Oh blue Powerade Zero, how I love thee.
April 14, 2009

You are not like the other Powerade Zeroes. They are vaguely medicinal, but their underlying flavors are too well defined--strawberry or grape. You are mixed berry. You allow no questions as to what berries, besides blueberries are actually BLUE.

There are other regular power-ade flavors. Pink Lemonade comes close to you, as do those weird light green and cloudy white ones. But they are named after weird emotions.

You had a competitor in powdered blue Gatorade once, but Sam's Club stopped carrying it. Then Gatorade got Tiger Woods's endorsement. He is from Stanford. I hate Stanford. Plus Gatorade is too sweet tasting to feel like it gives you a charge.

And you are frequently on sale, five for a buck, at Jewel, easing the exorbitant 3% Cook County beverage tax.

Veritably, you are to sports drinks as Ny-Quil is to cold medicine.

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wolfqueen001 wolfqueen001 - April 14, 2009 (07:15 AM)
I don't drink energy drinks very often. But when I do, I do like the blue ones because they taste so much better thn everything else.

Haha. Cook County's sales tax is like 10%. -_- Which is why when I'm done with school, I'll hopefully be moving back home to a much more superior county.

Are you from Chicago? =D
Suskie Suskie - April 14, 2009 (07:56 AM)
You should be from Philly. We don't have food taxes in Pennsylvania.

I was going to say that I drink Gatorade, except whoops, Gatorade doesn't exist anymore. Revised statement: I drink G.

I think Powerade should change its name to P.
espiga espiga - April 14, 2009 (04:04 PM)
And when they do, schoolkids the world over will chuckle when someone says "I'm going to go drink some P."

It's Wii syndrome all over again!
Suskie Suskie - April 14, 2009 (04:33 PM)
Why thank you for explaining the joke, Espiga! >_>
espiga espiga - April 14, 2009 (06:50 PM)
Espi: Ruining jokes since 1492.
aschultz aschultz - April 15, 2009 (09:12 AM)
Wolfqueen--I'm officially "from" Indiana but I've lived in Chicago a lot. Lots of people do find other places to buy food etc because the taxes are so high. I don't have a lot I want to buy that falls in the new tax bracket, thankfully.

Suskie--Fortunately the food tax is only 2.25% so that is not so bad. And I think Chicago has one thing on Philadelphia according to the wags: "Chicago and Philadelphia are both corrupt, but Chicago's corruption WORKS BETTER!"
EmP EmP - April 15, 2009 (02:14 PM)
My football team used to have Red Bull as a sposer, so I'd get a crate of it every month or so. When the deal went out, I had to quit cold turkey. It was hard.

Powerade are involved in a lot of roots football, so I often nab freebies. I always make a beeline for the blue, too.

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