It seems like I see something new every time I go to the convenience store. And it’s usually some sort of energy drink or new bottled water. Today I saw something in Peach Mango flavor, and it turned out to be Aquafina Alive Wellness Water.

I knew it would be a direct competitor to Gatorade’s Propel Fitness Water, but I had to find out if it was any good.

aquafina alive bottle

The first thing I realized is that it comes in a crappy, thin plastic bottle. It seemed like a bad idea, but the more I hold the bottle the more I like it. It kind of molds to your hand. (And you’ll just throw the bottle away after you drink it, so it’s not really a big deal.)

From reading the label, this sounds like pretty good stuff. It is a “vitamin enhanced flavored water beverage” with Vitamins E, B6, B12, and Niacin.

Here’s what it does:

Aquafina Alive WellnessWater helps replenish and cleanse your body to help you feel your best. With only 10 calories per serving, a splash of real juice and E and B vitamins, Aquafina Alive is a simple thing you can do for your healthy lifestyle. Make Your Body Happy. Drink Aquafina Alive.

The rest of the label looks VERY similar to Propel. So let’s see how it tastes…

I don’t think this tastes like Propel at all (which is good and bad.) The good is that it has a very strong peach-mango taste which is really, really good. It really tastes like the fruit. But it also tastes like water…

I think of Propel like a flavored water. It feels like water and the taste is consistent. Basically, it is what you would expect. This Aquafina Wellness Water is different though. It feels like water going into your mouth, then you get this strong flavor like you’re drinking fresh mango juice. But unfortunately when your swallow, it tastes like watered-down orange juice. Then it has a weird aftertaste.

By the end of the bottle, I had gotten used to the taste. So it’s not so bad. I don’t know how great it would be for during workouts, but it might be nice between workouts if you’re an endurance athlete (since you’ll be sweating out lots of electrolytes).

My final verdict is…

This Aquafina Alive peach mango is good enough that you might like it and cheap enough that it’s not a huge waste of money. I would never consume this regularly, however, because it contains artificial sweeteners (as does virtually anything labeled low calorie.) I much prefer anything with natural ingredients.

If I were to drink it, I’d use it as a nice poolside summer drink since it has real fruit flavor and is low in calories.

Official website: www.Aquafina.com

Product Review Details
Company: Aquafina
Product: Aquafina Alive Wellness Water
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.3 out of 5
Date last updated: 2007-04-22
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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2 Comments
  1. I love the original Peach Mango wellness water, but all I can find is this new stuff with fiber added. I like the old stuff much better. The fiber screws up the taste.

  2. They’re adding fiber to water now?! That is, for lack of a better word, interesting… 🙂

    It’s too bad a lot of companies are changing their flavors and making them taste worse than before.

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