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The Lemon-Lime Gatorade Debate Taking Over the Internet


When the Tennessee Volunteers football team made a video about ICT Tac asking if Lemon-Lime Gatorade (one of Gatorade’s most popular flavors) is yellow or green, a heated debate ensued — a debate that has gone beyond the social media platform. Yes, this discussion has captivated the internet, especially since there doesn’t seem to be a right or wrong answer. Obviously, football players cannot come to a consensus with one boldly declaring, “It’s yellow. You’re psychotic,” and another saying, “If you think it’s yellow, I need you to reassess your eyesight. When held against a John Deere it appears distinctly yellow, but when compared to a green grape it suddenly appears green. Everything is very confused.

While one commenter tried to dispel the schmozzle by pointing out that “Yellow 5” is the only colorant in the ingredients, the folks at Today decided to play it safe and walk away from the argument. Even the Gatorade brand itself responded with a not-so-helpful TikTok reply, “dannng why you gotta throw me like that,” making the issue as clear as mud. Maybe one way to settle this argument is to say that lemon-lime Gatorade is chartreuse — a perfect mix of yellow and green — creating the perfect win/win solution. This is, of course, open to debate as well.