Friday, March 23, 2012

Mio water enhancer..... vs. crystal light/generics. A battle review

So I hate and I absolutely mean HATE water. It taste funny to me; and I know what your thinking its all in my head, but I know other people that feel the same way so maybe its all been ingrained in YOUR mind & we are the normal ones. Anyway I had been using these drink mixes usually I stuck with the generics from IGA that were $1 for 8-10 drink mixes because I was trying to cut cost, but sometimes I would splurge for the good ones from crystal light or the Walmart ones that were almost as much as the crystal light ones.

mioBefore I started to use the mixes I was drinking the 32 oz of powerade all day at work. That’s 10 hours at work plus lunch. I’m talking on the phone all day so I’m always drinking. So I would consume anywhere from 2-4 a day, that’s 200 calories a bottle so that means 400-800 calories just from drinking while at work. that’s not counting anything I drank before work or after! So that’s why I converted to the mix because it was 8-10 for$1 @10cal each instead of 1 for $.85 @ 200cal each. It just made sense and I had wished I had noticed it sooner.

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The bad thing about the generic mixes is that they would clump at the bottom and if I swallowed a unmixed clump by accident it sent me into sputtering fits so bad that my eyes would water. Heaven forbid I be on a call with a customer and have to put them on hold because my beverage is trying to kill me. So then I switched to the box of 10 for $2.50 each, ouch I hated seeing that money fly out of my pocket.




miomioI had hoped that the crystal light stuff wouldn’t clump and it didn’t clump as much but it still clumped. They are bitterly sour when you swallowed the clumps enough to make you gag and make a face like you took a giant bite from a lemon thinking it was an apple. (if someone was dumb enough to do this I would love to be there with a camera.) Although I will say their flavor selection was amazing because I always tended to get tired of the same flavor after a while. (NOTE: I forgot to mention the WalMart generics were comparable to the crystal light mixes and nothing like the horrible mixes I got from my local IGA)

mioI was working on a morning shift not sure of the hours but a girl on my team was always drinking mio at work and I thought it was a cool Idea but I never gave too much thought. Then I was at a friend’s (Kerrie & korey) and korey had the berry pomegranate and asked if I was thirsty, knowing I hated tea and plain water, offered me some of the mio. Right away I was hooked, I went right to the store and bought the berry pomegranate and drank it till it was all gone. What got me was the pure flavor no bitter after taste that I had experienced with some of the mixes, a simple bottle that I didn’t experience any spills with. Oh and here is the BIGGEST one……. Not a single calorie! Not one! So now it was helping with my quest to lose weight. Any other benefits you ask? Yes there is! One bottle is good for 24 uses or more if you like yours weak like I do. So now we have gone from 1 use for $.85 to 8-10 uses for $1 and then to 10 uses for $2.50 and now 24 for $3.50.

I am totally addicted to the strawberry watermelon I almost don’t get anything else at this point because I haven’t gotten tired of it yet and it’s been a year and I’m still drinking the same flavor! For those that know me that is a total shock because I get bored with things.

So now I was still bad with energy drinks occasionally when I felt I was going to fall asleep. Now I know I said occasionally but I drink a lot at once. Here is the lable from the can I would drink:
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That’s 300 a can and I was drinking 2-3 cans of monster energy. Omg there we go with extra empty calories!


mioWell I went to the gas station about 2 months ago and I saw an empty display for something labeled mio energy. I asked the cashier about the display and they told me a guy that came in swearing by it bought the whole shelf! So I started to do some research on it. The red one Is black cherry but with the green I was getting conflicting information on wither its call thunder punch or green thunder. So knowing I’m picky and not wanting to waste the money I picked up the black cherry first because it was the best bet. So I tried the next night on my way to 3rds, still adjusting I’d felt tired every night. I loved the taste and as the night progressed I realized it did work and it didn’t cause me to have the adverse affects I always had to the monster such as stomach ache. A few days ago I picked up the green one (green thunder officially) and didn’t know what to expect because I couldn’t find what the flavor was supposed to be. I tried it and I love it more than the black cherry so definitely for normal I will go with the strawberry watermelon or wait there is a new one I forgot! Its orange tangerine I love that too!(not an energy mio). So I am keeping these 3 in stock at my home.

mioWalmart just came out with a GREAT VALUE version of mio and its $1 cheaper and they have some flavors that mio doesn’t have like grape. I have to deplete my mio stash and ill let you know what I think once I try it. They even have generic energy ones! 

11 comments:

  1. Nice blog on these. I was wondering about the mio drink but haven't tried it yet.

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  2. We buy those all the time. I didn't know about Walmart Brand.. I going to buy some today. Awesome review!

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  3. Oh wow I hate water too >.< it taste bad, bu yes my hubby drinks mio I have to check my walmart for the generic mio awesome review thanks!!!!!

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  4. I use mio! Not as much as you though! I love water!

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  5. Mio is in my sons back pack, on my husbands desk and one in my purse! We always have mio around here but I had no clue walmart put out their brand, (I dont shop there) I will have to try them out tho because it gets expensive for us since we are all piggies.

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  6. Same here..hate water! I don't drink enough of it though, and the only way I will drink it is with crystal light! I've never tried the others so I need to branch out and try them.

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  7. Great review thank you for sharing this info with us

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  8. I am a crystal light fan myself, but haven't tried the MIO, thanks for the review! I will have to give it a try!

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  9. Thanks for the review - I drink Crystal light all day long, but have never tried Mio - I will check it out.

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