Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Try it Tuesday.....Crystal Light Immunity Cherry Pomegranate

I bought the, On The Go singles packets of the Crystal Light Immunity Cherry Pomegranate flavor. They boast that it's a vitamin enhanced drink mix. Only 5 calories per serving. But according to the packet, there are 2 servings in it. So 10 calories when you pour the entire packet into a 16 oz. bottle of water or a 2 cup glass of water. 10 calories is still good I guess.

As far as being vitamin enhanced, I guess it's better than drinking a can of soda, but I'm not sure it has better benefits than drinking plain old water. I guess I would drink this for the electrolytes.

The taste is great. I added it to the 2 cups of plain water. It was still a strong flavor, so I could have gotten away with adding more water. The only thing I wish Crystal Light (Kraft Foods) would take into consideration is the dye. The bright red is artificial and doesn't make me want to buy the product any more than if it were no color. I WISH it were no color. Especially since they consider it to be a, "healthy" drink mix. I would go natural with no color. Plus, it wouldn't stain if I spilled.

One thing I really like about Crystal Light drink mixes, is that it mixes so easily. No stirring forever trying to get the powder to dissolve. There is also no sediment on the bottom of my glass. Love it. Now, if they would just lower the price.....something to think about Kraft Foods! I can buy a store brand can of drink mix from Wal-mart about $2 cheaper. Granted, Wal-mart doesn't have vitamin enhanced mixes (that I have seen anyway), but they are cheaper. Even Meijer brand drink mix is cheaper by about a dollar, but again, those are store brands. They taste just as good in my opinion though.

And now for another review........Honeycrisp APPLES!

FINALLY, I was able to try one! I don't know why I'm so behind the times. I just kept forgetting to buy them. While in Meijer recently, I ran across them. It's about time. Another shopper and I were trying to find a few that weren't bruised or too soft. That's not a good sign. So many people like these apples, that there just weren't that many left. Unless you count the organic ones that were about a dollar more per pound. Hey, Honeycrisp are expensive to begin with. I'm not paying $6 a pound for apples. The other shopper and I joked that the Honeycrisp are "Mommy's Apples", so no kid better try and steal it. Go eat your Gala's. I don't love my kids enough to share. ;)

In case you didn't know....
Honeycrisp apples were developed by the University of Minnesota from a Macoun and Honeygold apple cross (the Honeygold itself a cross between the Golden Delicious and Haralson). Honeycrisps new apple variety was introduced in 1991.

What did I think about Honeycrisp apples? Well, they live up to their name. They are crisp! I love the snap sound they make as I take a big bite. They are nice and big too. No tiny apple here. I did kind of expect them to be sweeter, but I think they have just the right amount of sweet and tart. Yet they aren't too tart. That's one thing that turns me off when I eat apples. If they are too tart, I can't handle it. Wimp.

I'd definitely buy Honeycrisp apples again. But I'm still not sharing. ;) Yum.

Next I need to try Grapples! One of these days I'll try those too. Anyone want to give their opinions of a Grapple?

Well, I'm off to ~VOTE~ now. I'm not afraid to say that I'm voting for McCain/Palin. I'm also not afraid to say I'm voting against legalizing marijuana (they can make a synthetic version) and against stem cell research. If I could vote YES on Proposal 8 in CA, I'd do that too.

Leanne Sig.

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Nikki said...

I like to just drink water, but every once in a while a flavor is sure nice. We'll have to try it at only 10 calories!
I'm not sure if I've had one of those apples before- I'll have to look for some.
I tried the grapple before. Very strange to eat an apple that looks feels and tastes like an apple, but also tastes a little like grapes too. Tasty.
Good for you on the voting, I went this morning.
Greg just started his own blog rating healthy snacks too... http://caddysnack.blogspot.com/
Feel free to add your ratings :)

Caity said...

Oh Honeycrisp...I miss them already! Apples are one thing I always splurge on each year. I just can't resist a fresh honey crisp apple!

I like crystal lite except for the artificial sugar and dye. I've always been taught it's better to just have plain old sugar than artificial sweeteners. But now that I'm a diabetic, I really can't be picky or I'll go crazy!

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