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Friday, February 22, 2019

Water Flavoring Squeezy Thingies

Okay, so I got this water flavoring as a freebie at Fred Meyer this past fall. I discovered that I really like this stuff. However, I'm not about to spend $2.99 to buy more when the majority of the cost is the plastic container. So, I set out to make my own, reusing the container from the used-up freebie item.

Basically, this stuff is artificially-sweetened, fruit flavoring. You squirt a little bit into a glass of water and it colors and adds a hint of flavor to a glass of water. I like this because I drink more water if I use it. It's not super strong, like a glass of punch, but just lightly flavored. The way that the container works prevents one from using enough to make a glass of super sweet water. And if artificially-flavored Kool-aid isn't one's thing, then this is also possible to make with lemon juice and stevia or other powdered sweetener.

I was super pleased that the lid just screwed off. The place on the container where the lid meets the bottle was concealed beneath the plastic wrapping. After twisting off the cap, I mixed some Kool-aid powder and a couple of packets of artificial sweetener in about 1 tablespoon of water, then poured it into the squeeze bottle. I sampled some squeezed into a glass of water and adjusted the Kool-aid and sweetener until one or two squeezes was just right for my taste. That's it. I keep this in the fridge and expect to go through it in about 3 weeks or so, at which point I'll wash it out and refill, probably trying lemon juice and stevia or Splenda.


  1. I also find if my water has a little bit of flavor, I drink more. I do variations of this with juice and mixes with making a big dilution. And as you have found, a little bit goes a long way.

    1. It's good to know that I'm not the only grown-up who drinks more water when it's flavored!

  2. Ooh, good idea! I don't use these a lot, but I do like to take them along when we travel or go camping as I can offer the kids something fun to drink which takes up minimal room when I pack. I'll have to remember this idea!

    1. That sounds like a great idea for the kids, Kris. I've thought of bringing this along when traveling, so that tap water in a hotel room tastes better.

  3. What a great idea! I am so stealing this and running with it!! Thanks so much!

  4. Your frugal ideas never cease to amaze me. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Great idea! I rarely use the water flavoring drops but my husband does all the time. I even have some liquid stevia drops that would probably work well in this application. Thanks for sharing! I happened by today to catch up. Went back to work last September, part-time, but had lots of hours the past few weeks prepping for and delivering for Valentine's (I drive for a florist, but "driving" also involves prepping the flowers that come in from the wholesaler, general cleanup and stocking in the store, etc... ). Hadn't checked blogs in a while. Good to see you back posting.

    1. Hi Cat,
      Oh that sounds like a fun job. Although, I can imagine that you were sooo busy Valentine's week. Take care and check in when you can.


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