I'm just going to put it right out there, I'm a huge fan of Nuun.
I started using this electrolyte drink a couple of years ago, while I was training for the Rochester Marathon. For many reasons, it became one of my running staples. And here's why:
Convenience: Nuun comes in a tube of 12 tablets, that fits easily into my bag. To drink it, you drop one tablet into a 16 oz bottle of water. This is the Lemon Tea flavor, which I have been curious about.
Wait a couple of minutes, and it's ready. It has a bit of carbonation, so the water bottle spurts a little when you open it.
Taste: I used to drink Powerade, because it had zero calories, but it had a chemically aftertaste. Nuun tastes really good, even when it is room temperature, and they have 11 flavors to choose from, including Strawberry Lemonade, Grape, Lemon-Lime and TriBerry. It does contain important electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium, but it doesn't contain sugar, with only 7-8 calories per tablet.
The Lemon Tea flavor was nice and light, and it contains a small amount of caffeine. I tried it the morning after the Superbowl, not only did I need some electrolytes, but a bit more caffeine than what I got from my morning cup of joe.
Cost: I used to buy 16 oz bottles of Powerade for a dollar each, $12 for 12 bottles. A tube of Nuun is roughly half the cost, for the same amount of ounces. Plus I use one reusable water bottle, which equals less waste.
Also, I think they're a great company, because last year they donated to a box of Nuun to my fundraising giveaway to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation.
Now do you see why I'm a fan?
*Note, I was sent samples of Nuun for the purpose of this review. The opinions on the product are my own.