Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Try it Tuesday....Trim Water

Another flavored water review! Exciting!

Ok, maybe not so exciting to you. But I love flavored water. :)

I know some people are very worried about artificial sweeteners. Everything in moderation I say. But I'm not here to debate the artificial sweetener facts/possible side effects etc. I just want to review some flavored water ok people? :)

Besides, Trim Water doesn't even have artificial sweetener. There are 3 grams of sugar to be exact. In the whole 20 ounce bottle. It's crystalline fructose. From what I understand, crystalline fructose is just fructcose but in a dried, chrystalized form. It's supposed to have less calories and has long been used in food products like yogurt etc.

I don't pretend to be an expert on the subject of crystalline fructose, but if you want to know more, check out some facts here.

With that being said, I have to say thank-you to the Trim Water company for sending me a whole box of their many flavors to try. How generous. I'm like a kid at Christmas when I get a package in the mail. Weeeee!

To me, the most important thing about flavored water, is usually the taste. But when a bottle touts the word, "trim", I want to know what's in it and how it's going to "trim" me. Here are the nutrition facts and ingredients in Trim Water:

Let's break this down....
Chromium: According to the Trim Water site, Chromium will stablize blood sugar and provide energy. Yep, I've heard of Chromium Picolinate pills for weight loss.

Glucosamine Hydrochloride: Anti-inflammatory; keeps glucose in the blood longer.

Caffeine: We all know this aids in lowering matabolism and provides energy.

Hydroxycitric Acid: Promotes weight loss by helping to supress appetite.

Ok, this all sounds great. But I'm a bit leary of the caffeine. I don't like to consume caffeine in large amounts. Trim Water has 50 mg's of the stuff! All my life, I've been taught to not consume things in excess that are addictive or bad for my body. So, sadly, Trim Water could never be a staple in my diet because of the caffeine alone. The other things? I don't know much about them. But because of the caffeine, I really have no reason to even go look up the pros or cons of them in the product. :(

I did, however, taste test each kind of Trim Water that was sent to me so that I can give an accurate review of the flavors.

They come in these flavors:

Pink Grapefruit-Honey
Black Cherry-BlackBerry
and the new Passionfruit-Berry

My favorite was the Raspberry Vanilla. The rest were good, but I felt like some had a bit of an after taste (Lemon-Citrus). I had a friend try a bit and she said the same thing, yet she still liked them. I kind of wished the flavors were stronger.

One good thing about Trim Water, was that all the flavors are clear. No funky staining colors (can you say Crystal Light??) to ruin your clothing or stain your tongue.

The bottle design isn't so impressive to me. Not that I drink beverages for their look anyway. But, take a look above. Do they think that I will enjoy drinking this with a sexy model on the front? Am I supposed to think that if I drink this, I will look like the models? Hmm. I think a different approach needs to be taken if the company wants to attract people who will drink this stuff for weight loss purposes. I think they are going for a trendy/in the now look. But it's off the mark for people like me. I'm just too average for this type of hype. Maybe I'm not their demographic though.

Trim Water isn't available in my area, but if you would like to see if it's in your own area, just check the right hand top of the page on the home page of the Trim Water website here. Otherwise, you can order directly from their website. A case of 12 assorted flavors is $29.99.

Again, I appreciate that the Trim Water company was nice enough to send me these free samples and I feel a bit bad that I'm not that into their product. But I guess the purpose for Try it Tuesday, is to try something and then give my opinion whether I like it or not. Trim Water just isn't for me. Plus it's not even available in my area (yet). I think to promote weight loss, sticking with plain old ice water might work best for me. It's all natural and readily available. Add a touch of lemon and I'm all set.

As for beverages that are for pure enjoyment? I am all about the flavored waters!

Does anyone have a favorite flavored water that perhaps I haven't tried yet? I'm always up for trying new or improved stuff.

Next week expect a review of the new Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites in chocolate flavor!

Leanne Sig.

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Nikki said...

Intersting. Sounded good til I saw the caffeine. Too bad. I agree with you on the packaging. I don't want to look at skinny little things on my water bottles, or exercise DVDs or anything. I don't need to be reminded how hot I'm not. :)
How did it happen that they sent the water to you anyway?

Leanne said...

The CEO of the company saw my other reviews on beverages such as the Crystal Light and asked if I'd like to try their brand. I just wish I liked their product more than I did. :(

Nikki said...

That's great! So much fun!!