Rehydrate with the 6 Best Pedialyte Flavors

If you’re buying Pedialyte, a drink I’m pretty sure was designed to keep children with diarrhea from shriveling up, there’s a good chance you don’t feel well. That or you’re planning on not feeling well in the very near future because you’re about to go on a bender (look at you planning ahead!). Either way, the flavor of what you’re about to slam to hydrate in a hurry might seem incidental. But I’d argue that flavor is super important! If you’re sick, the last thing you want to is take a big ol’ swig of something that turns your stomach.

That’s where we come in! We tasted every flavor of Pedialyte we could get our hands on to find the best. This is still an electrolyte solution so prepare your palate for that signature saltiness, but these are the flavors we think you should sip the next time you’re in need.

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Best of the Best

Pedialyte Advanced Care with Immune Support Tropical Fruit

It’s not every day someone takes a sip of a pediatrician-recommended electrolyte solution and says, “Oh, this is nice,” but that’s how Sporked staff writer Danny Palumbo reacted to Pedialyte’s Tropical Fruit flavor. In general, we thought these Advanced Care options (which include zinc, selenium, and prebiotics, fwiw) had a milder flavor than regular Pedialyte, which helped them to seem a little less like watered-down medicine. They also seemed to be a little less salty tasting. This particular Pedialyte has a nice mango-ey flavor and we unanimously decided it was the best we tasted.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Surprise

Pedialyte Coconut Burst

Is it just me or does coconut Pedialyte sound like it would be sort of gross? While I’ll admit this might not be the best choice if you’re recovering from a night of too many frozen Piña Coladas, this flavor was a lot better than any of us expected it would be. “This tastes like a nice coconut water with a little bit of salinity to it,” Danny said. If you’re accustomed to turning to coconut water for quick hydration, this is a surprisingly natural pick.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Best Berry

Advanced Care with Immune Support Blue Raspberry

Like the other Advanced Care options we tasted, this Blue Raspberry variety came off as a little less salty and a little less cloying than traditional Pedialyte, and we liked that. Sure, the artificial blue hue may be a little off-putting, but the flavor is nice and tart and pleasant. Staff writer Jordan Myrick compared it to a melted popsicle. If that’s not refreshing when you feel like you’re quietly dying, I’m not sure what is.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Best Zero Sugar

Pedialyte Zero Sugar Berry Frost

Presumably by virtue of having no sugar, this one has a super mild flavor everyone appreciated. If you shy away from artificial dyes, this is a good option too. It’s sweetened with sucralose rather than sugar, which may turn some people off, but that takes the calorie count down to just 5 in a 12-ounce serving. If you’re watching sugar intake, this Berry Frost flavor is tart and pleasant and actually melds nicely with the salinity of the beverage overall.

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Best Tangy Flavor

Pedialyte Strawberry Lemonade

I truly believe in the power of persuasion, and there’s something about strawberry lemonade-flavored things that just feels super refreshing. Lemon doesn’t make much of an appearance here, but this flavor still has a nice, nostalgic tang that reminded me of some combination of melted fruit snacks, powdered Country Time, and the Strawberry Lemonade Lip Smackers everyone wore in the 1990s. Overall, a solid choice if you’re ailing!

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Best in a Pinch

Pedialyte Mixed Fruit

I don’t know about you, but whenever I wind up seeking out a bottle of Pedialyte at Target or my local CVS, this is always the flavor I find. I can’t say for sure it’s the most prevalent flavor, but it sure seems that way, right? Anyway, if you’re looking for one of the other, better flavors on this list and just can’t find it, Mixed Fruit Pedialyte is mostly inoffensive and will truly work in a pinch. A little bit of salty fruit punch never hurt anyone and neither will this.

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Rating:

7/10

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Other products we tried: Pedialyte Organic Grape, Pedialyte Sport Lemon-Lime, Pedialyte Sport Fruit Punch, Pedialyte AdvancedCare Plus Chilled Cherry Pomegranate, Pedialyte AdvancedCare Cherry Punch, Pedialyte Grape, Pedialyte Unflavored

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About the Author

Gwynedd Stuart

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked’s managing editor, is an L.A.-based writer and editor who spends way, way too much time at the grocery store. She’s never met an Old El Paso taco or mozzarella stick she didn’t like.

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  • Pedialyte Popsicles are, IMO, better than the Pedialyte drink.

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