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Flavrz drink mixes offer great flavor and are good for the environment

Flavrz are a better for you and the environment drink mix.
Flavrz are a better for you and the environment drink mix.

In a world where drink mixes are currently all the rage, one brand stands head and shoulders above the rest. Flavrz drink mixes are not only a more healthy alternative to many similar products on the market, they are also better for the environment that their counterparts. What makes them so different? Read on!

To begin with, Flavrz drink mixes are certified USDA organic, which means that the product is made with at least 95% organic ingredients. There are no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners added to these mixes. They are also free from GMO's (genetically modified organisms), HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and pesticide residues. All wonderful news for those of us who are closely watching what we eat and drink. These mixes are also low in both sugar and calories. Flavrz drink mixes are sweetened with agave nectar, which is 25% sweeter than sugar, meaning a little adds a big boost of flavor to these drink mixes without the nasty side effects that often accompany artificial sweeteners or blood sugar spikes that come from sucrose.

Flavrz drink mixes are also better for the environment that most drink mixes. The concentrated formula requires less packaging than other products, which in turn requires fewer fuel for packaging and transportation and less plastic waste in the long run. The company also supports organic farming and only uses organic ingredients in their products. In addition to these green initiatives, Flavrz donates 5% of business profits to the Green Education Foundation-a non profit organization that is committed to creating a sustainable future through education by providing curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide.

I know, I know, all of this sounds great, but how does the product taste. Well, I'm getting to that...

I was provided with two samples of the drink mix to try out: Superfruit Sports and Tropical Punch. The Sports is described as

Flavrz Revive Superfruit Sports Drink Mix balances organic fruit juices and extracts with electrolytes to refuel your body and replenish those muscles, so they can work overtime. Low-glycemic agave nectar, organic cane sugar, and organic fruit juice offer just the right amount of carbohydrate energy, pre- or post-workout. With the antioxidant power and delicious flavor of blueberry and pomegranate extracts, Flavrz is a sports energy drink to revive your senses. Revive Superfruit Sports is a healthy sports drink mix that keeps you in the game.

Flavrz includes on each packet and bottle mixing instructions to achieve the flavor strength you like. Twenty ounces of water equals a flavored water, 16 ounces is a light flavor and 12 ounces is a sweet drink. I chose to go with a sweeter drink and emptied my sample pouch into approximately 12 ounces of water. I was pleasantly surprised when my taste buds were greeted to the flavor of grape popsicles! I am not a big fan of grape flavors in general, but the flavor in this mix was much more enjoyable than others I have tried. I don't see this flavor being an every day choice for me, but I can definitely see enjoying a bottle of it as a transition from my day job to my night one.

The second flavor I sampled was Tropical Punch. Flavrz describes it as

With organic peach juice and tropical fruit flavors, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and organic cane sugar, you'll find natural fruit goodness that's low in sugar but still just sweet enough. A delectable, healthy fruit drink, no tropical island required.

I mixed this packet much lighter than the first following the directions for making flavored water. I have tried several brands of flavored waters, and the Flavrz mix beats them all hands down. It had more actual fruit flavor than others I have tried and I can't wait to try more, especially the Cherry Berry. I sincerely hope the company continues to add to their flavor line in the future. I believe the potential for them is enormous.

For those of you interested in trying Flavrz for yourself, you can purchase the pouches directly from the company online. For $6.99 you can enjoy 6 pouches of your favorite flavor delivered directly to your home or office. While the price is a bit steep when compared to other drink mixes you purchase at the grocery store, I believe the taste, health and environmental benefits far outweigh the savings. For more information, please visit the Flavrz website, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

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