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Last updated: Oct. 12, 2017

121 Gatorade Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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Original review: Oct. 12, 2017

Noticed Green slime in Plastic bottle of Lemon Lime, after taking two big sips. Then I noticed the lid was cross threaded but the safety seal was intact when I opened it. Probably cross threaded when closed in factory allowing bacteria in. I have contacted Pepsi that fills our drink machine at our office. they said they would send someone over right away. I am feeling dizzy and sick to my stomach and my bowls are growling. This is so gross. And expiry date is April 28 2017 and it's October 12 2017.

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Original review: Sept. 10, 2017

My son comes into me complaining about a horrible taste in his mouth. At first I disregarded it, but I could tell that he was pretty upset. I asked him what he put in his mouth and he let me know that all he did was take a drink of this Gatorade. He said it tasted horrible, kind of like paint. Upon inspecting the Gatorade, I found a huge, white, and mushy substance floating in the bottle. I took a video of it and immediately inspected all the other bottles in my cabinet. I have never seen anything like that and now my son is sick to her stomach and doesn't ever want to drink a Gatorade again!

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 28, 2017

    I recently purchased a Strawberry Fierce Gatorade which didn't have a expiration date until 4/17/17. It was cold out of the refrigerator section at the liquor store. I bought several flavors for my family. Everyone else's was ok. Mine however smelled like mold, old and stale. It tasted pretty bad as well. It's hard to see anything else floating in there. I immediately stopped drinking it. I plan to contact Gatorade and complain. I hope I don't get sick. I've been seeing a whole lot of reviews and I'm led to believe this is a deeper issue at the headquarters where they make this issh... The workers, the sanitation, and somewhere in the company something foul is going on. I still breastfeed and I hope me and the little one don't get sick.

    Original review: Feb. 14, 2017

    My boyfriend and I both took a drink from a green apple Gatorade and it tasted like bleach and had the date misprinted on it. I has made us feel dizzy, nauseous and we have stomach pain. Never drinking Gatorade again.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 4, 2017

    I have never had a poor experience with Gatorade until now. I purchased a Gatorade Glacier Freeze at MotoMart in Rolla, MO, and it was unopened. I want to note this because once I took a sip I noticed such a strong smell on the rim of the drink, similar to someone blowing smoke in your face - so many different chemicals. I asked my husband to smell it to see if he noticed it too, and he did. Deciding to try to ignore it, I took a few more sips and shortly thereafter had a weird feeling on my lip.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 21, 2016

    Gatorade is using labeling loopholes. They report using sugar and dextrose. Dextrose is derived from Corn Syrup in the United States. They are using the toxic waste of corn production to dump it into your food. Shame on them. Don't be fooled.

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    Original review: Nov. 11, 2016

    I just bought a Gatorade from Circle K here in Maricopa, AZ - for my fiance who was sick and dehydrated. I got her a fierce grape - 11/11/2016 and she opened it that ten minutes after I purchased it and as soon as she took a sip she spit it out and said, "Is it me or does this taste like crap?" So I proceeded to take a swig, and FIERCELY REGRET IT! I enjoy the way fierce strawberry usually tastes, but, I know that something was wrong with that specific bottle because as I said I usually like the flavor of fierce strawberry- now I am worried I will get sick! Feel like vomiting right now.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 9, 2016

    When I learned badminton sport way back in 2003, Gatorade has always been my sports drink to rehydrate my body. I'd play 5 hours straight and consume about 2-3 liters of Gatorade. I never experienced cramps and it's because my body is fully hydrated all the time. Their grape flavor is the best tasting flavor for me. To amplify the taste, I add a little bit of sugar so I have something to burn. It's a little expensive compared to other drinks but it's still the best drink whenever the sport takes its toll. I've tried Powerade and it's not as tasty as Gatorade.

    I tried soft drinks but I felt weak at the middle of the games and I could feel I slowed down and the reaction time is a little longer. So it does not only rehydrate my body, it also increases mental alertness. My friends' choice is Gatorade too and the badminton court I play at sells different kinds of drinks. So I guess, Gatorade gives them a better experience than other drinks. When we bet, we don't bet for money, we bet for Gatorade. Whoever loses will pay for the drink at the counter. I will always patronize and stick to Gatorade until I find a better one.

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    Original review: June 8, 2016

    My son was about to open a Gatorade orange drink with expiration of 11/15/2016 when I noticed under the light that there was something dark floating in the drink. I did not open the bottle and just continued to turn it and see and I took pictures of it. There are 2 floaters which appear like mold maybe but has a jelly-like matter around it. This is quite concerning as I'm sure there's plenty more in circulation where people could get seriously sick. I'm just glad my son did not drink this!

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 6, 2016

    Gatorade is a very good thirst quencher especially after a strenuous activity under the sun. I usually bring a bottle with me when I'm out on a day hike. My husband also likes this drink, especially after playing basketball. We both like the Blue Bolt the best. It tastes very good when served cold, however, it has a stinging effect if taken in warm. They say it's good for replenishing lost electrolytes, however, it being unnatural, it still should be taken in moderation. They have glass and plastic bottles, and though heavy, I still recommend to get the Gatorade in glass bottles for lesser health risks if ever.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 4, 2016

    What is it in Gatorade which makes me want more of it? It's my go-to drink whenever I work out or after a pickup game of basketball. It quenches my thirst better than water and instantly replenishes any nutrients that I lost after sweating so much. No wonder it's endorsed by athletes such as Michael Jordan and Dwayne Wade, Peyton Manning, and Derek Jeter. If you wanna be like Mike, drink Gatorade. I wish that they create an apple flavor variation. I would really want that. If they wanna win over their serious competition, they just have to outwit Powerade which seems to have taken over a huge market in the Philippines.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 26, 2016

    I love Gatorade, especially Blue Bolt. I don't even know what the heck is in it, but it's the best damn sports drink on the planet, PERIOD. After I'm done working out, Gatorade gives me the necessary rehydration that only it can provide. The only thing I hate, which is in no way the fault of Gatorade, is that almost every single time, the bottles are bent because of the careless transporters and crews that put the Gatorade bottles inside the refrigerators in stores. Would it kill them to be a little more gentle?? I mean yeah they're made of plastic, but that doesn't mean that it's okay to just throw them around and not give a damn about how they end up in the consumers' hands. This is especially true in the Gatorade bottles at 7-11. So get it together, 7-11! We don't want to drink out of bent bottles! And keep up the good work, Gatorade.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 25, 2016

    I have been consuming Gatorade for quite some time for now. My favorite one was lemon and recently I have noticed there were floating particles inside the bottle and I do not know what it is. Might be a larvae or some other particles which got in on the time of packing. We have a lot of natural drinks given by the nature, it would be better if we start consuming those instead of have these artificial drinks which gives us temporary satisfaction and who knows what awaits us in the future if we keep on using these.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 19, 2016

    I was going through all the reviews on Gatorade drinks here on this site and was horrified by all of them as the majority described how their Gatorade drinks had green blobs or mold, if not a white slimy jellyfish-like substance floating around in their bottles while some were even unopened. Many have mentioned how this made them ill in several ways and that just scared me. However, this is quite a surprise to me because personally, in all my years of purchasing Gatorade, I never had this experience. Perhaps it has something to do with where the drinks are being manufactured? Or maybe how they're being transported?

    I'm thinking maybe during the process of transporting those drinks, they were exposed to the heat of the sun for a long period of time or something, causing chemical changes, but I don't really know. I live in the Philippines and all the bottles of Gatorade I've ever purchased here were in great condition for consumption. So far, up to this day, Gatorade has been a reliable refreshment especially after running or working out. I've tried almost all flavors--tropical fruit, blue bolt, grape, and lemon lime--I like all of them.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 19, 2016

    Gatorade Tropical Fruit flavor is my favorite. Blue Bolt comes at 2nd. :)

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    Original review: May 16, 2016

    I drank about half a small bottle of orange Gatorade before I could fully taste the product. In short, it had a horrific chemical taste and within 2 minutes I was violently throwing up including blood. I do not know what is in this bottle and am wondering what health agency I should contact. I hope I did not do any permanent damage to my kidneys.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 3, 2016

    When I'm tired of walking under the heat of the sun, I drink Gatorade and my feeling of tiredness has relieved. I'm highly refreshed. It seems that my lost fluids has replenished when I drink Gatorade. I would highly recommend Gatorade if you want to be refreshed from a grueling activity. It's very refreshing.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 24, 2016

    I usually play volleyball during the weekends and I usually buy Gatorade to replace lost water in my body. BUT, since I'm very acidic, my stomach always hurt every time I drink it. But I still drink it because I think it is better than just regular water. I hope they create a product for athletes or regular people with digestive problem. I love drinking Gatorade but my stomach doesn't like it. It helps me to perform better but after or sometimes during games, my stomach would hurt so much. I have tried other sports drink but I don't like their taste. Gatorade is the best in terms of taste. But I might not buy it anymore if my stomach gets worse.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 17, 2016

    A couple of days ago I purchased a Glacier Freeze G2 with an expiration date of 11-12-16. I consumed a little less than half the bottle the first night, and was going to finish it tonight but then when I started to take a drink, I noticed a chemical smell, but dismissed it because I had some of the drink before and didn't notice anything. I took a small sip, then took a larger drink – this is when I got a slime substance in my mouth, which I promptly spit back into the bottle. I can see an opaque slime 'blob' in the bottle, and another object that has a little more of a white look to it. At a loss of what to do, I did an internet search and see that this is not a unique situation. Now that I see this isn't a one-time thing, I don't think anyone will ever find another bottle of Gatorade in my house! Given this is something that has apparently been happening for years, it would seem Gatorade would do something to prevent this in the future.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 29, 2016

    The taste is really bad. I didn't like it at all. The flavour is too chemical.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 10, 2015

    My brother drank a Gatorade after running, gulped half of it down before he realized it tasted very bad and smelled bad (because he was dehydrated from his run). Opened a different gatorade bottle, which tasted normal to confirm that the first one was bad, the second gatorade tasted normal. A small time later, started vomiting, and then started feeling drunk without ingestion of any alcohol, so he called an ambulance for himself. Turns out, is ethylene glycol poisoning, most likely from the ingested bad gatorade since nothing else he's did that day was out of the ordinary.

    Due to the ethylene glycol poisoning, he (a young healthy 29 year old) had to go on dialysis for a month (caused crystals to form in kidneys). Luckily his kidney function and stats have improved, and he should be able to come off dialysis. Though we can't say this is 100% due to the bad gatorade (since he like other threw the rest of the foul tasting stuff down the sink - normal response when a food product goes bad), I am curious if anyone else has has something similar happen, with suspicion of the cause being bad gatorade.

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    Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 18, 2015

    I drank Gatorade Thirst Quench Cool Blue. I drank half and then felt something weird I spit it out and there was a green glob of gook. I was so grossed out I threw up. At closer inspection of the bottle, I noticed green stuff floating in it. About 10 minutes later I had a horrible allergy attack (sneezing). Then I had a bad case of diarrhea. I'm never going to buy it again. I tried to contact Gatorade and they haven't responded

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 10, 2015

    I've had many Gatorade before and never had a problem, but yesterday my boyfriend got me a cherry Gatorade and it tasted awful. I smelt it and it smelt of Vicks. I brought it to my sister and mom and they agreed. My mom also tasted it and said it tasted toxic as well. Today I woke up with a sore throat. I'm actually scared right now for my life. I dumped the whole bottle out. If it is contaminated with something I do not want anyone else to try and drink it.

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    Original review: Sept. 9, 2015

    I bought and consumed Gatorade Propel water with electrolytes. It was hands down the worst experience of my life drinking water. Yes, I thought it over, and it is the worst... and I've traveled out of country many times. My first reaction was to spit it out in certain fear of contamination because it tasted and didn't feel right going down when I consumed it. Then I read other reviews insuring myself that I did not need medical attention in the immediate future, but that I was only dealing with a foul taste and consistency. According to other reviews, it is well known for its awful taste. If I could rate it with negative stars, I would immediately without discussion. Enough said.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 28, 2015

    I went to their Facebook page and was horrified by the amount of consumers posting pictures of mold and weird slime in their bottles of Gatorade beverage. The company would apologize and offer a coupon. I went back on the guests' post to page and they have known there is mold in bottles for a year. I asked why they hadn't been recalled, and soon after, the posts with the mold and slime were removed.

    Original review: Aug. 20, 2015

    Ok I've been drinking Gatorade Thirst Quencher Powder forever and always see black specks in it and I've thought they were bugs but don't wanna believe it so I've picked them out and ignored it but I'm can't do that anymore. I know for sure it's bugs because I made a drink after quitting drinking this stuff because of what I thought were bugs. I saw a big enough black speck to know it's got bugs in it and always has bugs in it. I saw a long black bug and am grossed out. I'm never touching this stuff again. It was from a brand newly opened can too. Eww don't surprise me.

    Though 12 years ago I was drinking from a bottle of Pepsi and almost drank a huge spider contacted them and they denied it. Well I quit buying Pepsi and refused their coupons. The spider was a rust colour from being in the Pepsi so I should have known better than buy anything Pepsi makes and they make Gatorade. Wtf kind of conditions does this company have in their factories. This isn't 3rd world here. I can't believe people are getting jellyfish in their drinks. So disgusting. They have to be the most unsanitary company in North America and they get away with it. Pathetic.

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    Original review: Aug. 14, 2015

    After coming home from the fair, I was feeling dehydrated so I got out my husband's blue Gatorade and took a swig... I felt something slimy go down my throat so I looked at the bottle and at the bottom, there saw a black blob floating around! I then realized that I must have swallowed one of those nasty things - I'm totally grossed out!!

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 14, 2015

    Not impressed. Two nights ago, August 12, I grabbed a bottle of G2 fruit punch out of my fridge. Opened it. Seal was fine and as usual the bottle was hard to open. And when I stopped because the taste I noticed a white slimy mass floating around. BEST Before date is October 2015. Gatorade you have been my favorite drink for two years but that was enough to make me grossed out for life. Will think twice about buying this product again.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 24, 2015

    I bought a 710 ml G2 blueberry pomegranate Gatorade on July 23rd 2015. For one it leaked in the bag and the cap was a bit loose. When I opened it the silver peel was stuck in the top. I thought I might have did it when I twisted the cap off so I pulled it out and put the cap on and drank some. I drank about 1/4 of it when I notice something black coming out of the hole on the top, so I took the cap back off and looked inside and there was black gooey stuff inside of it. I then realized the cap was kind of cracked. So I smelled the Gatorade and it has a sour smell I didn't realize at first. It was absolutely disgusting.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 19, 2015

    This was by far the absolute worst Gatorade I have ever had. It seriously made me want to throw up. It says on the label that it has some lime flavor in it too but the cucumber flavor is so strong that it completely overrides the lime flavor, making it unnoticeable. I would never recommend this flavor to anyone!

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