Not Your Ordinary Crystal Light

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!

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9 thoughts on “Not Your Ordinary Crystal Light

  1. It seems like they are putting stevia in everything these days! This is really interesting and I’m curious to try it. How is the price on this product? Is it more expensive than the original Crystal Light? And thanks for sharing!

  2. It’s about the same price. I think there might be a little less in one box–not sure. The other stevia powder drink products are a little more expensive, but are basically the same thing as the crystal light stevia product. I actually don’t like the flavor of the other brands.

  3. how about these ingredients- not so pure if you read and understand what your reading:

    1. SUGAR- why use sugar when your already using evaporated cane juice? (this sugar is most likely is not unrefined)
    2. CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF DRIED KIWI JUICE – sad that a item marketed PURE is only 2% real juice!
    3. lastly, not to mention all the un-needed “additives”: MAGNESIUM OXIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, CALCIUM LACTATE, MALIC ACID and MALTODEXTRIN (a sugar starch!)

    In my opinion…NOT SO PURE!

    1. Yeah, you’re right about calling it “pure”. Not a good idea because the only thing pure is purified water! That’s not a good name, they should call it something like stevia crystal light. I just think it’s a better option than regular crystal light.

    1. The first line in the review mentioned the calorie count/serving size – “So, one packet is 30 calories (one serving which is half a packet is about 15 calories).” :-)

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