we finished the night with?” I told him, and he ordered his supply just for medicinal purposes.
These drink mixes are verified non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and kosher. One of the flavors even has caffeine if you need a jolt. Use the button below to see more information about ingredients and pricing.Learn more about Skratch Labs Hydration Mix
Skratch Labs Energy Bars
These bars are dense. This isn’t a wimpy snack; I’m talking about not being hungry after you eat one. The flavors are delicious. We tried the Chocolate Chip, Cherries and Pistachios, and the Ginger Miso flavors. I did not expect to like the Ginger Miso, but I am either a freak or the bar tastes good. Meg thinks I am a freak, but the savory taste of the Ginger Miso was a nice break from the fruit, peanut butter, and chocolate flavors of your everyday bar. I used the bars before long runs or as an afternoon snack.Learn More about Skratch Labs Energy Bars
Skratch Labs Recovery Mix
So you finished your workout, and everyone knows you have to get some carbs and protein back in the tank within 20 minutes of the end of a hard workout to help your muscles repair and build. The problem is we don’t always have a turkey powerhouse sandwich in our back pocket. However, it is easy to carry and mix Scratch’s recovery drink. I feel like these are post-workout treats. Once again, the flavor is as clean and tasty as the design of their packaging. Visit the Skratch Labs website to get the nutritional info on the recovery mix.Learn more about Skratch Labs Recovery Mix
Thomas is the founder of Big Run Media, Believe In The Run, and the Faster Bastards. His mission is to get everyone running. Life is better when you run and running is always better when you have the right gear.