Disclaimer: I received three pouches of Ultima Replenisher stickpacks and a glass water bottle to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Coconut Piña Colada, Appletini and Peach Bellini all sound like delicious summer drinks, but Ultima Replenisher’s versions of these flavors are good for you, too!
I got the chance to test out these new mocktini flavors in an Ultima Replenisher variety pack, which included six of each flavor. The flavors come in the form of stickpacks, which each hold a flavored powder that you can shake/mix into a bottle of water. And, of course, they are non-alcoholic.
The first one I tried was the Coconut Piña Colada. I loved the flavor and would consider this my favorite of the Mocktini Variety Pack. However, I enjoyed each of these flavors and plan to purchase another pouch with the 20 percent off code I received when I just signed up for Ultima Replenisher’s email list (to get a code, just visit the Ultima Replenisher website and sign up for the email list).
The other flavors were Appletini, which had a strong green apple flavor, and the Peach Bellini. I thought these flavors all tasted sweet — however, they are sugar-free.
Electrolytes are important when you’re running — and this becomes more obvious with all the sweat lost during hot and humid summer runs. Since I’m not a medical professional, I’ll link to this article if you’d like to read more about electrolytes. This article does mention the high amounts of sugar in some sports drinks, but, as noted, Ultima Replenisher does not include sugar.
The article also mentions food coloring — I looked at the nutrition facts, and colors in Ultima Replenisher products are from sources like spirulina extract, beet root juice and beta carotene. It’s noted on the Mocktini Variety Pack package that plant-based flavors and colors are used.
You can also read more about electrolytes and hydration on the Ultima Replenisher website.
I usually prefer to drink electrolyte drinks before or after running and drink water on the run. I enjoyed the Ultima Replenisher drinks. At first, I noticed I was still thirsty after drinking one, but that could have been a hydration issue.
I have felt better during my runs on days I did better with consistent hydration throughout the day (who would have thought?).
In addition to the Mocktini Variety Pack, I also received two other pouches from Ultima Replenisher. These were a Variety Pack featuring the following flavors: Cherry Pomegranate, Orange, Lemonade, Grape and Raspberry (four of each).
It’s nice to have a variety of flavors to try. I especially enjoyed the Lemonade and Cherry Pomegranate, which I’m drinking now. Grape definitely had the grape “flavor” taste to me, which is not my favorite, and Raspberry I liked but did not love. I don’t like oranges at all (oranges, orange juice, orange flavor, etc.), so I did not try that flavor. I’m sure everyone has different flavor preferences. I also got a pack of the Blue Raspberry flavor, and I enjoyed those.
I’m not on any particular diet (I’ll eat pretty much anything except oranges), but here’s some information you might be interested in if you are, straight from UltimaReplenisher.com:
- Zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbs
- Six electrolytes and trace minerals
- Clean (sweetened with organic Stevia leaf)
The Mocktini Variety Pack is $24.99 for 18 stickpacks and available for a limited time. That’s $1.38/serving.
The 20-serving stickpacks — which come in Blue Raspberry, Lemonade, Raspberry, Grape, Orange, Cherry Pomegranate, Pink Lemonade, Watermelon and Variety — are $20.99 ($1.05/serving). Shipping is also free for orders over $10. There are also larger canisters available.
And, as a reminder, if you’re a new customer and sign up for the email list, you can save 20 percent. Head to the Ultima Replenisher website here.
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