Why Sugar?

When it comes to running, climbing, and physical activity of any kind, maple syrup works its magic as a source of easily digestible carbohydrates, delivering a rapid energy boost. Its unique blend of glucose and fructose aids in replenishing glycogen stores efficiently, promoting endurance and sustaining performance. So, grab a Maple Syrup Hunk Energy Gel, my fellow Hunk, and let its golden goodness be the fuel that propels you to conquer those trails, conquer those heights, and conquer your goals with a sweet smile!

Here are a few key reasons why sugar from maple syrup can be beneficial while running:

  • Rapid energy source: Sugar is quickly absorbed by the body and can be readily available for energy production. It can help you maintain or increase your running performance, especially during prolonged endurance activities.
  • Easy digestion: Sugar, particularly simple sugars like glucose and fructose, is easily digested and absorbed by the body. This allows for faster energy delivery to your muscles during exercise.
  • Mental focus:  Running long distances can be mentally challenging. Sugar consumption can help provide a boost in mental focus and concentration, which can be beneficial for maintaining pace and motivation.
  • Preventing hypoglycemia:  Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels, can cause fatigue, weakness, and a decline in performance. Consuming sugar during exercise can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of hypoglycemia, ensuring your energy levels remain stable.


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A Simpler Healthier Sugar

Not only is pure maple syrup a non processed sugar that is more environmentally sustainable in its production, but it also has far more health benefits than sugars like corn syrup and cane sugar. Take a look!



Designed for trail running through the mountains, working on your climbing project or for a delicious treat in your lunchbox, Maple Syrup Hunk Energy Gels are made for you. Our 5 carefully selected flavors will leave you wanting more. Say goodbye to those chalky, goopy, disgusting gels that garbage brands like Clif and GU put out!

Our Operation

At Maple Syrup Hunk, our operation is off grid. We live a little slower and work a little harder here. The wood used to boil our sap is from the same forest where we collect each bucket. Boils last all night, chores seem endless, work is round the clock. We believe in sustainable practices, despite that they can be slower. Rather than over tapping and overusing the land, we focus on stewardship, making our goods with the lowest impact on the land.

All of our products are made in small batches and are always wood fired, to give it that unique and robust taste that has built our reputation.

Thanks for being a Hunk!