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Old June 6 2013, 10:00 PM   #61
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Old June 7 2013, 06:58 AM   #62
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Mio is very good. My favorite flavor is the Lemonade flavor, though I've also tried Fruit Punch.

Still, I much prefer True Citrus for any kind of water flavoring. They have lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange, and it tastes wonderful. Nothing sweet, just a burst of fruity goodness.
We have True Lemon here, but not the other flavors. I still like Mio because I can adjust the level of flavoring. Lemonade is also my favorite. Second place belongs to Orange-Tangerine. I do not care for the Teas or Fruit Punch, however.
I haven't tried the Teas yet. I'm kind of curious, but with me, tea is something you can mess up really easily. I'm also very picjy about my "sweet" teas.
I have never cared for "sweet tea", so I am no judge of same. In restaurants, before the diabetes, I would order both sweet and unsweetened teas and mix them. Now, I just order water with lemon.
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Old June 7 2013, 08:36 AM   #63
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We have True Lemon here, but not the other flavors. I still like Mio because I can adjust the level of flavoring. Lemonade is also my favorite. Second place belongs to Orange-Tangerine. I do not care for the Teas or Fruit Punch, however.
I haven't tried the Teas yet. I'm kind of curious, but with me, tea is something you can mess up really easily. I'm also very picjy about my "sweet" teas.
I have never cared for "sweet tea", so I am no judge of same. In restaurants, before the diabetes, I would order both sweet and unsweetened teas and mix them. Now, I just order water with lemon.
I tried that once or twice. It was pretty good, as when I do want a sweet tea (very rarely), I want it to be mildly sweet. My Uncle used to make home brewed tea and he's just use a pinch of sweetener, and it tastes like unsweetened tea until you held it on your tongue for just a second, and that slight sweetness would creep in. It was quite good. I've managed to get that just right as well, and so if I want a little sweet, that's what I do. Otherwise, unsweetened all the way.

Unless it's peach tea. Peach tea is perfection if it's done right.
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Old June 7 2013, 07:29 PM   #64
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I like that!

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Old June 7 2013, 07:32 PM   #65
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I haven't tried the Teas yet. I'm kind of curious, but with me, tea is something you can mess up really easily. I'm also very picjy about my "sweet" teas.
I have never cared for "sweet tea", so I am no judge of same. In restaurants, before the diabetes, I would order both sweet and unsweetened teas and mix them. Now, I just order water with lemon.
I tried that once or twice. It was pretty good, as when I do want a sweet tea (very rarely), I want it to be mildly sweet. My Uncle used to make home brewed tea and he's just use a pinch of sweetener, and it tastes like unsweetened tea until you held it on your tongue for just a second, and that slight sweetness would creep in. It was quite good. I've managed to get that just right as well, and so if I want a little sweet, that's what I do. Otherwise, unsweetened all the way.

Unless it's peach tea. Peach tea is perfection if it's done right.
I love tea. I'm always drinking tea. I have some with me right now.

It's usually green or white tea, and always unsweetened. Always loose leaf, never the tea dust you can find in tea bags. I have the brewing amounts and time down to a science based on type of tea.

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Old June 8 2013, 06:27 AM   #66
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I have never cared for "sweet tea", so I am no judge of same. In restaurants, before the diabetes, I would order both sweet and unsweetened teas and mix them. Now, I just order water with lemon.
I tried that once or twice. It was pretty good, as when I do want a sweet tea (very rarely), I want it to be mildly sweet. My Uncle used to make home brewed tea and he's just use a pinch of sweetener, and it tastes like unsweetened tea until you held it on your tongue for just a second, and that slight sweetness would creep in. It was quite good. I've managed to get that just right as well, and so if I want a little sweet, that's what I do. Otherwise, unsweetened all the way.

Unless it's peach tea. Peach tea is perfection if it's done right.
I love tea. I'm always drinking tea. I have some with me right now.

It's usually green or white tea, and always unsweetened. Always loose leaf, never the tea dust you can find in tea bags. I have the brewing amounts and time down to a science based on type of tea.

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I had to stop drinking tea altogether. It was causing kidney problems. Later, I learned that green tea can precipitate kidney stones in those who are prone to them [I am]. I am now so used to water with lemon that it is the only thing I order.
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Old June 10 2013, 02:28 AM   #67
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I've tried these due to this thread and I love it. Been using the lemonade, and also picked up the sport version, and I particularly like that I can turn my water into gatorade. Sure, I know there's powdered gatorade, but this is much more convenient.
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Old June 10 2013, 02:35 AM   #68
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Cheaper, too.
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Old June 10 2013, 03:27 PM   #69
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I've tried these due to this thread and I love it. Been using the lemonade, and also picked up the sport version, and I particularly like that I can turn my water into gatorade. Sure, I know there's powdered gatorade, but this is much more convenient.
Very cool. Last night I put some orange/tangerine in a chilled bottled water and it tasted so good. They're a miracle.
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Old June 13 2013, 06:51 AM   #70
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I work for a large retailer who has stringent guidelines on disposal of chemicals, garbage, damaged products and other waste.
Anything that falls within these toxic categories has to be packed into giant Ziploc bags and then into stored in airtight containers (think giant tupperware) until a licensed EPA recycling company comes to dispose of the materials.

I was interested in Mio as an alternative to the large amounts of Coca Cola I drink, until I learned that the beverage has to be packed and stored for recycling and cannot be thrown in the trash, as it contains chemicals which are harmful for the environment.

Again, keep in mind that with my soft drink addiction, I'm not an avid health food nut, but after learning this at work and then doing research online, I was wary enough of the product to decide not to ingest it. I know there seems to be similar hype whenever there is a new type of artificial sweetener (sweet-n-low cancer scare comes to mind) and I realize Coca Cola isn't healthy by any means (though I trust it more because the waste isn't deemed toxic for the environment), I thought I'd share what I've learned in the hopes that you'll make your own decisions.

I'm sorry if someone already mentioned this, I only skimmed the first page of the thread. Also, I'm curious to hear opinions of Mio based on what I've shared versus your own personal research. If you're interested, search for a list of ingredients.
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Old June 13 2013, 01:28 PM   #71
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^Thank you for that information, I knew there was more to the story.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:49 PM   #72
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I work for a large retailer who has stringent guidelines on disposal of chemicals, garbage, damaged products and other waste.
Anything that falls within these toxic categories has to be packed into giant Ziploc bags and then into stored in airtight containers (think giant tupperware) until a licensed EPA recycling company comes to dispose of the materials.

I was interested in Mio as an alternative to the large amounts of Coca Cola I drink, until I learned that the beverage has to be packed and stored for recycling and cannot be thrown in the trash, as it contains chemicals which are harmful for the environment.

Again, keep in mind that with my soft drink addiction, I'm not an avid health food nut, but after learning this at work and then doing research online, I was wary enough of the product to decide not to ingest it. I know there seems to be similar hype whenever there is a new type of artificial sweetener (sweet-n-low cancer scare comes to mind) and I realize Coca Cola isn't healthy by any means (though I trust it more because the waste isn't deemed toxic for the environment), I thought I'd share what I've learned in the hopes that you'll make your own decisions.

I'm sorry if someone already mentioned this, I only skimmed the first page of the thread. Also, I'm curious to hear opinions of Mio based on what I've shared versus your own personal research. If you're interested, search for a list of ingredients.
Coca-Cola syrup is also toxic to the environment. Trucks transporting Coca-Cola syrup must have a hazardous materials license (HAZMAT certification).
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