Last Updated: 5/18/2010 3:50 PM
Of the Rescue Water varieties that we sampled, the Relax variety is our favorite. It beats the others in almost every area, starting with its pleasant, aftertaste free berry flavor. For whatever reason, the rebiana isn’t as noticeable in this mix, making for a much more pleasant drinking experience. In addition, they’ve created a relaxation formula that won’t keep you awake at night, including L-theanine, green tea extract, lemon balm extract, and vitamins. And on the outside, readability issues that were cited on the other labels are a non-issue with the darker colored backdrop. However, that’s not to say that this product is without the need of any refinement. Specifically, the pairing of AriZona and Twinlab is confusing and doesn’t add a ton of benefit in our opinion. Using ingredients from Twinlab is something that seems more suitable for the back panel; AriZona is perfectly capable of holding its own in the beverage cooler. Also, the color bands seem somewhat reminiscent of the category leader – that’s an approach that hasn’t worked so well for enhanced waters. If this product can somehow further establish its own visual identity, we think they’ll be a lot better off.