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Friday, February 27, 2015

0 Infuser Water Bottle Review

I've been on a health kick lately and have been drinking smoothies and as much water as I can. Drinking water can get really old, really fast. One way to flavor your water naturally is to use an infuser bottle. 
I received the FlavFusion (TM) 25 oz Infuser Water Bottle to review. Up to this point, I'd never tried using an infuser bottle, but I was just getting so tired of plain old water. What I would do is buy those flavor packets to add to the water, and those have their downfalls in taste, hidden ingredients, and in cost overall. 

The FlavFusion is a clear bottle with red parts. There were other colors to choose from also. I broke it down in pictures. Each piece comes apart for cleanup and can easily be put back together. The plastic is BPA and lead free.

The concept of the bottle is incredibly simple, add water into the bottle, unscrew the infuser, add in fruit, screw it back on. Screw that whole top piece on and you're good to go. The top has a couple features I'd like to point out. The part that you actually drink out of is an opening, instead of a straw or mouthpiece you put the entire thing into your mouth. It pours much like an open glass into your mouth instead of you slurping your drink up through it. 

The cap closes down over that opening and latches. Once latched, it won't open easily. It is now airtight and you can tip it over with no worries of spills. As an added measure of security, there is a locking band around the bottom of that latch. You can close it, and twist the band, locking it in place so that even if you press the tab to release the top, it will not open until you turn the band to the unlock position. I got a couple closeups of those for you to see what I'm talking about. 
If you were to leave the cap open between drinking and knocked it over, it would pour just as fast as spilling a regular drink, so keep the cap closed between drinks, especially with kiddos or animals around. 
We have to drink out of spill-proof cups as my work, because we work around very expensive computer systems and they don't want any spills. This Infuser bottle is perfect for that. 

I keep frozen mixed fruit on hand for my smoothies, so that's what I use inside the infuser. It has a mixture of pineapple, strawberries, mangos and peaches. I also have blueberries that I've tried in it. At first, you get just a hint of flavor as an after-taste when drinking water through it.  As the fruit sits in the water, the taste spreads more and more into the water. Depending on what kind of fruit you are using, you can end up with little floaties throughout your drink. Even though you don't feel any pulp in your mouth while drinking, you can definitely see it floating around and it is a little unnerving. When I use fruits such as pineapple that I know will do that, I also add ice as a visual distraction.

This can be used for hot beverages, however I've only used it for cold. There are warnings all in the directions about hot beverages. You will burn your mouth people! It cannot hold temps over 194F which is pretty hot, considering that hot chocolate is typically served between 160F and 185F.  You cannot put this in the microwave or the dishwasher.

Due to the tall container, you will need some type of bottle brush to clean it thoroughly. You can also use the swish method, whatever works for you.

After using my Infuser Water Bottle, I have to say that I am pleased. My favorite fruit to put in it thus far is blueberries.

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Disclosure: Product received in exchange for unbiased review.


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