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Posted: 23:11 Thu 17-Apr-2008. Price: 1. Location: Sainsbury's, vending machines. Sub-flavours: Orange or Lemon.
Once again, I've been scanning the shelves for Red Bull Simply Cola, Nestle Boost Smoothies and Pomegranate and Raspberry, Mango and Mandarin, or Apple and Dragonfruit Fruitiser, but "David" has identified the official British launch of a brand that's been sponsoring UK events for at least 5 years, reporting: "Spotted 2 variants of Gatorade in a vending machine the other day so I took a look in Sainsbury's when I was next in there. They had the same 2 flavours, Orange and I believe the other was Lemon or Lemon and Lime. The bottles are tall and thin containing 500ml, quite odd for anyone who has had the drink in the USA! They have released a UK website for it, gatorade.co.uk. When will they do the same with Mountain Dew?!"

...In other supposedly life-giving liquids: it's good to see Lucozade Alert Mental Edge (89p/ 250ml) advertising its "45 calories per pack" credentials but, at 99p/500ml, I think I prefer Rockstar Juiced's genuinely fruity response to Relentless Juiced Energy. On the other hand, Ribena 100 Per Cent Pure Juices tastes far too much of real blackcurrant, compared to the much more palatable Tropicana Spirit, whose Orange and Mango variety has exactly the same flavour as a melted Solero Exotic, ice cream and all. And for those above legal drinking age, Strongbow's Jacques Fruit Cider offers a subtler alternative to Kopparberg Mixed Fruit, while the pioneering Poles have succeeded where Holsten Fusion failed, with these convincingly orange, apple or raspberry-flavoured Redd's Beers that I found for 89p each in a Polish food store in Golders Green.


Posted: 07:27 Fri 18-Apr-2008 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I believe I saw Gatorade on sale in our local Morrisons approx three years ago. I didn't buy any because it was so ruinously expensive. And I remember Mountain Dew being on sale openly in the mid-90s. If you try any, just be aware that when you go to the toilet afterwards it'll look like you've been eating highlighter pens. What DO they put in this stuff?
Posted: 08:50 Fri 18-Apr-2008 by "Jim" # permalink comment
Comment: That new Lucozade Mental Edge - I saw it in WH Smiths in Gatwick airport the other day...its not thirst quenching and I would hardly say it was mentally stimluating...disappointing
Posted: 09:57 Fri 18-Apr-2008 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Wasn't Mountain Dew launched and then withdrawn from the UK back in the 90's? I have a strong memory of the not-as-nice-as-it-should-be lemony drink from back then...
Posted: 16:11 Fri 18-Apr-2008 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: according to what seems to be a rejected Wikipedia page (ie, believe at your own risk...)

http://www.blinkbits.com/bits/viewforum/mountain_dew_bio?f=23034 "A version of the drink was marketed for three years in the UK during the late 1990s. Many believe the urban legend that Mountain Dew is illegal (in its American formulation) to sell in the UK due to its high caffeine content and excessive artificial ingredients. However, the version sold in the UK was a lurid green colour and contained far more caffeine, synthetic sugars, and artificial colorings than the American version. It even discoloured the teeth and tongue of its drinkers for several hours after consumption."

Posted: 21:06 Sat 19-Apr-2008 by "Jimmy" # permalink comment
Comment: Just spotted Gatorade on display in my local Tesco
Posted: 13:43 Sun 20-Apr-2008 by "rob" # permalink comment
Comment: its been on sale for months in manchester arndale vending machines none of the nice flavours though just orange and lemon ones
Posted: 13:22 Wed 23-Apr-2008 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Polish? Ha! Redd's is "Seeth Efrican".
Posted: 16:20 Wed 14-May-2008 by "gregoryolney"
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Comment: At last ! My partner is from the USA and has been looking for this stuff for ages. She was on the point of persuading her mother to send her a case, but I can now confirm that is is available in Milton Keynes ! Peace at last !!
Posted: 11:59 Tue 27-May-2008 by "hot pepper" # permalink comment
Comment: As a long time fan of Powerade, the launch of Gatorade wasn't going to be something i'd be ignoring and I was impressed with how nice it is, it also lasts surprisingly long since it dispenses liquid less liberally than a Powerade bottle, think i'll vary purchases between Powerade and Gatorade in future.
Posted: 02:28 Sat 07-Jun-2008 by "swift" # permalink comment
Comment: it is on sale in Glasgow
Posted: 20:26 Sun 22-Jun-2008 by "Sheriff" # permalink comment
Comment: Mountain Dew was released here in the 90s for about 4 years and was then withdrawn. However, if you're a fan, you can still order it (and other American drinks / confectionary) from http://www.americansoda.co.uk
Posted: 00:15 Fri 19-Sep-2008 by "mrak" # permalink comment
Comment: Gatorade is recommended (by myself, chiefly) as a hangover cure. Neck a bottle of Gator', adding paracetamol to taste, and you'll be right within minutes, guaranteed*.

*not actually guaranteed

Posted: 18:22 Sat 23-May-2009 by "Jake" # permalink comment
Comment: OMFG OMFG OMFG, I don't care....
Posted: 13:54 Wed 14-Oct-2009 by "christian eastbourne uk"
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Comment: Orange or Sunn Redds is ace, tried the others and their not all that, believe it to be a fruit beer, 4.5%, good stuff, gets you merry and tastes great, would like to see it on drat in clubs, currently available in Polski shops all over i imagine if its in Eastbourne, and a quid a can aint bad for something a bit diffrent :)
Posted: 14:51 Thu 22-Oct-2009 by "my mcbiggles" # permalink comment
Comment: this is all poo
Posted: 14:53 Thu 22-Oct-2009 by "i like one armed dudes" # permalink comment
Posted: 14:53 Thu 22-Oct-2009 by "tim" # permalink comment
Comment: i have a brother called greg
Posted: 14:55 Thu 22-Oct-2009 by "dom" # permalink comment
Comment: i have a brother called matt big deal
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