@omally Dehydrated hydration supplements are a good concept because I don’t want to pay for the water at their prices when I get it cheap at home.
I have been using Nuun tablets for years because even though they killed off my two favourite flavours there are still other flavours I like.
@Fe2_O3@njrich@werehatrack I have yet to try my orange because the berry turned me off these QUICKLY. I hope the orange is good. Maybe the berry I got was a bad one and should try another bottle but… ugh.
@ironcheftoni That’s been added:
Lemonade: Best By May 2024
Orange: Best By May 2024
Mixed Berry: Best By December 2024
Peach: Best By April 2025
Iced Mocha Latte: Best By August 2024
Iced Caramel Latte: Best By January 2025
I tend to like any drinks at a much lower sweetness level than basically anyone I know. My preferred hydration powder product stopped existing, and I really missed having it around the last time I had a hangover.
All the complaints on this page might actually be a sign this particular Meh day might be for specifically me (and possibly nobody else). Taking a gamble and buying a stock of these.
@3Phen I agree with you on preffering a lower sweetness level. These don’t have much sugar, but are sweetened with Stevia, which is natural, but I am not a fan of the taste it imparts to the parent items it is usually in. I have not had this particular brand though.
@3Phen@beardo I like DripDrop, but mix them with a nearly full bottle of water when the directions say to mix it in 8 oz. of water. The price can add up, as with most of these, so I don’t drink them often. I also use Trioral, which has no sweeteners or flavors, so it doesn’t have the best flavor, but feels like these other mixes on steriods when it comes to the electrolytes. It is also a much better value as each packet is designed for 32 oz. I just split it between 2 bottles of water, and hope I did so fairly evenly. You can also add some lemon or the like to help add some flavor, but I rarely bother. The Trioral can be a little bit of an acquired taste, I suppose, but is worth it.
The original price is ridiculously pricey. $10 per ounce for just hydration powder with vitamins and caffeine? Even meh so-called price cut is not helping it enough. There are products out there doing the same thing at a much more reasonable price. Even with some are about to expire, I am not convinced.
@goldnectar - I have yet to find an instant espresso drink that tastes good. Most are mediocre and do not get tried again. Some I pour out after the first sip. My unit of measure is whether I can tolerate the entire drink. Let us know if you find one.
@jamesmcp came here to say the same thing. Though I was going to go with the duathlon for the 2-event, running and biking. Both two discipline competitions, the biathlon is winter and the duathlon is summer.
@jjmichaud thanks, good to know… because I ordered one this morning but have never tried it before. Also I plan to only use 1/4 to 1/2 packet at a time as you suggest to not get a 100mg dose of caffeine at once (And as my cardiologist suggests also…)
Ugh sugar AND stevia. Just once I would like for these electrolyte powders to either just be less sweet or admit what they are and go the full on Kool aid route. Artificial sweeteners in any quantity just make my stomach turn.
@neuroticsilence Yeah I nitice this said steviol which I assume is a product of stevia. I don’t absolutely hate stevia but I agree with you about “just gimme the vits and electrolytes (what plants crave) and minimize the sweeteners.” At least it’s not sucralose which is an instant-avoid for me.
@PhotoJim Electrolyte != Energy boost. The non coffee ones contain no caffeine or related stimulat components. They may be okay as workout sweat loss replenishments, but for energy … not so much. As for the coffee, the reports on the caramel espresso have not been encouraging when it comes to flavor. Maybe if they were used to increase the electrolyte level in an actual latte, they’d be inoffensive. I don’t know about that, because I don’t drink coffee anyway.