Mio “Liquid Water Enhancer”

A few weeks ago I signed up for a free sample on facebook.  It doesn’t hurt to try things and if I hate it I’m not out anything.

Mio is a “liquid water enhancer” that you squirt into your water to flavor it.  Since I’ve been drinking much more water than ever before, a lot of flavored drinks are just too strong for me.  I wasn’t sure about this, but I thought I’d give it a try.

I received my berry pomegranate bottle yesterday.  They couldn’t have pegged the perfect flavor for me any better.  I was a little nervous about getting something like peach tea (definitely not my style!).

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They recommend one squirt per 8 fluid ounces.  That means three squirts into my Camelbak Better Bottle (24 fl oz).   I decided to start with what they recommend and go from there.

I was pleasantly surprised.  The flavor wasn’t horribly strong or weak.  I decided to scale it back a little after drinking my first bottle and only did two squirts for three cups of water.  It seemed perfect…until I looked at the ingredients list.

I really don’t understand why they insisted on putting dye in this product.  While they couldn’t take the cool promotional shots like they did, it seems completely unnecessary.

I feel like there’s too much of a fixation on “zero calorie” products.  It would have been so much better if they had used sugar instead of chemical substitutes.

Overall I think this is a product I would use sometimes.  It seems like it would be great for travel (if I don’t like the way water tastes I won’t drink as much of it), but I don’t think I’d use it regularly.  It just doesn’t seem to justify the fakeness.

– Me flower

P.S. I didn’t receive anything for this review.  I signed up for my free sample just like you can by liking their page on facebook.

UPDATE:  It looks like they’ve run out of samples already.  Hope you got yours!

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