True Citrus Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited to host my first-ever giveaway!  I have used True Citrus products on and off for several years, and I genuinely like them.  I reached out to the company to see if they might be willing to provide some samples for a giveaway, and their Director of Digital Marketing graciously sent me four different flavors to give away.

What is it?

True Citrus makes a variety of all natural products for giving your water a little extra oomph!  The TrueLemon, TrueLime, TrueGrapefruit and TrueOrange products are 100% natural, and do not contain any added sugars.  All you get is great flavor!  They are also Gluten and Preservative free and zero calories per serving.  And because the crystals are actually just crystallized fruit juice, you also get 25% of your daily value of Vitamin C!

The True Lemonade products are a bit different–more like Crystal Light powder, but sweetened with all-natural Stevia instead of aspartame or Splenda.  True Lemonade products contain 10 calories per serving, and are also Gluten and Preservative free.  AND they provide 100% of your daily Vitamin C!

You simply mix the packets into your water and voila!  You get a light, tasty drink.

In the past, I had only exclusively tried TrueLemon, TrueOrange and TrueLime, so before I received the giveaway samples, I went out and bought some True Lemonade and True Lime Black Cherry Lemonade so I could try and review them for you.

True Citrus Review

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I’ve already recommended these products to a few of my runner friends out there who struggle with hydration.  Some people just don’t like to drink plain water, and some times we just want something a little more interesting.  Adding a squeeze of fresh fruit juice to your water can help make it more appealing, but sometimes (like at work or on-the-go), fresh fruit simply isn’t practical.  The packets are sturdy and shelf stable, so you can just throw a few in your purse or keep a box in your snack drawer at work (everyone has one of those right?  It’s not just me?).

Personally, I hatehatehate the flavor of the artificial sweeteners used in products like Crystal Light, which is one of the reasons I like True Citrus so much–the TrueLemon, TrueLime, and TrueOrange crystals ACTUALLY taste like you just squeezed some fresh fruit juice into your water.  There’s no added sweetness, and no weird aftertaste.  Just fruity goodness.

Also, the crystals dissolve easily, so you don’t end up with any grainy or powdery stuff floating around in your water.

True Lemonade Review

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As I stated above, until this giveaway opportunity, I’d never tried the True Lemonade products.  I was interested, but nervous, because like I already said, I dislike the taste of artificial sweeteners.

Personally, I think both the True Lemonade and True Black Cherry Limeade were too sweet when mixed according to package instructions.  And even though the sweetener is Stevia and not Splenda or Aspartame, it still has a bit of that “artificial” flavor.  That being said, when I diluted the powder (I used 22 oz water instead of the recommended 16), it was perfect.  Not too sweet, very refreshing, and no more “fake” taste.  I preferred the True Lemonade to the True Black Cherry Limeade personally, but both were tasty, and MUCH better than Crystal Light.  And since the True Lemonade/True Limeade products are all natural, they are much better for you than Crystal Light too.

Now, for the giveaway…

There are 4 different flavors, so the winners will get to have their preference in the order they’re chosen.  Good luck, and I hope you like True Citrus as much as I do!  All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favorite water addition is.  Winners will be selected using a random number generator.  The giveaway is open until 08/22/14 at midnight, EST.

If you aren’t a winner but still want to try True Citrus, you can buy through the website, or use their store locator gizmo–there are 3 Hannaford supermarkets within a 5 mile radius of my apartment that carry it!

Disclaimer:  This is not a sponsored post.  I asked the company for some samples to give away to accompany my review of the products.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post, and all opinions are my own.


21 thoughts on “True Citrus Review and Giveaway!

  1. erinnichole13 says:

    RACHEL!! I must have been living under a rock (or Australia?) because I’ve missed all your latest post. super friend fail right here. But, these look delicious and I would love to try them. My favorite water additive is definitely lime and strawberry. I like them to sit overnight and have fruit water the next day. So good!

  2. dgobs says:

    Ooh, this is the stuff you were telling me about months back when I was complaining about drinking plain water! 😉 I never got around to buying some, but this post is a great reminder that this product is out there!

    Right now, my favorite water addition is nuun. I love the strawberry lemonade and cherry limeade flavors, and just bought a sample pack of the all-day, non-running tabs to try. Everything I tried before nuun either didn’t have enough flavor to mask the water taste (heh) or tasted too much like fake sugar. Or, you know, was Kool Aid or something that’s completely full of sugar!

      • dgobs says:

        That’s a good point. For me right now it’s actually a savings… if I did manage to hydrate during the day, I’d be drinking $2.50 bottles of Vitamin Water or even more expensive water-drinks, so 50 cents per 16oz is relatively cheap. One of these days I’ll ween myself down to drinking the free water out of the cooler at work!

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