Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Review of Cheribundi Tart Cherry Drinks

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive samples of Cheribundi. Cheribundi has three varieties: Tru Cherry, (sweetened with apple juice; no cane sugars added etc.) Skinny Cherry (lower calories; sweetened with healthy stevia)  and Whey Cherry (has protein added). I got to try all three!

The Tru Cherry was delicious and did in fact taste like cherry pie! I love that it has 2 servings of fruit per bottle. I could easily drink this everyday!  Each eight ounce bottle contains 50 cherries (1/2 pound of fruit). Tru Cherry has 130 calories per serving and does not add sugar; instead it is sweetened with apple juice concentrate. I love companies who think outside of the box and do not add can sugar and high fructose corn syrup. I like to leave nature as healthy as possible :). I received two bottles of Tru Cherry and gave one to my cousin to try. She loved it as much as I did.

Skinny Cherry has fewer calories than Tru Cherry. I am not sure if all of you are familiar with stevia. It is an non-caloric herb that is naturally very sweet. More companies are beginning to use stevia to sweeten their products for those who have diet concerns. I am so glad that Cheribundi is involved in using stevia. I think it is so much better than many of the diet sweeteners out there. Skinny Cherry has 40 tart cherries in every 8 ounce bottle and only 90 calories. After trying it, I was pleasantly surprised. The stevia wasn't at all overpowering but just right. It was delicious! If your ever having a craving for a bad treat, grab a Skinny Cherry instead and it will take care of that craving. You won't be disappointed!

Lastly, I tried the Whey Cherry. I drank this one right before going on a walk because it is has 8 grams of protein. This is a perfect drink for me to have for exercise because I cannot stand the average sports drink that are filled with dyes and sugars. Whey Cherry is also sweetened with apple juice concentrate which makes me very happy. Whey Cherry has 160 calories and 45 cherries per bottle. It also has a powerful ratio of nutrients, carbs and protein to keep you at your best whether you are taking a walk or play sports competitively. I was nervous to try this one because some of the healthier drinks with added protein can be a bit bitter. But the Whey Cherry has a nice flavor to it! I loved the added benefits like protein, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. I would definitely recommend this drink to anyone!

I am very impressed with Cheribundi. I learned that they bottle their products in such a way to keep the nutrients of tart cherries instead of boiling them away. Each bottle contains phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. I am always looking for healthy nutritionally balanced products and am so glad I found Cheribundi. You must go check out  Cheribundi's Website for more great information and where to buy their yummy drinks.

Also, be sure to check out their Facebook page! Cheriundi is giving away an ipad!

Disclosure: All opinions expressed are my own. I received the above mentioned samples but wasn't compensated in any other way.