April 27, 2015
While on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, the importance of drinking plenty of healthy fluids and being hydrated is key to a successful experience. I find that I have to force myself to drink enough water on any typical day, but while on expedition it’s so important to have a regular, above-average supply of fluids.
In our D of E centres, we don’t allow our young people to bring energy drinks, or canned fizzy sweet drinks. Instead, we promote water or squash, as some young people, (myself included), find it boring to drink volumes of plain water.
However, in the evening, I often allow myself an orange juice, as it can be a nice treat and is something to look forward to after dinner. When I was asked to review GETmore Water, I thought it would be a great supplement to have on a Duke of Edinburgh camping expedition.
More Drinks. Low in calories. High in vitamins.
More Drinks bring you Get More and A Little More, two ranges of drinks that help adults and children get more of what their bodies need. Every product in the More Drinks range communicates a single, simple message that tells you what you’re getting and why it’s good for you.
- More vitamins and minerals – to help you stay strong and healthy.
- More flavour – because no matter how good something is for you, you won’t drink it unless it tastes great.
- More spring water – to quench your thirst and keep you hydrated.
- More convenience – for nutrition on the go.
Personally, I liked the fact that they’re available either still or very slightly carbonated, and are available in a variety of flavours, so that everyone can find a flavour to suit their taste. The added bonus is found in the added vitamins and minerals within the drink. I chose apple & raspberry with B vitamins, as I thought it would lend itself to the physical activity exerted while I’m on expedition.
This was my favourite. It has a delicious flavour and really made a nice change to watery squash. Refreshing and sweet, it really gave me a boost when it came to late evening. Food and drink become a huge focal point, as we tend to camp away from shops and stores. Most of the time, we have to rely solely upon what we can take with us. My colleagues tried the citrus with multivitamins and, again, they were surprised and pleased with the crisp taste, as well as being very happy with the low-calorie content within the drink.
I find that some other flavoured waters leave my mouth feeling “coated” and the after-taste puts me off choosing them. But GETmore Drinks don’t have that problem, and it gave a lovely sweet taste which refreshed me. I felt like I’d had a little treat, without having the unnecessary “bad” extras that can be found in some drinks.
Yet another bonus is that GETmore Drinks also have a child-friendly range of drinks which come in a selection of wonderful flavours, all of which really appealed to myself and my daughter. My daughter has a weekly kayaking class, after which she always has a snack when she comes home. She tried the still mango flavour with D vitamins, and absolutely loved it. To have a children’s drink that has a low-calorie and low-sugar content, which also encourages healthy hydration, is amazing for kid’s and such a help to parents. My daughter has since spotted them in our local shops, and we now regular buy them for school lunches. Also, the handy sports cap enables no spillage, which is great for when we’re on car journeys.
I can recommend GETmore drinks for multi uses from lunch boxes, family days out, walks and camping expeditions.
GETmore Drinks are currently available at Tesco, WH Smith Travel, WH Smith High Street, Asda and other stores nationwide.
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I’ve received a selection of samples from GETmore drinks for review purposes. My opinions are my own, and are honest and unbiased.