For the first time in my life, I’ve become a sports drink junkie. I still guzzle water. But I like how the lightly flavored drink displaces the “workout” taste better than water. So I drink fluorescent colored super juice after heavy training.
Since Powerade (not Gatorade) was on sale last month, I stocked up on all eight flavors. And being the gentlemen that I am, I decided to review them for you. So the next time you reach for a 32 oz. bottle, remember the top 5 most refreshing Powerade flavors, expertly named by yours truly:
- Strawberry Lemonade. I hate strong aftertaste. And Strawberry Lemonade is right up there with the worst offenders. Not so with Powerade though, whose Strawberry Lemonade has no aftertaste whatsoever. Refreshing and delicious!
- Orange. I suspect in the long run, Orange may be the greatest sports drink flavor. It never gets old. It always satisfies. And it doesn’t have the nasty aftertaste of other traditional flavors like Lemon Lime and Fruit Punch—even if it doesn’t have the flavor os Strawberry Lemonade.
- Sour Melon. Now that’s flavor! I can’t quite put my finger on it (these are all artificially flavored after all), but Sour Melon has some spunk to it, without tasting like liquefied Lemondheads. Great flavor, but a little too strong to make crack into the top two spots.
- Mountain Berry. I first started experimenting with this one, since its the only one to my knowledge that’s found in restaurant fountains. But it has a cool icy flavor to it. The only thing keeping it back, is its aftertaste, which is stronger than the above.
- Arctic Shatter. I’ll admit. Arctic Shatter only made the list for being the lesser of four evils (aka the remaining flavors), due to having less aftertaste. But it’ll do if you can’t find one of the above four flavors. Just remember to stay far, far away from Lemon Lime, Fruit Punch, and Grape, which are way too strong.