Wow, this summer has really flown by. So many of our friends are getting their kids ready for back to school, while I am finalizing the girls' homeschool classes outside the house for fall. Looks like everyone is going to be busy. So, we are making the most of these last few weeks of summer vacation by having play dates with the girls' friends, cookouts and campfires with family and friends, and just trying to enjoy the outdoors and warm weather as much as possible.
One staple that has become a must at our fun summer gatherings is the new line of Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages, which my family had the opportunity to try last month. I was hoping to get a post up sooner so that you knew about this drink line, but you know how crazy summer is...it seemed like I could never find a free moment to sit down and rave about the Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages line in a blog post for you. But, thanks to the girls going to bed early tonight and having energy to stay up past 10 PM, I am excited to share about the new drink line, and even offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win (2) bottles of agua fresca, so that you can try for yourself, and see why my family and so many others continue to stock their refrigerator and pantry shelves with these beverages (read on to learn how to enter my Santa Cruz Organic giveaway)
If you follow my blog, you have probably read a handful of posts in the past about products from Santa Cruz Organic. Thanks to their blogger ambassador program, I have been able to sample new products so that I could share my thought with you, and even share some fun giveaways along the way. You may recall me saying in past posts how my two girls are picky eaters. It is also the same for getting them try new beverages. They are good with water and apple juice. But, as a mom, I always hope that they will venture out of their comfort zones and try news things...at least a few more food groups, as to make it easier for mealtimes. Mac and cheese and hot dogs get old fast, day in and day out...even though my girls could live off them. But, thankfully, whenever I get samples from Santa Cruz Organic, they are up for trying it.
Here is more about the new Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages, in case you haven't seen on grocery store shelves or heard about these drinks....
"Inspired by traditional agua fresca that has long been popular throughout Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, these drinks are made with a handful of ingredients including organic fruit juice and a splash of lemon juice. Available in three varieties, Pomegranate, Grapefruit or Mango Passionfruit, the new beverage line is available in both natural and conventional retailers."
Fun Facts about agua fresca and the new Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages...
· Traditional agua fresca is sold by street vendors in bodegas and eateries throughout Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
· Spanish for “fresh waters,” traditional agua frescas are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers or seeds blended with sugar and water to make a light beverage.
· The new Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages are available in three varieties: Pomegranate, Mango Passionfruit and Grapefruit.
· The beverages are Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project® Verified and have a suggested retail price range of $3.20 - $3.49.
We had the opportunity to try out the three varieties -- Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Mango Passionfruit, and when it came time to choice a favorite, it was funny to see that each member of my family had a different favorite. My loved grapefruit, which surprised him, as he is not usually a fan of grapefruit. He said it was sweet enough and didn't have that pucker your lips taste like he gets when biting into a slice of grapefruit. As for my girls, they were split between the Pomegranate and Mango Passionfruit. Savannah kept asking for another glass of the pomegranate drink, and even made a sign for the bottle, letting people know it was hers, and only hers. :-) I, found myself liking all three varieties. And, like my husband, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Mango Passionfruit drink as I never cared for mango or passionfruit otherwise.
Happy to have found a new line of healthy and refreshing drinks for my family, I have made a point to have a few bottles of each flavor chilled and front and center, when hosting cookouts and gatherings. I stopped asking family and friends what they thought of the new Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages, as I could tell just by the smiles they had on their faces after the first sip, and how they continually went back for seconds, thirds, etc....
If you are looking for a refreshing drink to offer up to family and friends, or just serve your family at the dinner table one of these hot summer nights, why not consider picking up one or all three of the new Agua Fresca varieties from Santa Cruz Organic®? You will find yourself smiling after the first sip, and wondering why you hadn't tried these beverages, made with blended organic fruit juice sooner.
Thanks to the kind folks at Santa Cruz Organic® , one lucky reader will have a chance of winning (2) Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca beverages to try for themselves. To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.