BevNET Review

Last Updated: 1/11/2006 4:29 PM

Thorpedo is a new hydration-beverage named for Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. Featuring a low glycemic index ranking (this measures the rank of carbs based on their effect on blood glucose levels) and a delightful flavor, this product has the right stuff on the inside of the bottle. The subtle taste of Tropical Thorpedo has only a mild sweetness and is clean in finish. These are two things that are somewhat hard to find when it comes to low-calorie flavored water products. Thorpedo's packaging is, on the other hand, a little harder to figure out -- starting with the closure. Its unique flip-top sport cap is resealable and provides the consumer with more control and less leakage than traditional sport tops. However, it's not exactly intuitive to consumers who are unfamiliar with the product. As far as the aesthetics of the bottle go, it feels somewhat plain-Jane. The tie in with Ian Thorpe will probably not be obvious or carry much weight with American consumers. In its current rendition, Thorpedo has that "private label sports drink for a sporting goods store" feeling, which will result in it most likely being a niche or value priced buyer. Still a great tasting product -- but the label doesn't feel ready for mainstream USA.

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Product Type

Water: Enhanced

Container

20.3 fl oz (600ml) PETE

Nutritional Info

Serving size: 8 fl oz;
Servings per container: 2.5;
Amount per serving: Calories: 45;
Total fat: 0g;
Sodium: 60mg;
Potassium: 30mg;
Total carbohydrates: 11g;
Sugars: 10g;
Protein: 0g;
Vitamin E: 2%;
Niacin: 35%;
Vitamin B6: 6%;
Vitamin B12: 6%;
Pantothenic acid: 15%;
Folate: 20%;
Biotin: 6%;
Chloride: 2%

Ingredients

Purified water, fructose (4%), lemon juice, apple juice, grape juice, calcium lactate, sodium chloride, potassium citrate, magnesium lactate, natural tropical fruit flavor, citric acid, preservatives (sodium benzoate, sodium metabisulphite), niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, alpha tocopherol acetate, folic acid, retinol palmitate, biotin, cyanocobalamin

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