Spartos All Natural Protein Water
This is Spartos! Couple days ago, I received few samples of Spartos protein water to try from a California-based company called Spartan Beverages. The Spartos is the first all-natural protein water on the market today and it provides top-quality protein, vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Currently, they have three different flavors- Goddess sugar free radiant raspberry, Spartos blackberry boost and Spartos sugar free grape guardian. They said by drinking it all day can increase your physical, mental, and emotional health. Can it really help your emotional health?
Spartos Protein Water Sugar Free Grape guardian
There’s a lightly sweetened grape aroma coming out from the bottle when you open it for the first time. The color of the water beverage matches with the grape color which is close to dark red and as for the texture; it’s smooth, clean and cloudy. The moment I had the first sip, my reaction was “Oh man, what the hell is this flavor” It feels like I was drinking tap water beverage. But as you drink more and start to actually taste the protein water, you will realize that it has different tastes in it. When the liquid was your mouth, you won’t taste anything but fresh and cool water. However, once you swallow the liquid down, first you taste the sourness from the grape, then there’s a subtle sweet taste from the Stevia sweetener. Lastly, you get the feeling of dryness in your tongue and throat. It’s pretty awesome that you could get to have three effects in one sip. Also, the taste was very refreshing and easy to drink because of the smoothness. As for the grape flavor, the taste wasn’t heavy, but it’s enough to recognize the existent of the flavor in the drink. Both sweet and sour taste did not add up as you drink the protein water and after half bottle, I kind like the smell of the beverage because it reminds me of Champagne that I had in a wedding ceremony while back. Since this is a protein water beverage, you could actually sense the whey protein in the beverage every time you sip it.
Goddess Protein Water Sugar Free Radiant Raspberry
Before you drink the beverage, it is recommended that you should shake it first so that the white stuff at the bottom gets mixed well with the drink. Upon busting the cap, there’s a radiant raspberry flavor coming out from the bottle and it’s refreshing too. As for the color of this sugar free protein water, it’s pink because it represents the Goddess I guess. The texture was also smooth and cloudy like grape guardian, but some how appeared more feminine. The first couple sips taste kind of bland, but as you drink more, you starts to pick up the sourness in the protein water and little bit of sweetness from Stevia. Again, it tastes like diet drinks. When you sip the protein water and hold it in your mouth for couple seconds, you won’t taste anything, but after you swallow down the liquid, you will feel the sourness in your throat. However, it’s not that sour and the dryness feeling was also not as heavy as the grape guardian. The sweet taste was a bit lighter and with the subtle sweet taste, it makes a perfect taste. As for this drink, the whey protein wasn’t as strong as the grape guardian either. Pink reminds me of the Aerosmiths pink song: “Pink – as the bing on your cherry”
Spartos Protein Water Blackberry Boost
I can’t quite smell the blackberry aroma coming from the bottle after I open it for the first time. Even I did sniff like a dog and I still couldn’t smell the aroma, except the lightly sweetened vitamin scent. The color of the drink is more like light red and the texture is same as the previous two flavors. For the fist couple sips, it has this light sour watery taste to it. As you drink more, you could sense the subtle sweet taste a bit easier than the previous flavors in the protein water, but it has the same effect as previous ones. The dryness feeling in your mouth makes it very uncomfortable to keep on drinking it and the only way to get rid of that feeling of dryness was by drinking continuously with out long breaks between each sip. As for the blackberry flavor, you could recognize it a little bit, but not that obvious and it was blended very well with other tastes which make this flavor very unique. The sourness in this drink was less compares to the other two flavors. Why? Maybe it’s the cane sugar. This blackberry boost tastes close to other vitamin waters that are out there on the market, but it’s more towards fruit juice flavor taste and more pleasant to drink.
Spartos natural protein water provides proteins, electrolytes, antioxidants and multiple vitamins. Not sure if you drink Spartos will make you become Spartans, but lets see what they put in the protein water. The ingredients for both Spartos grape guardian protein water and the Goddess radiant raspberry protein water contains Natural color, Natural flavors, Phosphoric acid, Vitamin A, B9, B12, C, D, E, Calcium lactate, Magnesium Ascorbic and the sweetener stevia. Also, both are gluten and soy free. The only difference between the two flavors is that the Goddess has the extra iron ingredient in it. As for the calories, the radiant raspberry flavor has 8 and the grape guardian flavor has 15. Not only do they have low calories, but they are also sugar free. However, the Goddess has less amount of protein than the Spartos grape guardian. I guess the guardians need more protein than the Goddess. As for the third flavor blackberry boost, it has 9g of sugar, 50 calories and 9g of carbohydrate. The ingredients are very similar to the two flavors mentioned above.
Never thought fruit flavored protein water can be tasted that good. After trying all these three flavors, personally I like the Goddess because raspberry tastes better than grape and blackberry. I would recommend people to try this protein water because not only it tastes good but also provide people with an alternative to the functional drinks currently on the market. Thanks for the drinks Spartos!
Size: 16 Fl OZ / 473ml
Flavor: Grape, Raspberry, Blackberry
Calories: 15, 8, 50
Where to buy: Amazon