Friday Feast: Cheribundi Product Review and Giveaway!
|August 31, 2012||Posted by Running at Disney under Friday Feast, Healthy Eating, Product Reviews|
I’ve been obsessed with cherries lately. Once I found out about all of the amazing health benefits that cherries provide, I haven’t been able to get enough. That’s why I was so excited when I was contacted by the folks at Cheribundi to try their line of tart cherry juice. Why yes, I would love to!
A box full of colorful bottles arrived on my doorstep a few days later and I was excited to see that I received all of the flavors in their product line. Here’s what I received: 3 Tru Cherry, 3 Ginger Cherry, 2 Whey Cherry, 2 Cacao Cherry, and 2 Skinny Cherry. Tart cherry juice is well, tart, which can be un palatable for many people for prefer sweeter foods. Cheribundi offers a great variety of flavors that will appeal to a wide array of people, including those with a sweet tooth. Each 8 oz bottle contains 2 servings of fruit and up to 50 cherries! That’s a lot packed into a tiny bottle. Let’s take a look at them…
Tru Cherry is your basic tart cherry juice and I thought this was going to be the clear winner for me. Surprisingly, it is actually my least favorite of all of the flavors. I enjoy pure cherry juice, but this actually has apple juice added to it and that was all I tasted.
I love the taste of ginger and it’s always a refreshing addition to beverages. This was a clear winner for me. There was still apple juice added to this, but the ginger juice masked that flavor. It also brought out the cherry flavor more. This was my favorite juice before workouts because of that extra zing from the ginger!
I was prepared to not like this juice. I was thinking the whey protein (8 grams per bottle) would make the juice thick and grainy. It is the exact opposite. It actually tastes just like cherry juice with no trace of the whey to be found. Perfect for an after workout drink! You get the anti-inflammatory benefits, multiple vitamins, plus all of that muscle recovery goodness from the whey protein.
Cherries and chocolate are a natural combination. A classic pairing in many desserts. This juice taste good, but it a little too sweet for my taste. This is due to the addition of sugar, which you should know if your are following a low or no (Paleo) sugar diet. But if you have a sweet tooth, this is a great way to get the benefits of cherries without the tartness.
In theory, I like this. It has 1/3 fewer calories than Tru Cherry with the addition of Stevia, an all-natural low calorie sweetener. However, I didn’t enjoy this juice very much. I’m not a fan of added sweeteners in drinks and that was all I tasted here. Also, with the addition of the stevia and water, there is actually significantly less cherry juice in the bottle.
While I didn’t love all of the flavors, I appreciated the variety. I had B taste all the juices as well and he had a completely different opinion. He loves sweets, so the Cacao and the Skinny were his favorites, and because he doesn’t like ginger (crazy talk!), the Ginger Cherry was his least favorite. This is why Cheribundi is a great option for those looking to add the benefits of cherry juice into their diet…there is a flavor for every palette!
Now I want YOU to try Cheribundi! I’m holding the first ever RAD giveaway for a case of Cheribundi! You will get to try all of the fun flavors and improve your health in the process. What can be better than that?!
Here’s what you have to do:
Mandatory Entry (Good for 2 entries!)
- Leave a comment below telling me which flavor of Cheribundi you most want to try.
- Like Running at Disney on Facebook
- Follow Running at Disney on Twitter
- Like Cheribundi on Facebook
- Follow Cheribundi on Twitter
- Tweet about this giveaway and mention @RunningAtDisney and @Cheribundi
So you have 7 chances to win! Entries will be accepted until 12:01 am on Friday, September 7th and the winner will be announced in next week’s Friday Feast! Good luck
Full Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Cheribundi and did not receive any compensation for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.