I wrote a blog post a few weeks back about a healthier alternative to Crystal Light (click HERE to read that full post). It was completely unsolicited and I just wrote it because it is something I use myself and wanted to share. Somehow True Lemon caught wind of the article, and emailed me and told me they wanted to send me some samples to thank me for such a nice article. I was shocked and surprised when all these goodies showed up on my doorstep yesterday!!
I am so excited! Yesterday I tried out the peach lemonade and grapefruit because I hadn't seen them at the grocery store before, and they are delicious. I can't wait to try all the flavors and the seasonings too (Orange Ginger seasoning?! I can't wait to use that and share some yummy chicken recipes with you guys).
They sent me some interesting info with the products and I learned a little about the company too! Here is a little story about how TrueLemon got started:
David Schleider (who grew up in his family's catering business and is an inventor by heart) had a eureka moment while eating lunch with his father:
Why hasn't anyone been able to figure out how to put 100% natural, fresh-squeezed lemon into a packet (but way better than that yucky lemon juice packets)?" he thought to himself.
For the next 3 years, David (a professional chef by training) devoted himself entirely to revolutionizing citrus through creating a process that cold-presses and crystallizes the fruit juices and oils to deliver fresh-squeezed taste in a convenient shelf-stable format. (This patented process has become the "Intel" inside of all the True products and allows True Citrus to "own" citrus in this format.)
Each True Lemon packet:
- Delivers fresh-squeezed taste
- Contains the highest-quality 100-percent all -natural ingredients, including lemon oils and juices, to achieve their unique, fresh flavor
- Has 0 calories and 0g carbs
- Has 0g sugars and no artificial sweeteners
- Has no preservatives, colors, sodium, or gluten
- Has 25 percent of an adult's daily Vitamin C requirements
I emailed the company to thank them, and asked if we could do a giveaway for you guys, and they agreed! I am so excited to let you guys know that 5 lucky winners are going to win a package with ALL the same items I received! Each winner will receive:
-A box each of True Lemon, True Lime, & True Orange for Cooking, Baking &
Beverages (32 packets/box)
-A box each of True Original Lemonade, True Raspberry Lemonade, True Peach
Lemonade, True Orange Mango, and True Lime Black Cherry Limeade for Your
Water (10 stick packets/box)
-A box of True Grapefruit for Your Water (32 packets/box)
-A True Lemon & True Lime Shaker for Cooking, Baking & Seasoning
-A shaker each of our True Lemon Pepper, True Lime Garlic & Cilantro, and
-True Orange Ginger Spice Blends for Cooking, Baking & Seasoning
So awesome! We are going to have two ways to enter and the contest will end Tuesday, March 11th. You can enter through Instagram, Facebook, or both!
Follow @nataliehodson1 and @truelemon and Instagram and repost this image on Instagram using the hashtag #nataliestruelemongiveaway. This will give you one entry. Note: if you are reading this from your phone or tablet you can click on this image, save it to your phone, and repost on Instagram. Winners will only be selected if they have followed both Instagram accounts.
Follow Natalie Hodson (www.facebook.com/nataliehodsonofficial) and True Lemon (https://www.facebook.com/TheTrueLemon) on Facebook, and tag a friend in the post I make on my Facebook page about the giveaway. Winners will only be selected if they have followed both Facebook pages and tagged a friend.
I really think you will love this product as much as I do! I am excited to share it with you guys, it's something I use almost daily to get my water in, and I feel comfortable letting my kids use too in place of juice. Share with your friends if you think they would like it too!
Check out this document with 20 creative ways to use True Lemon:
20 ways to use True products - Updated Feb2014
**NOTE** You must be in the US to be eligible.
Natalie Hodson is a mom of two showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. www.nataliehodson.com
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