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!
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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.