This appears to be the only caffeinated variety of drinks from Owater, the company that makes a bunch of other interesting water flavors. Three are a good many different flavors they have, from coconut to blueberry to an unsweetened variety, which has just electolytes and a twist of juice.
As energy waters go, this one is pretty darn tasty. it is just barely sweet, and full of vitamins and minerals, with a nice big kick at the end. hard to believe, but this easy to drink bottle of refreshing water not only seems good for you, but is loaded with 170mgs of caffeine and 50mgs of guarana.
For a nice, bug healthy bick me up, with only about 50 calories a bottle, this drink is a definite winner.
From their press release about winning BEVNET's best enhanced water category:
Leading beverage industry trade BevNET.com, announced that they have selected infused owater the "Best Enhanced Water" of 2007. BevNET recognized the Massachusetts-based owater brand for its well-executed variety of flavors, low sugar content, functionality -- and for keeping things "electrifyingly sane" in a crowded category.
"We created infused owater because we were looking for a better tasting, healthier alternative to high-calorie, super sweet sports drinks," said owater founder Tom First, "We're doing something unique in this category, so it is great to be recognized. As a company, we're proud of the fact that we give consumers healthy beverage alternatives that deliver on taste and function. "Buzz/Nutrition:
owater was founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Tom First, who also co-founded Nantucket Nectars. Based in Concord, MA, the company makes owater and infused owater. owater is pure water, electrolytes and natural fruit flavor -- a bright tasting, unsweetened water with no fake sweeteners, no coloring and no calories. infused owater is pure water enhanced with natural fruit flavor, added functionality and a little pure cane sugar -- an honest treat with the healthy refreshment of water. "
When I first got this bottle and was checking out the ingredients, I was slightly disappointed in the lack of our favorite drug in it. 85 mgs of caffeine and 25mgs or guarana aint bad, but neither does it make the ground, or my extremities, shake. Then I looked more closely - that is Per serving, and there are a little over 2 servings in here. So in all, this water has a whopping 170+mgs of caffeine in it, making it the strongest energy water to date!The taste is not compromised by the addition of caffeine either. It has all natural ingredients in it, including yerba mate and ginseng. There is certainly enough in here to keep you drumming and twitching for a while.
Very easy to drink - almost like water.... hehe. But seriously, INfused water has a very pleasant taste - like a gatorade without the heavy syrupy glack. The strawberry flavor gives is a sourness I would rather it did not have, but it is still pleasant enough. I could see accidentally drinking WAY too much of this stuff, and am glad it only comes in a 17oz. bottle.
Certainly not great. Like most energy waters, this comes in a clear plasic with a plain label on it. While their unsweetened water design looks clean and futuristic, this bottle and color design dont stand up. While I appreciate having all the information on it clearly labeled, This design cant hold up against vitamin water designs, which I have seen people stand in front of the glass display cracking up while reading.