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Gatorade and its many flavors (other flavors too I guess)

MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Social Entropy++
So. While in the drink aisle of our local supermarket, my dad and I noticed that a few of the Gatorade bottles had no identifiable flavor name, no descriptors of flavor like "Berry" or "Orange" or anything that could be remotely identified as a taste adjective. Since it was a sale of 4 for 5 bucks, I shelled out a Lincoln and got four of the worst offenders with regards to flavor name, to see if we could come up with better flavor names.

We couldn't. Oh well.

The culprits:

Cool Blue

Glacier Freeze

FROST Glacier Freeze
(as opposed to the normal variety listed above)

Frost Riptide Rush

Once we got home from the store, after putting away our other groceries, we sat down with little plastic cups (along with my younger sister, who also wished to join in) and began our tasting.

We started with

COOL BLUE

LOOK:
Now, while three of these are blue, this one is the darkest of the three, with a slight bit of cloudiness.

SMELL:
It doesn't smell offensive at all, almost like very sweet fruit. There is a decided hint of blue raspberry, but it's mostly subdued by the sweet smell.

TASTE:
The flavor remains strangely constant throughout the entire time it is in the mouth, leaving with the same sweet fruit taste it arrives with, and leaving absolutely no aftertaste whatsoever. A bit surprising in that respect, but certainly not bad.

OVERALL:
It isn't bad at all. I'd pick it up and drink it if it were offered.

Then we moved on to

GLACIER FREEZE

LOOK:
This is a lighter shade of blue, about on par with windshield wiper fluid, but entirely clear. Foreshadowing perhaps.

SMELL:
Acrid. Bitter. Not good. BAD. But we all agreed to taste these flavors, and so... bottoms up. As a note, the smell remained in my cup for the remainder of the tests. It just would not go away.

TASTE:
Well... where it is in your mouth doesn't taste THAT bad. When it LEAVES your mouth, the horrible bitterness attacks, making your mouth almost burn. The aftertaste remains for minutes afterward, only being forced out by the arrival of something else. And even then some of it lingers on the back of the tongue.

OVERALL:
Only insane people could drink this and enjoy it. Or people who like really bitter things. I've had soap in my mouth that tastes better than what I would have confused for

FROST GLACIER FREEZE

LOOK:
The shade of blue is identical to the non-Frost variety, but this is cloudy, making me think even more of windshield wiper fluid. As a precaution I poured much smaller servings to myself and my father, as my sister had dropped out after the bitterness of Glacier Freeze.

SMELL:
Mostly bitter, but there is that sweet fruit smell from Cool Blue to ameliorate the evil bitterness from the standard Glacier Freeze.

TASTE:
It tastes nothing like it smells, surprisingly enough, tasting mostly of salt (which is the sixth listed ingredient on the bottle). There is barely a bit of assorted fruit but overall not nearly as bad as I had expected from the non-Frost sibling.

OVERALL: I don't particularly like it, but it isn't flagrantly offensive like the original version.

FROST RIPTIDE RUSH

LOOK:
Like Frost Glacier Freeze, this is cloudy, but instead of a light blue, this is a dark purple color, making one think immediately of grape.

SMELL:
Shampoo. No, seriously, this has the same soapy smell that the cheap VO5 shampoo I use when I don't have anything better has. Plus a bit of grape.

TASTE:
Diluted shampoo and cheap grape kool-aid, essentially. Then further diluted another three times. Since it mostly tastes like water, it isn't nearly as offensive as, say, Glacier Freeze.

OVERALL:
Frost Riptide Rush is passable, mainly because it doesn't taste horrible. It SMELLS bad, but is far far tamer than it smells luckily.


Why do I post this? Because I feel that people need to be warned before they become curious and buy Glacier Freeze on a whim like I did. It wasn't worth it. The other three aren't terrible, and I think I might even like Cool Blue

But then again it is fucking gatorade. it isn't meant to be drank just cause.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I drink the morning dew off the buttocks of a pregnant Rhinoclops for my energy

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  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I am drinking apple juice.

    It's tasty and not as bad for me as soda.

    I've only had gatorade once, we were fishing...

  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    They would hang me if I was caught drinking a powerade here.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ecto coolers were the shit back in the day.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    minute maid apple juice is the best

  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Obscure but always comes to mind when discussing soft drinks.

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    I drank way to much of this shit when I was back in school.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    did you uh....cool these gatorades before drinking them or just drink them warm?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    It's called Gatorade because it was originally concocted by the Florida Gators. Gator Aid.

    Anyway, the one true flavor is lemon lime. It's what you drink when you get sick.

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  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Drank them warm because fuck waiting for them to cool down.

    Somehow I don't think it would have improved them any.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    my favorite gatorade is "red"

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    It's called Gatorade because it was originally concocted by the Florida Gators. Gator Aid.

    Anyway, the one true flavor is lemon lime. It's what you drink when you get sick.

    I saw that commercial too, munkus

  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    minute maid apple juice is the best

    I agree but we have motts, it's not too bad.

    Oh shit we need applesauce for Thanksgiving still!!!

  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Drank them warm because fuck waiting for them to cool down.

    Somehow I don't think it would have improved them any.

    actually they taste much better when cooled

    but think what you want
    you are the one doing a badly prepared for taste testing

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    natek wrote: »
    It's called Gatorade because it was originally concocted by the Florida Gators. Gator Aid.

    Anyway, the one true flavor is lemon lime. It's what you drink when you get sick.

    I saw that commercial too, munkus

    There was a commercial?

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I will put the remainder in the fridge.

    There's still plenty, so I'll do a second round later. If they really do taste better when cooled, I will be very very surprised.

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  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Faynor wrote: »
    my favorite gatorade is "red"

    red is literally disgusting fuck you you piece of shit

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Gator Aid, I can safely say, has saved my life on more than one occasion.

    I'm going out on a limb, but I'll bet the same for Munkus.

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Mech

    are you G?

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I dumped a can of four loko down the drain earlier because someone at the poker game last night left it open in our fridge

    now my whole kitchen smells like jolly ranchers

    it is p gross

  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    I will put the remainder in the fridge.

    There's still plenty, so I'll do a second round later. If they really do taste better when cooled, I will be very very surprised.

    It can be a surprising factor. Fanta, to name but one drink, to me tastes foul when not chilled.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Mech

    are you G?

    I'm still waiting for the colored sweat, but at the moment I'm going to say "no"

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  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    natek wrote: »
    It's called Gatorade because it was originally concocted by the Florida Gators. Gator Aid.

    Anyway, the one true flavor is lemon lime. It's what you drink when you get sick.

    I saw that commercial too, munkus

    There was a commercial?

    a gatorade commercial that ran for a while had the history of the drink
    with old football footage and old men talking
    like NFL films style stuff

  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    I dumped a can of four loko down the drain earlier because someone at the poker game last night left it open in our fridge

    now my whole kitchen smells like jolly ranchers

    it is p gross

    Dude you probably could've sold that to a desperate college student.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    Stale wrote: »
    Gator Aid, I can safely say, has saved my life on more than one occasion.

    I'm going out on a limb, but I'll bet the same for Munkus.

    You are.

    It's the flavor of hospitals and has brought me back from the brink of dehydration, but it has never been a life saver.

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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    u guys sure do like coloured water

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Mech

    are you G?

    I'm still waiting for the colored sweat, but at the moment I'm going to say "no"

    maybe you're more a G2 man

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I shake my head when I see all these people drinking Gatorade because they are playing sports. Unless you are an elite athlete you probably do not need yo drink three bottles over a two hour period. The sugar content is probably higher than your energy expenditure.

    I will recognise that is not the case with Munkus & Stale.

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'll mix a little bit in, but plain water is just fine for me when I'm doing any sports

  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    to become an elite athlete you must first drink gatorade

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    I don't know about Stale, but it's really hard for me to keep up hydration. It's also really bad to drink nothing but water when you have vitamin deficiencies. Gatorade is what they give me at hospitals over water.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah I understand that. The only time I drink a lot of it is when I have full on food poisoning and can't do jack to keep anything inside of me.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    the nutrient and electrolyte content in gatorade is what saves me. Quickest way to get that balance back to a non-fatal level.


    in fact, a couple years back I went into DKA on new years eve. I had to send Butters out to get the one thing to keep me out of the hospital. That was gatorade.

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  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    what flavor did he get you?

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    Yellow.

    Yellow is standard.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Gatorade was awesome when I had the fungal infection and couldn't eat anything and could barely drink anything. So I ended up drinking warm gatorade every so often while waiting for the anti-fungal treatment to work. At least it beats an IV.

  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I like the blue gatorade the best. Also Gatorade is the reason we won the Orange bowl over GT.
    Bud Carson even said so.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think we all know that Red and Purple gatorades are the best.

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  • GoldenSeducerGoldenSeducer Aurekin Mazreal What am I?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Shit, Mech, you totally should have called me. I would have driven the hour to watch you and dad kill yourselves on that gross stuff. :P

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