Last week I received samples of SoBe lifewater's new zero calorie naturally sweetened, vitamin enhanced water beverages (whew!) to try - what a fun perk of blogging! Please keep in mind that the opinions expressed are mine, and that your mileage may vary.
I have to say that I don't like to drink my calories, so when I heard about these, I was intrigued. However, my beverage of choice is unsweetened iced tea, so I may not be the best person to rate a sweet drink.
First impression upon opening the cool tube that they came in - what fun colors! The label on each bottle starts out white at the top and goes down in a gradient color depending on the color of the drink - very pretty, plus with the SoBe lizard on the front, they are like little works of art!
The first flavor I tried was the Fuji Apple Pear, which was by far my favorite. It was a lightly sweet drink, and I liked the apple/pear flavor combination. There was no aftertaste - I would definitely buy this. It would be fun to have in a social situation where emphasis is on the drink - something different from say, club soda with lime, which is what I normally choose when I'm at a party.
I tried the Blue and Black Berry next. It tasted too much like grape juice to me. And I'm not a big fan of grape juice. But if you are, then you would probably like this flavor.
The last bottle was Yumberry Pomegranate, and I did not like this one at all - in fact I didn't finish it. It does not taste like pomegranates; there was no "yum" involved with this flavor. The only word I could come up with to describe it is "bitter" - they really need to go back to the drawing board with this one.
These beverages contain 100% Vitamin C, 20% Vitamin E, and 10% Niacin, Vitamins B6 and B12 and Pantothenic Acid (aka Vitamin B5). The are sweetened with Erythritol, which is in the Stevia/Truvia family.
If you would like to try SoBe lifewater, there is a buy one, get one free coupon available here. Due to a mix up, I didn't get any extras for a giveaway, but Lori over at Finding Radiance has one here.