Sometimes being a blogger is crazy fun, like when the PR agency from Hansen Beverage Company contacted me and asked if they could send along some product samples for the kids to try. The product? Their new “Junior Water” product.
I said “sure, but no guarantees anyone will like it, that we’ll write positively about the product or that we’ll ever actually write about it in the end.”
They were okay with that clause and sent us a box of little juice boxes and a nifty little USB flash drive with product pictures thereon.
Before I tell you the results of their taste test, let me first say that my kids, A-, 11yo, G-, 8yo and K-, 4yo, are all big fans of Glaceau’s Vitamin Water product, and it’s not uncommon for each of them to drink a bottle and even ask for a second each day. I figure that it’s a good compromise between sweeter children’s drinks and plain water, the former they like but don’t really need that often, the latter they find too boring to drink.
Anyway, so the kids eagerly tried the Hansen’s Junior Water boxes, after making comments about how tiny they are (the boxes are only 4.23oz each which might be a standard size for little kids, but even my 4yo has more of a thirst than that!). Verbatim:
A- said: “Yech”
G- said: “Ah, it’s okay, but I prefer Vitamin Water”
K- said: “Yecho. No more, thanks.”
So there you have it. The danger of real taste tests and real tasters: candor.
As far as I can tell on the Hansens’s Web site, this particular product hasn’t been launched into the marketplace yet, so maybe you’ll never see it. Maybe that’s just as well. 🙂