Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Infused OWater

By this point, I have had many disappointing flavor-infused waters. Sometimes the flavoring is worth the extra effort, but I usually feel when drinking an infusion that I would really just rather have plain water. Owater, however, is a slight exception.

The first big difference about Owater is that it is sweetened (with pure cane sugar, I believe). Typically, infused waters are not, and many would argue that that is the point of an infused water beverage. I would certainly not argue with those people about it; I agree. But the mild sweetness in the Owater really just made the drink a lot more enticing overall. The sweetening helps to bring out the very natural taste of the fruit flavorings, and keeps them from combining into an obtruse amalgamation of flavors that leaves a bitter aftertaste in one's mouth (a problem that I frequently have with this sort of beverage).

I picked this up at Big Lots, and the flavor selection was limited to this one (pineapple, orange, blueberry), but I found it to be quite tasty. It was refreshing and different in an industry segment of largely similar and nondescript products, and stands out as a much more viable option for those looking for a healthy, light beverage that still has a bit of taste. Seeing as I got this one at Big Lots, I'm not sure of the retail price of individual units, but I would imagine that the prices are competitive. If so, this one is definitely worth your money.

As an added note, the company has changed their bottles, labels, and flavors recently (hence this older one ending up at Big Lots), so those who go looking for this should do some research first to familiarize themselves with the new look, so as not to pass over it in a store. The company also sells an unsweetened version of the beverage, as well, if that is one's preference.

Verdict: Recommended

Purchased: Big Lots [Columbia, SC]
Size: 17 fl. oz. [502 mL]
Price: $0.70 [Discounted]

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