My husband has had a long standing obsession with fruity drinks. Everytime we are out in a restaurant he wants the smoothies, the coladas, pretty much anything that has sugar in it. I am not a sugary drink kind of girl, you can usually find me diluting juices with water.
I try to suggest water to him and he scoffs at me! He would rather drink the kids’ apple juice than drink my beloved water. I even tried to give him crystal light once and he was NOT feeling it!
Lately, he has been picking up some of my *healthy* habits and has started to read the labels before buying his favorite fruity drink. His rude awakening came very quickly when he realized how much sugar he was actually consuming per bottle.
Now he looks for better options, he still wants that sweet bubbly taste but without all that sugar. In the bodegas near us we don’t have a lot of great food options. Inner city simply doesn’t have the access that we need. Last summer he tried 2B sparkling drinks from our corner Bodega because it had the least amount of sugar out of all of the beverage options. So needless to say he was pretty excited when I told him that I would be getting a box of the 2B Sparkling Drinks to review.
The 2B drinks amazingly enough have 8 grams of sugar per 12 oz can and 30 calories! That is almost unheard of. How do they do it?
2B is the first to use Purefruit, a zero calorie sweetener originating from the monk fruit, a small centuries-old fruit endowed with unique, naturally occurring antioxidants. The result is a delicious sweet taste, but without the calories of common sweeteners.
But would it pass the Hubby’s test?
Since he had never tried these flavors, he tried the vanilla first. He loved the fact that it wasn’t overly sweet yet thirst quenching. He gave me a sip and it was good! He also tried the chocolate and lemon ice. I knew I would love the lemon ice, as his favorite was the vanilla.
This will work as a lower sugar beverage option for him, which is a win in my book!
I am also giving away a case of 2B Sparkling Drinks to one lucky reader!
Does your spouse have weird eating habits? Do you look at the sugar content in your drinks?