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Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Berry Punch

Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Berry Punch

I don’t really know why that I am shocked that I like this, but I am. It just sounds like something that would be terrible. Whenever companies try to grasp outside of their safe zone, I am always very skeptical. For some reason with this line I expect the results to be less than stellar, even though I have had several other flavors that I have enjoyed. Each time I expect my mouth to be greeted with a gush of grossness. You can just tell looking at this that it has a zero calorie sweetener in it somewhere. The thing is that the stevia mixed with the cane sugar works in here. It has a bit of a diet taste to it, but the actual berry flavoring is much stronger, and that is all that you can ask for.

I think the saving grace for Glaceau is that they went for their own thing. They didn’t take a classic energy drink and try to mix it with their pre-existing products. They took what they were good at and added green coffee bean extract an B vitamins to give it a little energy push. There’s no chemical garbage in here, and as a result it just tastes like a carbonated Vitamin Water. It may not give you the crazy rush as other products do, but you can feel better about drinking it, and really when in your life did you actually need the shot to your heart that the other players give? To me it just seems like overkill.

I'm glad that I have continuously been wrong about the Vitamin Water Energy line. It's nice to be surprised in a positive way.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Energy Drink, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 24th, 2014
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Vitamin Water Energy Punch 11.5 Oz (12 Pack)

Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Orange Mango

Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Orange Mango

This happened to the beverage world. Two youths were walking down the street, one with a Vitamin Water the other with an energy drink and they collided causing a tasty mess to be born.

Actually to be more accurate it would be like someone boiled down an orange mango Vitamin Water and dried out what was left over until it was a powder that they mixed into sparkling water, added some green coffee bean extract and B vitamins for energy and called it a day. So I guess it’s nothing like that commercial, but it’s still tasty. It has a bit of a stevia taste, but nothing that would put anyone off. It actually tastes kind of like a candy from when I was a kid, but I can’t place exactly what. If I think of it I’ll make sure to not remember to let you know.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 14th, 2014
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Vitamin Water Energy Orange Mango 11.5 Oz (12 Pack)

Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Strawberry Lime

Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Strawberry Lime

We all knew this was coming, right? I mean it seems like an obvious move for the biggest name in vitamin supplement beverages to release a line of energy drinks, which are more than likely the fastest growing market in the beverage world. They could have gone the easy way out and just dumped a bunch of taurine and other garbage in there to give people the little rush that they so desperately crave, but Glaceau is a company with some sort of standards and convictions. They were one of the first companies to move away from the trend of sweetening with High Fructose Corn Syrup, and they have at least put forth minimum effort to make their beverages slightly healthier than their competition. I’m not saying these beverages are the healthiest things in the world, but they are better than a lot of the garbage that stocks the shelves these days. As a result of all of this for their Energy line, Glaceau added green coffee bean extract (for caffeine) and B vitamins. You might not get the same dizzying highs as you would from all the Red Bull imitators out there, but you also will not experience those terrible crashes.

If you are familiar with Vitamin Water, and I assume you are if you are taking the time to read this dumb website, you can certainly imagine what the base of this drink tastes like. Envision a strawberry lime Vitamin Water. Now add in some green coffee bean extract, and you will have yourself a nice little beverage. It has a slightly different taste due to the green coffee, but trust me when I say it is nothing like what you think coffee tastes like. The extract is nothing like brewed coffee, it’s slightly bitter, like green tea, except you know…totally different. It’s its own flavor.

Glaceau decided to take this wonderful drink a bit further and added two more things. One of them made the beverage more enjoyable, and the other took it down a peg or two. The beneficial addition was carbonation. I love bubbly drinks, so it was a definite plus for me. Unfortunately they also put in some stevia. It doesn’t ruin the drink, or make it taste overly diet, but it’s there a bit. It’s a new trend for companies to use both cane sugar and a zero calorie sweetener to lower the sugar content, and it’s a compromise I can handle. You lose a little bit of flavor, but you also won’t become an obese mess that needs someone to flip them every so often so they don’t get bed sores. Ugh.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 1st, 2014
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Vitamin Water Energy Strawberry Lime 11.5 Oz (12 Pack)

Glaceau Vitamin Water Coco-Refresh

Glaceau Vitamin Water Coco-Refresh

Welcome to Pineapple Pokopo where we make all of our food to Cokopo…err coconuts. The thing is that the only things that are prevalent on our island are pineapples and sharks. Our president is very insistent on the whole coconut thing though, so he has trained sharks to go to neighboring islands and bully their residents into giving them coconuts to bring back to us here at Pineapple Pokopo!

I must say that using coconut and pineapple in everything definitely limits the food available for us. We do drink a lot of pina coladas though. Actually I’d say that 95% of the occupants of our island are drunk for most of their life. They say it is the only way they can force down the food we have, and deal with their crippling fear of sharks.

Glaceau has hired us to make them a new flavor of Vitamin Water due to our surplus of pineapples, and coconuts since the sharks have gone a little overboard with their bullying. We call it Coco-Refresh, and it is essentially a non-alcoholic pina colada that is rich in vitamins. The residents of the island actually drink them as soon as they awake to help combat the brutal hangover they invariably have until they start drinking again.

Since we do have more pineapples then coconut, regardless of the sharks being jerks, the drinks is heavier on the pineapple then the tree nut. Are coconuts really nuts, or did someone just give them a dumb name because of their hard shells? Either way the coconut that is in the beverage is more along the lines of actual coconut water and not tanning oil. I’ll never understand how people can enjoy something that tastes like that. Oh well, our Vitamin Water is refreshing and tasty, like everything here at Pineapple Pokopo. Won’t you come and visit?

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Crystalline Fructose and Cane Sugar
Categories
Coconut, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 30th, 2013
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Glaceau Fruit Water Watermelon Punch

Glaceau Fruit Water Watermelon Punch

Yesterday, after many months of looking, I got myself a spinning bike. I love riding bikes and in the time I can't go out and ride for one reason or another, I always wanted to ride in the privacy of my own house. I hauled that thing in the basement, put on a record, turned on the fan, and started pedaling away. I put in a good half hour before I started to get uncomfortable for I am not as fit as I once was. I watch what I eat but I still eat things I shouldn't, which brings us to today.

On this fitness thing, I've got to watch what I eat so I thought what better way to watch my caloric intake than to intake no calories? Queue Fruit Water. It's fruit punch and watermelon, sparkling, and zero calories. Win? Well, almost. Initially it tastes like a good gum but soon thereafter comes the rush of "the catch."

What catch? Well with anything diet, you're almost certain to get something disappointing. As the years go on, science is catching up and making good diet drinks. This one just went on it's own and did things the old fashioned way, with a terrible artificial sweetener. Sucralose is awful in every way, shape, and form. It kills a lot of otherwise good drinks. This initially had the promise of being good but, once again, sucralose killed it. Sucralose, you are the Hitler of artificial sweeteners.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on July 3rd, 2013
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Glaceau Fruit Water Watermelon Punch 16.9 Ounce Bottles, Pack of 12

Glaceau Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi

Glaceau Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi

Glaceau has somehow figured out a way to make sucralose sweetened beverages not taste like the third circle of Dante’s diet hell. This still tastes a bit off, but it doesn’t have that gross chemical taste to it. Perhaps it’s all the added vitamins and the like that do a nice job covering it up.

This does not contain a single drop of actual juice, but they did a decent job replicating the flavors in their laboratory. Even though this beverage isn’t syrupy at all the flavor tastes like a syrup. If that made any sense to you then we are on the same wavelength and I think I may feel sorry for you. It’s the kind of drink that helps wean people onto diet drinks. I could see myself drinking this a bunch and slowly becoming desensitized to that gross diet flavor. This could help a lot of people, well they may get cancer or something from artificial sweeteners, but at least they won’t be obese.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 7th, 2013
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Glaceau Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi 16.9 Ounce Bottles, Pack of 12

Glaceau Fruit Water Orange Mango

Glaceau Fruit Water Orange Mango

When I hear the phrase “fruit water” I immediately think of a giant glass water cooler in the foyer of a hotel in a tropical area. The water cooler is filled with…well water of course, but floating in that water is a delicious medley of tropical fruits that give the water a hint of the glory of your surroundings. Of course as you drink it a toucan flies over and lands on your shoulder and someone says to you, “Hey let’s go surfing!”

I obviously knew that this beverage was going to be nothing like that, but that is the vision in my head, and I would like to submit that idea to the development departments of all the major beverage companies. Water that has had fruit soaked in it. No sweeteners or anything else added. It’s what the world craves.

While Glaceau did not look into my hopes and dreams they did create a sparkling fruit drink that actually contains no juice. I don’t want to be all picky here, but folks, let’s face it this is a diet soda. It’s water, it’s carbonated, it has a sweetener added and it has a flavor. That’s soda pop in my world folks. I actually think that is the textbook definition.

When you look at it that way, this is one of the best diet sodas I have ever tasted. I find it straight up enjoyable. There is something about the orange/mango flavor that combats the taste of the sucralose and makes it taste more natural. I know the flavors are fake, but it really does taste like mangos and oranges were used to make this drink, and I can down a bottle without feeling shame about it. You’re onto something with this Glaceau, now just take some of those vats of Smart Water and dump a mess of fruit into them before you bottle it. You can thank me later.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 30th, 2013
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Glaceau Vitamin Water Squeezed

Glaceau Vitamin Water Squeezed

Glaceau and the team over at Vitamin Water have "borrowed" kids from all countries of the earth, flown them out to their headquarters in the coldest parts of mother Russia, fed them a diet of crackers and water and the occasional Flintstone vitamin and had them create the most "kid like" lemonade taste buds have ever tasted.

The kids worked day and night for almost a month and actually did it. Glaceau's resident scientists have drunk too many drinks in their lives so they taste buds have been skewed. A child's palate is more novice and can really have an open mind when it comes to drinks. Together, these kids made good lemonade that's a "lowest common denominator" type drink. No offensive pulp. Lightly tart. Moderately sweetened. Overall good lemonade.

Once the kid’s sole task was complete, Glaceau gave them an envelope with $1000, a note to give to their parent's that said, "We're sorry but we needed help. You will receive a case of Squeezed as soon as production is complete. Sincerely, Glaceau." and a box set of Jake and the Neverland Pirates to watch when they get home. I'd say that's fair.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Crystalline Fructose
Categories
Lemonade, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on May 22nd, 2013
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Glaceau Vitamin Water Squeezed (Formally Mult- V) , 20 oz (Pack of 24)

Glaceau Fruit Water Lemon Lime

Glaceau Fruit Water Lemon Lime

I'm sorry, sir. Did you give my son a lime with a razor blade in it for Halloween? I swear to God that if you did I am going to take the razor out of the lime and slice your throat. No, you listen to me. I thought that was just a scary thing we told kids to not take things from strangers but now that it's out in the open and people are doing it, I don't know what to do as a parent. I tried to move to a nice part of town and into a place where I my kids are safe, or at least I thought my kids would be safe. No, I'm not done talking. You come into this town thinking you can get away with this stuff. Don't you know there is a block club where we talk about stuff like this? Fine. What do you have to say for yourself, you scum?

You what? Don't you lie to me! I'm a very powerful mother with four kids and will not take any of your garbage. You gave them what? A drink? My son Danny told me you gave him a lime with a razor blade in it. Danny, you told me. No. I explicitly heard...Oh it was like a lime with a razor blade in it. Do you have any more? Jesus, you're right. It tastes like lemon lime pop but the carbonation is actually sharp. You said this is diet, too? Eh, it's not too bad and I'm always drinking diet stuff.

Mister. I'm very sorry. You have to see it from my point of view, though. If you heard that your kid had gotten something with a razor blade in it, you would freak out, too, and rightfully so. I'm sorry. Please come to our next block club meeting and I'll bake you some cookies. Have a good night and I hope I didn't scare away your trick or treaters. Then again, that's the point of Halloween, right? Ha. Could I have another bottle of that, please? It's pretty good. I'll toss in another dozen cookies. Thank you. Hey! There is a razor blade floating in this drink! Eh, I guess I deserved it. I was a real jerk to him, Danny.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on May 14th, 2013
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Glaceau Fruit Water Black Raspberry

Glaceau Fruit Water Black Raspberry

Glaceau, home of Vitamin Water and Smart Water, has decided to try its hand at sparkling beverages. When the dealer passed out the cards things we’re looking good for them, but their hand just wasn’t strong enough to make something spectacular. On first sip I thought this had the potential to be something like a Clearly Canadian, but then the sucralose kicked in and everything went downhill. Does anyone on this planet actually think that sucralose is acceptable? I mean I know people deal with it, but with stevia hitting the market, why would a company that uses real sugar in one of its other product lines use such a low level zero calorie sweetener? Next thing I know they’ll be using aspartame. Ick.

Okay, so the base of this tastes like a nice light, non-syrupy raspberry soda (if such a thing exists). It’s quite pleasant until the sweetener kicks in. With a different sweetener this could have been all the rage in my world. As it stands I didn’t’ finish the bottle.

If you are one of those imaginary people that actually like sucralose, I highly suggest you check this out. If not, stay away.

Website
http://www.glaceau.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 6th, 2013
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Glaceau Fruit Water Black Raspberry 16.9 Ounce Bottles, Pack of 12
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