Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fruit Infusion Giveaway

As promised... here we go with another AWESOME summertime giveaway.

Before we get into the review and giveaway - the winner of the Lets Make Lemonade Giveaway is...

(email me at kbhawkins00 AT gmail DOT com so I can get the prize to you)

And now... the folks from Takeya are SO awesome - they're letting me review and giveaway another of their products, and this one I know you'll be equally excited about. 

I fell in love with their Fruit Infusion pitcher instantly when I saw it - who doesn't love to bump up the flavor of water? I personally get bored quickly with plain old water... so a little creativity helps. 

Here is the pitcher just out of the box. It's really similar to the lemonade pitcher in design, but has a really cool filter to hold the fruit into the pitcher and allowing the water to come out. I was feeling citrus the day that I decided to do our demonstration - and happened to have lemons, limes, and an orange... so that's what I chose to use.

I was feeling citrus the day that I decided to do our demonstration - and happened to have lemons, limes, and an orange... so that's what I chose to use. 

Simply slice up the fruit that you want to add into the pitcher, and you're 99% done! I've also heard that cucumber water is amazing... and even adding herbs would be an option as well. 

This is a good image of the filter that is used to hold the fruit into the pitcher while you pour -  it's a great feature that helps from having fruit drop into your glass as you pour.

I put in a little ice, dropped in my fruit slices and filled the pitcher the rest of the way with filtered water. I then placed the pitcher into the fridge for a few hours to let the fruit infuse it's flavor into the water. 

After a few hours - I poured myself a glass and enjoyed some cool summer refreshment. You could drink sooner if you squeeze the fruit into the water. 

I really think this pitcher is great - in light of things that I've learned recently about the benefits of fresh lemon juice... (it apparently can cure/prevent several types of cancer) I'll be using it very often. I think it will be fun to come up with different combinations of fruit to put together. It's very simple to use, and light weight... and I think it would be a great benefit to everyone. You could even use it for other drinks and just let the filter keep the ice from falling into your glass as you pour.

Soooo --- here we go... it's YOUR chance to get one of these! 

The giveaway deadline will be midnight on Monday, July 11th.

** 1 entry for following this blog
** 1 entry for following my recipe blog (Kim's Cuisine)
** 1 entry for blogging or tweeting about this giveaway (if you tweet - put @KBHawkins00)
** 1 entry for telling me what fruit/herb combination you'd try out in the pitcher
** 1 entry for telling me what you'd like to read more about here on this ol' blog


  1. First off, congratulations to Ashlee!!

    Ooh, the fruit infusion pitcher! This is the one I really wanna win!!

    1) I follow the blog!

  2. 2) I follow the recipe blog

  3. 3) The combo I'd want to try...well, now that you mentioned herbs, I wonder what mint/cucumber would be like? Or mint and lemon...or lemon and strawberry!

  4. 4) Read more of? Hmm..dunno. I'd just like to read more in general, but I know you're a busy mommy these days. :) How about your Memphis adventures? The places you visit and what you're learning about your new hometown!

  5. Oh my god, that looks amazing! I totally need one of those. Follow!

  6. Definitely want to try the cucumber water!

  7. And of course i want you to keep blogging about those boys... *(and how you get any sleep).

  8. I want to hear more about Memphis! (3)

  9. I would mix um, citrus and basil! (4)

  10. Yay! I'm soo excited I won the lemonade maker! emailing you now! (don't count this comment as an entry I don't want to be a contest hog!) Just wanted to say thanks!!

  11. I'd be boring and probably just use it with lemons and limes but I think I'd like to try some herbs as well...basil is a favorite:)

  12. I follow both of the blogs. I am not huge on herbs so I would infuse with strawberry! I would love to read more about Memphis too!!

  13. 1 & 2: I follow both blogs 3: I would like to try it with mint and lemon 4: I'd like you to keep blogging about your boys and life as a mom--and tell us about your new experiences in Memphis!--Amy (Dillard) Reid

  14. 1. I follow your blog.
    2. I follow Kim's Cuisine (have tried several recipes...yum.)
    3. I love citrus (lemon/lime/orange) and I might try cherry/lime or strawberry & lime.
    4. Keep blogging about the boys and their adventures. Love the stories!

  15. Thanks for sharing this wonderful review and citrus infused water recipe. It's so great to see healthy, homemade beverages being crafted by our customers. Cheers!


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