Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Steveats: Limon Pepino (Lime Cucumber) Gatorade

Debuting a new, semi-regular feature! I tryout questionable food items so that you don’t have to in… Steveats. (Note: Title developed in about 10 seconds of brainstorming.)

This flavor of Gatorade is exactly what it says on the tin – Lime Cucumber. I had never seen this flavor before, so of course I was intrigued when it was on the shelf of a CVS on Thayer Street in Providence.

I couldn’t tell if this was a “special” Gatorade aimed at a particular portion of the market, given the store’s location, or if it’s simply a cool, new flavor that all of the hip kids are drinking. Per an article on, of all places, it is part of the Nuestro Sabor line that Gatorade introduced in 2011. Apparently, it’s sold more in southern markets with a larger Hispanic population, and it has a Facebook group of fans.

My verdict is… It’s tasty! I mean, it’s not life-changing. It’s basically as if there was a Gatorade version of cucumber water, and since it’s Gatorade, they threw some lime in there, because why not? It’s still no god damn Citrus Cooler, which Gatorade needs to bring back full-time, all the time. But in a Citrus Cooler-free world, my second favorite flavor is still probably Lemon Lime, with this cucumber thing at third, barring a reevaluation when and if I drink more of it.

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