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Old 07-18-05, 07:58 AM   #1
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Accelerade Review

So after looking for powdered Gatorade at just about every supermarket and not finding any, I decided to give this Accelerade a shot. Ewwwwww. This stuff is disgusting. I got the lemon lime and honestly it tastes like salty medicine water. It seems to help hydrate but I'll be damned if I actually WANT to drink it.
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looks like you guys get the stuff with less artificial additives, unless this only relates to Gatorade Endurance

http://www.smartspot.com/the_smart_spot/1227.php

The Gatorade powder in our supermarkets contains "so-called" nasties

Any sports or recovery drinks without artificial colours?

I also just found an alarmist, yet alarming article about Aus additives

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:i...avour%22&hl=en
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I guess I got used to the taste. It's much better than the stomach distress that Powerade gave me yesterday. I deserved it though, cause I knew better.
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So after looking for powdered Gatorade at just about every supermarket and not finding any, I decided to give this Accelerade a shot. Ewwwwww. This stuff is disgusting. I got the lemon lime and honestly it tastes like salty medicine water. It seems to help hydrate but I'll be damned if I actually WANT to drink it.
The Orange flavor is not too bad, kind of like an orange creamsicle. I concur on the lemon-lime, though...I do not like it nearly as much. I would pick up the Orange again, though.

Also now that we're into the hotter season I find the "mouth feel" of Accelerade to be a bit heavy. It was great in spring time but now it's just a little too thick going down.

I just picked up a tub of Cytomax and it's not too bad, though there is a bit of a lingering aftertaste. Not an unpleasant one, but it's not exactly a clean finish.

Cleanest I've tried was PowerBar Endurance but I kinda got tired of it.
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I agree about the taste of the Orange Accelerade - it doesn't taste too bad to me. Also, my body seems to tolerate it better than gatorade.
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You can mix your own version at home. http://www.davidhays.net/running/sportsdrink.html

Granted, there's no killer name brand to sport, but they'll do the same job, and it's quite a bit cheaper. As an added bonus, if you're down with the kool aide, there's many more choices when it comes to flavor selection.

I personally skip the added flavor.
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Old 07-29-05, 06:37 AM   #7
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Orange huh? I'll have to give that a try. Thanks!
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I just tried Endurox Fruit Punch for the first time this morning - not too bad, no/little aftertaste.
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I like the orange cytomax. Use polar bottles half filled with ice and it gives me just the right consistency, refreshingly cold/cool, and reduces the after taste. Only down side is an orange interior of the bottle.
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Only down side is an orange interior of the bottle.
Yeah, what is up with that? It only takes like one or two bottles full to get quite a stain in there. I suppose this means we'll be hearing from the Artificial Dye Police soon. See ya.
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Orange celerade...

I'm hooked on the stuff!
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I like the blue rasperry Accelerade. It is very tangy if you mix it full strength so I mix about 3/4.
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