So, sometimes as a blogger, I receive requests from companies to send me products with the expectation that if I like them, I will include them in a blog post I am working on. Most of the time I just delete those emails because let's face it, I get offered a lot of junk. Other times, I receive offers for cool things, like these new LO Fruit Beverage drinks that are low calorie, low carb, low sugar. As you might recall, I don't really drink soda and I don't drink much juice because of the sugar content, so my beverage options are pretty limited.
One of the main selling points is that this is a low calorie drink but it's also naturally naturally low on the glycemic index because it's sweetened with Stevia instead of sugar. In addition to drinking as a regular drink, LO Fruit Beverages can be used to mix with Seltzer (which I drink a lot of), added to smoothies (which I drink every single day!) or mixed into a cocktail as a mixer. Check, check, check.
So I received four complimentary bottles of LO Fruit Beverage right before Chris and I headed down to Key West for the weekend. Angeline had opened one of them and took a sip, but the flavor was too strong for her tastes. That was the pomegranate mojito - I tried it too and while it was too tart for me to drink as a regular drink, I thought it would taste great mixed into my morning smoothie.
So we left for Key West on Friday, and Angeline left after school with her friend to stay with their family in Key Largo. My little sister came over to house sit for us...
We had an awesome time in the Keys, maybe too much fun, because Angeline and I both came home sun-burnt after being out on the water all weekend!
When I sat down to work Monday morning, I started going over my editorial calendar and tried to figure out which upcoming post I would include the LO Fruit Beverage in, or if I should make a smoothie with one of the flavors and write a recipe post and mention it. I went to the fridge to see which flavors I had (I usually drink a smoothie for breakfast or lunch and I was getting hungry)...this is what I found in the fridge:
Do you notice anything strange? Disregard that box of Red Bull - those are Chris's leftovers from our weekend cocktail mixers. I don't touch that stuff with a ten foot pole!
I'll tell you what is OFF about this photo...there's only one LO Fruit Beverage in the fridge. There were four when I left Friday...
So, when my sister house sits for us, I always tell her to help herself to whatever she wants. Sometimes I even buy snacks for her for when she house sits for us.
I forgot to tell her that the juices were for my blog.
The plus side to this is that at least someone drank them and liked them, right? I was sent the Mango Mojito, Pomegranate, Acai-Blue and the Pomegranate Mojito. The only one I drank was the Pomegranate Mojito, but my sister liked all of the other ones.
If you'd like to learn more about LO Fruit Beverage, check out the LO Fruit Beverage website - you can even order them online and get free Amazon Prime 2 day shipping!
If you are a blogger, do you ever have review items eaten before you have a chance to review them? I can't be the only person this has ever happened to!
Seriously this almost happened to me once! Except it was the husband who dug into something and almost ate it all gone before I caught him and went..."NOOOO!!!!! I haven't blogged or taken pictures of that yet!" lol. Oh the joys!
The entire family now knows to ask if I've gotten my pictures first before they eat anything. lol.
I do however love the idea of the love glycemic of this drink and I'm really curious about the flavor for my own tastebuds.
I have had this happen before! Now, I don't put things in the kitchen unless they have at least been photographed. If it's something that must go in the fridge, there's a note with it to not touch it until it's been reviewed!!