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CamelBak Lemon-Lime Elixir

rated 3.5 of 5 stars

The Lemon-Lime Elixir has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best drinks for 2024.

photo: CamelBak Lemon-Lime Elixir drink

A pretty good product.

I have tried the lemon/lime flavor and the Orange (with caffeine). Taste wise, I really didn't like the taste of the orange flavor. The orange tasted strongly of fake orangey chemicals and artificial sweetener. The lemon/lime wasn't bad at all though.

Other than my personal revulsion with the orange flavor I have no complaints. This dissolving-tab style hydration drink (also see products from Nuun) definitely has its advantages. It's easy to pack along. It mixes up quickly in any bottle of water you might have on hand. The electrolytes seem to work well on those brutal hot days when carrying a 50 lb pack in the mountains.

I have been using Nuun products for some time and was happy with those. I bought these Camelbak products because my local store had run out of Nuun. By comparison, the Camelbak tablets are a bit larger and are supposed to be mixed with 24 oz of water. The Nuun tablets are a bit smaller and are designed to be mixed with 16 oz of water. I've like all the Nuun flavors I've tried so far better than either of these. A matter of personal taste, for sure.

Comparing the ingredients list (Camelbak vs Nuun)... they are almost identical. In both cases it's a long list of hard-to-pronounce chemicals. No sugars. I believe the artificial sweeteners are sorbitol and acesulfane potassium. No natural anything. Oh well. Better living through science.

Price Paid: $8

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