Jeopardy Ask Kilometer...
Q: What's better than a PowerBar, Fig Newtons, saltines, graham crackers, a small plain bagel, jelly beans, or an orange?
Yes, in terms of "foods for energy", gummy bears out-rank all of these strictly in terms of a carb : calorie ratio. The only things better (based on the Runner's World list) are Gatorade (#1), honey (#2), and dried fruit (#3)... although there was a three-way tie for fourth (with GU and hard candy). And, in case you were wondering, the world's biggest gummy worm weighs 3lbs and the biggest gummy bear weighs 5lbs (I love how they're being all scientific with safety goggles and a lab coat):
... I think the "gummy bear truck" might be at our run tonight ;-)