Hey gang, Valkor here. And I’m coming at you with a “tasty” review brought to you straight from the floor of Pepcom – or more specifically, from the Pepcom Holiday showcase that recently passed into the TOV Val-Cave. This round we’re checking out Drinkfinity, which takes the water bottle experience to delicious new levels. Check it out!
The best way I could describe Drinkfinity is that it’s kind of like a Keurig system only on manual; you work with two parts: one is the bottle and the other are the pods, which comes in a variety of blends. You simply add your preference of water to the bottle, select your flavor, remove the label from the pod, place the pod facing down onto the puncture of the bottle, press down firmly until it breaks and shake vigorously until all of the ingredients have blended together. After that, you simply enjoy your beverage! The bottle is small enough that it fits easily in both medium and large bags as well as backpacks. And even the pods themselves are travel safe; I’ve taken them on multiple trips and have even gone so far as to drop a couple from reasonable heights with none breaking.
From the website and from what I could gather from Pepcom, there are a total of 17 flavors to choose from (with more on the way) - two of them are coffee flavors. The flavors I got to test in the cave were Berry Lemonade Renew and White Peach Chill. Both weren't too sweet, light in flavor but still tasty. It’s great when you can actually taste the flavors of a drink rather than the sugary sweetness of a fruit juice.
As a bonus, I took my testing beyond just water. I also tossed in a bottle of sparkling spring water and even a bottle of unsweetened iced tea. With the sparkling water, it was a total mess; once the ingredients hit the water, the pod popped up and water splashed everywhere. No es Bueno! With the teas, I can see Drinkfinity going down this route in making flavored tea pods because that Berry Lemonade Renew mixed with the tea wasn't all that bad!
You’re in for a real treat if you decide to bring Drinkfinity into your world; the bottle itself is great for daily usage with just about any beverage. But when water and flavor pods mix, then it becomes a different and delicious experience as the two flavors I’ve tested were not too sweet and tasted wonderful. I especially enjoyed Drinkfinity with the unsweetened tea as regular iced tea can sometimes be too sweet. But when mixed with a Drinkfinity pod, you’re getting two refreshing tastes in one. True, the pods were not made for teas, but I can see Drinkfinity producing either a special blend for teas or a special tea blend, much like what they’ve done with the coffee flavors. Finally, the cap of the bottle has a magnet inside that latches onto a button on the Drinkfinity bottle. This works so that the cap doesn’t swing free, especially when you’re walking along or traveling to wherever. So, with the holiday season kicking in and you’re on the lookout for the perfect gift for yourself or someone who is always on the go, or anyone looking to upgrade their water bottle experience. Then definitely consider investing in Drinkfinity for a simple yet delicious experience.
Drinkfinity instructions say that you should press down hard until the pod pops. And you really have to give it a good press against a hard surface because if you don’t you’ll get all of the powder and none of the juice (I learned this from experience). I’m not saying you need to have the force of the mighty Thor to pop that pod. I’m just saying don’t be like me and get lazy thinking that you’re strong enough and you got it. Because more than likely you won’t. In short, I hope that future pods are made to be popped easier than they are now.
You can get some Drinkfinity in your life by clicking that logo to the right. It was great meeting the gang at Pepcom, but it was a truly pleasurable and tasty experience to have Drinkfinity in the cave. I’d highly recommend getting one for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or anyone who can appreciate a tasty beverage in their life. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Drinkfinity a 4.5.