TORQ Chews have the texture and flavor of a chewy candy, yet the formulation is certified 100% Organic by the British Soil Association, so as ever, nutritional purity is at the top of the TORQ agenda. TORQ Chews are deliberately chewy, because we believe that the key to successful fueling is all about variety across products, as well as taste.
The formulation has been optimized with 2:1 Glucose-Derivatives:Fructose so that it will provide the fastest possible delivery of carbohydrate once in the intestine, but we’re all individuals and we believe in producing products that allow our customers to consume these optimized carbohydrate doses in different and interesting ways. Each TORQ Chew contains 30 grams of multiple-transportable carbohydrates (1 TORQ Unit) and forms part of the TORQ Fueling System, so can be used alongside TORQ’s energy drinks, gels and bars to fuel optimal performances. Please take the time to read about the TORQ Fueling System by clicking HERE and ensure that you get the most out of this product.
The TORQ Fueling System suggests consuming 2-3 TORQ Units per hour by taking on board our energy drink (TORQ Energy) along with the other more concentrated TORQ Units displayed in the table below, of which the TORQ Chew is one. The higher your perspiration rates, the more TORQ Energy you will need to consume relative to our concentrated fueling units and when perspiration rates are lower, more concentrated TORQ Units should be consumed and less energy drink. The choice of which concentrated TORQ Units to consume is entirely yours.
TORQ Chew has been formulated to be deliberately chewy with a consistency similar to a chewy candy/granola bar, with flavors delightfully punchy.
In cooler weather, we strongly suggest keeping TORQ Chews in a pocket next to the body to ensure a good consistency, because they are temperature-sensitive. It needs to be noted that there is no quicker way to consume 30 grams of carbohydrate (1 TORQ Unit) than via our TORQ Gel. For this reason, we don’t recommend using TORQ Chew or TORQ Bar during high intensity racing or training when heavy breathing makes consuming them difficult. For these reasons, we advise combining TORQ Energy Drink with TORQ Gels during higher intensity racing and factor in TORQ Bars and TORQ Chews over the longer distances/lower intensities for variety. Of course, the beauty of the TORQ Fueling System is that the choice is yours and we accept that everyone has different preferences.
TORQ Chew is cold-pressed from just 4 Soil Association Certified Organic ingredients. These raw ingredients are cold-pressed together to form the TORQ Chew without the need to cook or bake. This innovative product could not be more natural.
The concentrated nature of TORQ Chew pitches its ‘tonicity’ firmly in the hypertonic zone, meaning that the product has been optimzied to prioritize fuel delivery over fluid supply. This, in combination with the unique integration of multiple-transportable carbohydrates (as explained above) makes TORQ Chew the highest performing energy chew on the market today. The TORQ Fueling System outlines how TORQ Chews should be used in combination with our other fueling products, so please take the time to read this section of the website.
TORQ Chew will not satisfy your hydration requirements, so it is vital that you use this product in conjunction with TORQ Energy to ensure optimal physical performance. As the TORQ Fueling System confirms, there may be high perspiration situations where the intake of TORQ Chew units should be limited in favor of TORQ Energy consumption to address the body’s fluid and electrolyte requirements. On the other hand, in low perspiration environments, TORQ Chew and our other concentrated TORQ Units (TORQ Gel and TORQ Bar) should represent a more significant proportion of your fuel intake. As long as 2-3 TORQ Units per hour is maintained in every scenario, fueling will be optimal, you just need to drink more of your fueling units if perspiration rates are high and less when lower.
Athletes ‘need’ a food that is ultra low in fat to guarantee rapid digestion and minimize the intake of ineffective calories. TORQ Chew contains only trace amounts of fat per chew. Check the fat content of other energy bars on the market…you’ll be surprised.
Some things just tick you off…for us, it’s making a mess while on the bike or on a run. The TORQ Chew is packaged in a way which makes it extremely easy to either consume the whole unit, half it, or even consume smaller bites. All of this while being able to neatly re-wrap the Chew and stick back in your kit (wherever that may be…). The real difficulty comes with simply not trying to eat it all in one swoop…good luck with that, it’s too damn tasty.
Under exercise stress, digestion is affected as blood is diverted to the working muscles and any solutes added to a product will raise its osmolality unnecessarily making it harder to digest, so irrespective of the health debate surrounding the consumption of artificial ingredients, during exercise is certainly not the time to take them. Therefore, no flavoring is added to TORQ Chew (we just utilize the natural flavors already present in the ingredients) and we don’t use colors (artificial or natural), because they simply don’t need to be in the product.
For the same reasons, we don’t believe in the use of artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Acsulfame-K, Saccharine and Sucralose. These artificial sweeteners are 100’s of times sweeter than sugar and Aspartame/Acsulfame-K are particularly controversial with regard to long-term health. They offer no performance benefit at all and our stance is the same with these as with colors and preservatives – if they don’t need to be included in our formulations for functional reasons, why include them?
Like the energy drink and gels, TORQ Bars are random-tested for the presence of substances listed on the WADA ‘banned’ list by an independent laboratory under ISO17025.