The Bottom Line
- Convenient and easy to use packets
- Good for 16oz to 20oz bottles of water
- Significant artificial aftertaste
- Very sweet initial taste
- Takes some time for all the powder to dissolve
- Aspartame sweetened fruit drink mix
- About $1.00 for 8 single serving packets
- About 5 calories per serving
Guide Review - Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch Singles
Using the Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch Singles is as easy as 1-2-3. After opening a packet, all you have to do is pour it into a bottle of water and shake until the powder dissolves. It takes a little bit of effort to get the powder to complete dissolve, but it is nothing that an energetic kid wouldn't enjoy. Once dissolved, the drink is the normal ruby red color of Hawaiian Punch and there is no graininess at all.
Flavor-wise, the Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch can be a little sweet. In fact, I noticed that there is a stronger sweetness and artificial aftertaste when one leaves the drink settle; the shorter the intervals between sips, the better the Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch actually tastes.
Overall, the Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch Singles packs are a decent addition to a kids lunch pail. While I would still suggest choosing natural fruit juices if a kid has to have juice due to the vitamins and minerals, if one has to have an artificial juice then Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch is not a bad choice. It is a low calorie drink that is inexpensive and tastes close to the original. One just has to drink it relatively fast or continually shake it to keep the artificial flavor from lingering.