Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Challenger #132, New Hampshire

Brandy- Happily Blended- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

Once the WAT-AAH! was chilled, AJ was able to pick out his own color bottle of WAT-AAH! and he chose orange. He opened up the bottle and took a sip. Hubs and I stood there watching, waiting, anticipating a response of “that’s not juice, me want juice!” and the response never came. AJ took his bottle of WAT-AAH! and went into the living room to watch his PBS Sprout while drinking none other than water…

This was a wonderful day because we finally found a product that is purely water but has a label good enough to deter a juice addict toddler from his normal habits of over drinking juice. 

Next we had to test this product on my daughter. She read the label because we refused to tell her what it was, we wanted her to try it without knowing. Miss Ki, being the lover of reading she is, read the label and found out it was purely nothing other than WATER in that WAT-AAH! bottle but she loved the wrapper and the words on the label so much that she brought it to school!

Challenger #131, Texas

Brandie- Free Sample Freak- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family. Having a soda addiction herself she was up for the challenge with her and her kids. "I have a problem with an addiction to the evil Dr. Pepper. It is BAD! I stopped drinking it for 4 months…unfortunately I started back and will have to quit again! The only way for me to get my kids to drink water is by buying the flavor pouches that you add to it. Needless to say I was very excited for us to take this challenge!"

The Results...

My kids drank up the WAT-AAH! so fast, they really enjoyed it! The bottles are very colorful and fun which was very appealing to them and they love to say WAT-AAH! LOL. They don’t even say the word “water” anymore..it’s “Mom..can I have some WAT-AAHHHH!”

Challenger #130, Oregon

Ann- A Latte in The Morning- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids on their family camping trip!

The Set Up...

So we took the bottles with us when we went camping. And I have to say, I've never seen my kids get so excited by water before! All we heard in the car and the first couple of jours at camping was "WAT-AAH!, who wants to DRINK WAT-AAH!". The name is a very clever marketing strategy and my kids LOVE to say it over and over and over....WAT-AAH!.........

The Results...

We only took the 4 bottles to camping so we kept refilling the bottles, there's something about the bottles that attracted the kids to use them! I'm so excited though as Jamie (and he's the soda drinker) wants to drink from these bottles. He even wants them for his soccer practive and games... And I was all for it!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Challenger #129, Kentucky

Stephanie - Dirt and Lace - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

The true test came when I set the bottles on the table while the girls were watching Barney. They ran right over and insisted on drinking the water. I let them each have a bottle, and watched as they drank it all up. They said it tasted great, and were very excited. They kept asking what the cartoon was saying, and when I said, "WAT-AAH!" they laughed hysterically. They then asked for me to re-fill the bottles with more water. I'm convinced the bright design and funny little guy yelling on the bottle did the trick.

Joe and I each had a bottle as well, and the taste was pure and clean, way better than any expensive bottled water I have tried before.

Challenger #128, Ohio

Shana - A Frog In My Soup - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

It was a really hot day while we were at the fair in mid August. After we ate lunch and rode a few rides the boys were complaining about being thirsty. I pulled out the WAT-AAH! and the boys were immediately were interested in the bottles. Now keep in mind that we were surrounded by food carts full of sugary drinks, but the boys were still drawn to the bottles of WAT-AAH!. The interesting shape and fun graphics on the bottles are perfect for kids....After a few drinks of WAT-AAH! the boys were ready to ride more rides and enjoy the warm day at the fair.

Challenger #127, Georgia

Petula - It's A Woman's World! - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

Not only did the eagerly reach for the bottles, they wanted to know what they said. They thought the logo is cool and the words funny: Feel supaah! Think smartaah! Grow strongahh! Run fastahh!

Two-year-old Anna didn't even have to be told to drink her

Four-year-old Amareah waited patiently for me to open hers.
And 5-year-old Andre summed it up best, "Wow!"

Challenger #126, Texas

Kimberly - Mission Mommy - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

My kids are addicted to sugary, nutrient-free drinks. They love Capri-Sun, Cokes, and Gatorade...I've always had a problem getting my kids to drink water, to them it's plain boring and bland.

Kids like to be cool. They like to eat, drink, and wear items that are cool and unique. What kid can resist the cool bottle, screaming kid, and with the name WAT-AAH!, you just have to scream it! My boys eagerly guzzled the bottles down. My daughter will drink anything out of a big bottle, it's makes her feel like a big girl. Thank you WAT-AAH! for making my kids like the ultimate drink!

Challenger #125, Massachussetts

Angela - Hanging With Mrs. Cooper - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

I tasted this WAT-AAH! and I will say, it was tasteless....There is no aftertaste, no smell. Just crisp, clean, tasteless, water. They were very pleased. They wanted to know why I haven't gotten it all along.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Challenger #123, Utah

Ava- The Review Boards- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

The best thing is that it is COOL. I can see my grand kids trading their Hannah Montana T-shirts and Seven for All Mankind Jeans for a bottle of WAT-AAH! at the cafeteria.

WAT AAH! tastes just like it should - water. My grandkids couldn't wait to pack them in their backpacks. Milo, 8, just slammed around the house screaming "WAT-AAH! WAT-AAH!." Those cool graphics worked!

WAY TO GO WAT-AAH! You know what I'll be buying for back to school!

Challenger #124, Massachusetts

Sarah - Trenches of Mommyhood - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids.

The Results...

All in all, my boyz (ages 8, 5 and 4) loved the colorful packaging, loved deciding whether they wanted to drink it for their Body, Brain, Bones or Energy, and chose to take their WAT-AAH! to school instead of a juice box when I gave them the choice. I tried it as well, and guess what? It tastes like water. (So it's basically a savvy way to get your children to drink more water, if you feel you need to.)

Challenger #122, Indiana

Sheila- Sheilacakes- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her son Noah.

The Results...

The WAT-AAH! was really refreshing and tasted great. Noah loves it. He kept asking for more WAT-AAH! It felt good knowing I was giving him something healthy and fun to drink.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Challenger #121, Virginia

Tanya - Multiple Blessings - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids.

The Results...

When the all too familiar UPS man delivered the package, my kids were instantly curious about the the "cool" bottles and wanted to try it immediately. They were attracted to the sleek design of the bottles and the neon colored labels.They initially expected the water to have different flavors. My kids do drink plain water on a regular basis, so I wasn't sure how they'd react to the flavor of enhanced water. The thing is, WAT-AAH! tastes just like pure water with no hint of anything "extra" at all, so the kids really loved it. Kudos for marketing, because the design of the bottles does exactly what the product has intended to do, targeting the kid demographic and motivating them to choose the water over other sugar laden drinks. The verdict in our house? Yummy! Cool! This stuff is great, Mommy! I like saying "WAT-AAH!" Can we get some to bring to school--everyone will be jealous!"

I am proud to say that my family is happy to be participating in The
WAT-AAH! Challenge. That's music to this Mom's ears! Here's 3 of my kids enjoying their WAT-AAH! They're begging me to buy more! Yes, I will!

Challenger #120, Illinois

Kristy - Momma Loves to Shop! - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids.

The Results...

I received my bottles of WAT-AAH! and put them right into the fridge, next to the juice boxes and mini bottles of pop. When the kids came home from school, both went straight to the fridge and said, "What is this? Can we drink it? Is it for us?"! And, they spent the next 10 minutes running around yelling about how they were drinking WAT-AAH! like the bottle says! I wish I could have video taped it, hysterical! My daughter went right for the pink bottle (Body) and it was gone by the time I got their snack ready. My son, had to examine the remaining bottles to figure out which one he was going to drink, wouldn't you know, he picked Energy! As if he didn't have enough already, lol! I think he thought it was going to have some sort of flavor, but, knowing it would "give him more energy for his karate lesson", he chugged it away and said that it was some darn good water! 

The next day, they both asked me if they could take the remaining bottles to school instead of their regular water bottles, I said sure! Both of my kids had tons of kids asking them about their water and where they got it, so they became the "cool" kids because of their "cool" WAT-AAH! My son took the Brain bottle, he had a spelling test that day, so it would give him more brain power, his own words!

Challenger #119, Georgia

Judy - Health, Beauty, and Family - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids.

The Results...

When she initially saw the bottle design, it really peaked her interest and she immediately asked what it was. I heard my oldest yell out she heard me after I had to say it the way it looks "WAT-AAH!" to make her laugh. The bottle designs are appealing to kids since it has a cartoon yelling boy on the label. The bottles are also thinner making it easier for small hands to hold. I tried it and liked the taste and I'm a picky water drinker.

I was curious as to how she would react if she saw me drinking some later and her reaction was to put her other drink down and ask for the bottle I had. The Energy type is just as good as the Brain type. For me, anything to encourage less sugary, artificial drinks and a return to natural water is good for me!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Challenger #118, Ontario

Jessi - Jabbering Jessi - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids.

The Results...

So after school the day I received it they say the bottles of WAT-AAH! in the fridge and wanted to know what it was and eagerly wanted to have one, when i asked why they answered because they look cool, I like the labels and the colors rock. So I let them have a bottle of the WAT-AAH! each. They took it and drank it and when i asked how it tasted I was told delicious and clean.

Challenger #117, Arkansas

Gena - Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her son.

The Results...

Don't they look neat? Psst....... I would drink them based on appearance. lol I put the WAT-AAH! in my fridge to get good and cold. I love really cold water. My son comes in a couple hours later, looks in the fridge and says, "Cool, what is this?" So I tell him it's water and explain each bottle to him (I'll tell you that in just a sec) and he's like, "Hmm... they look cool." Then, he takes the WAT-AAH! instead of the soda. This is BIG! He loves Mountain Dew but he chose WAT-AAH! instead.

My opinion is, if you want your child drinking more water, the bottle alone will get them to do it, from my experience. I kept the bottles after we tried the
WAT-AAH! and keep them filled with water and my son will still grab them from the fridge.

Challenger #116, Florida

Connie - BrainFoggles - took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids, and her daughter's friends.

The Results...

Samantha became a word of mouth advertiser at school. She brought in tattoos and stickers to share with her friends to drum up interest. Then she brought in one bottle (Energy) to school in her lunchbox. She showed it to her friends who of course wanted to taste it. The unique long bottle and that logo got them all excited. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to share it – the risk of germs is too great (smart kids). Instead she told her friends about my blog and invited a friend to taste a bottle of WAT-AAH! Her friend tasted Brain and really liked it. Samantha drank Bones with her. It was a party! No complaints that it was plain ole’ water.