I hate when adverstising works on me.  I was flipping through a Real Simple magazine and saw an advertisment for Metromint–Mint flavored water.  That’s stupid I thought immediately remembering as a kid trying to flavor water with my toothpaste (no, I don’t remember why) not liking the way it tasted and wondering what made me think that was a such a bright idea in the first place.  Isn’t this just about the same thing?   But then I go to The Fresh Market for the first time on Monday and wanting to participate in the Fresh Market experience but not willing to pay $9.99 for a lb of chicken curry salad I opt instead for a Metromint.  It was sitting there all nice and cool looking and colorful in the refrigerated section next to the overpriced (but delicious looking nonetheless) cupcakes when I grabbed one.  Still not able to shake the toothpaste water experience, I go for the Orange mint- Ingrediants: water, mint, orange essence-I can work with that.  I can’t say that I LOVE it, as I am not so much a minty person (Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is from the devil) but it is surprisingly very refreshing. And it is like “Ahh” in a bottle  I sipped on it throughout the day trying to figure out if I like it or not.  It’s growing on me.  I’m not going to run right out and buy the 24 case (um $38 online) but I would buy it again.  Next bottle…Peppermint water which has the highest Chill Factor rating at a -9 degrees(?).  The Orangemint was at -3, which means after drinking the Peppermint water I should be breathing icicles for at least the entire day.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.  In the meantime, I think I’m going to revisit that toothpaste flavored water idea.

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