As it's my habit to write about crazy products in the weight loss industry on weekend, I name this product review session: Freaky Friday. Although I did not write the past wacky products reviews exactly on Friday, that does not stop me for being cool and include them in Freaky Friday session :D. The past editions of freaky friday were:
-Cheese Burger Vacuum
-Sauna Sweat Suit
This edition of freaky friday highlights this wacky diet water which is supposed to help you lose weight. At first I thought that this was just an idea from one mad scientist, however it turned out that I found some diet water brands were sold in the market. So this could means that this product line is a money maker for several companies. Let's dig deeper into this diet water.
This magical substance is claimed to contain CitriMax according to this seller. Citrimax is the acid which is commonly used in diet pill, so naturally its purpose is for weight loss. However the hype did not just stop right there, they claimed that their diet water contains an enhanced form of CitriMax called super CitriMax.
What does it do? Aside from burning a hole in our pocket by charging $49 for 24 bottles of 0.5 litre of water this magical drink is supposed to curb our appetite, reduce our body mass index and makes us healthy!
24 bottles of 0.5 litre are equal to 12 litre of water, which is just enough for 5 days if we drink 5 bottles a day. So for a month supply we will need $200 to acquire this potion.
Perhaps this diet water brand is not doing so well, so here's another diet water with fancier design. Well, I must agree that this line looks better and has higher chance to get grabbed in supermarket compared to the above diet water.
However this diet water goes further by saying that their water can also supply you with lasting energy in addition of better metabolism and weight loss!
Of course they don't forget to say the condition: "If paired with a healthy diet and exercise". Isn't that what normal water does anyway? They sell this diet drink for $29 (12 of 20 ounce bottles) which is just as costly, but hey if it's making money then why not charge a premium.
The next company does a creative twist by adding flavor to their diet drink! Woohoo, Skinny water releases their enhanced diet water with Lemon and Raspberry flavor.
Of course they don't forget to give both products a matching themed package. This means they also use artificial flavoring to their diet drink. Wonderful package, fresh enticing colour (yellow and raspberry red), great flavor are the ingredients of successful product.
I do not think (and I think most people also) these products worth the price. The companies surely wanna grab a slice of pie in the obesity era, and they will surely make good money if they charge such high premium for just a hyped drink. In fact most diet pills won't cost as much as these drinks. Anybody want to buy these products? Send me a complimentary diet drink to try.
PS: I love raspberry!