Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Challenger #168, New Jersey

Jennifer- Mommys Online Garage Sale- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family as a way to start the new year off healthy.

The Set Up...

My kids drink nothing but water. They love water and that makes me very happy and them healthy. But... When I opened our case of water the kids were super excited to try these out!!!

The Results...

They choose their favorite colors and then realized that each bottle had a different theme. There are cool graphics with fun sayings on these bottles that will convince any young one that they now have "super powers" from drinking this water.

Go ahead and take The WAT-AAH! Challenge make "No more Soda your New Year's Resolution!"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Challenger #167, Tennessee

Toni- Carrigan's Joy- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family as part of their Christmas extravaganza.

The Set Up...
While visiting family during Christmas, I decided we'd all take The WAT-AAH! Challenge. I pulled out the bottles and instantly the kids wanted to try it. Each kid got one bottle...

And, as soon as they took their first sip, they were passing around the bottles, pouring them into cups, so they could try them all!!

The Results...

The consensus was: EVERYONE enjoyed WAT-AAH! They loved the bottle design and name and I loved the sugar-free alternative to sodas!

Challenger #166, Illinois

Cher- Mama's Money Savers- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her boys.

The Results...

My boys and they were super excited to test them out. Like I said, they like water, but when they saw these bottles with the boy on it and the bright colors, they thought it was a special treat! I think these would really help older kids drink more water as they care more about appearances and brand names usually. I didn’t notice a difference in any of them, but then again I had to fight to try them with both my boys chugging them!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Challenger #164, Kentucky

Crystal- Cinnamon Hallows WAHM Reviews- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids. "My son is always asking for soda to which I reply....uh, NO! So when given the chance to choose for himself...?!"

The Results...

I was TOTALLY surprised when he went for the bottles of WAT-AAH! and after taking a drink and realizing it was water plain and simple- no sugar- no fancy flavorings or colorings and no caffeine... HE STILL WANTED IT!!!! What the heck? Don't get me wrong, my kids love water and drink loads of it but I just knew, when given a choice he would choose soda first!

Then I figured he would grumble and ask if he could choose soda instead. Uh-uh! He even got his sisters involved telling them how good it was!

My 3 year old went around for days (and still is) asking for WAT-AAH! I think she gets a kick out of saying the name too.

I' am SO glad my kids passed The WAT-AAH! Challenge!

Challenger #163, Wisconsin

Colleen- the Princess and The Monkey- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family for their "Fitness Fridays" which they dedicated to "Our Children's Health and Getting them to Dink Water"

The Set Up...

I put the 4 bottles in the fridge. Our soda is in our bar fridge downstairs... When Zach came home from school he grabbed his cup and immediately headed towards the stairs asking for soda. I opened the kitchen fridge and asked if he wanted to try the new drink we had.

The Results...

The first time... he actually decided if he could npt have soda he would have some chocolate milk... But later that evening I grabbed the bottle and took a drink from it. Zach came in and saw the bottle... this time it caught his attention!

He was making the faces, trying to copy the expression of the face that is on the bottle label. Next thing I knew he took the bottle from me and took a sip. He then took the bottle and drank over half the bottle of water! Over the last few days my son has drank more water with the WAT-AAH! bottles in the fridge. He will steal them from me any time he sees me with it!

Challenger #162, Vermont

Ellen- Confessions of an Overworked Mom- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge this holiday season with her family.

The Set Up...

What I did was take the four bottles of WAT-AAH! (one of each variety) and place them in the refrigerator next to the soda. Then I waited. since the kids are almost constantly in the refrigerator, I didn't have to wait long before I heard "Hey Mom, what's this WAT-AAH! stuff and can I have on?"- from my daughter.

Not to be outdone by his sister, my son was in the refrigerator moments later wanting to know what she got and could he have one too. Both children, armed with their very own WAT-AAH! bottles took their first sip...

The Results...

It was a HUGE hit! Next words out of their mouths were.."I get one more! and don't you drink it!"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Challenger #161, California

Bridget- Mint Green With Envy- Was up for The WAT-AAH! Challenge, "Trying to get your kids to eat and drink better can sometimes be a challenge. Sometimes just getting them to stay away from sugary drinks and drink more water can be hard work."

The Results...

My 9 year old son who loves soda and sugary drinks on occasion, tried a bottle of the "WAT-AAH! Bones" and enjoyed it's fresh taste. He nearly drank the whole bottle in one sitting. I think it is wonderful that you can get great tasting water with the added benefits to help your children grow healthy and strong!

challenger #160, Texas

Kristi- Texas Couponers Anonymous- Did not want to see her kids choosing soda time and time again, "I have a big caffeine problem with good-ole Texas Dr. Pepper!! The problem is that I see my boys following in my footsteps." So she decided to take The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family.

The Results...

They really liked the tasted and they really helped to keep them hydrated through their baseball games. The bottle is very streamlined so it is very easy for kids to hold onto!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Challenger #159, Michigan

Joie- Networking Witches- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids.

The Results...

My kids took them in their lunch to school and they got a lot WAT-AAH! of publicity. They also had a lot of lookers when they stayed after school and carried around their WAT-AAH! This was a hit with all 3 of my kids. They enjoyed the attention the WAT-AAH! got and came home asking where it could be bought.

Challenger #158, Michigan

Michelle- Because I Said So!- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her son.

The Results...

My 16 year old opened the fridge and went,

"Woah, what's this!"

Now this is the boy that swears by energy drinks and a water bottle caught his eye. I don't understand how packaging can make a product work but it does. If it were a plain bottle in the fridge there isn't a doubt in my mind he would have passed right by and grabbed a Pop or an Energy drink. But that bottle stopped him cold.

Then when he saw the label read Energy he was sold!... hook, line and sinker!

Challenger #157, Indiana

Angela- Angela's Bits- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her family. "My oldest son loves water where my youngest will only drink it when he has no other choice. So, I thought it would be fun to take The WAT-AAH! Challenge."

The Results...

The box of water was sitting on our front porch when the kids got home from school, I was not able to put them in the fridge. Both of the kids were very excited by the cool bottles and immediately begin arguing over the colors. The kids couldn't wait to try them! Two bottles never even made it into the fridge at all.

The following day they had walking club after school, they brought the two remaining bottles with them. When asked if they prefer WAT-AAH over juice or soda, they both chose WAT-AAH!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Challenger #156, California

Sherri- Design Baby- Took The WAT-AAH! Challenge with her kids, seeing the importance in helping our kids make healthy choices. "We need to encourage our kids to make right choices... We can only do so much to make water “cool” and their first choice when faced with a whole line-up of sugary drinks."

The Results...

Each chose a bottle of their own and gulped it down in minutes. The bottle has a nice slim shape to it, which makes it fit perfectly into little hands. They said the water tasted great, and they loved the colors and the little "screaming" boy on the bottle. I actually tried the BONES bottle and found it absolutely refreshing... no salty aftertaste! Just pure crisp water - yum!