>> Thursday, March 12, 2009
I have an admission to make - my family likes Propel Fitness Water. A lot. It's my drink of choice when I work out, and my kids even get to enjoy a bottle together more frequently than they probably should. For those of you that don't know about Propel, it's a sports drink. It has sugar in it, but in significantly lower quantities than Gatorade and most of the other sports drinks. The remaining sweetness is provided by sucralose, which doesn't give me any warm fuzzies, but what can I say? Propel is a vice of mine that I am loathe to give up.
The "new and improved" (sarcasm dripping) ingredient list:
WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), NATURAL FLAVOR, POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, SUCRALOSE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3), CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), VITAMIN E ACETATE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6)
The official Propel website indicates that the change is coming March 31. In the meantime, you can let Propel know what you think about their inclusion of HFCS in the reformulation. And I'll certainly be letting Propel know about their switch with my pocketbook!