For the Big Frog 65 I fueled mainly with nuun, and Honey Stinger. At aid station 6, I grabbed some pb&j. I was wanting one at aid station 5 but they didn't have any.
Nuun is really easy to use and come in tablet form. It is packed in a small tube that fits well in a jersey pocket and does not take up much room at all. The flavors are subtle and not too sweet. Kola Kona is my favorite, with a little bit of a caffeine kick to wake me up. Nuun really helps me stay hydrated.
Honey Stinger products are made from pure honey. That is only one of the reasons that I like them. The gels have assorted flavors including Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate. The Chocolate is a no-brainer, I love it. I normally don't like the fruity flavors, and don't like anything Banana in general. But, when I tried the Banana and Strawberry on a training ride, it was different. The balance of fruit taste and honey is such that.... I actually like it. The chews are really good to, easy to eat, and I can definitely feel the difference once they get into my system. I'm hooked on Honey Stinger and look forward to continuing to fuel on honey for a long time!
I'm still working on getting my calories that I need. But the last two races have been as close as I have ever been. I'm not bonking, getting hungry occasionally, and even sometimes eat too much.
I apparently took too much food with me and sent too much to the aid station because I had a lot left over. At the aid station when I picked up my drop bad, I'm sure I wasted time packing my pockets with the extra Honey Stinger and nuun products, but there was no way I was going to leave it behind!!!
If you have not try them you really should, it's good stuff.
Have a great day.