But there are some folks who have not yet joined our happy little social media community and don’t know about MiO. So I have come to be the MiO prophet.
Turn away from your drink sticks people! There is a better way. I will show it to you!!!
MiO. Water Enhancer. That sounds like one of those overly official names (like calling a janitor a sanitation specialist…no offense to janitors…or sanitation specialists). But in this case I think the distinction is applicable. But to explain that would be getting ahead of myself. First, the obvious questions:
What the hell is it?
Think Crystal Light meets concentrated juice. It’s liquid and it comes in six flavors: Mango/Peach, Strawberry/Watermelon, Peach Tea, Berry/Pomegranate, Fruit Punch and Sweet Tea. Each “squirt” from the little bottle flavors 8 oz. of water. No calories, no sugar, no sugar alcohols, no carbs.
Ok…I don’t get the appeal???
Here’s where the “enhancer” stuff becomes relevant. Two levels of appeal, from my perspective:
- For those who think that Crystal Light is too damn sweet. You used to use just half a stick didn’t you? And storing that extra stick was cumbersome wasn’t it? With MiO, you can use one squirt (which, again, flavors 8 oz. of water) in however much water you like. So if 8 oz. + 1 squirt is too sweet, do 10 oz. + 1 squirt. Or 16. Or 20. I call this your water:MiO ratio. We each have our own. Find yours!
- For people who travel. Those drink sticks, again, are cumbersome unless you use all of it at one time. With MiO, you flip the top, squirt the liquid and…get this…you don’t even have to shake the water bottle. It does this cool cloud eruption thing (which for some reason evokes thoughts of Harry Potter and veritaserum) and in seconds your water is flavored honey!
I’ve been in love with MiO for a few weeks now and can tell you that it’s easy to carry with you, easy to use in restaurants with that fateful glass of water. It’s just damn easy.
Ok, so where do they sell it? And how much does it cost?
I get mine from Wal-Mart (I looked and they do sell it on Amazon but for WAY more and you have to pay shipping. I only suggest it if you don’t have Wal-Mart near you). They are just over $3 a bottle and each bottle has enough liquid to flavor 28 eight-ounce servings. So it comes out about the same as the drink sticks.
Yo, Nik, you haven’t mentioned…um…the taste???
Ok so far I’ve had the Peach/Mango (which is my reigning favorite). I get a lot of peach from that, not so much mango but that actually works for me. I’ve had strawberry watermelon (in that one the strawberry comes across stronger than the watermelon) and I’ve had the fruit punch, which is delightful. I don’t like blueberries or pomegranates (so shoot me!) so I’m not trying that one. La Grande Diva has tried both the peach tea and sweet tea and likes both. My younger girl has given up artificially sweetened drinks for Lent…so I’ll get back to you on her response.
Have I convinced you yet? Are you putting on your jacket to go to Wal-Mart to get you some MiO??? No…well you’re missing out.
Verdict: Diva says Divine!