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Gatorade powder
Posted by: kap
Date: June 19, 2007 07:50PM
Has anyone tried it? Compared to the ready to drink bottled ones, how is it in terms of taste and cost saving? TiA



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: cyclemax
Date: June 19, 2007 08:34PM
I use the powder all the time. As long as you mix it properly, I think the flavor is comparable to the bottles. I've been on some century bike rides where it has been watered down. You are also limited by the choice of flavors. I have only seen the powder in lemon-lime, fruit punch, and orange. It costs five to six bucks for a container that make 2 gallons where I live. I've seen bigger containers at Costco and BJ's but lemon-lime only.
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: June 19, 2007 08:45PM
We use the grape kind with positive results. I personally protest gatorade though as it has a significant amount of sodium in it. Perfect for working out as it keeps your thirst mechanism going, but if you're just casually drinking it, you remain thirsty and continue drinking it. Good for them, bad for my wallet.
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 19, 2007 08:47PM
I seem to remember that the powder on sale is about 60% the cost of buying the biggest/cheapest bottles on sale. I used to make it half strength because it had a little too much sugar for how much fluid I drank. Full strength might be okay if I ever started longer workouts and felt it was actually helping with endurance but I have never run more than 70 minutes in one session.



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: Spiff
Date: June 19, 2007 08:50PM
powdered is the way to go. No difference in taste if mixed properly. Agreed that the choices are limited. Good thing I like fruit punch. =)
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: kap
Date: June 19, 2007 09:02PM
I hated to drink it at first due to its funky taste AND the amount of sodium. Because of my workout, esp. in the warm weather, S/O bugged me until I acquired a taste. Normally, I just down an 8 oz glass of fresh squeezed orange juice prior to my 3-4 mile run. I drink more Gatorade on my weekend bike rides, however. BTW, lime-lime is the only flavor I can handle.



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: John B.
Date: June 19, 2007 09:06PM
I've used the powder a lot, and agree with the above that once you get the mix ratio down, it works fine. I don't know if Gatorade has them yet, but I've had some of the single-use mix envelopes of powder that mix with a 16 oz bottle of water, and those are really slick as well, especially if you use thin-neck bottles (like bottled water bottles).
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: kap
Date: June 19, 2007 09:26PM
Where do y'all normally shop for your Gatorade? Vons/Pavillions is our usually place; not for the best price tho'.



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: June 19, 2007 11:48PM
I hear snorting the Gatorade powder is just fine. They have the ICE flavor now and it tastes fairly close when mixed right.



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: morlock
Date: June 20, 2007 12:20AM
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I hear snorting the Gatorade powder is just fine. .

No, it stings almost as bad as pixie sticks... smiling smiley
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 20, 2007 01:21AM
Last year I could not find a grocery store that sold the powder mix. Of course they had plenty of the bottled stuff in more flavors, but I am fairly thrifty so I wanted the powder.
Now just this evening I was at the local Safeway by my new house and they had the powder right there on the shelf. I guess different areas stock different things.
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 20, 2007 02:52AM
My local Safeway (seattle) stocks the powder. Kap, I always mixed it 1/2- 3/4 strength forme after my drinking binges, and 3/4 to full strength for her long bike rides or tri training sessions. We prefered the fruit punch BTW. Costco does sell the monster lemon-lime powder tubs.
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: kap
Date: June 20, 2007 08:35AM
It's a good thing I don't care for salty food/drink. Still, if I am not careful about my salt intake my blood pressure may jump onto the dangerous side. I will be stopping by our local VONS/Pavillion to purchase one container to try. BTW, the supermarkets might be on strike, and I want to support my brother who is a long time employee to the company smiling smiley



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 20, 2007 11:04AM
I only snort the Crunch flavor of Gatorade.



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: June 20, 2007 05:56PM
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I only snort the Crunch flavor of Gatorade.

I love that flavor.



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: kap
Date: June 20, 2007 06:09PM
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I only snort the Crunch flavor of Gatorade.

Better than snorting one's father's ashes as Keith Richards did ;)



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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 21, 2007 11:15AM
Ozzy snorted an anthill back in the '70s.
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: jpeterson101
Date: December 02, 2013 11:09PM
The difference in taste is mostly due to the Calcium Silicate that is added to absorb water and prevent the powder from caking. This has a chalky taste, that might remind you of Tums as it is the key ingredient in Tums as well. The antacid property also takes away some of the acidity, citrus flavor, further derailing the taste. Gatorade also uses a cheaper citrus stabilizer in the powder, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), and coconut oil instead of Glycerol ester of wood rosin. Citrus stabilizers results in a fragrant, "warm" tasting, sweet flavor, BVO does not do this as well. So unfortunately if you have the expectation it will taste the same as the original made from a liquid syrup you will be disappointed but I still think it tastes OK.
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Re: Gatorade powder
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: December 03, 2013 01:30AM
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The difference in taste is mostly due to the Calcium Silicate that is added to absorb water and prevent the powder from caking. This has a chalky taste, that might remind you of Tums as it is the key ingredient in Tums as well. The antacid property also takes away some of the acidity, citrus flavor, further derailing the taste. Gatorade also uses a cheaper citrus stabilizer in the powder, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), and coconut oil instead of Glycerol ester of wood rosin. Citrus stabilizers results in a fragrant, "warm" tasting, sweet flavor, BVO does not do this as well. So unfortunately if you have the expectation it will taste the same as the original made from a liquid syrup you will be disappointed but I still think it tastes OK.

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