Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner, Rooth!
989 is a new vitamin water that passes muster with me. It's sweetened with stevia and loaded up with vitamin B (particularly important if you're not getting a lot of animal products in your diet). 989 boasts that it's full of 9 vitamins, 84 ionic minerals, and 5 electrolytes. Yum.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of vitamin water in general. It's one of those things that I just don't think I need. But in situations where the going is going to get tough, I'll bite (or sip?). I think they're great for all-day outdoor events or really strenuous exercise.
Who am I kidding. I had one after an easy run. We drank the other two on our trip to Portland.
All of the nutritional goodies are stored in the cap, which 989 says is to preserve freshness. When I released it on the first one, I was kind of grossed out. It looked like something was polluting my water. But once I knew what was coming, I have to admit that this step was pretty fun, if a little gimmicky.
The natural ingredients in 989 are what makes for a good product. Outside of that, I'd say it's a pretty standard vitamin water. The taste is a bit reminiscent of Pedialyte, which is my opinion of any electrolyte-enhanced beverage. If you like Gatorade or Vitamin Water, it won't be a problem. I don't really like grape-flavored anything, but the fruit punch and blueberry/pomegranate flavors were both great.
But really, you should try it for yourself. And one of you definitely will...
There are two ways to enter to win a few 989 bottles for yourself:
1. Leave a comment below about when you like having vitamin-enhanced water on hand
2. Share this giveaway on facebook or twitter (only one entry)
Leave a comment for each of the above, and be sure I have access to your email address! (It's usually best to just leave it in the comment.) The winner will be chosen at random, and the giveaway closes on 8/28.