after extensive scientific tests, yea right.. i find that choc milkshake works as well as anything on most of my normal rides, its only when i do a hard race or a long hilly day ride that i find torq makes me feel a little better, still could be placebo though. in anycase the number 1 thing for feeling better is proper hydration before during and after.
Haven't tried it yet but carbohydrate drink with Whey protein mixed in with it. Allows you to mix and match the ratio of carb to protein and cheaper than buying an all in one. If you time it right then Holland & barret have a half price sale on the whey protein powder and you can stock up 😀