The short answer is yes. Any food product will have a best-before date, and this depends mainly on what the gel is made from.
Not very scientific, but I've just grabbed a few products from the shelves to have a look at what dates are on the product.
Something like a Clif Bar or a Pulsin Brownie is made from natural ingredients, so would tend to have a slightly shorter shelf life. The bars I picked up here have 9 months remaining on their shelf life.
I have to caveat that this is no exact science, but it gives you an idea of what to expect when you buy these gels.