June 24, 2013

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice: Review + Giveaway!

I was recently contacted by Cheribundi and asked to try out their tart cherry juice.  I am not a huge juice drinker, but I do love cherries and was intrigued by the "super food" properties of tart cherry juice.  As a CHRONICALLY injured runner, I'm always interested in anything that promises healthy muscles and injury prevention.  According to a pamphlet included in my box o' juice, cherry juice had positive effects on alleviating muscle pain and inflammation in runners.  I don't have any more details than that, but I'm willing to try anything that promises healthy muscles. :)
From the Cheribundi website:
Our tart cherries are harvested at the peak of ripeness to capture as much of the bright cherry color as possible. They taste better and have more powerful phytonutrients than other superfruits. That includes the trendy pomegranate, the acai berry, grapes or blueberries. Rich with nutrients, tart cherries can help you recover from exercise, sleep better, and in general, live life to the fullest because you feel better.
My sample pack included five different kinds of tart cherry juice: Relax, Restore, Rebuild, Light, and Original.  I tried the original tart cherry juice first.  I was super impressed by the ingredients--50 cherries per bottle, 100% juice, and some apple juice added into the cherry juice for sweetness.  I LOVED the taste.  It was tart, but not super sour--similar maybe to the tartness of cranberry juice.  It reminded me of the tart cherry pies my mom makes in summer.  Yum!
 
The other types were also good, although the original was my favorite.  I did like that there was a big variety of juices for different purposes.  The light juice is sweetened with stevia and cuts the apple juice out that's included in the original juice for less sugar.  Here I am enjoying the "Rebuild" juice after the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, which includes 8 grams of added protein to make it a good recovery drink. 
Drinking the "Restore" juice and soaking up it added electrolytes after a particularly sweaty run!

Did I feel a huge change in my muscles and energy level after drinking Cheribundi?  Well no.  But did it taste good?  Yes.  Would I drink it again?  You bet.  I would definitely buy this juice.  To me it's kind of like my thoughts on drinking chocolate milk for recovery--they say it's good for me, and it tastes delicious, so why question it?  If drinking cherry juice helps my muscles and I enjoy drinking it, why not?

The nice folks at Cheribundi offered to give away a sampler pack of tart cherry juice like the one featured pictured to one of my readers!  Here's how to enter:
  • Be a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin', or any other platform, and leave a comment letting me know that you are! (Mandatory)
  • Visit the Cheribundi website and let me know which juice you are most interested in trying (+1 entry)
  • Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter and leave a comment letting me know that you did (+1 entry each)
That's a total of 5 possible chances to win a whole bunch of delicious juice!  This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, June 29th.  I will choose a winner using random.org and post it on this blog on Sunday, June 30th. (Or as quickly as I can get online--I'll be on vacation without consistent internet!)

Disclaimer: I was provided a sampler pack of Cheribundi juice in exchange for writing this review, received no additional compensation.  All opinions expressed are my own--this juice is just plain yummy. :)

59 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm following along, as always! :)

    I visited the Cheribundi website, and at first I thought I'd like to try to the Restore or Rebuild, but then I saw the Cherry Lemonade! That sounds fabulous.

    -Janelle at Wild Blue Yonder

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  2. I would like to try the cherry jasmine tea

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  3. https://twitter.com/PinkHatRunner

    tweeted

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  4. Funny you should post this! Last week my husband came home with a bag full of cherries. I swore I didn't like cherries, but had only eaten those nasty, sugary dessert-type cherries. My husband told me they were supposed to be good for inflammation. So with my ITBS, I was willing to give them a try & discovered that I LOVE them! Then that same night #runchat was having a chat sponsored by @choosecherries, in which they were talking about all the benefits. I don't care what flavor...just willing to try anything if it actually helps with the inflammation!

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  5. Didn't know there were so many cherry juice flavors! If I had to choose...I'd be curious about the Cherry Blueberry Refresh, though the lemonade & green tea sound interesting too.

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  6. I want to try the Cherry Jasmine Tea, that sounds so good!

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  7. I just posted this to my blog, tweeted it (@nikerunner75), and shared it on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/jmarcum75).

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  8. I follow you via bloglovin!

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  9. I would like to try the tart cherry lemonade refresh. Sounds soooo good!

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  10. I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar!

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  11. and all those flavors look great, but I'd like to try the Rebuild after working out!

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  12. I am most interested in the plain tart cherry juice!

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  13. shared on twitter https://twitter.com/linjumimom/status/349380282744451073

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  14. I want to try tart cherry juice. because i think this is good for me.

    Regards,
    Tahitian Noni Juice

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  15. I am a follower of your blog :)

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  16. It's a tie for me between the Rebuild and the Relax. I love that they include protein in the Rebuild but sleeping is also a high priority :)

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  17. I just started following your blog. Cheribundi juices are amazing. Of the ones I've tried so far cherry lemonade is my favorite refresh flavor and tart cherry is my all time favorite ;-)

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  18. I tweeted and shared on FB. I've been drinking Cheribundi for a long time now. Your readers will love it ;-)

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  19. Would enjoy trying Cherry Rebuild for after my workouts!

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  20. Shared via my Facebook wall. Thanks!

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  21. Love to try Cherry Restore to help my joints, muscles, and improve sleep too!

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  22. I follow Cheribundi on Twitter and tweeted via @serene_streams!
    https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/349640430679367680

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  23. I'd love to try the Cheribundi Relax!

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  24. I posted your giveaway on FB :)

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  25. Following your blog via email!
    Georgiana

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  26. Would most love to try Cherry Rebuild for muscle strength!
    Georgiana

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  27. Shared on FB! Thank you!
    Georgiana

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  28. I'm following the blog julimi

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  29. I'm interested in the refresh

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  30. tweeted https://twitter.com/flippingdancer/status/350101288098332673

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  31. I'm a loyal teacher/runner follower!

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  32. I think the pomegranate refresh juice sounds delicious!

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  33. I'd love to try cherry restore!

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  34. tweeted https://twitter.com/mijulinmarie/status/350405670698369024

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  35. I'm following the blog! Lindilala

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  36. The Cherry jasmine tea sounds divine!

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  37. Here's my tweet https://twitter.com/lindilala/status/350408922059898880

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  38. New follower through google friend connect

    Ann Raye

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  39. Cherry Pomegranate Refresh looks yum yum yummt

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  40. https://twitter.com/whittikere/status/350678515529691137

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  41. On the bloglovin' wagon! The cherry restore sounds blissful!

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin' as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  43. I would most like to try the Tart Cherry Juice! I love cherry anything!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  44. I shared on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson
    https://www.facebook.com/MsCarolsueA/posts/536762839714215
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  45. tweet https://twitter.com/VaulterAnn/status/351132140097900544

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  46. there are so many great flavors but Cherry Jasmine looks most appealing

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  47. https://twitter.com/Miah5Rainbows/status/351155485640114178

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