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Redditors are on the case, testing their own packages of Spring Energy and coming up with results that could indicate that the nutrition facts Spring promotes are wildly inaccurate and overpromising carbs and calories.

Here’s the thread that started this off: “False nutritional info on Spring Energy gels” which was followed up by “I replicated the dehydration experiment of Spring Energy Awesome Sauce – it was the only one where dehydrated weight was below claimed carb amount” and “Type 1 Diabetic experiments on self to confirm the Spring Energy Gel rumors(*This post has been taken down by the author). As you can see by the headlines, these experiments are done on single packages for personal use. I’m not here to defend Spring, they haven’t responded yet and I know very little about these nutrition facts and the rules around them. When this story first broke last week, I chose not to post it because, well, it was posted on Reddit, but since this is picking up steam, I’ll share it and see what comes from it. What are the industry accepted fluctuations on these products? Will Spring respond? Will they stay silent and let it blow over? What are their athletes/influencers thinking?

Maybe the rules applies here too that if things seem too good to be true, they most often aren’t?


* Update: One of the posts has been taken down from Reddit as requested by the original author with the following statement:

…I think it was unfair of me to make this post until I accounted for more controlled experimentation….

This seems like a good call, in my opinion.