I picked up a bottle of Skinny Water Lemonade Passionfruit (Total-V) the other day, on sale at 4 for $5 - these can cost as much as $1.89 per bottle normally. There have been mixed reviews of Skinny Water here on Iateapie.net - Emily liked Skinny Water Wake Up, while Marina thought Skinny Water XXX-Detox was basically flavorless.
I'm not exactly sure what a real passionfruit tastes like, so I suppose this Skinny Water Total-V might have tasted similar, but what I didn't detect much of was lemonade. That said, it was pretty good - refreshing and not too sweet, and overall, I liked it.
Each 8 ounce serving has 0 calories, 12 mg of the antioxidant EGCG, and daily values of 12% for vitamin A and E, 48% for vitamin C, B12, pantothenic acid, and niacin, 24% for folic acid, 7% for calcium, 5% for magnesium, and 3% for potassium. There are no preservatives in the ingredients list.
The calorie-free Skinny Water Orange Cranberry Tangerine Wake Up was available on sale for $1.50 at my local Gristedes, so I jumped on the offer. I vacillated for a while about flavors, finally settling on Skinny Water Wake Up, with 250% of the daily RDA for vitamin C. The fact that the flavors included were orange, cranberry, and tangerine didn't hurt - I love those flavors individually, so the combination had to be good, right?
I picked up my bottle and took a swig right away. It was great! It wasn't artificially sweet-tasting, and the flavors were spot-on. I love a little citrus fruit flavor in my water, so the tangerine and orange additions were a perfect accompaniment.
With a name like Skinny Water, how can you not want to at least try it? I was at a sandwich shop where ALL drinks are $2.00, so rather than paying that ridiculous price for a bottle of water, I walked through a Walgreen's, where the price for Skinny Water was $1.29. I contemplated over the myriad of flavors for a few minutes, which include Raspberry Pomegranate, Lemonade Passionfruit, and 4 others, and ended up going with Peach Mango Mandarin (XXX-Detox).
The ingredients that are intended to deliver on the "Detox" promise are listed as Hesperidine - a citrus bioflavinoid with anti-oxidant properties, Calcium - builds strong skeletal system, Potassium - helps maintain cellular hydration, and EGCB (a green tea extract). The combo of these items supposedly will "keep you looking and feeling like an A-list movie star."
So what does it taste like? Hmmm ... not much. The closest comparison would be watered down Orange Hi-C. I was in the sandwich shop post a 45 minute run so just about any liquid would have been amazing - I would be fibbing if I said this relieved or quenched my thirst. I didn't detect any peach flavor, or mango for that matter, maybe a hint of watered down mandarin, but again more like watered down orange Hi-C. I could also detect a fake taste. Upon closer inspection, I saw sucralose (Splenda) embedded in the ingredient list. Of course this is to be expected, the drink has 0 calories, but the fake taste was a bit too obvious.