Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer Time Fun in Boston Made Sweeter with a Stop at the Sweet’N Low Truck #ad #IC #DontHesitaste

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sweet’N Low. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


I love when my blogging job sends me to Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, to cover events, as I get to meet up with family and friends and enjoy quality time together.  Born and raised in the Boston area, and having most of my family and friends still there, it is so nice to have an excuse/reason to visit.  And, two weeks ago, I got to visit not only Boston, but the North End for the annual Fisherman's Feast.  


If you live in New England and are Italian, then you know that August is filled with Italian festivals. Growing up, my family would meet up with other family and friends and spent the day enjoying the festivities and food.  Now, with a family of my own, I get to share some of my favorite childhood memories and places with my girls.



So, why I was invited to the Fisherman's Feast anyways?  In addition to the many vendors and food trucks that filled the streets in the North End, there was a hot pink truck that stood out -- it was the Sweet’N Low truck.  


I was asked to attend the event and experience Sweet’N Low truck, which included sampling different summer time drinks made with Sweet’N Low, as well as had a chance to take fun photos with the family with Sweet’N Low props and a cute #DontHesitate picture frame next to the truck.


"Sweet’N Low, America’s favorite pink packet zero-calorie sweetener, just launched a national sampling truck tour, bringing their sweetness on the road to “surprise and delight” people currently missing out on their great, sweet taste."

Upon arriving in the North End, I looked all around and quickly spotted the Sweet’N Low truck...how could you miss it as it was bright pink. :-)  With the girls in their strollers and my family and friends who met us in Boston, we headed right for the Sweet’N Low truck.  As we approached, we received a cheery welcome from the two Sweet’N Low truck folks manning the trucks.  And, before I could tell them I was from Inspired by Savannah, they were filling cups with iced tea and other summer drinks for us to sample, as part of their “Don’t Hesita(s)te” movement.



Everyone who was with us, couldn't believe how great the drinks tasted.  You would never know they were made with Sweet’N Low, if you weren't told it, or standing in front of the bright pink Sweet’N Low truck.  


I, for one, am always reaching for Sweet’N Low at home when making drinks and baking, as I try to offer healthy alternatives to sugary sweets and drinks for my family and friends. 


So, what is the “Don’t Hesita(s)te” movement you ask?....“Don’t Hesita(s)te” represents that moment when someone hesitates before tasting something which can mean they miss out on something delicious."



By offering free sweetened beverage samples to consumers through their mobile truck stops, Sweet’N Low wants to introduce those not familiar with their product, and show how you can reach for package of Sweet’N Low to add to your beverage to satisfy and delight your sweet tooth.  Did you know that one little pink packet of Sweet’N Low, which is made with saccharin, is about as sweet as two teaspoons of sugar? When my friends and family heard this, they couldn't believe it.   Like I said, everyone who was not familiar with Sweet’N Low couldn't detect this sugar substitute when sampling the sweet beverages.  All they knew was that the drinks tasted amazing, and they wished they could get another cupful. :-)  But, after hearing about how one packet equals about 2 tsp. of regular sugar, they were ready to make the switch to Sweet’N Low -- without hesitation.  They realized they would not be sacrificing on flavor and able to continue to satisfy their sweet tooth when it comes to sweet tea, iced tea and even lemonade during the hot summer months.  


So, why choose Sweet'N Low over regular sugar when looking to sweeten your drink or when baking or cooking?  Simple..."Numerous reputable organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, World Health Organization, and National Cancer Institute have acknowledged saccharin’s safety for human consumption and its benefit in helping to develop a healthy eating plan for long-term weight management, as well as for maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle."  

After sampling the drinks made with Sweet’N Low and taking photos with the Sweet’N Low props and #DontHesitate picture frame, we shared with the two behind the counter that we came from Inspired by Savannah.  I have to admit, I wasn't sure what they would do, or if they knew what I was talking about.  But, after I said I was the blogger behind this blog, and had brought family and friends to sample the Sweet’N Low truck, as well as sharing through my social media days before, they reached for a cute promotional Sweet’N Low pouch, which contained a sample and lip balm.  My girls, especially Bella, who is the girly girly, went crazy applying the lip balm.  When they were done, they were ready for more photos to show off their plump lips. :-)




I don't know if it was the bright pink colored truck that was attacking festival goers or people looking to sample Sweet’N Low firsthand -- either way, the truck continued to have crowds around it, during the four hours I was at the event.  Every time I went to look towards the truck, there were groups of people going and coming to the truck, with everyone having a smile on their face.  My husband and a few friends kept telling people walking towards the truck to mention Inspired by Savannah for a free gift.  And, we had a handful of people find us in the crowd, to thank us for scoring them a fun Sweet’N Low gift. :-)


The Sweet’N Low truck has been touring the country, spreading the sweetness all along the way.  In addition to stopping in Boston a couple weeks ago, they also made stops in NY, TX, OH and TN, just to name a few.  And, in the next couple of weeks you will find the Sweet’N Low truck making stops in VA, FL, NC, MO and PA....


Find a  Sweet’N Low truck event in your area here: http://www.sweetnlow.com/tour.


Do you live in or near any of these upcoming Sweet’N Low truck stops?  If so, I would highly recommend seeking out the pink Sweet’N Low truck to sample sweet summertime Sweet’N Low enhanced beverages, enter fun contests and giveaways, receive samples and take photos that you can share on social media (for a chance to win wonderful prizes).  Don't forget to mention "Inspired by Savannah" the blog sent you, so that you, too, can enjoy a FREE gift from Sweet’N Low. :-)


I can't wait to see your fun #DontHesitate photos from your stop at the Sweet’N Low truck and hear what you thought of the drinks you sampled.  I loved the iced tea sample, and have since made more to have on hand for the recent heat wave we have been experiencing here in New England.  :-)

Stay up-to-date on all things Sweet’N Low, including remaining stops on the #DontHesitate tour by following them on their official website and social media pages...


Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sweet’N Low. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

1 comment :

  1. Looks like you guys had a fun day I sure wish they would come through our town.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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