Internet divided on color to call lemon-lime Gatorade

Five years ago, people argued over whether a dress was blue and black or white and gold. Now they’re debating a different product: lemon-lime flavored Gatorade.

Consumers tend to refer to different types of Gatorade by color rather than taste, but people don’t know how to refer to this popular flavor.

The US University of Tennessee Volunteers football team’s TikTok account appears to have kicked off the big debate with a video of players arguing over the color of the bottle they’re holding, the New York Post reported.

The video – which has 461,400 views and 48,600 likes – is captioned: “Is Gatorade lime yellow or green?”

“There’s been a lot of talk about the lemon-lime color Gatorade,” one player said. “And honestly, man, I’m not here to sugarcoat things – if you think it’s yellow, I need you to reevaluate your eyesight.”

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“It’s yellow – you’re psychotic,” joked another player. “How is it green? Look at the grass!

“It’s a yellow highlighter,” says one, to which another claims it has a “neon green” cast.

“Where do you see yellow? Do you know what yellow looks like? he joked.

One player even took a green grape and held it next to the Gatorade to show it’s the same color.

People in the comments section were also confused and unsure where they stood on the Gatorade debate.

“It was yellow until you put this grape next to it,” one person wrote.

“I’m not going to lie, the green grape next to it makes me reevaluate my eyes,” another admitted.

“I’m the yellow team but he made a point with the grape no lie,” one user commented.

“If you tell me to get you a yellow Gatorade, you’ll get Lemon-Lime. Tell me take a green Gatorade, you get a fierce green apple,” someone argued.

“My whole life it’s been yellow but my homie turned out to be a green grape and the Gatorade turned out to be neon green,” one said.

“It’s yellow. I have a supporting argument. ‘Yellow 5’ is the only colorant listed in the ingredients section,” one user concluded.

The official Gatorade TikTok account even chimed in, commenting, “Dannng why you gotta throw me like that.”

The post office contacted Gatorade to see if they are willing to clear up the color confusion.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and reproduced with permission

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