Tuesday, March 22, 2011

MiO Liquid Water Enhancer

Kraft Foods has came out with MiO Liquid Water Enhancer. It's like those other mixes you put into water to make it flavored, but what sets this apart is that it's not a powder. It's a liquid and dissolves a lot easier. That makes it not have any gritty taste either.

There's 0 calories, and 0 carbs thanks to the sucralose and acesulfame potassium sweetners. Normally with some of these types of sweetners I get a sore throat almost immediately. I'm glad to say no sore throats here.

MiO is packaged in a small plastic bottle that's easy to carry. The lid clicks on twice to ensure a tight leak free seal. It squirts out similar to those no mess ketchup bottles and from my usage so far remains clean.

One MiO is about $3.49 and will make 24 servings of 8 ounce size. One squeeze per serving. You can make it as strong or weak as you like. If you do indeed get 24 servings out of it that would come to .15 cents per serving. Not too bad.

I've only tried Sweat Tea flavor so far, but they also make Peach Tea, Mango Peach, Fruit Punch, Berry Pomegranate, and Strawberry Watermelon.

One squeeze wasn't enough to make me think of a true sweet tea, so I added a squeeze or two more. Maybe my squeeze wasn't as long as their squeeze listed for the serving size. We'll find out how long this little bottle lasts and calculate if I think it's worth the price.

I started off trying MiO at work. I always keep a drink on my office desk and keep sipping throughout the day. So far I've had my bottle of MiO close to a week! Originally I was worried about the servings since I squirt more than it suggests, but man this little thing surprised me.. I originally thought I'd get only a few days use out of it. I should have kept track of how many glasses I drank so far, but I'm thinking over 24. I'm thinking 6 to 8 cups a day x 6 days so far.

Maybe I'll get this to take to the beach, hiking, or just walking around the neighborhood. It comes out a lot cheaper than me drinking a few 99 cent Arizona's each day.

For my house, it won't be cheaper than buying a huge thing of powdered ice tea mix, but on the go or at work I think it makes sense and I love the flavor I've tried so far. Who knows maybe I'll even lose a few pounds since I'm not drinking as much sugar any more.

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  1. I tried Peach Tea and I don't like the flavor at all. Makes me sick drinking it. Gonna stick to Sweet Tea only.

  2. Well, you may not have got the sore throat, but I sure did. At first I didn't make the connection. I just assumed I was getting a cold. But over a week later, I still get a really sore throat in the evenings (after drinking 4 or 5 glasses of MiO water throughout the day). Sore throat is gone by morning (since I don't drink Mio in my sleep). Next day, right around 5:00, sore throat is back. So as of 5:00 today I am OFF MiO. I'm curious to see if the sore throat stays away. If it does, I guess I've found the culprit. Which will be too bad, because I really love the stuff.

    1. Yeah, I think it's probably due to any artificial sweeteners they have in it. I notice that certain kinds give me a sore throat. I can't remember which one it is, though.

    2. Exactly same experience. Once i drink a bottled water with MIO i had sore throat and couldn;t suspect it at first. Then when i tried it 2nd time throat irritation got worse and i discarded MIO's that all i have. Bye bye MIO and welcome fruits and spices. Now i do my own flavor with apples, strawberries mint lime lemon and cinnamon. Sometimes ginger. Put these fruits or spices as one pieces sliced apples strawberries lemon lime and a cinnamon stick and or ginger in a pitcher and let it wait for 30 min to an hour. That is really amazing taste.

  3. my friends were recommending MIO to me so I bought three at the Sobeys it came to about 11 bucks 10 minutes after i drank it my thought started to hurt i thought nothing of it but then at the end of the day (i had around 4 500ml water bottles of it) i couldn't swallow it hurt so much but when i woke up i was gone. i tried another water bottle and there it was again the thought pain. i immediately threw all of the MIO in the garbage

    I hate you MIO i hate you and your thought pain 0/5

  4. Same here...having throat soreness everytime i drink it at all and i love it

  5. Same here...having throat soreness everytime i drink it at all and i love it