REVIEW: Orange Tangerine MiO Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins

MiO Orange Tangerine Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins

With it being orange-tangerine flavored, I expected the MiO Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins to have some vitamin C. But the nutrition facts clearly state, “Not a significant source of Fat Cal, Sat Fat, Trans Fat, Cholest, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron.”

So what is it a significant source of?

Well, after scanning the words and numbers on the bottle and trying this new MiO flavor, I have to say it’s only a significant source of sucralose and the color orange. While it does have B vitamins, an 8-ounce serving of this MiO provides only 10 percent of your daily value of vitamins B3, B6, and B12. Pfff…Me and my gummy multivitamin laugh at that 10 percent.

Having 10 percent of anything makes me wonder, why bother? A bowl of Cocoa Puffs and most other kids cereals provide 25 percent of your daily value of B vitamins. Or if you want to drown yourself in B vitamins, half a bottle of 5-Hour Energy has 75 percent of your daily value of vitamin B3, 1,000 percent of your daily value of vitamin B6, and over 4,000 percent of your daily value of vitamin B12.

Even if you consumed all 24 servings a bottle of this MiO provides, you still wouldn’t get as much vitamins B6 and B12 as a 5-Hour Energy, but at least your pee might turn orange, allowing you to write your name in the snow using a color other than yellow.

If you’ve never made a beverage using MiO, the instructions read as if you’re playing with a Bop-It. First, you flip it, then tip it, then sip it, and then click it.

MiO Orange Tangerine Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins CloseupThe Orange Tangerine MiO Liquid Water Enhancer smells as if I walked into an orange Tang dust cloud. It also tastes like the stuff that was once consumed by NASA astronauts on some Gemini space missions, except less tangy. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of drinking Tang and want a reference that your grandparents won’t get, it tastes like a much sweeter VitaminWater Essential. And for those of you who have never downed a Tang or VitaminWater, what are you doing reading a blog filled with junk and processed food reviews?

The bottle says it contains “Natural Flavors with Other Natural Flavors,” but it’s artificially sweetastic thanks to it being a significant source of sucralose. Even though it’s artificially sweetastic, I like the orange-tangerine flavored MiO as much as I like the fruit punch version. Although, it almost became undrinkable when I got a little overzealous with the squeezing.

The point of MiO is to encourage us to drink the recommended amount of water and I think the Orange Tangerine MiO Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins can motivate me to do so. It’s a fine addition to the MiO line, even though the pitiful amounts of B vitamins are completely bogus additions.

(Nutrition Facts – 1/2 tsp – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 30 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 10% vitamin B3, 10% vitamin B6, and 10% vitamin B12.)

Item: Orange Tangerine MiO Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins
Price: $3.50 (on sale)
Size: 1.62 fluid ounces
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Tastes like Tang, but not as tangy. The pleasure derived from destroying a Bop-It because it’s so frustrating to beat. Astronauts. A significant source of the color orange. Gummy multivitamins. Makes 24 8-ounce servings, if you’re not overzealous with the squeezing.
Cons: Amounts of B vitamins are a joke. Artificially sweetastic. It’s orange flavored but contains no vitamin C. Get cloyingly sweet when one gets overzealous with the squeezing.

15 thoughts to “REVIEW: Orange Tangerine MiO Liquid Water Enhancer with Vitamins”

  1. Your last point, to encourage people to drink more water, is probably the only good thing about it, then! Hey, whatever works….?

    1. Another good thing about it is that it’s a way to play paintball without paint or balls. Just squeeze and shoot at your opponent.

  2. 1. Obtain fresh beets.

    2. Cut tops off beets and wash well. Trim any rough spots, or peel if you’re into that sort of thing.

    3. Cut into 1 inch cubes, put in a lidded casserole dish. Toss with salt and a bit of olive oil. ADD NO WATER. Cover dish.

    4. Cook in 350 F oven, stirring every ten minutes or so, until tender. This should take around a half hour to fourty five minutes.

    5. Eat as many of the roasted beets as your belly can hold.

    6. Wait 4 to 6 hours.

    7. Write your name in the snow in a beautiful sunset red/purple color.

    Note: This apparently doesn’t work for everyone. It seems some people can process the beet color better than others. Also, your next bowel movement will be an interesting shade as well. This means it can be entertaining to feed your friends and family this side dish, and not tell them about this side effect. Chances are, they’ll have forgotten what you fed them for dinner by the time they have to answer nature’s call.

    Note note: And this tastes pretty good too. Feel free to cook it just for food value and not base entertainment, if you’re into that sort of thing.

    1. I only cook things for entertainment value. For example, I only cook spaghetti and meatballs so that I can recreate the famous scene in Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.

  3. Why do I need to drink more water? I drink liquids when I am thirsty, humans have been using that method for millions of years. If it was a faulty method we would be extinct.

    1. I’d write some kind of rebuttal to this, but I’m lazy. It might be the propylene glycol making me feel this way. Anyhoo, I’ll just say I’ve stuck worse things in my mouth.

  4. I’ve tried a few of these, and the orange tangerine is my favorite one. It kinda reminds me of fruit loops the way it smells…but it’s good.

  5. I like to add a squirt of the black cherry to a 16 oz. glass of limeade made from Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice.
    Sugar free, tastier, and cheaper than the over-priced stuff at Sonic.

  6. So, essentially your only criticism of this artificially taste-tastic water flavoring is that it doesn’t have as much B-vitamin as you thought? That’s what your daily multi-vitamin is for. It may be artificial but it’s drawn me back from water and away from the sea of Diet Coke I was consuming before this came along. Bravo Mio!

  7. if you’re looking for the vitamin part, Sunkist Orange Citrus water enhancer has vitamin C. 50% DV per serving size.

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