- Now Foods
Acai Lemonade is a good alternative to soft drinks (and other powdered beverage packets)
This product is sweetened with “Better Stevia” and lacks aspartame and acesulfame potassium, which are two additives that have been linked to cancer in rats. Many flavored powdered beverages, including those bearing the Crystal Light, Wyler’s and Hawaiian Punch names, have these additives.
The directions note that the packet should be poured in a bottle and then shaken. When you mix this in your water, it is a shade of pink. I didn’t find that any of the powder floated to the bottom or lumped together. It seemed to disperse evenly throughout the water and dissolve.
The product has 15 calories and is loaded with vitamins. It has 100% of you daily vitamin C, 25% of Vitamin A, 50% of Vitamin D, 50% of Vitamin E, 50% of Thiamin, 50% of Riboflavin, 25% of Niacin, 50% of B-6, 50% of Folate, 50% of Pantothenic Acid and 1670% of Vitamin B-12.
You need to use a little caution when opening the packet. Compared to other powdered beverages, I found this powder to be made easily airborne. At the present time, there are external providers selling this for a much lower price (iherb.com is one of them – if you want a discount, search the internet for codes or you can use my code LEK375) and many health food stores carry the product as well.
As a powder-based beverage, this is a decently flavored product. It seems to offer a lot of vitamins and has minimal calories. I would recommend it.
Perfect for giving water flavor without the Aspartame!
Good, but 1st ingredient is Xylitol
This Has Become A Staple At Our House
One other reviewer stated that she didn’t like the Berry Tea flavor, and everyone in our family agrees with her. Don’t waste your money on the Berry Tea, because it tastes artificial and watered down – no one around here likes it. The Acai Lemonade if very good, though, and the Pomegranite is positively delicious! My personal favorite is Pomegranite. It is pretty, too, and festive looking for a luncheon gathering. Four little packets will make 1/2 gallon for a group.
I did find the powder to be a little difficult to dissolve, but it only takes a few minutes to stir most of it into a glass of water. I always pour the water into the glass first and then add the powder – otherwise it makes a mess and the powder will never disolve if you pour the drink mix into your glass and add the water last. It is important to add the powder to an already full glass of water. I have never gotten ALL of the powder to dissolve and there is always a small bit of residue in the bottom of the glass.
The flavor is delicious as long as you don’t mix it with more than 16 oz of water. I hope they will eventually offer this in half gallon size packets, like Kool Aid. But as I said before, it only takes 4 packets to make a half gallon.
This is one of the best finds I have made, and if they keep this level of quality and price, I will keep buying it.
UPDATE – 5/25/11: We have now tried the Fruit Punch flavor and do not like it. We all thought it was really watered down tasting, and had no special flavor that would motivate us to buy it again. Pomegranite is still the most favorite variety at our house, with Lemonade coming in second. I will continue to update this review as we get the opportunity to try other flavors.
Berry Energy Tea is loaded with vitamins but has a bad flavor
The directions note that the packet should be poured in a bottle and then shaken. When you mix this in your water, it is a deep pink. I didn’t find that any of the powder floated to the bottom or lumped together. It seemed to disperse evenly throughout the water and dissolve whether used in a shaker or just poured in a glass and and stirred with a spoon.
This product is sweetened with “Better Stevia” so it is healthier for you than other low calorie beverages. A lot of diet beverages have aspartame and acesulfame potassium. Both have been linked to cancer in rats and both were deemed one of the top ten worst additives by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The product has 15 calories and is loaded with vitamins. It has 100% of you daily vitamin C, 25% of Vitamin A, 50% of Vitamin D, 50% of Vitamin E, 50% of Thiamin, 50% of Riboflavin, 25% of Niacin, 50% of B-6, 50% of Folate, 50% of Pantothenic Acid and 8330% of Vitamin B-12.
You need to use a little caution when opening the packet. I’ve found NOW’s powdered beverages to be much more airborne than other powdered products. Don’t breathe it in or let it blow in your eyes.
As a powder-based beverage produced by NOW Foods, I had high hopes. Nutritionally, this is far superior to other diet based beverages because it seems to offer a lot of vitamins and has minimal calories. The flavor is just awful so I cannot recommend this flavor. Try the Acai Lemonade.