GoodBelly Splash, A Healthier Alternative In Your Grocer’s Cold Drink Case.
I recently reviewed GoodBelly BigShot, but for those who do not know about GoodBelly I’ll recap the main idea behind GoodBelly. GoodBelly is an organic, non-dairy, probiotic(Lactobacillus plantarum299v) drink. GoodBelly originally was just a single product but they have expanded their product line to offer GoodBelly BigShot, GoodBelly Splash, GoodBelly Plus & GoodBelly To-Go. The people at GoodBelly were kind enough to furnish me with some samples of GoodBelly Splash which I am reviewing today.
GoodBelly Splash is quite similar to the original GoodBelly, however there are a couple of key difference. For starters, GoodBelly Splash comes in a larger curvy 10 oz bottle. While coming in a larger bottle, it actually has fewer calories overall per serving than the original GoodBelly. GoodBelly Splash achieves this calorie savings partly by using Stevia. Stevia is a natural sugar substitute made from the Stevia plant. GoodBelly Splash still has probiotics in it, a total of 25 billion live and active probiotic cultures per bottle & it comes in 3 different flavors: Mango, Blueberry Acai & Pomegranate Blackberry.
So how does GoodBelly Splash taste? Pretty darn good actually. I couldn’t tell a whole lot of difference between the original GoodBelly & GoodBelly Splash. I tried the Blueberry Acai flavor & my girlfriend tried the Mango flavor. We both agreed that each of them were tasty. Definitely not hard on the taste buds. I noted earlier that GoodBelly Splash has Stevia in it. Normally I am not a big fan of sugar substitutes, especially sugar alcohols like sorbitol because they can cause digestive upset & I can usually detect a flavor difference. This is the first time I’ve had a product with Stevia & I couldn’t really tell it was there. I didn’t actually notice it until a perused the ingredients list.
I think GoodBelly is aiming Splash at people who might normally be stuck with less healthy choices available while on the go. What do you normally see at your local grocery cold drink case? Usually it’s soda, fruit juice, coffee drinks or energy drinks. None of which are very healthy. You could go the bottled water route, but afterwards you might feel a little cheated paying practically the same price as one of those other drinks for plain water. GoodBelly splash gives you something tasty to drink while also not being overloaded with sugar & gives you some vitamins and probiotics. It’s definitely worth a try and is probably one of the healthiest options available in your grocers cold case.
You can grab some coupons for GoodBelly products by checking out GoodBelly’s 12-day challenge. If you’re interested in some of GoodBelly’s other upcoming products check out the GoodBelly Newest Item’s section on their website.
If you don’t have access to GoodBelly locally you can order some GoodBelly ToGo packets from Amazon.com.