I’m a huge fan of Skratch Exercise Hydration Mix! It’s my favorite hydration drink, and I use it for running, volleyball, hiking, and general workouts.
The first time I tried Skratch was when I won a bag of their Lemons + Limes flavor at an event hosted by a local running store. When I tried it out, I realized it was exactly what I was looking for in a hydration beverage! It didn’t give me any stomach problems, the flavor was nice and light, and the packaging was easy for a klutz like me!
The most significant difference between Skratch and other brands, for me, was that they use cane sugar as opposed to artificial sweeteners. I found that artificial sweeteners really upset my stomach, either right after my workout (if it was a shorter workout or volleyball game) or in the middle of my workout (if it was a long run or race). Any runner can tell you that you do not want your gut in knots while you’re running! Heck, any person could tell you that!)
I also really appreciate that the flavor isn’t super strong. When I’m running, I really hate it when a flavor is overwhelming. For some reason, working up a sweat seems to make my taste buds extra sensitive, and sweet things just seem extra sweet. Skratch flavors are a lot lighter, so it doesn’t taste like you’re drinking plain water, but it also doesn’t taste like you’re biting into a sugared lemon either! They also use real fruit — and you can see the fruit in the powder — so that makes things taste natural!
I recently purchased a package of the Skratch Exercise Hydration Mix, and I’m totally digging it! The flavor is very light, but I know I’m getting the good stuff! I buy my Skratch at Road Runner Sports, but they also sell it at the REIs in my area. If you want to pick some up at a store near you, check out their store locator. If they don’t have it in stores near you, don’t worry! You can also shop online!
Want to win your own sampler of Skratch hydration products and fruit chews? It’s not too late to enter my #AwesomeInAugust giveaway! Make sure you’re following Skratch on Instagram – as well as all of the other brands – and make sure you tag your photos with #AwesomeInAugust. Good luck!