Crystal Light sent me free samples of their new product: Crystal Light Pure. I was actually curious to try them because this new Crystal Light is made with stevia instead of artificial sweeteners.
Disclaimer: I received no payment to write this, but I did receive free samples. The views and opinions expressed in this post are in no way affiliated with Crystal Light. This review would have still been published even if I hadn’t received free samples.
So, one packet is 30 calories (one serving which is half a packet is about 15 calories). For one tall glass of water I only used half a packet (15 calories). This new Crystal Light is a lot milder and not as overwhelmingly sweet as the regular Crystal Light. There is absolutely no artificial taste. To me, it tastes like a weaker, healthier Kool-Aid. It’s nice and refreshing–just that little hint of flavor and sweetness.
It is important to note that this product is not sugar free. Flavors have between 3 and 4 grams of sugar per serving. No big deal at all because that is not even a teaspoon of sugar. The ingredient list is also a lot shorter:
EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, CITRIC ACID, MALIC ACID, MALTODEXTRIN, CALCIUM LACTATE, SUGAR, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF DRIED KIWI JUICE, NATURAL FLAVOR, REBIANA (TRUVIA BRAND SWEETENER), POTASSIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, SALT, DRIED PURPLE CARROT EXTRACT AND DRIED HIBISCUS FLOWER EXTRACT (FOR COLOR).
The first ingredient is sugar, but that is by weight. And like I said, there is only 3 to 4 grams of sugar per serving. Citric acid is in everything. It adds that tart flavor. The bad thing is that citric acid wears away at your enamel. The good thing is that they add the calcium lactate which helps to maintain healthy enamel.
So, overall, I really liked this product and would probably buy it at the store. There is not many junk ingredients, and the sweetness and flavor is perfect!