Why did this most popular Gatorade flavor top the list?

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The most popular Gatorade flavor is not what you expect (or may even like).

Can you guess the most popular Gatorade flavor? While many people prefer one flavor over another, a few Gatorade beverages always seem to be the top choices. Why do these flavors resonate with consumers?

According internal Gatorade sales data, the most popular Gatorade flavors are:

  1. Cool Blue
  2. Fruit Punch
  3. Lemon Lime
  4. Glacier Freeze
  5. Orange

Looking at this list, it isn’t what most people would have predicted. Many people would have thought that one of the classic flavors would have been ranked number one. Who hasn’t grabbed all the fruit punch flavors from that variety pack?

Still, Cool Blue is a newer flavor. It is said to be a blue raspberry flavor. While some people might be drawn to the color, most people pick it because of one reason.

The Cool Blue tends to be less sweet than other Gatorade flavors. That touch of tart can make this Gatorade flavor quite refreshing. While it might have a bold color, the flavor has captivated many people.

Still, the classic Gatorade flavors have legions of fans. The iconic fruit punch is always a tasty choice. It can be a little sweet, but it is also quite refreshing. Even though the fruit punch can leave a red ring around your mouth.

Also, Lemon Lime and Orange are often the flavors that are dumped on coaches during those football game celebrations. Maybe there should be a different most popular Gatorade flavor for athletes. The list might change completely based on different parameters.

Still, Gatorade remains a popular choice for both athletes and non-athletes. Proper hydration is one of the keys to better athletic performance. Even though water is important, other nutrients help to fuel the body. Gatorade helps with those components.

In the end, you might not agree with the most popular Gatorade flavor, but you probably have one in the top five that you like. And, if not, that’s ok, too. Everyone is entitled to their flavor preferences.

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