I like mint. And I like water. So the two of them together seems to be an easy sell. At least that’s what I thought when we agreed to try and review Metromint, a pure water infused with real mint and other natural flavors. But I’m kind of on the fence about this one. Here’s why…
First, the pros. Metromint is all natural, contains no sugar, no preservatives and no sweeteners. Therefore, it also has zero calories but is still far more appealing than plain water. The purified water goes through reverse osmosis (so the good stuff stays in and the not-so-good stuff comes out), and the pesticide-free mint its flavored with is grown in Washington State’s Yakima Valley—which just sounds lovely, right? It’s also SUPER refreshing. On a hot day, it actually makes you feel cooler it’s so minty fresh. Oh, and there are lots of fun flavors, including Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemonmint, Orangemint, Chocolatemint and Goodberrymint.
So what’s not to like? Well, here are the cons: it’s like really, really minty. Which can be awesome if you adore mint, but for me, I thought it was a touch overpowering. And, to be honest, I just didn’t dig the fruit-mint flavors. Orangemint and Lemonmint where probably my favorites, but I didn’t finish the bottle. Goodberrymint was my least favorite of the whole bunch—kind of reminded me of those flouride trays you’d get at the dentist. I had flashbacks. (Although maybe that’s more of my childhood dentist’s fault than Metromint’s.)
I’m on the fence about Chocolatemint. I am a huge fan of all things mint-chocolate, and I definitely liked the flavor. It’s like a York Peppermint Pattie in a drink. But it’s kind of weird to drink it. So I only had a few sips. But maybe that’s just me.
Anyone else tried Metromint? Love it? Dislike it? The company has won all kinds of awards so maybe I’m just a minty weirdo! —Jenn