Posted: Dec 01, 2011 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Jun 22, 2013 at 9:09 AM)
Sneaky Pete’s Mango Mystique is an oat bran-enhanced beverage that has only 40 calories per bottle. The variety has a noticeable oat flavor, and, at least from our standpoint, that's a welcome addition. It helps to balance out the mango flavor, and it also lets you know that the oat enhancement is real rather than just a marketing ploy. The three-sweetener blend (evaportated cane juice, erythritol, and stevia) works well, with the mango and oat flavors masking any aftertaste that might otherwise be present. All in all, it’s a very pleasing formulation, and the 3g of dietary fiber and 2 grams of soluble fiber are very nice value-adds. On the packaging front, the 12 oz. PET bottle has a full wrap label that definitely conveys a sense of “good for you.” The oats and heart healthy aspect of the product are hard to miss, as is the image of a mango. Compared with the first rendition of the product, this one is definitely easier to understand. However, the brand name feels like it needs a bit more emphasis than it's currently getting (making the font bigger might be a good place to start). Otherwise, it definitely looks more polished and appealing than the first round. Overall, we are big fans of what Sneaky Pete’s is trying to do and this is certainly a step in the right direction.