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Okay, so I'm staving off a cold, so I decided to flood my body with Emergen-C. Does anyone know how to make it taste better?

Today I took Hawthorne Berry Sage Green tea, hoping that the strong flavors would mask it... Nope. Oh well, at least I'm getting an antiox burst as well, at 649mg.

Oh, and whoever said "Emergen-C will be more fun if it fizzes" was a truly mean person. When it fizzes, it just makes the smell waft up and make me gag. Oh, and then it leaves that film on the top. Ewww.

And who decided to add sugar to this monstrosity? It's not bad enough that we  drink this foul stuff anyway, but also I'm getting 6 grams of sugar and 25 cals. *Cries*

/rant.

Any help?

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Have a few shots of Galens 151 vodka or Everclear to burn off your taste buds first, but I can't promise mixing Emergen-C will be helpful if mixed with alcohol.
I buy the tangerine & cranberry flavors and love them!

That might clear my sinuses though, and that's what is bothering me.

I'm trying my hardest not go to get sick. After having a drippy nose all day yesterday I went home and did a saline nasal rinse, and I'm subjecting myself to gawd-awful vitamin waters, and I'm allocating a large chunk of time to sleep, but I still just......feel like ****!

Original Post by redkitty:

I buy the tangerine & cranberry flavors and love them!

Hmmm...have you ever had the "Ruby Lemon Honey" it's all my Wal-greens had...is it different from the flavors you claim to love? Where did you get those flavors?

When you go to bed tonight. Picture your immune system attacking the virus. Picture the immune cells devouring the virus cells. Picture them blasting the virus cells with lasers. Tell yourself you can feel the virus dying out.

Let me know how it works.

Get some zinc supplements from walgreens (they are cheap) and is very good for preventing colds. Just a note to get the supplements, not the drops...talk about bad taste!
I use Airborne and I don't mind the taste at all.  It's done fizzing by the time you go to drink it.
I buy them at Trader Joes because they are so much cheaper if you buy a box.  I've had the orange, but the tangerine and cranberry taste the best to me.

It does have a smell.

 

I really the the orange tangerine flavor, and it DEFINITELY helps keep me healthy (preschool teacher here, germs are my life.)

Original Post by demila1983:

I use Airborne and I don't mind the taste at all. It's done fizzing by the time you go to drink it.

 I love airborne! Definitely better.

Original Post by cellulitedelight:

Have a few shots of Galens 151 vodka or Everclear to burn off your taste buds first, but I can't promise mixing Emergen-C will be helpful if mixed with alcohol.

 ^ I have a friend who loves to mix Emergen-C with vodka and sprite.

The best remedy is Lots of sleep and water!
Original Post by jndimaria:

Original Post by demila1983:

I use Airborne and I don't mind the taste at all. It's done fizzing by the time you go to drink it.

I love airborne! Definitely better.

 isn't airborne kind of expensive?

The Ruby Honey Lemon is probably the worst tasting flavor. It really does have a funny smell too. The tangerine, lemon/lime, and raspberry flavors are way better, although I think all Emergen-C flavors are kind of an acquired taste. You just gotta get used to it.
Airborne here in Pa is actually only $5 for a tube of 10 tablets.  It tells you to drink it up to every 3 hours, well, that is just pointless because you just pee out all the Vitamin C so I drink 1 a day when I feel as if I need it or want it. Seems to be working well for me all winter. You can also get the Walgreens brand.  Same thing.  Same taste, lower cost.  I did however get my last tube of brand name Airborne for $4 on sale at Walgreens.
Original Post by pinkatronica:

The best remedy is Lots of sleep and water!

Would be great, but I have a job. So...water is do-able, sleep is not.

mix it in with juice! the tangerine one is really good in orange juice.

Thanks, guys! Now I know to get any flavor but the Ruby Honey Lemon. This has been my experience so far:

I open the Emergen-C package, far way from my face, as to not smell it. Then I mix it with about 2 oz hot water. I stir vigorously, to ensure it gets melted and I have no lumps. I do this, too, as far away from my face as possible, while only breathing through my mouth. Sometimes, even breathing through my mouth is too much. Those times I just hold my breath while stirring. Then I take a deep breath (to the side, away from the glass), and take it like a shot.

As soon as that stuff hits the back of my tongue, I have to supress my gag reflex and force myself to swallow. At this time, I am typically reminded of a Fear Factor stunt, and tell myself that I should be winning prizes for my ability to swallow something so unappetizing. About .0005 seconds after I have forced it down my gullet, my body is gripped in a mini-seizure. My whole body convulses, and my face does this cartoon-character move, side to side, cheeks flapping in the wind. At this point, I collapse into my chair, thorougly exhausted, and quite happy that I only have to do it twice a day.

From here on out... no more Ruby Honey Lemon!

sounds like that one flavor is a real dud.  I actually prefer the tangerine flavor with really really cold water.
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I dont know if this is good for you..but zicam works great!
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