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Old 01-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Does opened Gatorade go bad?

I have a bottle of Gatorade that's half empty and probably been sitting in the fridge for at least 2 months like this.

It looks OK, I don't see anything solid floating around in it but I really can't taste anything since I have a head cold.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Did you drink from the bottle or pour some into a glass?
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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Its liquid sugar - yes this will spoil. Its not that expensive - go buy some more.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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If you live, then we will know. But I've never had bad Gatorade that didn't have stuff floating in it.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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Did you drink from the bottle or pour some into a glass?
Into glass.

I just drank a glass of it and there was shit at the bottom

Guess I'll dump the rest out.

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Old 01-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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Its liquid sugar - yes this will spoil. Its not that expensive - go buy some more.
But, but, but....

I'm sick and don't feel like moving
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #7
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Did you drink from the bottle or pour some into a glass?
Into glass.

I just drank a glass of it and there was shit at the bottom

Guess I'll dump the rest out.
Those are nutrients. Just stir it up.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #9
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Liquid never goes bad. All those expiration dates you see on juice and milk are just a scam to get you to buy more.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #10
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Toss it in the garbage and drink a glass of water.
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Toss it in the garbage and drink a glass of water.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:38 AM   #12
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A nice isotonic solution with lots of sugar. I don't think it's likely to be a comfy environment for bacteria at all. Man up and drink it down. Make sure you wash it down with some curdled milk so you can blame that when you throw up so hard it is coming from your intestines...
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Just boil it for 10 minutes; you could add some berries, maybe some other fruit and get a stew going.

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Old 01-08-2009, 01:01 PM   #15
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OK, so just for a lark, I Googled this, and according to the Gatorade FAQ, unopened Gatorade has a shelf life of 9 months, while an open container should be refrigerated and drunk within a week. Which, quite frankly, seems like bullshit to me, because I never refrigerate Gatorade (I prefer it room temperature, as I like to drink it fast, and cold beverages are hard for me to chug), and I've left open containers out for weeks and consumed them just fine. But, better safe than sorry, you should pitch it and go buy more, as your inability to search even a simple term like "gatorade shelf life" on Google indicates an individual likely to succumb to any ill effects of consuming expired sports beverages.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #16
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The electrolytes go flat.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #17
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A nice isotonic solution with lots of sugar. I don't think it's likely to be a comfy environment for bacteria at all. Man up and drink it down. Make sure you wash it down with some curdled milk so you can blame that when you throw up so hard it is coming from your intestines...
Yeast should do just fine in it. Drink it and tell us if you get a buzz.
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OK, so just for a lark, I Googled this, and according to the Gatorade FAQ, unopened Gatorade has a shelf life of 9 months, while an open container should be refrigerated and drunk within a week. Which, quite frankly, seems like bullshit to me, because I never refrigerate Gatorade (I prefer it room temperature, as I like to drink it fast, and cold beverages are hard for me to chug), and I've left open containers out for weeks and consumed them just fine. But, better safe than sorry, you should pitch it and go buy more, as your inability to search even a simple term like "gatorade shelf life" on Google indicates an individual likely to succumb to any ill effects of consuming expired sports beverages.
Well it doesn't need to be refrigerated, true, it shouldn't be left out opened for too long. The big point is most people drink from the bottle. Even if you cap it and put it in the fridge, even just a bit of bacteria left in a water and sugar rich environment that's not acidic, will flourish like mad.
Hell, leave a bottle of water you've drank out of, with water left in the bottle, and cap it. Come back in a month. Look disgusting? Most likely.

However, gatorade I never not finish. Any sports drink, if its like one of those large bottles, will be gone in a few days to a week at most.
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Don't know about Gatorade, but I know fruit juice goes bad.

When I worked at a hotel as a summer job, I found an almost-full jug of grape juice in the luggage storage room. The room is just off the hotel and not exposed to sunlight, but it's the same temperature as outside.

God knows how many months it had been sitting there, but it had white floaties on the surface. Ewwww...
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The electrolytes go flat.
those are just salts...
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The electrolytes go flat.
those are just salts...
whooooosh!
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The electrolytes go flat.
those are just salts...
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