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Gift Lab: How to Make Fruit-flavored H2O

Research
A glass water bottle with a built in fruit infuser. What a brilliant idea! is the first thought that came across my mind. I’ve never heard about this product and finding out about it would make a change in my lifestyle. All of my life I’ve grown accustomed to drinking soda and juice, neglecting water which is necessary to keep our bodies properly hydrated. Breaking this bad habit by using the Flavor Infuser Water Bottle would help me transition from my lack of water intake.

Hypothesis
Infusing fruits into water on a daily basis will lead to a healthier lifestyle and water being an essential part of my life.

Experiment
With a variety of fruits I will mix and match them and properly infuse them into water creating a couple of different types of fruitful H2O. Below was my favorite concoction.

Watermelon Lemon Basil Water
Step 1: Finely slice lemons into 6-8 pieces
Step 2: Cut watermelons into small cubes (10-12 cubes)
Step 3: Chop 8 basil leaves in half
Step 4: Take the center piece of the infuser and add lemons, watermelons, and basil leaves together.
Step 5: Place the top onto the center piece.
Step 6: Fill the glass water bottle with water.
Step 7: Place the center piece inside of the glass bottle and place the main top on to seal the bottle.
Step 8: Let the infusion begin! Wait 30 minutes until you drink the water. Enjoy!

Conclusion
This infuser is definitely a hit. After experimenting with different fruits my outlook on drinking water has changed. Using this product created a fun experience. Researching the different fundamentals of fruits and water helped me in having a want to drink water. It’s simple, it’s easy and I am becoming a water-loving person.

Written by Jessica B.

Jessica is a Picking Team lead in the UncommonGoods warehouse. Her brother taught her how to ride a two-wheeler when she was only three years old, despite her mother's advice that she was much too little. Her favorite UncommonGoods product is the Flavor Infuser Water Bottle.

29 Comments

  1. Anthony

    Very well-written and straight to the point. A lot of us become so accustomed to drinking soda and fruit juice that we forget how essential water is. I’m glad that UncommonGoods has a product that encourages people to drink water while adding flavor and variety.

  2. Colleen Tollhouse

    Please, please, please make this in a larger size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Karen

    Are these Bottles BPA Free??? I question this as it is NOT stated….AND the fact that they are made in China makes me very wary about this important issue…..

  4. Amy

    Is the infuser glass? I bought a similar product and the infuser was not glass and my lemons/ limes ruined the infuser.

  5. cassie

    Great question, Amy. The bottle is glass, the insert portion that holds the fruit is plastic, and the cap is stainless steel. Thanks for asking!

  6. Angela

    I love the idea of this, but my only concern is about the fruit.. is it a waste of fruit because all the flavor goes into the water?

  7. Abby

    What makes this better than just putting fruit into a water bottle? The product looks interesting, but is it worth the money?

  8. Star

    Hi. Is the fruit just left in the insert, in the same form as you put it in? Or, do you do something to crush or otherwise breakdown the fruit?

  9. cassie

    Crushing or slicing the fruit will make the flavors seep out (and into the water) faster, but preparation isn’t required. Thanks for asking!

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  10. cassie

    Hi, Abby! The chamber in the middle allows the flavor of the fruit to infuse the water, without bits of fruit actually getting into it. It also allows you to drink the water without having to strain the fruit out, so you don’t risk swallowing any chunks.

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  11. Jodi

    I live in a northern state where fresh fruit is not that flavorful, available or affordable during the winter months…would frozen fruit work?

  12. cassie

    Thanks for the frozen fruit questions! We’re sorry it took a little while to answer, we just wanted to double-check with the maker of this good to make sure frozen fruit was OK. They confirmed that you can put frozen fruit in the chamber and you don’t even have to thaw it first! The flavor will infuse the water as the fruit defrosts.

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  13. cassie

    You can eat the fruit after, but it won’t be as flavorful as it would have been before the infusion, because many of the delicious flavors are transferred from the fruit to the water.

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

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  15. stephanie

    Is there some kind of protective sleeve for the bottle? I am having trouble finding one and am afraid I will drop and break the bottle.

  16. cassie

    Hi Nancy,

    The bottle does not have a special opening for a straw. Instead, it has a cap that completely unscrews for easy drinking and cleaning.

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  17. cassie

    Thanks for the question, Stephanie! Unfortunately, there isn’t a protective sleeve available for the bottle at this time. It is an interesting suggestion, though, so we’ll gladly pass it along to our merchandising team!

    Cassie| UncommonGoods

  18. Cassie

    Great question, Alina! The Fruit Infuser Water Bottle does come with a booklet that contains recipes. Thanks for asking!

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  19. Mike H

    Not much flavor is transferred to water with simple soaking. And most of the flavor that IS transferred will be bitters. Put all the fruit you want in a bowl of water sitting in the fridge and try it yourself – for free. I’ve tried this. It’s a fact. Common sense will tell you that.

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