Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Diet Product Review #1 - Special K2O

Having been a member of Weight Watchers on and off for the past two+ years I am always interested to see what new (and old) "diet" items they have on the market...and being the glutton that I am I usually at least TRY items...so I figured I would share my reviews with all of you (all probably 3 people that read this blog) - so you can figure out where to spend your money...

SPECIAL K2O...

From Food Processing

Departing from its traditional products and most surprising, Kellogg also introduces Special K2O Protein Waters, which deliver 5g of protein per 16-oz. bottle with 50 calories. They are available in three flavors: Strawberry Kiwi, Lemon Twist and Tropical Blend.

”Drinking lots of water is important when dieting, but plain
water can get boring,” says Saletta. ”It’s great to have some new flavor choices.”

Suggested retail price for four 16-oz. bottles of SpecialK2O is $5.99.

MY REVIEW:
I found single bottle of this Protien Water at my local Food Lion - the price was about $1.89 but they had $1 off coupons...so for .89 cents I figured I would try it - I picked up the Strawberry-Kiwi flavor and the Lemon Twist flavor.


I consulted my handy dandy WW points slider and found that unlike basic water with 0 points this water did have a 1 point value - with all the stuff they add to the water it adds 50 calories - no fat, no fiber...


I figured it would taste similar to the flavored waters...like Propel fitness water...


ummmm no go....


Nasty - with a CAPITAL N - the best way I could descibe it is if you mixed a packet of Jello up with some water and proceeded to drink it...the flavor was to overly sweet and it seemed to coat my mouth - not something water should do.


Since I forgot an extra bottle of water I did drink the whole bottle on my ride into work...I could not wait to get to work to get some actual H2O to rinse out the layer of K2O...


I still have the Lemon Twist flavor at home and I am quite unsure of how to proceed...I don't want to waste it...but yet the idea of a layer of lemon coating my mouth leaves something to be desired....I think I might open it and add a small amount to a full bottle of water and see if it comes out to be something like Propel - water with just a hint of flavor...


SPECIAL K2O SUM-UP


Retail Price $1.89
My Price $0.89
WW Points 1
Buy Again NOPE

9 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for the review, now I don't have to try the nasty ass stuff myself! :)

I am in love with Kashi Trail Mix granola bars if you need something to try, 2 pts and they hold me for a long time.

Lotta said...

Excellent! Please do more of these, I loved reading about it instead of tasting it. I did just get the new WW sweet and salty 2 pts bar and it was actually good. And I hate those bars.

Julie Pippert said...

Oh thanks for the review! I saw that and wondered, but didn't have any coupons and was too cheap to try without hearing anything. I'll skip it. Thanks!

Oh, The Joys said...

Thanks for the heads up. Sounds gross.

Thailand Gal said...

Thanks for the review. I'd been wondering about it when it was advertised. Now I'll pass it by and drink regular water, boring or not. :)


Peace,

~Chani

QueenieBadd said...

Thanks for the info. Those flavored waters actually kind of freak me out, because in my mind, water shouldn't TASTE like anything. But I like water (weirdo that I am).

You could always sell the other one on ebay-people will buy anything put up for sale on ebay.

Mama Drama Jenny said...

How exactly do they get the protien in the water? Cheicken grease?

Sounds awful.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I was wondering if that was any good. I am so glad you did this! It is a really good idea! That way, only some of us have to waste our money! Good luck with the MILF thing! I am with you!

Christina said...

I could've told you that stuff would be nasty without even trying it! LOL! Too bad you wasted a point on it.