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03-15-2002, 03:07 PM
I discovered something last night while looking through some old Halloween candy at my uncles house.

Smarties are made of a combination of dextrose and malto-dextrine(sp). Each tiny pack contains 25 grams of sugar.

This is probably the cheapest way to buy dextrose. If you buy them in bulk (3lb bags) you could save a good $10 dollars per 10lbs.

Might check it out! Perfect for post-workout.

By the way, smarties are little tiny hard candies. You can probably find them anywhere.

03-15-2002, 03:10 PM
what is "smarties"? I keep thinking it's Pixie stix for some reason!:confused:

03-15-2002, 03:14 PM
Do you mean the colored things from Nestle?

03-15-2002, 03:22 PM
smarties are the little round chip shaped candy..different colors...

03-15-2002, 03:27 PM
Here is a picture of them:


Paul Stagg
03-15-2002, 03:33 PM
I used Smarties as my carb up on a TKD.

Used to eat them in the car on the way to the gym.

03-15-2002, 03:47 PM
What?!?!? There are two different smarties?

The ones I know are the candy coated chocolate.

ie. When you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last?

The pic that syntekz posted is something else.

03-15-2002, 03:51 PM
I only knew the chocolate ones, too.

03-15-2002, 03:58 PM
You can get dextrose and maltodextrin cheaper at www.proteinfactory.com

03-15-2002, 04:05 PM
There are chocolae ones?

Smarties are gooood... :D

03-15-2002, 04:44 PM
There are no chocolate smarties damnit, those are called sixlets : )

03-15-2002, 04:48 PM
yeah...smarties are ace on a tkd. hthose little rolls are the perfect 30g carbs too.

and those chocolate things are called m&ms. i'm presuming sweettarts are similar in combination..prolly with citric acid as well too.

you know what's ace?

chocolate necco wafers.

03-15-2002, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by BigChaseyChase
You can get dextrose and maltodextrin cheaper at www.proteinfactory.com

Nah. Go to a place like Sam's Club or something. Buy 3lbs bags of them for 2 - 3 bucks. Plus you aren't paying for shipping and handling like you do online.

Over at protein factory it's 2.50 lb and shipping will get expensive...

03-15-2002, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Scooby-Doo
There are chocolae ones?
Yeah. Here:

03-15-2002, 09:13 PM
Smarties and Sweettarts I have always used postworkout as an excellent form of a dextrose/maltodextrin combo.


03-16-2002, 12:04 AM
All good until your teeth falls out a month later from all the decay!:D

03-16-2002, 08:31 PM
nice! I'm going to buy some.