New "Product" Giveaway

>> Thursday, January 20, 2011

Last week, I received this letter in the mail:

OK, they MIGHT have over-hyped the letter a bit just to get me a little more excited about it, but that's still pretty cool, right? And being it's not the 21st of January QUITE yet, I had to blur out any indication of the brand, the product name, and what it can do for athletes.

Included in the package was this:

So here's how I'm turning this into a giveaway:

I want people to comment and guess what the product is. I'm looking for:
#1: the NAME OF THE COMPANY (like "Nike")
#2: the NAME OF THE PRODUCT (like "running shoes")

(Hint: it's not Nike running shoes.)

So, what do you think it is? Start leaving comments. I'll stop back now-and-then and comment as well, saying who's on the right track and who's not even close. Then you can re-comment armed with new info and take another stab at it. The first person to get it right wins some goodies from the unknown company with the brand new, secret, unknown product!

So, what's your guess? Check the comments throughout the day as I leave more clues and / or new info! Tomorrow I'll reveal the new goodies (and the winner of this little giveaway)!

p.s. If you're one of the other 25 people who got a "tube" of this "stuff," or you have some sort of inside information (like Matt and Katie from Dome Running), don't be a jerk and say "It's [this]! I'm 100% sure!" Don't ruin our fun. Let's play fair, people. Thanks!


JP 7:08 AM, January 20, 2011  

hammer nutrition
fizzy tablets

ann 7:11 AM, January 20, 2011  

I did a little googling - I think Zym electrolyte tablets. Am I close? That, or somehow seamonkeys that help you swim faster

Matt 7:14 AM, January 20, 2011  

JJ Becher's Phlogiston

GeorgiaSnail 7:20 AM, January 20, 2011  

Running shoes

Dangit! Wrong again?!?!

Sort of looks like the tube we use to test the water in the pool...So I'm guessing it is a water testing kit?

Tbabs 7:27 AM, January 20, 2011  

cherry flavor Target brand multi-symptom nighttime cold/flu relief.. has to be it..

Eliza 7:28 AM, January 20, 2011  

Extra-endurance Viagra

I know my guess has to be close.

Luke 7:33 AM, January 20, 2011  

Cognac flavored Electrolyte Tabs

CEF,  7:39 AM, January 20, 2011  

Red Bull or 5 Hour Energy Tablet Form?

k 7:40 AM, January 20, 2011  

I'm going to go with Gu and electrolyte tabs.

Cap'n Tan Lines 7:44 AM, January 20, 2011  

Hmmmm... Looks like a NUUN tube to me.
Ditto on the NUUN Electrolytes

jtrimom 7:46 AM, January 20, 2011  

I'll say NUUN fuel fizzy tabs

Dr. TriRunner 8:01 AM, January 20, 2011  

It does look like Nuun... but that's not the Nuun top. So either they went over the top to ensure secrecy, or it's a different brand. Either way that's what I was thinking at first, so:


That would make my day.

Amy 8:06 AM, January 20, 2011  

waterproof earphones. I really need some.

asalvo 8:10 AM, January 20, 2011  

Company: Nuun

Product: Nuun Tabs

New flavors, Lemon-Tea, Fruit-Punch, Strawberry-Lemonade, Grpe, Tropical.

Looking at the picture, the first thing I thought of was electrolyte tabs. Then I remember reading a tweet this morning from another endurance athlete with industry connections who talked about some new Nuun flavors and figured I'd go with that.

Steve Stenzel 8:23 AM, January 20, 2011  

Good guesses so far!...

It's LOOKS like Nuun, but it's not.......

Wannabe 8:29 AM, January 20, 2011  

dang - would have said Nuun. i know powerade wants to "Battle" gatorade so i'll go out on a whim and say Powerade electorlyte tabs

Meg T 8:33 AM, January 20, 2011  

How about

Electrolyte tabs

Steel Springs 8:39 AM, January 20, 2011  

Are they Gatorade electrolyte tablets?

Anonymous,  8:40 AM, January 20, 2011  

Company: Power Bar
Product: Fizzy Tablets

Susan in Shoreview

libgyrl 8:43 AM, January 20, 2011  

Damn, my guesses of Nuun or Fizzy Electrolytes by some company that doesn't make them yet have already been entered.

SO instead I say:

Body Glide
Burstable Bubbles of Lubrication

(cuz you know there is SO a market for that!!)

caasen 9:07 AM, January 20, 2011  

I thinks it is Gu some sort of Powershot like liquid recovery

Velma 9:08 AM, January 20, 2011  

One of the new NUUN flavors for sure!!!

Heather 9:16 AM, January 20, 2011  

I think zym electrolyte drink tablets in. New flavour!

Chu 9:21 AM, January 20, 2011  

A new kind of Salt Stick brand electrolyte delivery tube.

Anonymous,  9:24 AM, January 20, 2011  

SportAktive Easy electrolyte tabs.

Mary in Crystal.

Justin Nunez 9:25 AM, January 20, 2011  

Zym Electrolyte Drink Tablets... in... Orange Flavor

nrmrvrk 9:37 AM, January 20, 2011  

Company: Clif
Product: Either Fizzy electrolyte tabs or Suppositories. I suppose it could be both, but that would be rare.

David Dawson 9:51 AM, January 20, 2011  

It's from the folks that brought us the snuggie, and it's their version of one of these:


Jamie 9:53 AM, January 20, 2011  

Gatorade Gel shots! (with vodka)

Chad 10:04 AM, January 20, 2011  

Electrolyte chews

KatieTri's 10:21 AM, January 20, 2011  

I have to agree with the Gu electrolyte tabs.

Or maybe CLif's version....

Just remember, Nuun did it first and does it darn well!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot 10:57 AM, January 20, 2011  

hmmmmm .... since they sent it to Steve in a Speedo:

- The top is some sort of triathlete hair removal product like nair but smell like chorine or dirt.

- then the bottom opens up and it has Toliet paper in it, you know for those times the porta-potties are empty.

Rizel 11:14 AM, January 20, 2011  

Some sort of gel or energy supplement

JenniferLeah 11:18 AM, January 20, 2011  

It's from THE MIGHT KOVAS and it is a JockSock.
I am POSITIVE of this!!

ha ha ha ha ha ha

Laura 11:26 AM, January 20, 2011  

I'm with gu fizzy electrolyte tabs.

Ironmom (Julie) 11:29 AM, January 20, 2011  

I'm gonna say Jelly Belly Sport. Some new flavor of beans? Jumping beans! Coffee beans!

Steve Stenzel 11:44 AM, January 20, 2011  

"Body Glide Burstable Bubbles of Lubrication?!?!"


Ummm, it's been guessed.... ACTUAL product announced soon....

Thanks everyone!

Rob Birse 11:46 AM, January 20, 2011  

Is it EPO from Floyd Landis?

TC 12:13 PM, January 20, 2011  

Damn, too late now I guess but it's a Cervelo P5 isn't it?

krystyna47 12:55 PM, January 20, 2011  

Electrolyte tablets, AWESOME NEW FLAVOR! Perhaps with caffeine?

Lisa 1:15 PM, January 20, 2011  

some sort of nuun

maybe the new u-hydration?

faerimeg,  3:02 PM, January 20, 2011  

Spacely Sprockets Gear Lube


Lindsay 3:08 PM, January 20, 2011  

Nuun Electrolyte Tablets!

So jealous that you get to sample the new flavors before the rest of us.

I can't wait for the Strawberry Lemonade and Fruit Punch.

Average A 3:37 PM, January 20, 2011  

Hmmm... I'd say it's nuun, too, but the flavors aren't coming out until April & and the lid on the package looks a little different...

Soooooo, I'll say: SALT TABS!

Kurt 4:12 PM, January 20, 2011  

Just like school, why do the work when you can copy others. I'm going to have to go with the Nuun Electrolyte Tabs? (I did google it and it does look like a nuun bottle?)

IronVince: IM WI 2009 and Beyond 4:41 PM, January 20, 2011  


I'm going with

Electrolyte tabs.

Be Well. Vince.

Erin Elizabeth Miller 5:06 PM, January 20, 2011  

A new Gu product coming out 3.1.11 new flavor of chomps...?

Luis Oliveira 5:16 PM, January 20, 2011  

nunn is the company and electrolyte hydration tables are the product.

Matt Hoffman 5:19 PM, January 20, 2011  

For sure a tablet like nuun that fizzes into a yummy low calorie electlyte drink. Not made by nunn. Either hammer nutrition, gu or powerbar.

It's probably hammer the hammer nutrition fizz tabs or perpetium solids solids.

I hope I'm right


CautiouslyAudacious 5:52 PM, January 20, 2011  

I hope it's Clif cuz I luv their products! And maybe it's something that disoves in water for instant electrolyte drink & if it's not maybe I should be contacting them with the idea ;-)

John 8:47 PM, January 20, 2011  

Company: Cliff
Product: electrolyte tab

Hope: it will make me faster

Reality: it will help me cross the finish line without dying!

Matt Ellenberger 8:58 PM, January 20, 2011  
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Matt Ellenberger 9:00 PM, January 20, 2011  

Company: Hammer
Product: perpetum solids
Flavor: Who knows? Strawberry? Vanilla? both?

Kendall 10:10 PM, January 20, 2011  

It looks like a tube of Nuun, one of their 5 new flavors of active hydration tablets. My favorite is the grape, btw (tried it today at the Outdoor Retailer show)

Pretend this is real 11:01 PM, January 20, 2011  

Company: Monsanto
Product: Genetically modified blog posts

(I have a feeling I'm not gonna win this one.)

Am I close?!?

Rebecca 7:53 AM, January 21, 2011  

Electrolyte Drink mix

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