Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Try it Tuesday...Sobe Life Water

I'm sick this week, so I probably shouldn't even be blogging. But it's not like I'm leaving germs on the keyboard for the rest of the family to get since it doesn't really matter. Everyone is sick in our household. Fevers, throwing up, diarrhea, congestion. Yuck. I'm on the mend because I feel better than yesterday, but still feel the need to cuddle under the covers, spend time in the bathroom, take ibuprofen and blow my nose. Little Miss Ava is better too. Her fever is much lower than the 102 that she had last night. Poor Molly is the worst with a 104 temp and throwing up. Ugh. Atleast we don't have any pressing obligations right now. We can all hunker down and get better.

Anyway, on to the review. I really like Sobe Lean, so I thought I'd try their Sobe Life Water. Since I'm sick, it might make a difference on the taste, but for now I say, "ICK". I decided to try the Orange Tangerine (I love orange flavored anything...usually that is). Is it me or does this stuff taste like medicine?

The bottle says it has herbal content of acerola extract and rosehips. Hmm. I have rosehips in my garden, but never thought of plucking them and adding them to my water. Lol. Anyway, the different flavors all have different herbs to promote different health benefits. The Orange Tangerine is to "shield" your life. Whatever. I'm assuming it's because of the Vitamin C.

Here are the other flavors:

Pomagranate Cherry...to challenge your life
Passionfruit Citrus...to energize your life
Strawberry Kiwi...to calm your life
Blackberry Grape...to enlighten your life

I wish I had tried the blackberry grape or the pomagranate cherry. They sound tastier. Here are the nutritionals:

Serving Size: 8 oz
Servings per container: 2.5
Calories: 40
Calories per bottle: 100
Fat: 0
Sodium: 35 mg.
Carbs: 10 g
Sugar: 10 g (per bottle: 24 g)
Protein: 0

I don't know why they think they have to say that there are 2.5 servings in a bottle. Since when is anyone going to drink it, put it away for a day or so and then go back and drink it again?! They are just trying to trick us into thinking it's low in calories. Duh.

This stuff uses real sugar and not an artificial one. The whole bottle has 250% the daily value for Vitamin C, so I like that part. But the ingredients list these first....filtered water, sugar, natural flavor, citric acid (that's the vitamin C) and so on. I'm not a big fan of the sugar content. It could be worse though. But since it tastes like cough syrup to me, I might not buy it again. I might try another flavor, but it doesn't excite me, especially since it's 100 calories for the whole bottle. I'll stick to my Nestle or Fruit 2-O water and just take my vitamins.

Like I said, I was sick this week, so has anyone else tried this stuff and enjoyed it? Are my taste buds wacko because of my sickies? Let me know if you liked Sobe Life Water :)

PS..is anyone else having trouble getting thier spell check to work?

6 Whaddaya have to say about this post?:

Megan said...

I hope you guys are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the same boat sickness-wise: my three kids and husband have the flu! Not fun.

I am writing to suggest that you try infused owater (I work for the company). It's pure water, natural fruit, a touch of pure cane sugar and antioxidants and electrolytes depending on the flavor. It's 70 calories a bottle, and all natural: no fructose, no fake sweeteners and no coloring. It does not have the syrupy, sticky sweetness that SOBE Life and many other enhanced waters have, which is why many people like it. I'd be happy to send samples for you to try, or I can direct you to a store that sells it near you. Our website is www.owater.com if you want to read more about our products.

Hope you feel better soon.

Nikki said...

I feel your pain- we've had the same bug around here for almost 2 or the vitamin waters... I'd rather just drink regular old water, but I guess a little flavor could be nice occasionally.
Hope you're back to healthy soon!

Nikki said...

Oh! Yes, spell check isn't working- so frustrating!!

Leanne said...

I checked out the infused owater site. I have to say I'm intrigued by the coconut flavored water. Thanks for the information anon. I will try some when I run across it somewhere here in town. :)

Oh, and by the way...my family is STILL sick! We have had 2 different illnesses here and we all are getting each one. That's a lot of sickies! I've been sick twice in one week. No fun I tell ya.

Anonymous said...


We're over the worst of the flu, but the cough just drags on and on! It's terrible!

Let me know what you think of the coconut flavor if you taste it...it's our newest flavor, quite yummy.

Hope you too are healthy soon.