I try to avoid drinking soda like the plague. (Although I'm not sure people drank the plague, but you get my meaning.) The hard thing for me is that it is just too dang accessible. I don't have time or patience to get something out and fill a cup, plus with active children running around, my cup is likely to get spilled.
So, I find myself buying tea or propel. I buy the tea because I love it, but I buy the propel because it has no calories and sounds healthy. But, the thing that drives me most insane is how sweet it is!!! I want the healthy and no calories without the sugary sweetness and I'm on the fence about how good splenda really is for us, so I try not to do artificial sweeteners.
So, when I had the opportunity to try HINT, I was intrigued. Flavored water that doesn't have added sugar? So, I tried it... and I am now an addict! I had one of every flavor in my fridge and I drank them all within two days! It is accessible, it was delicious, refreshing and not sugary in the least! There are like only 3 ingredients, one being purified water and none being sugar. And HINT is THE PERFECT name! Really, you explain the taste to people that it's like drinking water with a hint of flavor- GENIUS! I let my boyfriend try it, I let my friends try it and I let my kids try it. (Of course only a sip because I refused to share a whole bottle!) Everyone liked it!
The only downfall is the availability. I'd love to see HINT sold in grocery stores and retailers in my area as opposed to specialty locations, but I'm sure after enough buzz is established, that will change.
Here's the skinny from the company:
"HINT flavored water has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives and is a great alternative to juice and soda. HINT was launched in April 2005 by current CEO Kara Goldin and is now available in all Whole Foods and Starbucks. It is available in Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Raspberry-Lime, and Strawberry Kiwi and sells for $1.79."
Anyway, if you have the opportunity to try HINT, you owe it to yourself. I'm sure none of us can say we drink enough water and if your excuse is the taste, now you have no more excuses! Did I mention NO ADDED SUGAR?? YAY!!!
MOTR Grade: A+