Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Emergen-C®. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Emergen-C® as a product or its effectiveness.
I have a confession to make today: I don’t like peeling oranges. They are messy and a pain in the butt. Plus, have you ever watched a toddler eat a freshly peeled, ripe orange. Basically, prepare to hose down everything you own afterwards. The struggle is real.
Whew. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. As a result of this orange-phobia, I rarely buy them. The problem with that is that I’m probably a little behind on my Vitamin C intake each and every day. That stuff is important, y’all.
Don’t worry, though. I found a solution, and it just happens to be freaking delicious and 1,000 times less sticky.
Emergen-C® is vitamin supplement drink mix. I know. When I hear supplement, I hear boring, chalky, and tasteless, too. Not in this case. Emergen-C® is honestly the first drinkable supplement of any kind that I haven’t had to choke down or set a reminder to take it. I truly want to drink it. Which is a good thing, because it has more vitamin c than 10 oranges (1,000 mg)*. It also contains immune supporting antioxidants zinc and manganese, 7 natural energy-enhancing B vitamins, and electrolytes to keep you feeling your best.
It’s perfectly fizzy, just the right amount of sweet, and comes in several great flavors. My personal favorite is the Cranberry Pomegranate, which I make in a wine glass and sip outside while I pretend I don’t have a sink full of dishes waiting for me. Actually, the correct powder to water ratio is one packet to 4-6 ounces of water, so it’s practically begging to be made in a fancy glass. Trust me. It makes all the difference when you’re pretending you’re in the South of France.
While I drink the regular variety of the powder, it also comes in EmergenC Immune+® and Emergen-C Kidz®. Remember that whole messy orange rant I went on earlier? Well, I have a feeling we’ll be buying the Kidz version pretty darn soon. It’s fizzy just like the original, so I know it would be a hit with my son. Actually, the Fruit Punch flavor is pretty daggum tempting to me, too.
In addition to helping you have a healthy day*, Emergen-C® also helps people on a grander scale.
Through Emergen-C Pink®, they are committed to the power of positive change; for every 30ct box sold, 25¢ is donated to fund breast cancer awareness, research, and prevention efforts (up to $100,000 annual donation)
For every box of Emergen-C Blue® sold, 25¢ directly supports the efforts of Surfrider Foundation®, whose goal is to provide protection to our oceans.
Through Emergen-C Kidz, 25¢ is donated the Vitamin Angels, who provide essential nutrients to one child for one year every time a box a sold (up to $100,000 annual donation)
Partnering with Operation Gratitude, Emergen-C sends packets overseas to help keep morale high and support our troops’ energy and immune systems.*
And, because they obviously rock, they are offering up a sweet little prize to one of y’all! One reader will win a three-month supply of the delicious drink mix and an Emergen-C® water bottle.
The giveaway will run from 7/10 to 7/17, and a winner will be announce the announced the following day. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to US residents only, but I wish you could all win a ton of it! 😉
Good luck, y’all! In case you can’t wait to get your hands on some, Emergen-C fans can get a free sample of the vitamin drink mix at EmergenC.com or on Facebook. You can also follow them on Twitter for updates.
I better go now, though. I’m taking my baby boy to his first ever school picture day. He doesn’t actually start going for a little longer, but they are letting him come for (aka letting me spend my money) on the pictures anyway. It’s beach themed so I’m dying to see how they’ll turn out!
+Based on using the USDA.gov nutrient database for a large, raw orange.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.