When I went to the Natural Products Expo West I was so excited to see that O.N.E. created a drink for the kid’s lunchbox market called O.N.E. Kids. I was given samples of the Apple, Fruit Punch, and Orange flavored drinks.
My kids and I sampled the drinks this week and here are our results:
Orange (tested by me) – In my opinion it tasted like pastuerized OJ. Some people love that taste, but I am more of a fresh squeezed OJ kind of gal.
Apple (tested by my 5 year old daughter and sipped by me) – The apple flavor was definitely subtle. I could learn to like this flavor. Unfortunately my daughter didn’t like it.
Fruit Punch (sampled by my almost 10 year old son) – I sent him to school with the fruit punch flavor in his lunch box. He is usually a fan on fruit punch flavored drinks and when he came home I asked him how he liked it and he declared, “it wasn’t good.”
Bummer. I so wanted these drinks to knock it out of the ballpark because I am a fan of coconut water for it’s health benefits. I am a fan of O.N.E.’s other coconut waters and do buy them regularly. I love drinking them post workout.
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I was given a sample of KeVita’s Mango Coconut Probiotic drink at the Natural Products Expo West and have become a real fan. I really enjoy the subtle fruit flavor of the drink and the yogurt essence that the probiotics and fermentation give it. Since the drink is fermented it has a slight bubble to it, but not nearly as violent as the carbonation in soda.
All of KeVita’s drinks are raw, dairy free, nut free, soy free, gluten free, and vegan. Many of the drinks are organic as well. Per KeVita:
Our first three flavors are certified organic, the coconut flavors are certified as made with organic ingredients, which means they are made with at least 70% organic ingredients. We use certified organic cold plant extracts, sweeteners, fruit purees, flavors and Certified Organic KeVita™ Culture.
What is KeVita™?
KeVita™ is an organic probiotic superdrink.
KeVita™ is made using a fresh new approach. Water or tea is combined with Certified Organic KeVita™ culture, a blend of beneficial bacteria, healthy yeast cultures and a small amount of organic cane juice.
KeVita™ contains a highly absorbable strain of probiotics originating from kefir derived cultures. For thousands of years these cultures have been cherished for supporting beneficial digestive flora.
- filled with 20 billion naturally occurring live, active probiotics per bottle, at time of bottling
- available in 6 luscious flavors
- refreshing and thirst-quenching
- 3 flavors certified organic, 3 flavors made with organic ingredients
- dairy, gluten and soy free.
- made with LOVE in small batches in Southern California
KeVita™ contains active cultures so keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy!
I have not tried their first three flavors (Lemon Ginger, Living Greens, and Green Tea), but have heard great reviews about those flavors as well.
I would definitely suggest giving these drinks a try…especially if you are a soda addict since this is a MUCH healthier alternative.
For more facts about KeVita click here.