Review: Gatorade Cool Blue Cherry

Guest reviewer Jason Steele returns with a look at another unique Gatorade flavor.

Gatorade must release Limited Edition flavors around the same time each year knowing that it will be unbearably hot in Chicago.

Gatorade Cool Blue Cherry

Gatorade Cool Blue Cherry

Almost exactly one year ago today, I wrote a guest review for Gatorade Sandria Citrus. I started that review with "As I write this it is about 94 degrees here in Chicago; perfect Gatorade weather." Well guess what? As I write this review for Gatorade's new Limited Edition Flavor, Cool Blue Cherry, it is about 94 degrees here in Chicago and is perfect Gatorade weather. So here we go again!

Cool Blue Cherry is apparently a 7-Eleven-specific flavor. They have been advertising it for a week but none of the 7-Elevens I went to had it. I finally found it today. The special is "Two 32 oz. bottles for $5". Is that a good deal? I don't know but it's new so I had to try it.

Let's start with the color – it looks like blue toilet water. You know how some people put those Ty-D-Bowl discs in their toilet tank to make it look like… what? The Western Caribbean Sea? Like I am doing my business in the ocean? I never understood that. In any case, it's that color. Usually drinks that are that color aren't great. 'Tis the case here.

Gatorade is still sticking with that confusing "G Series – Perform [01] 02 [03]" nonsense. Does anyone actually know what that branding means?

The taste is okay. When you open it up and take a whiff, it smells like a melted Rocket Pop. Remember those red, white, and blue-colored popsicles that are both delicious and messy in the summer? Awesome. I initially thought the taste would heavy on the cherry, especially since both the G-lightning bolt and the word "Cherry" are denoted in bright red colors. However, the flavor is more akin to taking a blue raspberry freeze pop, melting it, and adding two and a half cups of water. It's a very watered down flavor, which was the same problem I had with the Sandria Citrus. I want bolder flavors (like Limon-Pepino), not milder ones. There really is no difference between Cool Blue Cherry and some of the blue or red Frost flavors.

Overall, it's not awful, but it's also not great. I'd probably rate it a 5/10 and I wouldn't buy again.

Gatorade Cool Blue Cherry
Water, sucrose, dextrose, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, modified food starch, glycerol ester of rosin, Blue 1

A 12 oz serving contains 80 calories, 160 mg sodium, 45 mg potassium, and 21 g carbs (21 g sugars).


  1. They have the same flavor, but in 28oz bottles out here in Utah. 2 for $3. The deal applies for all of the Gatorade products they're selling out here.

  2. Steve:- (01)-Prime, before the game (02) Perform, during the game, & (03), Recover, after the game.

  3. Thanks Jared, but as you'll notice, Jason Steele actually wrote this review ;)

    One might also sarcastically interpret it as (01) Before we started losing market share, (02) Bottles of stuff that sort of look familiar, and (03) Seriously, we really want you to buy this stuff!

  4. 2 for 5 is a horrible deal…..2 for 3 is more like it.

  5. I just tried this today, which tastes alright. This new limited edition Gatorade flavor isn't really a new one. Any Gatorade fan that's tried Championship Blue and remembers what that tastes like and has tried this already may say or think that this new Gatorade tastes exactly like it, which from 2009. To me, this tastes exactly like Championship Blue, so Gatorade or Pepsi has already just brought this back but has renamed it Cool Blue Cherry.

  6. How do we get this flavor to stay?

  7. Gatorade will be offering NLF Limited Edition 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade Where is The Raider One Cant Find Any Team????

  8. I think you are crazy and I have only tasted it ones and I think it was good I don't like that it smells bad and you did good on what you wrote and I don't mind that you think that it doesn't taste that good because we are two different people