Things you need to know when eating Whittaker's chocolate;
Try never to share your chocolate with a friend (you don't know out cycling when the next shop might turn up, and your friend wont ride so fast if he or she is low on fuel)
Don't get nutty ones. The nutty bits can get sucked into your lungs when eating and cycling quickly.
Choking lets your friends know you've been up to something.
Be a tidy chocolate eater and tear of extra wrapper neatly. That way you'll know if someone else has been helping themselves to your fuel and gaining an unfair advantage.
More on chocolate later. This should be one of the key ingredient in any cyclists nutrition. In fact any cyclist that doesn't eat chocolate should take a serious look at themselves!
Have you ever tried this stuff? I know some of my older cycle friends have because its from watching them that I decided to try it for myself. It's funny what we will do for that bit of an advantage when our backs against the wall. I remember at the time I was away with a bunch of roadie cyclists and we were about to start another long day racing in the saddle. Some of us spent longer in the saddle than others. I noticed that the guys that spent less time often had creamed rice for a pre race snack. The mere thought of creamed rice made my stomach turn because my parents made me eat sago pudding when I was a nipper.I forget now why we had sago pudding but feel it was probably to keep my brother happy as he had a somewhat weird enjoyment of odd foods which also included brains , tripe and sugar sandwiches.
I concluded a few things from trying creamed rice. Firstly that it was indeed disgusting in a stodgy creamy ricey way. Secondly that if you hate the taste as I did its monumentally more horrible when you cant pre warm it in a microwave. Such as when you've cycled to the race start and have been camping the night before in a tent. And finally that it is guaranteed to give you 80km's of hard riding per tin!
I later found that if you heat it and mix it with canned fruit you not only can bet an extra 20km's but you can get it down pre race without dry retching.
Some people must actually like the stuff or they wouldn't be able to sell it. I'll stop talking about it now because it's beginning to make me nauseous.