MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
Have you heard of liquid water enhancer before? Well, I received a package of MiO liquid water enhancer for review and it allows you to make your drink in your own way. The word MiO can be translated from Spanish or Italian as “Mine.” Right now, MiO has six delicious flavors: Berry Pomegranate, Strawberry Watermelon, Fruit Punch, Mango Peach, Sweet Tea and Peach Tea. Each MiO bottle gives you approximately 24 servings. For the review, I got Peach Tea and Mango Peach.
The packaging design is quite fancy and cute in a way. The logo is also very unique and it’s represented by the letter M with a water drop in the middle and the color of the water drop represents the flavor of the MiO. What I like the most is the size of MiO because it’s so small that you could actually fit almost any pockets and you can carry with you where ever you go. Best fit would be the traveling bag where you put all your tooth brush, tooth paste, etc.
MiO Liquid Water Enhacer- Peach Tea
When you smell the aroma after you mix it with water, it’s not as strong as the scent coming out from the bottle. The color obvious dissolves too and become light orange. The texture stays the same since it’s just liquid mixing with liquid. The first sip actually tasted pretty good and I wasn’t expecting it to be that good. You could actually sense the peach flavor, but not very strong in the beginning. Also, you couldn’t really tell if it’s just peace or peach tea as well. As you drink more, you could sense the subtle tea flavor and when your mouth processes your sip, it kind leaves with sour taste on your tongue after you swallow down the sip. Also, the peach tea taste wasn’t that convincing at first, but I went back and added another squeeze to the water, the peach flavor becomes more appealing, but the artificial sweetener seems to be dragging down the flavor just a bit. However, it tasted great, easy to drink and pretty refreshing as well. Also, it‘s way better than those powder drinks. The aftertaste gives you a bit feeling of dryness in your mouth.
MiO Liquid Water Enhancer-Mango Peach
For the mango and peach flavor, you could smell the mango and peach aroma from the bottle, but after you mix it with water, it’s hard to detect them unless you squeeze a lot into your water. The color is close to orange color and the texture is same as the Peach Tea flavor. It’s tasteless the first couple sips and the peach flavor seems to come up first rather than mango. This flavor also gives you the tart taste at the end after you swallows down the sip and you need to add two squeezes in order for you to taste the mango flavor because with one squeeze you could only taste the peach. The flavor was way better than the peach tea in my opinion because of its well balanced combination taste and I got shocked how great the taste was after adding two squeezes. The aftertaste was the same as the Peach Tea.
According to MiO, “MiO is sweetened with Sucralose, a calorie-free, artificial sweetener that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Generally, non-nutritive sweeteners are calorie free in finished products because they impart high sweetness intensity and are needed only in very small amounts to give desired sweetness to a product. Artificial sweeteners provide sweetness without adding calories to help individuals watching their calorie and sugar intake. To maintain color and freshness, MiO does use certain preservatives and artificial colorings.” The ingredients for Mango Peach includes: Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrict Acid, Contains less than 2% of natural flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame potassium(Sweeteners), Potassium citrate, Polysorbate 60, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (Perservative). The ingredient for Peach Tea includes: Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrict Acid, Contains less than 2% of natural flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium citrate, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (Perservative).
Overall, I like the Mango Peach flavor over the Peach Tea because of the taste and smell. MiO liquid water enhancer is way more convenient than those powder mixing drinks. For powder drinks, after you mix it with water, you could still sense that it’s a powder drink rather than having the natural taste like the Mio did. MiO will be available nation wide on March 7, 2011 in markets and grocery stores. The suggested retail price for MiO is $3.99 for 24 servings. Thanks for sending the samples!
Size: 1.62 FL OZ /48 ML
Aroma: Mango and Peach
Flavor: Mango Peach, Peach Tea
Where to buy: Markets and Grocery Stores