Ok, this one has a bit of an expiration date, if you find a deal on your favorite drink mix, energy bar, gel or snack it’s best to stock up when you find a deal. We’ve come across a few buy one get one free offers from time to time. You know you’ll use them at some point so why not stock up when you can. The shelf life on many of these foods is greater than a year. We’ve also used items that have gone past their expiration dates with mixed results, primarily energy gels. If you go too long past the expiration date on an energy gel it will start to become granulated at the bottom of the gel pack which will lead to a very unpleasant texture in your mouth. If you can find gels for less than a dollar it’s best to stock up for the entire year.