I don’t particularly like the taste of pickles. But I do like the way Pickle Juice Shots help stop cramping and provide a boost during a long bike ride or race. I usually take one midway through the day when I’m feeling low in energy and salt. Pickle Juice has 10 times more electrolytes than other sports drinks, without the sugar or caffeine. And, truth is, it tastes more natural than some other energy shots out there. The 2.5-ounce, one-serving shot is easy to knock back and, in the end, the point isn’t flavor but function. $20 (12 pack). picklepower.com

Author: Brad Kovach is the editor/publisher of Terrain Magazine