Thursday, December 13, 2012

Metromint Water Review and Giveaway



As someone who is required to drink a LOT of water each day due to chronic kidney stones and Interstitial Cystitis, drinking plain, boring water can get very old, very fast. Sodas and citrusy drinks can worsen my IC, not to mention add calories to my diet, so it's a challenge to find something that tastes good and is still good for my health.

I am also a mother to a type 1 diabetic child, so it's important for me to find beverages that do not require her to take insulin (carb/sugar free). Neither one of us enjoy the the taste of artificial sweeteners, not to mention there are still hidden sugar alcohols in those type of drinks, so diet drinks are out.

When I recently learned about Metromint water, and the fact that it is all natural, unsweetened and comes in a wide varitey of flavors, I was so excited to check it out for my daughter and for myself.




The very awesome people at Metromint sent me this wonderful review kit filled with Metromint waters and a cute polka dot Metromint tote bag:





Being a spearmint lover, I of course decided to try the spearmint right off the bat! Let me tell you, it was love at first taste! The mint was not overpowering, yet it wasn't too subtle either. As my fellow blonde Goldilocks would say, "It was just right!"

I had my daughter try it next and her eyes went wide and she exclaimed, "Oh my gosh! This is SO good!" I totally agree!

We tried the chocolatemint water next:




As you can see from the description in the photo below, not only is the mint all-natural but so is the chocolate (infused with natural cocoa essence). As with all Metromint waters, the mint is grown in Washington's Yakima Valley and is added to purified water for the freshest taste. No sweeteners, no preservatives, and no calories, yet the taste is amazing and naturally sweet and minty!


 



The chocolatemint water reminds me of peppermint mocha, but as with the other flavors, the taste is not overpowering. It's mild and refreshing and at zero carbs, my daughter can drink as much of it as she wants without having to cover it with insulin!

The other flavors we tried (cherrymint and goodberrymint) were just as tasty, and we're eager to try the other varieties that were not in the review kit (lemonmint and orangemint). I will especially be interested to know if the lemon and orange are okay with my IC condition. I suspect with as light as the taste is for the flavors I did try, these will be fine as well.

I will warn IC sufferers to be careful trying any new drink. There are days when I'm flaring and I cannot drink Metromint (much to my dismay) or any other drink other than plain water. But on non-flare days, I am so happy to have Metromint to give me that crisp, refreshing taste that makes drinking water so much more fun and yummy!

My daughter, fortunately, can drink as much Metromint as she wants at any time and never has to worry about it raising her blood sugar levels!

Want to experience the amazingness of Metromint Water for yourself? Metromint is offering one lucky reader of So a Blonde Walks Into a Review a kit just like the one I received, filled with a variety of 6 Metromint waters and a polka dot Metromint tote bag!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post stating why you'd like to win, then follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below to complete your entry. There are bonus methods for entry as stated on the Rafflecopter widget.

Entry deadline is 12:00 am on Sunday, December 23, 2012. By entering, you automatically agree to all the rules and disclaimers listed here. Please also see my disclosure policy here.

For more information on Metromint water, check out Metromint.com, and Metromint on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review kit of Metromint water and a tote bag to facilitate this review. As always, opinions are all my own and are not influenced by free gifts or monetary compensation.

44 comments:

Meggiedarlin said...

I need to drink more water!

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Scasolari said...

I hate artificial sugars but also dislike plain water.

RHR said...

I love the peppermint Metromint water the best, followed by the Chocolate Mint. But my price limit is $1 per bottle, so I buy up when its on sale!

LisaD said...

I love Metromint...especially cherry mint, so I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

renata said...

This is my Mom's favorite water as she LOVES the Peppermint original flavor! Metromint settles the stomach from indigestion too! Thank you!

Ray said...

Metromint would be a tasty and refreshing way to drink more water in my day! Thanks!

tara1965 said...

love chocolate mint

Julie said...

I've never tried metromint water and would love to try it

Donna said...

I love the flavors that Metromint offers

G said...

Wow unsweetened Peppermint water sounds so healthy for one's diet! Would love to give Metromint a try!
Georgiana

Unknown said...

I would love a healthy tasty way to drink more water!
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Liz said...

I've never tried this product and it sounds interesting.

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Danielle Lima said...

I need to start drinking more water and less soda

Kyeisha Barnes said...

I don't drink a lot of soda but I drink tons of sweet tea and I've been looking for a new alterantive!

Alison said...

This sounds amazing! I hate drinking regular water, but I need to be careful of what I drink because of chronic migraines and increased intracranial pressure. Also, I love the taste of mint, and it helps my headaches.

Karen said...

Because it's not easy to find unsweetened, all natural, sweetened water. Thanks for the giveaway.

jandsfox_143 said...

It sounds great and I've been wanting to try it!
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Meaghan F. said...

I really don't like the taste of water, so I need to try more flavored waters and get healthy.

greenhome said...

I drink alot of flavored water and I would love to try this, it sounds so wonderful

Karen said...

It sounds like a great product :)

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Miranda Ward said...

This would be great As I am a Type 1 Diabetic! I am always looking for things that wont raise my sugar levels


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Melanie Montgomery said...

I've been wanting to try this water.

Jennafer211 said...

I need something to replace my Koolaid habit. Thanks!

Peggy Rydzewski said...

Because i need to drink more water

cassandra m said...

i usually brew my own iced tea so i could cut down on sugar without drinking the actual water. I think this would be a great treat and treasure for me and my body

Timshaun said...

I want to win because I want my kids to drink more water.
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Samii Alexxis said...

I want to win because I have seen this water in stores and have been wanting to try it.

Jennifer Reed said...

i would love to win to try this new water. I am always looking for ways to help me with water intake.

Stephanie Larison said...

I'd love to try this, something different from the normal every day water!

Bella T. said...

I've actually never tried flavored water. I'm sure my fiance and I would love to try this!

Gina said...

I really love flavored waters & these sound amazing!

Charlene said...

I'd like to win because I like flavored waters & I haven't tried this brand before :)

kathy pease said...

I love flavored water and this sounds great id love to try it :)

Lisa Pecora said...

I've been wanting to try these waters for a while now.

Nicole C. said...

I would like to win because I would love to try this!!

mail4rosey said...

We have well water, so we only drink bottled water. I would like to win this to mix it up a bit.

samf36 said...

This sounds like a great product and I would like to try it

Denise M said...

i would love to win, i have wanted to try this

purango said...

I would love to win because I would love to drink a healthy water. This product sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com

Ljh1999 said...

I am trying to stay away from aspartame drinks. Metromint is a good alternative.

Susan Smoaks said...

i want to try this because it sounds good
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michedt said...

I'd really like to give this a try. I've seen it, but haven't had the extra to buy it.

laurasloves said...

I would love to win this as I only drink bottled water but it seems as if most waters are flavored and it is so hard to find unsweetened water which I love.
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Heather Swarthout said...

I love water, especially if it's flavored.. and I'm definitely interested in trying the chocolate flavored!