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...

ASHLEE!!
(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.

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