Anyway, Mom Central frequently offers fun review review opportunities and I generally pass up those that have to do with foods because we try to avoid processed foods in our household. This one seemed irresistible, though! Trying out two new cranberry energy drinks and also getting "book money" (Amazon gift cert.) in the bargain? Oh yes, I'm in!
Well, it turns out that this review/blog tour couldn't have come at a better moment! The box with the two small bottles, one of " cranberry lift (the pink on in the photo) and the other of raspberry cranberry lift (green) arrived yesterday around noon and I saved them for later (the boys were curious about them, but because of the green tea extract, I told them it wasn't a drink for kids) since I intended to check out their purported energy boosting qualities. I began drinking them in the evening and still had some leftover for today.
I opened both, trying to figure out which was the best tasting one, but both won. They are not too sweet (Splenda is used as a sweetener to cut the calories and it's only 23% juice), and perfectly tangy, with a herbal touch of green tea in the "background." (I had fun last night imagining a comparison between my careful sampling of the drinks and people on winery tours -- of course I know nothing of the latter, so it was a funny comparison).
Anyway, I don't know if it was merely coincidence or mostly the adrenaline, but the truth is that I didn't have any difficulty to stay up all night and I haven't felt sleepy all day (that I can certainly credit to the adrenaline, but I was pretty calm last night), so I guess it really works to bring some extra energy. At least it does for someone who doesn't consume caffeinated drinks like me.
Coincidence or not, all I can say about the delivery of these drinks and the blog tour is: