Tuesday, August 5, 2008

bot...interesting name, interesting drink

This weekend at my local grocery they were giving out samples of bot. A new enhanced water geared toward kids, R *loved* him some bot when he tasted it.

There are four flavors lemon, berry, grape and orange. R declared lemon and berry to be his favorites, and since they were on sale, we picked up some. It was a hit.

Here's my take: if your kids are soda or juice box-heads, then bot might be just the thing to break them of their habit. It has 75% less sugar than juice and is all natural. Like Vitamin Water, Antioxidant Water, etc. it has been fortified with vitamins, albeit at lower amounts since bot is for kids.

However, if you don't have a sugar swiller on your hands, then I would take a pass. It is $1.29 (non-sale price) for a 12 oz bottle! At the end of the day, if you want to have your kids get a mere 10% of their B vitamins (the RDA bot contains of B3, B5, B6 and B12), I am sure popping their vitamin or upping things like potatoes or bananas that contain vitamin B will help them cover their bases.

Just my two cents-


Slacker Mama said...


My girls are actually water or milk girls at home. They get juice at school and maybe if we go out to eat. Since they already like water, I don't want to mess with a good thing.

Though I wonder if they sell it a Wawa and the like? Occasionally John gets Gatoride and it would be nice to have an alternative to that for E.

Live.Love.Eat said...

At first I was excited but since my little guy never drinks anything but water and chocolate soymilk, I will definitely take your recommendation & pass. Good to know though for when that all might change!!!!