Best/worst flavors of Gatorade/Powerade

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Best/worst flavors of Gatorade/Powerade

Post by Tamales » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:14 pm

Lately I've been buying this stuff since one or the other of gatorade or powerade always seems to be on sale for pretty cheap at local grocery stores, but you usually have to buy 10-12 of the 32 oz size to get the sale price.

For gatorade, I usually stick to the fruit punch or grape or green apple, since the couple others I've tried are truly awful (like the pineapple-mango that I just opened). But there are so darn many flavors, I was wondering if there's a consensus on which are the best and which are the worst...

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Post by livesoft » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:27 pm

You could buy the powder and save tons of money. You will also note by buying the powder that you are basically buying sugar.

Can't tell you about flavor because I am drinking Crystal Light sugar-free lemonade made from the powder.
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Post by RobLyons » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 pm

Lemon Lime
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Post by stan1 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:30 pm

I find all of it is sickly sweet and artificial tasting.

I do like La Croix Tangerine and a few of their other flavors though.

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Post by mpsz » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:31 pm

Blue.

(I think the actual name is "Cool Blue")

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Post by runner3081 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:41 pm

I only drink Powerade Zero for a sports drink and only buy when less than $.50 per 32oz bottle.

Best flavor is blue, worst is orange.

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Post by StevieG72 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:48 pm

I like the Powerade Zero grape, typically sell for .68 cents each at Walmart.

Great for rehydrating after yard work.
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Post by Alexa9 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm

Make your own electrolyte drink without all the sugar and dye.
1/4 teaspoon lite salt (potassium and sodium)
1/2 tablespoon magnesium chloride (sold as a laxative in a glass bottle: if you drink a lot of it that is) lemon flavor is mild, grape and cherry if you want
tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
large glass of water
add natural fruit juice or other flavorings

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Post by Kenkat » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Lemon Lime or Orange Gatorade

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Post by bob60014 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:23 pm

Water!

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Post by tim1999 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:27 pm

Whatever they call the light blue color G2 is the one I like

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Post by HIinvestor » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:43 pm

S also preferred the orange and lemon-lime Gatorade. I personally preferred plain tap water over any of the bottled drinks. I found them too sweet generally and just didn't like them.

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Post by Mr. Gatti » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:45 pm

Citrus Cooler and Lemon-Lime Gatorade were always my favorite. They were even better when they came in the glass bottles.

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Post by GerryL » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:48 am

bob60014 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Water!
I was only drinking water when my doc told me — during a bout of laryngitis— that I needed antioxidants, whatever those are. Suggested sports drinks. Now keep various flavors on hand, but grape is my favorite.

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Post by pgs59 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:24 am

Lemon/lime, either brand (perpetually "on sale"). I cut it 50% with water. As an active tennis player in South Florida, I find it works well to keep hydrated.

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Post by andypanda » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:56 am

Frost.

My fiancee's grand nephew left some here and I tried it after mowing a couple of acres on a 95*F day with 80+ humidity. Refreshing and not too offensive. It's the only flavor I've tried, but I liked it enough to buy some on sale plus it was a 2-for-1 deal. Maybe I'll take one fishing tomorrow.

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Post by LMBFlorida » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 am

I am not a fan of Powerade. I drink the orange gatorade at a 50-50 blend with water. Not so sticky sweet when diluted.

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:11 am

Kenkat wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Lemon Lime or Orange Gatorade
+1. I like Orange best, Lemon Lime comes in second.
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Post by Starfish » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 pm

No thank you. I put in me enough chemicals. Water.

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Post by Taz » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:23 pm

Limon Pepino (cucumber lime). Seriously.
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Post by Ready3Retire » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:05 pm

Gatorade G2 purple...half the sugar of regular. Better yet Vitamin water Zero red...no sugar.

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Post by GoldStar » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:09 pm

Starfish wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 pm
No thank you. I put in me enough chemicals. Water.
They aren't all chemicals- they also have sugar.

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Post by p14175 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:23 pm

Taz wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Limon Pepino (cucumber lime). Seriously.
+1 My favorite flavor!

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Post by Darth Xanadu » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:27 pm

Gatorade Frost Riptide Rush
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Post by You Know What I Mean » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:27 pm

After a workout, I prefer orange Gatorade along with chocolate-flavored power bars. If just drinking Gatorade without power bars, I prefer the lemon-line.

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Post by tj218 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:29 pm

I used to have a bad Gatorade/Powerade habit but either my taste buds changed or they started getting a lot sweeter. I've since switched to re-hydration salts https://www.amazon.com/TRIORAL-Rehydrat ... B00OG8G9U2 the stuff is a god send. Makes you re-hydrate quickly but also helps with headaches and long travel. They have different flavors but I have only ever used the non-flavored.

What does it taste like? At worst I think it tastes like the old Alka-Seltzer without carbonation or fizzing. I don't have a problem with the taste, my wife doesn't like the taste that much though.

If I am in a pinch and don't have any handy I look for the lower sugar flavors of Gatorade/Powerade. Green is usually the least offensive.

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