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January 5, 2010
Last Updated March 2010

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Metromint Chocolatemint

Metromint Chocolatemint is the best no-calorie substitute for chocolate mint candy and mint chip ice cream. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Mint water flavors in Cherrymint, Chocolatemint, Lemonmint, Orangemint, Peppermint and Spearmint.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Great natural flavor with no sweetener and zero calories.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The Chocolatemint is a star: enough of the flavor of a chocolate mint candy or treat to satisfy.
WHERE TO BUY IT: Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Publix, Safeway Naturals, Whole Foods Market and other fine retailers nationwide; or online at Metromint.com (free shipping on all cases except Chocolatemint).
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Metromint: The Non-Caloric
Chocolate Mint Treat

CAPSULE REPORT: Metromint Peppermint water launched in 2004. People who love a vibrant, minty water are fans. The company then developed additional flavors with less mint intensity to appeal to a broader market, and last year introduced a game-changer: Metromint Chocolate Mint.

Made with cocoa essence and real mint, this is a water any chocolate lover will want by the case. With zero calories, it fills the need for a chocolate treat; once you’ve tasted it, you’re hooked. (In fact, at this moment it’s sold out on the Metromint website due to holiday demand, but you can still order it; more will be in stock soon.)

Chocolatemint is one of a mint water family that includes Cherrymint, Lemonmint, Orangemint, the original Peppermint, and Spearmint. Everyone from mintaholics to those who like just a bit of mint in their water will find flavors to love.

Metromint is great for gift-giving to help a friend or family member start—or stay on—a calorie-controlled diet. You can send a four-pack, a six-pack or, for just $38 and free shipping, a case.

Read the full review and definitely buy a bottle to taste. You can save 55¢ on Metromint with this coupon.

January is “healthy food month” at THE NIBBLE. We’ll be reviewing “good for you” products until it’s time to focus on Valentine’s Day candy.

     
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Our recommendations are based purely on our opinion, after tasting thousands of products each year, that they represent the best in their respective categories.

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Ayala's Herbal Water Lemongrass Tea Hint Flavored Water
Ayala’s Herbal Water. Ayala’s infuses organic garden herbs, blended with spices and citrus peel, into purified water—with dazzling results. It’s certified kosher and organic; no sweetener or calories. See the review. Teas’ Tea. We buy these unsweetened bottled teas by the case. Our favorites are Jasmine, Lemongrass and Rose; but we give fair time to Golden Oolong, Mint Green and Pure Green. Read the review. Hint Water. Here lots of luscious fruit flavors reign in a zero-calorie, unsweetened water. From Pear to Pomegranate-Tangerine, they’re refreshing and kid-friendly, too. Read the review.

Metromint: The Non-Caloric Chocolate Mint Treat

INDEX OF REVIEW

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MORE TO DISCOVER

The Metromint Mint Water Family

When Metromint was introduced in 2004, a “chill factor” came into bottled water. The original Peppermint had—and has—a very brisk level of minty chill.

Mint fans loved it; others found it too minty. Listening to consumer feedback, the company developed all of the five subsequent flavors with different levels of “chill factor,” designated on the front of the bottle. The original Peppermint stands at the highest level of chill, -9° “supercool”; the least minty, Chocolatemint, is designated -2° or “quietly cool.”

If the original Peppermint had too much of a chill for you, try another flavor: The five newer options have a less minty “whoosh.” And by the way, the colder the water is, the more pronounced the mintiness.

All of the flavors are made from purified water, fresh mint and the particular flavor essence: cherry, cocoa, lemon, orange, peppermint or spearmint.

 

Metromint Family
The Metromint family, starting with the biggest “chill factor,” Peppermint, to the lightest, Chocolatemint. Photo courtesy Metromint.

Follow us to Page 2 to see how we paired these waters with different foods—and recipes that you can make with them.

—Karen Hochman

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