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NYC & 2 flavors of tabs.
I decided to pick up a bottle of each of the 2 Energy flavors on sale, Wild Berry and Lemon Lime. Coincidentally, both flavors I would normally gravitate to so win-win. You only get so much from a little shot glass size sample of a drink, so I was interested to see how I would like it during and/or post run.
I have used the Wild Berry during one long run and have drank both post run a couple of different occasions. I have to say, I love both drinks for a couple reasons.
1. The flavors taste like they should. I avoid certain drinks off the shelves (Vitamin Water) because they taste chemical to me. Both of these flavors taste natural and what I think the name sounds like.
2. A second thought on flavor. I love that the flavor is just right, for me. It is neither too strong, nor too week. I cannot stand drinks that are too strong. Regular Gatorade is ok, but I frequently have to water it down to drink. Nuun Tabs added to 16 oz. of water are the perfect concentration for my taste. At least for my palette.
3. I didn't have any stomach issues on the long run or after my running when I have had these drinks. Also, my hydration during the 12 miler was totally on Nuun and it held me right along with no dehydration. That isn't to say I normally have issues, but these products entered my running life seamlessly.
4. Not to be overlooked or made light of, I love the packaging!. It is small, simple, easy to open and use. I don't have to measure, pour dust, etc., and there is no spilling it or messing it up. One 16 oz. bottle of water and one tab, DONE.
In summary, I would like to recommend this product to runners because of the reasons listed above. I love the taste, the use, and the ease of use. I look forward to trying some new flavors as well. I hear there is a Mango flavor which I need to pick up as that is my preferred fruit.