I’ve posted a couple of times about the new Clif gel formula. Largely I think it’s good. But there’s another major improvement that Clif hasn’t promoted. They have made subtle changes to the packaging making it far better! They still have the little leash that helps you from accidentally dropping the “cap” of the gel when you open it. But the notch they cut to allow you to tear it open is a better shape that seems to make it possible to open, perhaps even with sweaty hands.
In the past I’ve always made a little slit in the packaging with scissors. Otherwise I would never be able to open them.