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Expiration Dates

Expiration Dates or Suggested Use By Dates

Does Gatorade or Sqwincher Expire? The answer is NO. Gatorade and Sqwincher both have suggested use by dates as this is a FDA requirement for food products. However these dates do not indicate expiration and only serve as a date in which the product will be best used by. Both Gatorade and Sqwincher should be kept in a temperature controlled environment to preserve the quality of the product and to prevent any hardening of the powders. However this hardening does not indicate that the product is unusable.

How We Ship Based on Product Suggested Use By Dates

Hydration Depot operates on a FIFO system, first in first out, so you can always be assured that you are receiving the freshest product available anywhere. We order product daily during peak season to keep our IN STOCK commitment to our customers and to provide the most current inventory, that is our commitment to all of our current and future customers.

Hydration Depot adheres to the strict policies of Gatorade and Sqwincher on shipping product with a minimum of 30 days prior to suggested use by dates and in some cases a minimum of 1 week. Contact our customer service department for further information on product dating and ordering. We cannot refund, or replace any product that has been shipped according to this date policy. Hydration Depot is an authorized Gatorade and Sqwincher distributor, we sell only factory direct product, never any seconds or product past suggested use by date.

How do you know when Sqwincher Was Produced?

Sqwincher uses the Julian code dating system on all packages to identify production dates. An example is as follows: 1 1 3 0 The first number shows which year the product was produced (for example, '1' means the product was produced in 2021). The last three numbers designate the day of the year the product was produced (for example, '1 3 0' means the 130th day of the year or May 10, 2021).

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