Review: Camu & Water
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Jan 07, 2013 at 12:07 PM)
Ahhmigo’s Camu & Water is a cap-activated beverage that contains a host of ingredients that are dispensed into the bottle of water at the time of consumption. Having tried a lot of cap activated beverages, we can say that this is one of the easier caps to figure out (just twist and push). However, mixing the ingredients contained in the cap requires a near violent level of shaking to get the ingredients to properly suspend in the liquid (it will turn pink if you’ve done it right). From a flavor perspective, this variety has a very light fruit flavor that has an earthy note and a touch of sweetness to its finish. The ingredients in the cap include maple sugar, camu camu extract, manioc root extract, acerola berry, amla berry, buckwheat berry sprouts, blueberry, cranberry, cherry, rose hips, lemon peel, and black pepper berry extract. Unfortunately, there isn’t a ton of flavor that has been developed from all of these ingredients, which is disappointing after the amount of shaking that was required. If they could infuse more flavor -- and improve how long the ingredients stay in suspension -- we’d enjoy this beverage more. On the outside, the 11.5 oz. glass bottle looks nice, at least once you’ve mixed the product. Before that, the metallic gold logo is hard to read on the clear backdrop. Furthermore, we’re not 100% sold on the use of a glass bottle, which certainly limits where you can take this product. Overall, it’s an interesting concept, but it’s also one that needs to be refined more.