Disclosure: I was sent this product for free to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hello! I am SUPER excited to announce that today I’m doing my first ever giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alright, I know that was a lot of exclamation points, but come on, who doesn’t love free stuff?? Crazy people. Non-crazy people love free stuff, and that’s just what I’ve got to offer you all today
A few weeks ago I received this Pure Via Summer Fit Kit in the mail.
It contains Pure Via Non GMO packets, Lipton Unsweetened Instant Iced Tea Mix, Pure Via Stevia Liquid in both plain and vanilla, Pure Via chapstick, a pedometer, and a super cool Pure Via Mason Jar glass (not going to lie, this was probably the thing I was most excited about – you know how much I love mason jars).
Did you know that June is National Iced Tea month? Honestly I didn’t, which is a little sad considering how much tea I drink… 12 cups a day anyone? Just kidding it’s not that bad… at least not everyday….. Anyways…
I always drink unsweetened tea to be honest with you, but I was excited to try this zero calorie sweetener to see what it tastes like, because every now and then you can use a little sweetness. Amiright?
Obviously the first thing I did, was wash out that mason jar and fill it up with deliciousness….AKA Acai Blackberry Green Tea with some lemon slices and fresh blackberries:
Now I love this tea on it’s own without any added sweetness , but I decided to try the packet sweetener with this drink:
I must say, I really liked it. I thought that the Pure Via gave it just the right amount of sweetness. It wasn’t overpowering at all, and it had a nice, clean taste. I’m a fan. If you’re concerned about GMO’s in your food, then obviously this would be a great sweetener option for you. Honestly, I don’t get too worked up about GMO’s, but if you’re interested in reading more about them, you can check out this blog post I wrote a while ago.
If you would like to make this delicious iced tea, I used Harry & David’s Acai Blackberry Green Tea (7 tea bags) and brought 3 quarts of water to a boil, and then poured over the tea bags. Let them steep for about 10 minutes, and then remove the tea bags. Throw in a sliced lemon and chill in the fridge for a few hours and you’re good to go!
Then, I used the Lipton Unsweetened Instant Iced Tea Mix to try out the liquid sweetners. I like to add fresh herbs to my iced tea when I have them. Mint is my favorite, but I had basil today so that’s what I threw in there:
I gave it one good squirt of the liquid Stevia and that was all it needed. It was good, but not my favorite. I’m not sure if that’s because I’m a bit of a tea snob and prefer to brew my own instead of using a powdered mix, or if I just preferred the packet sweetener to the liquid sweetener. Either way, both liquid and packet Pure Via are good options for adding some sweetness to your beverage without adding calories from sugar. You guys know I’m all about keeping sugar/carbs controlled in your diet, so I really think this is a great option for people who prefer their drinks to have a sweet taste.
Now, on to the GIVEAWAY!!!!!
I’m using Raffle Copter for the first time, so bear with me, but here is how you enter to win your very own Pure Via Summer Fit Kit:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
So there you have it! Please consider following Pure Via on Twitter and Facebook, and good luck! The giveaway will be open until 11:59pm on Friday, July 4th, and I’ll be contacting the winner via email shortly after. Thanks!