Gatorade (24 reviews)

Gatorade Frost Arctic Blitz

Gatorade Frost Arctic Blitz

I seemingly only drink Gatorade when I'm sick. Everyone except me is getting over a gnarly case of the 2016 GI bug. If it hasn't gotten you, it's gotten someone you know and it's a real sonofabitch. I'm just suffering from massive fatigue which is miles better than what everyone else has dealt with.

What does this taste like, though? I don't know. Mystery fruit? Does any Gatorade taste like anything? There might be some arbitrary melon in there but as far as anything I can pinpoint? Nope. "Fruit flavored" and that's as far and as much as I can do. Is it bad? Nope. It's not the best Gatorade I've ever had but it's far from the worst. This went down smooth and I'd like to think it gave me what plants crave, electrolytes. My body is fighting whatever atrocious virus the Western New York region is currently plagued with and I need whatever help I can get. Soup and Gatorade. Help!

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http://www.gatorade.com
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United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 21st, 2016
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Gatorade Perform 02 Low Calorie Citrus Mango

Gatorade Perform 02 Low Calorie Citrus Mango

I know that Gatorade is meant to be consumed after some sort of physical activity in order to quench your thirst and replace lost electrolytes, but I’d also like to think that the person doing the drinking had burned off enough calories during said activity to counteract the sugar in the drink. These low calorie versions of theirs are borderline undrinkable. The thing that confuses me is that it’s not that they taste diet, they just taste gross. This is sweetened with erythritol and Reb A as well as some sucrose. Normally a match up like that is the best you can get with zero calorie sweeteners, but it just tastes wrong here. I blame one of the other ingredients, because it has an aftertaste like I’ve never experienced. The initial taste is a general citrus flavor that’s a tad diet, but that aftertaste just taste the drink on a weird turn and all of the passengers are thrown from the vehicle. It’s just ghastly.

Website
http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Diet, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 27th, 2014
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Gatorade Frost Riptide Rush

Gatorade Frost Riptide Rush

I’m melting. I swear it was so hot in the print shop today that my skin felt like it was just going to melt off. I drank a half-gallon of unsweetened iced tea, and it still wasn’t cutting it. I needed refreshment and I needed it instantly. My drink bin is running dangerously low, but luckily I had a single bottle of Gatorade in there. Not only was it meant to refresh and rehydrate, it also cam in a large quantity (32oz). I cracked open this cap and chugged about half the bottle. It’s not how I generally drink a beverage for review, but I knew I had a lot left, and I felt I ha sweat out a dangerous amount of life sustaining fluids.

The enigma of this beverage is that even though the flavor is very light, it has a stronger flavor than other varieties of Gatorade. It’s a grape flavor, but the “Gatorade-ness” of it isn’t as prominent as with other flavors. I personally think it’s one of the best in the companies arsenal.

After I drank this the room was still scalding hot, and I was still sweating like a maniac, but I felt much better. As an added bonus it also has a great taste. I win all the way around.

Website
http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 22nd, 2013
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Gatorade Perform 02 Strawberry Lemonade

Gatorade Perform 02 Strawberry Lemonade

I want to hire a sweet MC and have him say, "This is a 7-11 exclusive" in that voice that they do on mixtapes. You know the one. The arbitrarily placed, out of time, over lyrics, poorly recorded, mostly yelled tagline that someone like Don Cannon would do so you know you can't get it anywhere else and more importantly, partially ruins it so you can't get a decent recording of it without some dude yelling over top of it.

Now that my mixtape fantasies are looming through my head, we can get down to brass tacks. You know what Gatorade tastes like, right? You know what lemonade tastes like, right? You know what strawberries taste like, right? Well, if you can draw a line through all of them, you get this. It's good, not too sweet, but no Gatorade is really too sweet now, is it? It didn't have a sting that one might expect either. It was actually, probably due to the Gatorade core, a pretty smooth drink that I will come to again and again until it's gone.

Since I can't drink for pleasure and I don't play sports, I probably won't get another bottle, but it will certainly make me wish that I could shoot some hoops, toss around the pigskin, slap some pucks, or play soccer. "You forgot Baseball, you stupid idiot!" you say? No. I did not. Most baseball players could smoke and drink and it wouldn't change the game one iota. Only the runners on base deserve Gatorade and since, at max, four people at a time can drink it, it's not really fair to the rest of the players so no one in baseball can drink Gatorade unless it's pre or post game.

Website
http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Lemonade, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on July 10th, 2013
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Gatorade Fit 02 Mango Passion Fruit

Gatorade Fit 02 Mango Passion Fruit

Seriously, how many flavors does Gatorade have? Every time I think I know them all I turn around at a store and an unfamiliar face is staring up at me, just taunting. I think there were less than five varieties when I was a kid, and I was okay with that. Then they expanded their line and things got a little lighter, and I thought to myself, well that actually is much better. Now there are so many that I can’t even keep track, and the thing is that unless I drink them side by side, a lot of them taste very similar.

A little research told me that as of now the Fit line is no longer in production, but that it should be back next year, after some reformulating/repackaging. With this line they were trying to ensnare gym rats into their empire. The entire line included a pre-workout protein bar, a fruit based protein drink for while you work out and these low calorie versions of their normal drinks for post gym time. For me that is far too much to worry about. I’ll drink water when I work out, and occasionally a protein drink afterwards. Then again I’m not fanatical about the gym. I’m not trying to get ripped, just to stay in some moderate form of health.

So yeah, this line didn’t quite catch on, but it tastes okay to me. It’s low calorie, but they get there by mixing sucrose and stevia, so it doesn’t have an overly diet taste. The stevia is there a little, but it’s easily ignored. The beverage is clear, which is strange for Gatorade, but I understand they are trying to give the illusion of it being a better alternative to water while working out, and any sort of coloring in a drink would take away from that notion. The flavor is the lightest I’ve ever tasted in a Gatorade flavor. It’s hard to distinguish the mango or passion fruit, since they are normally such prominent flavors. By dialing them back it gives the beverage a general tropical flavor that hints at each, but doesn’t go overboard.

It’s too bad that this line didn’t catch on, well at least these post workout drinks. They make for a decent low calorie beverage that doesn’t taste like poison.

Website
http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 18th, 2013
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Gatorade Perform 02 A.M. Tropical Mango

Gatorade Perform 02 A.M. Tropical Mango

Who knows what one does in their sleep? Perhaps you are a werewolf and without even knowing you transform into a wild beast and cause havoc throughout your town. Maybe you sleep-mallwalk with a bunch of geriatrics that wake up at 3am. Some people have night terrors of game show blunders past that cause them to be restless. Or perhaps it’s simply the time when you think you are a Viking. If any of those things are true of you, then you certainly wake up with a loss of fluids and a lack of electrolytes in your system.

The only rational solution to these problems is to grab an oversized bottle of sugary beverage and down it as soon as you wake up. I mean staying healthy is a must and you’ll be damned if nighttime you is going to ruin the rest of your day. So chug my friend, chug!

Guess what this tastes like? That’s right it has the same sodium base as every other flavor of Gatorade. Not a bad thing at all. I like when drinks have a specific taste through out their entire product line so that you can spot them in blind taste tests. It’s a taste America has known and love for decades. This version they went a little tropical with the taste. There may not be any mango listed on the ingredients, but it tastes enough like the fruit that you don’t feel cheated. It is way sweeter than anything I would typically want to drink in the morning, but I’m not an athlete, a werewolf or have grandeurs of sailing the seven seas plundering villages. I’m just a Thirsty Dude, who thinks this tastes just fine, but I wouldn’t drink it in the morning….okay it’s 9am right now, but I drank 90% of this yesterday. I’m just finishing it off to get a taste for the review.

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http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 24th, 2013
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Gatorade Perform 02 Fierce Melon

Gatorade Perform 02 Fierce Melon

Can someone look back at the Truman Show-esque tapes of my life and tell me exactly what happened to make me such a fool for melon? When I was younger I never disliked melon, but I always thought of it as just there. In fruit salad it was the filler. One of the greatest Simpsons’ quotes is about how cantaloupe doesn’t matter when it comes to honey dew. I don’t think a good laugh is enough to change my taste buds though. It remains a mystery, but I love melon these days.

For years I have been talking about how all I want is a bottle of cantaloupe juice. Think of how amazing that would be. It would be so damn flavorful. The last place I expected to get a little fix for my urge would be in a bottle of Gatorade. While this is a far cry from a glass of actual melon juice, it does taste enough like a mix of cantaloupe and honey dew to satisfy me until science comes through for me. It mostly has that general Gatorade flavor, with notes of said melons. This is the kind of Gatorade I would drink at an early morning sports practice. Remember that dumb summer when I decided to join the school football team and had to waste my vacation getting up way to early? You don’t? Well looks like you should rewind those tapes of my life a bit further. I forced a fumble once that won us a game. That play probably consisted of 75% of the game time I actually got. Go make some popcorn, you’re in for a wild ride.

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http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 25th, 2013
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Gatorade Recover 03 Mixed Berry

Gatorade Recover 03 Mixed Berry

You’ve slurped down a bunch of packets of “Prime” Gatorade to get you pumped for the big game. You downed gallons of “Perform” on your breaks from the big plays to keep you going. It certainly was a big day all around. You’re sports team scored big points and made big moves. Now it’s time for the big celebration, but you want to take big precautions to ensure that you aren’t big-time sore tomorrow. Now is the time to drink some “Recover’ Gatorade.

The base of this is your general berry Gatorade flavor. Added to that is the weird thick/semi chalkiness of whey protein to help your muscles recover. It’s thicker than the Perform line, but not as thick as the Prime. It’s sweetened with sucralose, but it doesn’t have an overly diet taste. It’s not something I can’t see anyone drinking this for enjoyment. It’s a functional beverage and it tastes such in a big way.

Website
http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 13th, 2012
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Gatorade Low Calorie Perform 02 Raspberry Melon

Gatorade Low Calorie Perform 02 Raspberry Melon

Stephen was obsessed with looking like a troublemaker from the 1950s. He cuffed his jeans, wore Doc Martins (he knew it was more a modern adaptation of the greaser look, but he liked the way they looked), he wore his hair short with a slight wave to the side in front and always wore plain white shirts. In his mind he looked exactly like Kiefer Sutherland when he played Ace in Stand By Me. The only thing he needed to make his look complete was a leather motorcycle jacket. In his mind nothing would look cooler than him in his jacket. It was late July when he finally saved up enough money to buy the old broken in jacket he had been eyeing at the thrift store. His look was now complete and even though the weather was in the 90’s every day he wouldn’t take off his jacket. He felt he had to suffer for his image to prove how tough he was. He sure did sweat a lot though, and he felt dehydrated all of the time.

He decided he really needed to hydrate himself, so he went to the corner store and picked up a bottle of Gatorade. He decided that while raspberry melon didn’t sound like the toughest flavor, it did sound like it would taste wonderful. He glared at the clerk and paid for his drink and a pack of smokes. He didn’t really smoke, but he liked how the guys in Stand By Me rolled them up in their sleeves. Also, it gave him an excuse to take off the jacket for a few minutes and cool down. He went outside, through his coat over a railing and leaned against the building with one foot, all cool like. He cracked open his drink and took a big gulp. Man the drink was good. He hadn’t realized that he had grabbed a low calorie drink, but it wasn’t that bad. It was sweetened with sucralose as well as regular sucrose, but it didn’t taste diet much at all. It had a nice subtle melon taste that was somewhere between a honeydew and a cantaloupe, just where a melon flavor should be. He didn’t realize until he was drinking it how raspberry was an overlooked flavor in sports drinks. Sure it was around plenty in teas, but not in anything like this. This was one the best Gatorades that Stephen had ever tried. He was halfway through with the bottle and he decided it would look cool if he chugged the rest. Being the klutz that he was he spilled it all over his white shirt. He looked down in disgust at his once pristine white shirt that had instantly been dyed pink. He didn’t look touch at all. He looked like the turd that he really was. Shamed he road his Huffy bike that was made to look like a motorcycle home. Life sure is hard for this 27 year old.

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http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Diet, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 4th, 2012
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Gatorade Perform 02 Strawberry Watermelon

Gatorade Perform 02 Strawberry Watermelon

This is little sister Gatorade. I don’t mean that in a sexist, “everything that is pink is for little girls” way. I mean it in the “my little sister was obsessed with strawberry watermelon drinks when we were younger” kind of way. I guess I shouldn’t really call her my little sister anymore as she’s about to turn 30 and get married on the same day, but who cares? She loved drinks like this and because she was my younger sibling and there are always some sort of rivalries, I could never take the flavor seriously. Even now that we’re both adults I see this as a kids drink.

In reality it tastes nothing like the result of juicing a bunch of strawberries and watermelons. It tastes pink, if pink were an actual flavor. There are the slightest hints at a strawberry-esque flavor, but it doesn’t really taste like the fruit. To keep my theme going I will say it tastes the same way that Strawberry Shortcake’s breath smelled. Even after all of that, and putting my childish rivalries aside, it’s still a decent drink. Not all drinks should taste like fruit. I’m sure it does a fine job of hydrating and quenching thirst and isn’t that all they ever really claimed to do at Gatorade HQ? It’s sweet, it’s watery and my sister would love it.

Website
http://www.gatorade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 29th, 2012
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