Thursday, October 11, 2012

True Citrus Review & Giveaway

Once upon a time, many many years ago, when I worked at Curves, a dietician would come in periodically to educate members about healthy eating. I always loved listening to what she had to say, and she introduced me to some new (to me) products. One of the things that she brought in was called True Lemon.

It was in a little packet (the size of a packet of sweetener). She explained that it was crystallized lemon--basically the equivalent of one wedge, and it wasn't sweetened at all. She showed the members this product and said that it's a great way to start drinking more water--you can add a packet to water, and it tastes just like water with a squeeze of lemon in it. I tried it and really liked it, but I wasn't able to find it in the store.

Fast forward almost 10 years, and I got an e-mail from a company called True Citrus--the original "True Lemon" company. They asked if I would like to try some of their products, and I was really surprised when I saw how much they had branched out. In addition to the True Lemon, there is also True Lime, True Orange, and True Grapefruit. The True Lemon and True Lime also come in shaker bottles to use larger quantities than the small packets.

They've even added some products that are sweetened--iced tea with lemon, lemonade, and raspberry lemonade. These are similar to products like Crystal Light, only they are sweetened with Stevia rather than artificial sweeteners.

I was excited to see all the bright citrus colors when I opened the box:
I've spent the last couple of weeks trying out the different products. I started with the four unsweetened products--True Lemon, True Lime, True Grapefruit, and True Orange.
Here is the what the contents of a packet look like (this is the True Lime):
I added it to some sparkling water (unsweetened--just plain old carbonated water) and ice, and it was really good! The True Lime tastes just like a squeeze of lime juice. I tried the orange, grapefruit, and lemon packets the same way. Normally, I am not a grapefruit person at all--I don't like grapefruit, and I don't like grapefruit juice. However, I have to say that the True Grapefruit was my favorite!

Jerry and the boys all agreed that they like the grapefruit one the best also, but we really liked all four flavors. The True Lime was screaming at me to use it in a cocktail (yes, screaming), so I looked online for a very simple recipe using lime, and I came up with a Paloma.
Why yes, that is a Sam's Club-sized bottle of tequila, thankyouverymuch.
A Paloma is a cocktail made with tequila, grapefruit flavored soda, and a lime wedge. A shot of tequila has 4 PointsPlus, so I used diet soda; and in place of the lime wedge, I used two packets of True Lime (I love lime, so I used two, but one would work too). It was fantastic! My only regret is that I didn't salt the rim of the glass, because that would have made it extra yummy. I made the kids a mocktail version (just the soda and True Lime), and they loved it.

Shaker bottles to sprinkle on veggies,
popcorn, pasta, meat, etc.
You can use the True Citrus products many different ways--almost anywhere that you would use citrus juice in a recipe. These are convenient in that they don't go bad (I've thrown away more lemons and limes than I can count because they've grown mold); they are also portable, so you can carry the packets in your purse.

Here are some ideas from the True Citrus website:
*Sprinkle True Lime on popcorn or tortilla chips.
*Sprinkle True Lemon on vegetables instead of using salt.
*Add True Lemon or True Lime to butter to make a lemon butter or lime butter.
*Make flavored ice cubes.
Click here for the full list of ideas on their website.

I haven't tried this yet, but I want to try adding a packet of True Lime to cheesecake pudding for a key lime pie-like dessert.

The lemonade mix and the raspberry lemonade mix are both very good as well. In the summertime, I like to make a five-calorie Arnold Palmer by mixing unsweetened iced tea with Crystal Light Lemonade (50/50)--but I am now going to switch to the True Lemonade, because it's sweetened with Stevia.

Overall, I honestly cannot say anything negative about any of the products they sent me. I really enjoyed them! And I discovered that my local Kroger carries the True Lemon and True Lime (unfortunately, not the True Grapefruit). They are in a strange spot of the store--with the sugar and other sweeteners. So if you check your store, try that aisle.

True Citrus is very generously going to give away a box of all of these products to one lucky Runs for Cookies reader! You will receive the same box that I did, which includes:

A box each of True Lemon, True Lime, & True Orange for Cooking, Baking & Beverages (32 packets/box)
A box each of True Original Lemonade, & True Raspberry Lemonade for Your Water (10 stick packets/box)
A box of True Grapefruit for Your Water (32 packets/box)
A canister of True Lemon Iced Tea for Your Water (6/2-quart packets)
A True Lemon & True Lime Shaker for Cooking, Baking & Seasoning (2.85oz/shaker)

That is a LOT of products. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me how you would like to use one of these products. I will accept entries until Saturday morning (10/13/2012) at 8:00 a.m. EST. I will announce the winner Saturday evening, and the winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I will select a new winner. 

You can find True Citrus on their website, Facebook, and Twitter

(In full disclosure, I was given the True Citrus products for free to review, but was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.)

282 comments:

  1. I would love to use something in my water like the true drinks, since I still need something different then plain water every once in a while, and I think the true lemon and lime would be awesome on fish and veggies :)

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  2. I would love to win this product! I think it would make the water that I bring to the gym taste a lot better by putting the true lime or lemon in there! I hate the tatse of water..so plain

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  3. I would love to win that - it sounds amazing! I drink a bunch of boring plain water at work but citrus water would be so much better!

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  4. I would probably be boring and just use them in water most of the time, but I also think the lime version would be amazing sprinkled over some cilantro rice and black beans!

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  5. I would definitely try the lemon on some roasted veggies!! Yum!

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  6. I would like to try some desserts with them my husband loves lemon. I also think the lemonade sound awesome!

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  7. All of these sound so refreshing! I drink a lot of water throughout the day but often get bored with it. Sounds like these would give my water a little kick! Would love a chance to try some!

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  8. Lime over chips sounds awesome :) I've never seen these, before. I drink water all day long, and having packets to add some flavor is genius, since I won't bring a lemon or lime to work to add to it.

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  9. I love True Lemon and am super excited to know they make a grapefruit flavor. I LOVE everything grapefruit. I think it would taste great in a plain greek yogurt (maybe with a packet of splenda as well).

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  10. I would like to try the lime on chicken :) 10 days untill the Marathon!

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  11. I'd love to win this! I'm thinking of making "margarita" Popsicles with it somehow.

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  12. First of all, love your blog! Thanks for keeping it real! I would use it for water...I don't drink enough as it is and now that I'm pregnant, I really need to up my water usage! Even if I don't win I'm going to look for these products...they sound great! Julie jfievet@gmail.com

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  13. I love putting lemon in my tea, but hate to bring a lemon to work. This would be such a great way to liven up my tea without adding any extra calories!

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  14. I'm trying to be better about drinking water and these sound like amazing ways to make it more appealing!

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  15. I'm pregnant and addicted to sparkling water---the grapefruit literally made my mouth water!

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  16. I would love to win this product for many reasons, I love lemon water but the lemons are hurting my VERY sensitive teeth now, weird I know. I would also like to try it in a few cocktails ;)

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  17. true lemon on my shrimp and salmon

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  18. Oooo, I would love to try the grapefruit one. I can't stand fresh grapefruit but you've got me curios to try this product. The lemon would be most awesome on fresh tortilla chips! Yummy!

    I would want to put some of the lime on dehydrated cucumbers, or fresh, either way!

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  19. I'd add the lime one to some Greek yogurt and chilli powder for a great veggie dip! I'd also put them in water for sure :)

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  20. I would use true lemon in cooking/baking all the time!

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  21. What an awesome product (and giveaway)!! I absolutely love adding fresh lemon, or even lemon juice to my water, and also sometimes with a packet of Splenda. A bit like lemonade. But this product would make life (on the go) so much easier!!
    Also just by reading your post, I'm totally curious about the Total Grapefruit! ;)

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  22. Seriously...I would sprinkle the true orange over some Edy's slow churned vanilla ice cream! Nothing in the world is better than orange vanilla cream! How about an orange Julius remix! Fage yogurt...trop50....true orange....a half cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.....crushed ice...sweetener of choice and blend away!

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  23. Wow, thanks for the chance! Mostly I would use them to mix in water, hadn't thought to use sparkling before. And I'm not a fan of grapefruit either, so I'm curious to try it now! That and the lime with cheesecake pudding. Michele

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  24. I'm a college student and it would be so fun to have something to mix into my water bottle when I go to class :)!! I'd probably switch it up every day and make each morning a different fruit flavor -- yummy!

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  25. This product sounds awesome (so does the cheesecake pudding mix, but they don't sell that here) I would love to use it in water, greek yogurt, I'm thinking maybe mixing it in a cheesecake or lemon meringue pie. When I was a kid I destroyed my teeth sucking on real lemons and constantly fight with my 7 year old to keep him from doing the same...I'm sure he could come up with more uses for this than I ever could!

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  26. I would love this. I'm not sure how I would use it yet but I would probably try to mix it with Amaretto to try to make an Amaretto sour.

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  27. This product seems so exciting!! I LOVE adding orange slices to tea and the packets would be great. The options are unlimited.

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  28. I would love this. I need to drink more water so I can see this helping me a lot. I love lemonade too so I would love to try their version. Also would sprinkle the lemon on my broccoli with a little bit of dill.

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  29. I've never see this before. I would love to try them in water or on chicken.

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  30. Sounds like a really great product!! I love grapefruit and lime and my husband loves lemon so I've got to check these out! BTW, have a great marathon! I've done six and plan to do another in 2013. Don't be surprised if the third quest sneaks up on you!

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  31. gosh anything really, water, fish, chicken, carbonated drinks, popcorn....

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  32. I drink so much water-a little flavor in it would be great!

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  33. this is a new product to me....would love to win!

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  34. I would like to try the flavored water!

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  35. I would love to try these products to add some flavor to my water!!

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  36. I've been wanting to try the Lime and Lemon flavor in my unsweetened tea! I'd love to win this box of goodies :)

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  37. The grapefruit sounds really good. I also would live to try the raspberry lemonade with the stevia. I drink crystal light and would like to cut down on the artificial sweetener and try the stevia instead. All their products sound awesome.

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  38. Oh I would totally use them in water to get my ounces in for the day! Yummm-o! Sounds so fun! I'll definitely be on the lookout for it at the store!

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  39. I love the true lemon but think the grapefruit would be my favorite. Would love a chance to try them all!

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  40. I would love to try these products. Sprinkling the lemon on popcorn sounds very interesting. I already drink a lot of water but would love to try the grapefruit flavored drink. I'm not a fan of anything grapefruit but curious to try it based on your comments. Thanks!

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  41. I would love it for water, because I'm always looking for ways to "spice up" my drinking water. Making a cocktail or mocktail would be fun, too. I'd do an Arnold Palmer, but add some vodka to it. Haha!

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  42. I love the True Lemon Raspberry Lemonade! But I LOVE even more that they're made with stevia. I would really like to try the True Grapefruit! I had no idea they made that! Adding it to plain seltzer sounds delicious!

    schutrek01@mail.buffalostate.edu

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  43. I would love to try these products! I am trying to drink less soda and more water but it is hard to make that transition.

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  44. I would LOVE to try these products! The lemon would be great in a marinade for chicken or fish...oh the possibilities!

    Bridgette

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  45. Love it!! Great for water, to bake with?, oh I would love to experiment with these!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. I would soo love to try these. I have recently lost 80 lbs and fighting with everything in me to keep it off. I love your blog, it helps meso much. I walk..not run about 4 miles a day. i walk at 4:00 in the mornings. I so enjoy it. I think about you and your 20 miles. Hopefully one day i can do more. I am way older than you, too!!!!

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  47. I didn't even put my name on the above comment. granmamabeth@aol.com

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  48. I used to LOVE True Lemon but could never find it in the grocery store. I would looooove to try the true grapefruit and will definitely look for that next time I cross the border to shop. :)

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  49. Looks interesting....would be nice to try something different in my water jug :)

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  50. I would LOVE to try these! Always looking for creative ways to get more water down.

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  51. I would definitely add these to water; I love water with citrus flavors!

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  52. I am a busy mom to 5 beautiful children ranging from age 14 to 1. I am always on the go, as I work full time and am a full time student. I love the taste of anything citrus in my water. It is refreshing and makes it easier to drink more water. These would be fun to stash a couple of packets in your purse or car. Very convient for someone always on the go ;-). I would love to try them.

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  53. I always Like to add lime or lemon to my water, this sounds like a good alternative. Would love to try the grapefruit

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  54. Hmmmm....These would be great to carry in my purse for when we go out to eat. So much better than drinking diet pop!!!

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  55. I would love to win this package! The flavors all sound great but the orange and grapefruit sound the most interesting. I've done lemon and lime before so I know I love those, but it's a pain to squeeze a lemon or lime into my water so this would be super convenient. Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

    Chris Newmark
    journeytohealth Newmark (my weightloss facebook page)

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  56. love citrus and would like to try this to change up my dry popcorn and add a little extra to my water

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  57. I would love to add these to my water. I drink a lot of water and it would be great to change it up some! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  58. I would live to have these handy when eating out. They seem so convenient and sound tasty!

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  59. This sounds good. I would try it on salmon and in my water.

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  60. Oh man, I'd love to try the grapefruit in my water! I know it isn't creative but it sounds delicious!

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  61. I would love to keep these at my desk at work. I drink a ton of water while working and sometimes you just need a little bit of flavor. Sometimes it is just wanting a different taste and other times I find a bit of citrus just acts to wake you up a bit more.

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  62. Hello, My name is Melissa, I am 26 and I am from Sudbury, ON, Canada. I love reading your blog, I read it just about everyday. I also just restarted doing weight watchers on Weds and have about 100 lbs or more to lose. You are such a inspiration to me. I would love to win a this product because lemon water is my favourite and I also like making lemon chicken and would be really interested in seeing how this works. Unfportuneytly the website does not ship to Canada, so I don't know if I could even win, however I just wanted to let you know how awesome you and I love reading your blog for motivation! :) my email is melissa_7024@hotmail.com
    Thank You for the offer!

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  63. I love citrus on my fish and broccoli. These look like really great products. Grapefruit is my favorite flavor for water.

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  64. Mmm I'm going to search my grocery stores tomorrow for it. I would use them in water. I've been slacking with my water intake lately!
    Love your blog btw.I read it all the time!

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  65. I have been wanting something like this for a long time...no idea someone made it! I love citrus flavored water, but I don't use any artificial sweetners...this is just what I'm looking for! =)

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  66. I'd love to try these! I drink a lot of lemon water so it would be nice to make it a bit more portable! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  67. I love the idea of using it on veggies! Yum!

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  68. Yum! The Grapefruit one sounds tasty. Maybe in a cocktail with vodka! Sparkling water with all of them sounds good too!

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  69. I tried the true lemon years ago and I loved it! I looked through some of those recipes and want to try most of them! I really like the idea of flavored ice cubes.

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    1. I didn't think of that. I bet making ice with some of the True Lemon to put in water would be really yummy!

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  70. I'd love to try the lemon to make some sweet'n'sour lemon sticky rice! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I can think of a bunch of ways I'd love to try these. First in water. I'm not typically much of a flavored water drinker but I LOVE iced-tea with lemon so I'm sure I'd love that one. And I love grapefruit juice but never drink it because of the calories, so I'd really like to try that one. I also like lemon on many foods, including veggies and fish. Lemon-pepper fish is my favorite so I'd love to try it on some fish.

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  72. I've had the lemon before - loved adding it to water to make it more palatable. I should get some - having a real hard time getting my water down these days! The grapefruit one sounds delicious!

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  73. I always have bottles of real lemon & lime juice with me at home and at the office bc I hate plain water! Seriously I drink a gallon of water everyday at work!! I'm really interested in trying the grapefruit though!! Sounds so good!!!

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  74. I would use the True Lime for a rum & diet coke treat!

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  75. I am trying to cut out diet soda and am doing pretty well but getting a little bored with water. Adding any of the three flavors to seltzer water would be a great soda substitute. I think I would love to mix the lemon and lime together. I also think the grapefruit would be yummy and would smell appetizing, too! Thanks

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  76. I would love to add this these to iced tea or water. YUM!

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  77. Since I tend to let citrus die - I think I may have to stock up on this stuff! I can TOTALLY see adding some of the lemon to chicken soup this winter, and the orange to brownie batter. =-)

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  78. I would totally love to try these products out to sweeten up my plain greek yogurt in the mornings. I have one before each and every run for protein and the flavor is horrid. I am thinking these may liven up my mornings. :)

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  79. I'd use it in tea. Hot tea, cold tea, either one. I find that tea satisfies my sweet cravings sometimes, and I'd love to jazz it up with these citrus products. I bet it would be good stirred into some soft cream cheese for dipping nilla wafers or spread on graham crackers. Or ginger snaps!

    Joan R.

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  80. I love grapefruit, but hate the mess and work that goes into eating one. I would use the packets to flavor water and get the taste without the work!

    Stephanie B.

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  81. I would love this! I too throw out so many limes and lemons.

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  82. I would love to try the True Lemon on baked chicken. I think it would taste wonderful and even my husband would love it!

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  83. I would love to try it in my water and in my baking. Kara L.

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  84. I think I would try the True Grapefruit first. Then I would try the lime over chips or popcorn. I am going to have to look for this stuff at my local grocery store!

    Leslie Edwards

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  85. I really want to try that cocktail. Or add some True Lemon to some vodka. Yum!

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  86. I think I would add it to my water to start, especially the grapefruit. I would probably try swapping it for juice in some recipes too.

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  87. WOW now THIS is a giveaway I would LOVE to win! I have a hard time drinking enough water - really hard time. This would be a great way to make it drinkable! I'd bet it's good to sprinkle on a poached apple with some cinnamon!!

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  88. I would love to try that cocktail and would love to try all the flavors in water!

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  89. I have lost 130 lbs so far with 30 left to go. These seem to ne the hardest. Dietcoke is my favorite and I would love to try something new and different to get off the diet coke. I especially love all things citrus. I am 7 days post op from a lowerbody lift and would love this productas a pick me up to get over the hurdle. I love your blot..I feel like I can relate to you in many ways with your weight loss..thanks for the info.

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  90. Ive tried the TrueLemon before, but wasnt aware of the other flavors, id love to try them. It sounds fun to try them in other things besides water!

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  91. Oh my gosh... I absolutely LOVE the Lemon & would love to try the other flavors!! :)
    I use Lemon daily & find myself drinking more water because of it!!
    Cheers to True waters & healthy living!!

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  92. These products sound amazing! I can't believe I haven't heard of them before... I would drink SOOOOO much water with these yummy packets in them. I'm especially excited about the grapefruit! I heart me some grapefruit.

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  93. Oh wow, what an awesome giveaway! I have tried the True Lemon once, when I found it in the dollar tree, but I didn't realize they made all of these products too. I would love to try the True Lime in some honey greek yogurt for a kind of healthy key lime type thing.

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  94. I have tried the True Lemon and really like it. I haven't had a chance to try the lime and I didn't even know about the other flavors. It would be AWESOME to have such a variety to try out for free!

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  95. I'd love to try the lemon for tea and water, and the lime for cooking mexican food like fajitas! Also the drink mixes sound great :)

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  96. I would love to try all these products! I would make flavored ice cubes and add them to cocktails, and put them in my water...basically anything! They sound so yummy! I was just saying the other day that I love drinking water but sometimes it just tastes so bland...this would be the perfect thing to jazz it up!

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  97. I would love to try the True Lemon in my water! And I know my husband would try the lemon & lime in various foods. He's a little better in the kitchen than I am:-)
    Brandi G

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  98. I'd love to try them on my veggies. I just got an idea to try them with roasted Brussel sprouts and some salt!

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  99. I would love to try the grapefruit juice!!!

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  100. I'm going to buy the kind sweetened with Stevia either way, but I so hope I win the giveaway still! :) Trying the unsweetened kind on tortilla chips sounds delish!

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  101. As a former soda/pop drinker, I used to love Squirt. So I would try some carbonated water with the True Grapefruit to try and replicate that drink!

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  102. I'd love to find something healthier than crystal light in my water!

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  103. I am seriously a coffee an ice tea drinker and would seriously like to cut out my caffeine intake with a healthier choice. This product seams like the perfect remedy!

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  104. I would have it replace my Crystal Light habit. I love Crystal Light as a low cal sweet drink. The problem is Dr. Oz was talking about avoiding artificial sweeteners because of stomach upset. For me that makes sense because I have IBS and since learned artificial sweeteners are a trigger. So I am trying to switch to stevia sweetened items. I think the unsweetened and sweetened versions are just what I need to cut my Crystal Light habit.

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  105. I would put the grapefruit in sparkling mineral water. I'd also put the lemon in iced tea. I've seen them in the store but didn't realize that they weren't just another Kool-Aid type drink mix.

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  106. I wonder if we have this in Canada! I would use them in my water, I love water with lemon, it's my favorite drink!

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  107. I love citrus flavors, and I like your idea of using it to make a Key Lime Pie. Yum!

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  108. I would like to try thrm all. I love any citrus flavore. It's very hard to find true lemon products near me.

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  109. What a fabulous sample box! I would like to try the packets in my water. I am trying to stay away from the pour-in types because of the artifical sweetner in them. I used to love grapefruit/vodka with a salted rim (a salty dog, I believe) so I would definitely give that a try too! Thanks for sharing this, I will have to check out my grocery store for some to keep on hand in the meantime :) Thanks, Katie!

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  110. I love true lime! I would use it to season chicken :) I'd love to try to grapefruit flavor, I didn't know they made that!

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  111. I'd use this product in cooking for when lime or lemon juice is called for. Like you, I've thrown away countless limes and lemons that have gone bad.

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  112. I gave up drinking soda, and I try not to drink juice because I don't like wasting the calories on things I drink, so would use the products to give me some flavor in my water.

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  113. I love the idea of using these in sparking water! That's one of my favorite "treats" - it would be a nice way to spruce it up. I would especially like to try the grapefruit flavor!

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  114. I would try them in water...I get tired of drinking plain water as well as in some of my recipes that call for lemons or limes - especially my guacamole -- I add lime juice!

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  115. Awesome...I think the lime sprinkled on popcorn sounds so interesting!!! I would have never thought of doing that :)

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  116. I would love to try this in my water.

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  117. i would like to use this is my water to help me start drinking more ! looks really good

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  118. Glad to see you enjoy tequila. I'd like to try the lime in my drinking water. Have a great weekend!

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  119. I think these products sound great! I am dying to try a key lime pie cupcake recipe I have without so many extra calories. I also make killer margaritas in the summer time, but with all the calories the fruit juices add, I don't have enough calories for drinks AND dinner. So I skip dinner a lot... ;)

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  120. I would love to win this! I have tried the packets before in lemon and orange and really enjoyed them in water. I would now love to try the stevia-sweetened mixes, as well as the grapefruit version. Thanks!

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  121. I like your idea of trying it in cheesecake. I also have a Sodastream machine and these products would be perfect to use with that!!

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  122. Just in water works for me but would certainly try the tequila route also! :)
    sarah 322 at yahoo dot com

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  123. I'd add them to green tea, especially iced green tea. Yum.

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  124. I would add them to water so it isn't so boring to drink all the time

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  125. If I were to win these I would def use them as a "salt" to the rim of my margaritas :D in addition to using them to make lemonade for myself, it's my favorite drink on the planet!

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  126. Oooooh, options are endless...vodka and cranberry with True Lime or Lemon, add any to water and no more boring water, yeah....I like your carbonated water idea. Something different. The portability of it is pretty darn awesome!

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  127. I would probably just add them to water. I've been on a huge crystal light fan lately so I'd love to try something with stevia instead.

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  128. I am trying to drink more water so I would love to add the flavors to it! These look yummy. :)

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  129. I love putting juice in with unsweetend carb water - i have some yummy skinny margarita mix that is my current fav. It would be nice to put in some flavor with even less calories! Grapefruit sounds delish!

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  130. I would love to try them in water - I'm not a huge fan of plain water so I add flavoring to mine - but these would have less atrificial sweetners. I would also like to add them to plain yogurts to make them more yummy. I would even go as far as trying greek yogurt again - I didn't like it the first time :) Please pick me :)

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  131. The possibilities are endless! But, I think I'd start with sauteing vegetables in virgin olive oil with true lemon or lime sprinkled in just for a kick.

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  132. I am always looking for way to add to food to make it sweeter. I have diabetes so I have to be careful with my sugars. This sounds like a great idea! I have always been a lover of water, but lately I have been having trouble getting the right amount in the day. I would add the lemon to my water and my tea in the morning.

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  133. These sound amazing! I would love to try with water. I work at my desk for 10 hours and drink a LOT of water while sitting here. These would add some spice (err... citrus??) to my life! HA

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  134. This would be a good way to help me increase my daily water consumption. I also really like you idea of adding it to cheesecake flavored pudding.

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  135. I would use it in water as suggested, but probably also in soup as a finisher. The lime in some turkey chili?? Yum.

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  136. I think something like this would DEFINITELY help my water intake! I use Crystal Light right now and it's okay, but I can only hand so much plain water.

    I would also love to try the lime in my homemade pico de gallo!

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  137. I'd love to use these to keep myself hydrated throughout the day! I am doing P90X and soon will start my running programs, so hydration is key. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!

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  138. These sound really good! If I won the giveaway I would definitely flavor my water. Cooking with this product also sounds fun and delicious.

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  139. I would love to try this product for my 12 yr old daughter. She is lemon OBSESSED. She drinks lemon juice straight from the bottle. This would be perfect for her. Thanks

    Tasha
    iamtasha723@gmail.com

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  140. I would love to try these products -- water is essential part of my weight loss and I'm always looking for ways to spice it up and add variety!

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  141. I don't like flavored water so I would use these products on vegetables or to make yummy desserts. I think trying it on popcorn would be fun too!

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  142. I would probably just be boring and add it to water but maybe also to a low fat whipped cream for a fake mousse dessert.

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  143. I'd like to try True Lemon to see if it'd be a good substitute for sugar when making lemon cookies!

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  144. I would probably just mix it with plain ol' seltzer water! I use lemon juice right now, but would love to try the other flavors.

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  145. I would like to spice up my water- usually I drink it plain but that is getting old and this would be a great way to add some flavor without a lot of calories and sugar.

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  146. I've tried the lemon, but I didn't realize there were other options! I love the shaker idea and now I'm so curious about the grapefruit - I'll have to keep an eye out. I was wondering how the lemon might be sprinkled on baked or grilled fish. Lime might be fun to use too! Thanks for your posts. You are amazing, and that's an understatement.

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  147. Yes!! I've had the lemon before, but I would like to try more.

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  148. Grapefruit water sounds pretty amazing. And, as I'm always scrounging around looking for lemons for humus, I would think that would be a first try with true lemon!

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  149. I would love to try this product due to being made with Stevia...Trying to cut out all artificial sweetners. I would like to put the lime on fries and bake them for a twist.

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  150. This sounds like a great product to try! I love to add lemon and lime to water but I waste so much fruit! This could be a great solution! I love lime and would love that for my ice tea!

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  151. I would LOVE to try this, pick me pick me! I have a limited amount of sugar that I am allowed so I think this would be awesome! I will for sure check my store!!!

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  152. I would love to try this!! With all the water I am drinking it would be used!!

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  153. I would love to try this since it is made with Stevia. I have been trying to find more creative ways to drink water but don't like Crystal Light. Thanks for the opportunity to try this!

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  154. I would love to try this!! the 4pp Paloma would probably be the first thing I try!

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  155. love to try the grapefruit in yogurt 7 also in my water. Thank you

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  156. I love the lemonade. I use it when we go for a bike ride. Something about a little lemon flavor really qeunches my thirst. I would love to try the shakers on veggies instead of salt.

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  157. I would love this! I would try in a cocktail, definitely or try sprinkling it on veggies in replace of salt.

    I also love that it's sweetened with Stevia, because I'm trying to cut artificial sweeteners, too!

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  158. I don't think I'd use this product in water at all, actually. But I love a ton of the previous suggestions for flavoring food: chicken, beans and rice, popcorn, etc :)

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  159. These seem great! So many things to use it with.. drinks, fish, chicken, snacks, dessert! I can't wait to try it!

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  160. I would have to try the Paloma! I also think the lime would be great to make a frozen key lime pie dessert with !

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  161. I would love to try the lime sprinkled on an avocado, or mixed in to make some zesty guacamole!

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  162. I would try them in seltzer, scones and fish to start. Sounds yummy!

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  163. I'd like to try the true lemon on salmon.. I can never seem to get enough juice out of that little wedge they give you at the restaurant! LOL!

    Allison

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  164. I would love to try the true grapefruit in an effort to start drinking more water again. I used to drink more than a gallon of water a day and lately I'm lucky if I get in a bottle of water :(

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  165. I would love it to try and get my daughter to drink ANY water, let alone more!!

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  166. I used to use this when it first came out. I can't find it now in the stores in Oregon. Good to know they are still around!

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  167. If I won, I'm pretty sure I'd try everything you listed on this page. In fact, I may do it anyway. You made it sound SO GOOD.

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  168. I use True Lemon and True Lime and absolutely love them! I use the lemon to make the transition back to tap water vs. bottled. Trying to do my part for the environment but it is difficult to get passed that mental block that it's just as good as bottled. I prefer True Lime in seltzer water when I'm craving something carbonated but don't want to reach for regular or diet soda.

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  169. My Soda Stream is just dying for this! It would be super-convenient at work.

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  170. I love to drink Citrus Green Tea every morning with the juice from half of a lemon squeezed in, but I hate squeezing the lemon and getting the pulp and seeds. I would love to try any of the True Citrus flavors in the tea to see which one would be the tastiest!

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  171. I've seen some of these in the store but never tried them. I'd love to try the grapefruit in some water. My husband would love them too. :)

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  172. I think the grapefruit would be great! Yummy for drinks but I bet fun to cook with too! I can't tell you how many lemon and limes I have had to pitch too!!

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  173. The grapefruit flavour sounds so good! I drink 3 32oz bottles of water a day so I'd like the shakers so I could add as much or as little as I like. :)

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  174. Id like to try to make lemon bars, my fav cocktail, & experiment with using it on fish :)

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  175. I read your post last night and headed out to my local Wal-mart on my way to work this weekend. (sigh) they didn't have it, but the Web site said they did.
    I would love to try the drink mixes especially because of the Stevia.
    Thanks!

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  176. I love crystal light, and was hoping to find something that was naturally sweetened. These sound perfect!

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  177. Sounds really fresh and tasty! I love anything with lemon!
    Ann McKellar Hatch

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  178. This sounds like a bunch of awesome products. I would love to try them in water, as I am always looking for ways to make my water more fun.

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  179. I usually have a big pitcher of crystal lite in the fridge. Making a big pitcher of true citrus would be a fun change!

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  180. I'm not much of one for flavored water, but I have to say that the idea of cooking with this stuff is very appealing to me. I usually buy bottles of lime and lemon juice to keep for cooking, but they usually expire before I use them all. I love the shaker bottles!

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  181. I would love to win this... looking forward to slicing up some cucumber and drizzling some of the true lemon and/or true lime and then some salt. It is so yummy! And don't forget tequila shots or just some flavored water... may make it easier to consume 8+ glasses.

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  182. This is right up my alley! I love a hint of lemon in everything! If I don't win, I may just have to find some of this stuff. Thanks for the review.

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  183. Would love to use the true lemon in my water for the gym and try the true lime in a margarita. Oh yummy! :)

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  184. I'd love to try this product! The first 30 or 40 oz of water a day are fine plain but after that it can get a little boring! Plus I'd love to try cooking with it, maybe come up with a new recipe for sauce for chicken. Yum.
    Maria

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  185. I think this could definitely help increase my water consumption!

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  186. Wow they are very generous indeed. I have actually used True Lemon in the past, it did help me with drinking more water (I used to HATE water). I would love to try the new flavors and if I was lucky enough to win I would definitely be making that cocktail first lol ;)

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  187. I would love to try the grapefruit - I am in the same boat as you, I don't like it in any form but you make it sound so good!

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  188. I love citrus anything, and I will definitely try these (whether I win them or not) with our soda stream machine instead of the sugary syrups!

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  189. This looks like a great prize to win. I gave up diet pop two weeks ago today. I'd love to try something healthy to add to my beverages that doesn't involve artificial sweeteners! Thanks for the opportunity to win Katie.

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  190. i just re-committed myself to eating healthy. I need to lose over 100 lbs. I would use it to drink more water and in cooking healthier. all of the suggestions (except for the fish-I hate fish!) sound good!

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  191. I want to win because I buy this and already LOVE IT!!! The lime is my favorite, I always have it on hand for water or mexican dishes.

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  192. I would use it like you use crystal light! I quit drinking everything with artificial sweeteners so I'm excited to have a different option other then water and tea.

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  193. mmm in water for sure... on fish would be awesome.. and chicken... on the top of lemon cupcakes. I could go on and on and on!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  194. I will use the grapefruit in my water! I'm excited it was your favorite.

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  195. I would love this!!! I love citrus in my water but everytime I buy some I end up with three cut lemons shoved in back of my fridge that I forget about until the are moldy!

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  196. The true lemon in some unsweetened iced tea would be good... better than those arnold palmers (especially since you said they'd be like 10 heaping spoonfuls of real sugar) lol. I'm surprised the grapefruit one was everyone's favorite, now I'm intrigued...

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  197. I would love to try this! I think them lemon on veggie or fish would be amazing!

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  198. I have used them in my water. They are available in the cafeteria where I work. But I had not thought of using them in recipes. I have thrown away tons of lemons and limes intended for certain recipes also!! I buy frozen minute maid lemon juice but again once I thaw it out, find that I end up throwing away a lot of that as well. So this would be great to have in the pantry without it going bad. Pick me! Pick me! Joyce at JAL456@msn.com

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