HINT is bottled water with a "kiss" of flavor. The flavoring - or kissing - is accomplished naturally, with no sweeteners or preservatives. So far, so good.
This product is not an electrolyte replacement drink: it's just water. So don't expect the performance of a sports drink. 0 calories. Bummer.
HINT comes in a variety of interesting flavors, such as Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, and Raspberry-Lime. Pear was one of my favorites, and Cucumber was quite good also. Peppermint tasted exactly like going to the dentist.
One particularly notable thing about HINT is the quality of the bottles. I've saved all of mine for use on the job: they're a nice size, they're really sturdy, and their mouths are wide enough to accept ice cubes.
I tend to be a purist about things, and water is no exception. Generally speaking, I still prefer my water straight. However, if you're the type that has trouble drinking enough to stay properly hydrated, HINT might be just the thing for you.
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