Tested: Gatorade G2 Low-Calorie Off-Field Hydrator
First, there was Gatorade. It contained sugar. But then there were dieters, and sucralose and aspartame took over. Then Propel was born.
Now… there’s Gatorade G2? Really, what’s up with that?
It turns out that G2 is virtually the same thing as regular Gatorade, except it has 50% fewer calories. That’s because it has 7 grams of carbs instead of 14, and they threw in some sucralose to make up for the lost sweetness. Otherwise, it’s exactly the same formula.
So what does it taste like? Watered-down Gatorade, of course.
It’s available in three flavors: Watered-down Orange, Watered-down Grape, and Watered-down Fruit Punch.
That’s a pretty dumb idea if you ask me. The dieters will stick with Propel because it’s much lower in calories than G2, and athletes will probably realize that G2 is just the same thing as regular Gatorade but more likely to cause brain cancer, so they’ll realize “why buy a watered down, artificial version for the same price?”
The thing is, that’s the best case scenario. Things could be worse – G2 could tarnish the Gatorade name, considering it makes no sense and it tastes like crap.
My final verdict is…
I don’t see a single reason to buy this. I make even take Propel over G2, but I’d recommend plain water or green tea over either one.
Personally, I drink regular Gatorade (or a comparable sports drink,) or water. There is no need for an “in between” drink such as G2, especially if it contains artificial sweeteners.
To sum up Gatorade G2 in one word: Terrible.
Official Website: www.DrinkG2.com
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
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