Bot Enhanced Water Review

by Ann on November 10, 2009


So here’s another option to those of you who don’t want to drink anything with preservatives, added colors, sodium or high fructose corn syrup.  Bot all natural enhanced water  is sweetened with pure cane sugar.  The nice people over at bot thought I may want to give it a try, thank you!  I was excited to try bot for the reasons listed above and also my son and I were just getting over a little stomach virus.  Great!  What a perfect way to hydrate the little man.  Bot comes in four flavors: orange, grape, lemon and berry.  I find it a little refreshing for a company to come out with some normal flavors for once.  I’m all about food and drinks being different but when you’re sick (which was our case this time around) - then you want something mild in flavors that you’ve grown up drinking.  I guess it’s a comfort drinking when you’re not feeling well mentality.  Anyway, with 50 calories per 16.9 oz bottle, antioxidants, b vitamins and electrolytes, I figured this is another thing O can drink when he’s under the weather and also when he’s feeling fine.  And although it has nothing to do with the actual drink itself, the little bottle characters are cute - they remind me of my son’s favorite cartoon - Wow Wow Wubbzy.  If you go on their website they dance in response to people twittering hashtags (#botlove, #botyoga, etc.).     

But, how did it taste?  Well, I really wanted us to like it but it was too vitamin tasting for my family - and not enough added flavor.  I had the same feeling for each flavor- though the underlying flavoring in each one was nice - but not enough to drown out the added vitamins/electrolytes/antioxidants.  The ingredients are (from orange bottle): ultra purified water, pure cane sugar, natural flavor, citric acid, electrolytes (calcium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, magnesium chloride), B vitamins (niacinamide (B3), calcium pantothenate (B5), pyridoxine (B6), cyanocobalamin (B12)), antioxidants (sodium selenite).  I searched around for other reviews wondering if I was the only one that didn’t find it favorable - and yes, so far, I am the only one - so maybe don’t take my word for it.  Maybe my supertaster sensitivity detected the added healthy stuff that you won’t be able to taste?  Bottom line?  A fantastic drink that just didn’t work for my family’s tastebuds.

Disclaimer: I received free product from bot beverages.

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1 Mariko November 11, 2009 at 1:11 am

So many of my students love vitamin water as a “healthy drink” but I think it tastes too vitamin-y myself. Too bad this one has that same problem.
I guess, really, I just like the way water tastes. Plain. Like, can you improve on that?

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