how much has gatorade changed over the years ?

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backflat
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by backflat

someone must have an old glass gatorade bottle with a list of ingredients .

to compare to todays corn syrup fructose version

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Rick
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by Rick

I don't know the details of the changes, but I remember trying Gatorade when it first became popular. I absolutely hated it. It seemed very sweet and "syrupy".
Over the past few years, however, I have grown to absolutely love the stuff! It is like pure essence of "thirst-quench" to me. I think it has something to do with the salts that are included.

backflat
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by backflat

yes,, long ago. it was just water and electrolytes.
but now it is syrupy and sweet and basically a soda pop without carbonation

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by ricerocket

backflat wrote:yes,, long ago. it was just water and electrolytes.
but now it is syrupy and sweet and basically a soda pop without carbonation


I disagree. You're probably thinking of Powerade.

Gatorade is more salty.

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ricerocket wrote:
backflat wrote:yes,, long ago. it was just water and electrolytes.
but now it is syrupy and sweet and basically a soda pop without carbonation


I disagree. You're probably thinking of Powerade.

Gatorade is more salty.

Yeah, it seems opposite to me also. Gatorade definitely has salts.

backflat
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by backflat

yes it is Gatorade that is corn syrup listed as main ingredient.

i also noticed last night
that Gatorade has reduced in size from the 32 ounce
now to 28 ounce with a slight bottle modification. :noidea:

powerade has the higher magnesium amount over Gatorade.

i really want to see an old Gatorade ingredient label.

WalksOn2Wheels
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by WalksOn2Wheels

Actually have a bottle in front of me that I got just today. It just lists surcose and surcalose as another poster mentioned. No HFCS.

But I think the best thing to happen is that they finally realized people were watering down their over sugary drink for actual workouts. So they actually get more money by watering it down for us! I think you can still get the high calorie stuff, but the G2 is low cal (watered down) and what I prefer. The heavy concentrate stuff can be kept in the fridge and watered down for rides. Even if you were an active person, the high cal stuff is just too much.

backflat
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by backflat

i found this....

The original concoction consisted of water, sodium, sugar, potassium, phosphate, and lemon juice.


http://thedynamiclife.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/dont-be-fooled-gatorade-is-garbage/

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by CTracer

The "bottled" Gatorade used to contain HFCS but they have switched back to sugar and dextrose which is a good thing. The powdered mix never used HFCS. If you want your mix less "sugary" just cut down the concentration by ~50%. There are too many carbs if you run it full strength anyhow. The low cal Gatorade (G2) also contains an artificial sweetener.

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