1. Several weeks ago, a rep from Zipfizz contacted me and asked if I would like to try their product and do a review. Free stuff? I believe I will. From their web site:
Zipfizz is an all-natural, great tasting energy drink-mix powder
that delivers a powerful charge of micronutrients to the body’s fuel
system. It contains no ephedra or other artificial stimulants. Most
people experience an immediate, revitalizing burst of energy after
They sent me a water bottle with their logo on it as well as six tubes of their various flavors: berry, citrus, grape, orange soda, pink lemonade, and their limited-edition orange cream. I was really curious to try it because they claim that one serving contains 41,667% of your vitamin B12 RDA. That’s like a WHOLE LOT MORE than a 5 Hour Energy Drink. I was afraid this would have me bouncing off the walls
The flavors? Not good at all. The only other energy drink I’ve ever tried is 5 Hour, so that’s all I have to compare it too. Now that doesn’t taste good at all either, but at least you can chug one shot pretty quickly and it’s over and done. Not Zipfizz. You have to mix one tube of powder with a whopping 18 oz of water.
The effects? To be completely honest, I’m not sure. The only time I ever drank it was in the afternoon before a run. I had good runs with it, and I had bad runs with it. But I have good runs and bad runs WITHOUT it, too, so I can’t say that it gave me any energy or performance boost.
Would I buy it? No.
2. Last week, PureFit
contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying their nutrition bars. After reading about their product, I was more than happy to oblige. Their products are vegan, gluten-free, and all natural with no hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, or trans fats. I’m on board with that!
They sent me their sample kit containing one of each of their five flavors: granola crunch, almond crunch, berry almond crunch, peanut butter crunch, and chocolate brownie.
The only ones I’ve tried so far are the berry almond crunch and the almond crunch, and I was pleasantly surprised with both. I really liked the taste. The only thing that I wasn’t 100% a fan of was something about the texture. It was soft and gooey, and it had a pleasant chewy texture, but it felt kind of sticky going down. I had to take a drink of water with almost every bite to help wash it down.
Would I buy them? Most definitely.
3. This third item wasn’t solicited in ANY WAY. I happened upon it at Walmart last weekend and bought it myself.
I’ve used the Febreze Sport laundry additive for stinky technical gear and it worked really well, so I was hoping this stuff could help my shoes out. Yeah, I said it–MY SHOES STINK. Like yours don’t. I squirted them down real good after I bought this Saturday afternoon and left them to dry. I gave them a sniff Sunday morning and while they were definitely better, it still wasn’t quite pleasant, so I gave them a second dose. After that, they passed the sniff test. Until I put them back on Monday. After wearing them for just a little while, the stank was right back. I guess once something is so far gone, there’s just nothing that can be done anymore. I think the shoes are goners.