Propel Fitness Water

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Propel
Propel Fitness Water logo.png
TypeZero Calorie Nutrient Enhanced Water Beverage
ManufacturerGatorade
Country of originUnited States
Introduced2000; 19 years ago (2000)

Propel Water is a brand of flavored bottled water that is advertised for having antioxidants and vitamins. It is a beverage product of Gatorade and is marketed by PepsiCo.

Ingredients[edit]

The water often contains, along with water, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural flavor, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), sucralose, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, niacinamide (vitamin B3), calcium disodium edta, vitamin E acetate, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)[1]

History[edit]

Propel Fitness Water was introduced in 2000 by the company Pepsico.[2] In January 2006, Gatorade introduced Propel Calcium to market. In summer of 2006, Gatorade introduced Propel powder packets, a dry powder mix of Propel, where the contents of a powder packet are added to a 500 mL (16.9 oz) bottle of water. Propel powder with Calcium launched in January 2010. In early 2009, Gatorade changed the bottle design.[citation needed] The packaging claims that the bottles contain 20% less plastic than their predecessors. Propel's logo remains the same, but the words "Fitness Water" have been removed from the packaging,[citation needed] leaving the only description as "Vitamin Enhanced Water Beverage".

In early 2011, Gatorade announced it was discontinuing production of regular Propel (Sucrose & artificial sweeteners base) in favor of an artificially sweetened variety: "Propel Zero".[citation needed]

Current flavors[edit]

Propel is available in 11 ready-to-drink, 9 powdered, and 3 calcium branded flavors. Only some of these flavors are still in stores, such as grape, watermelon, raspberry lemonade, kiwi strawberry, black cherry, berry, and lemon.

Flavor Ready To Drink Powder Calcium
Berry Yes Yes No
Grape Yes Yes No
Kiwi Strawberry Yes Yes No
Lemon Yes Yes No
Cranberry Lime Yes No No
Black Cherry Yes No No
Blueberry Pomegranate Yes No No
Mandarin Orange Yes No No
Peach Yes No No
Cherry Lime No Yes Yes
Citrus Punch No Yes Yes
Pink Lemonade No Yes Yes
Raspberry Lemonade No Yes No
Watermelon Yes Yes No
Strawberry Lemonade Yes No No

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Site for PepsiCo Beverage Information — Product". pepsicobeveragefacts.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ Moskin, Julia (15 February 2006). "Must Be Something In the Water". Retrieved 4 April 2017 – via NYTimes.com.

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