Ayala’s Herbal Water Review

Last month we sampled Ayala’s Herbal Water at Everett Medical’s open house. According to the company’s website, the products are  zero calorie flavored waters  made by infusing organic herbal extracts in pure artesian water with no sugar, no sweeteners, no preservatives, and no additives of any kind.

Interesting. Let’s see what our tasters thought of the four flavors.

cloves cardamom cinnamon

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Almost everyone said the same thing about the triple c beverage – “ham”. As in the clove flavoring reminded them of an Easter ham. No, the water doesn’t taste like pork, but the essence of cloves overpowered the more delicate cardamom and cinnamon.

lemongrass mint vanilla

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Personally, I love lemongrass in Thai cuisine, mint as a tea and vanilla ice cream. This Ayala creation had a smooth, silky taste and feel to it. I liked it, but it wasn’t a big hit with the other tasters.

lavender mint

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The lavender mint was surprisingly refreshing and cooling to our tasters. One young woman said that it tasted like plain water, but prettier! Everyone loved the aroma and found it soothing. One gentleman said that he would drink it before retiring at night.

cinnamon orange peel

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I have put cinnamon on grapefruit (broil for 3 to 5 minutes – yum!), but never considered putting it on an orange. Cinnamon Orange Peel was my favorite. One taster said it tasted like soda!

Ayala’s Herbal Water is sold at most major supermarkets, or you can order it from their website. Try typing self20 at checkout for free shipping!

Everett Medical Open House Recap

ACME

The Summer Open House was a great success! We had one of our DietBet winners in attendance. Besides losing 4% of her body weight in four weeks, she also won $75 (the $35 entry fee plus $40)!

The guests noshed on healthy platters from Acme: fresh crudites with low calorie dressing and delicious summer fruits. Dr. Everett announced a new community outreach program:

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Robin, Everett Medical’s Health Coach and Fitness Director will conduct FREE healthy eating tours at the Acme in Avondale on 851 Gap Newport Pike. This community outreach program will begin in September.

Chad Cortez Everett hosted a pop up art show at the event while guests tried new healthy products. Product samples were provided by Ayala’s Herbal Water, Kao Coffee, SkinnyGirl Cocktails and True Lemon. The goody bags were stuffed with an eco bottle from Dr. Everett, Optifast samples and swag from our upstairs neighbors, The Mushroom Council!

ps – you can still register for Dr. Everett’s latest Weight Loss Challenge! Only a few days left to enter.