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Cirkul Changed My Hydration Game in 2023: A Fun and Honest Review

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Introduction

If you’re like me, you probably struggle with drinking enough water every day. Water is essential for our health, but it can also be boring and bland. That’s why I was intrigued when I saw Cirkul water bottle, a system that lets you customize your water with different flavors and enhancements. I decided to give it a try and see if it could help me stay hydrated and enjoy drinking water more. Here’s my honest review of Cirkul and how it changed my hydration game in 2023.

What is Cirkul water bottle?

Cirkul is a water bottle system that uses flavor cartridges, called Sips, to add flavor and benefits to your water. You can choose from over 40 flavors, all zero calories, all made with natural flavors, and either sweetened with stevia, sucralose, or unsweetened. There are also six categories of Sips, each with different features:

  • LifeSip: These are the basic fruit flavors, like strawberry watermelon, peach mango, and lemon lime. They are unsweetened and have no caffeine or electrolytes.
  • FitSip: These are the sports drink flavors, like fruit punch, blueberry pomegranate, and orange tangerine. They are sweetened with sucralose and have electrolytes to replenish your body after a workout.
  • GoSip: These are the energy drink flavors, like green apple, grapefruit ginger, and black cherry. They are sweetened with sucralose and have caffeine to boost your energy and focus.
  • PureSip: These are the tea flavors, like peach tea, lemon tea, and raspberry tea. They are sweetened with stevia and have antioxidants to support your immune system.
  • DialSip: These are the coffee flavors, like vanilla iced coffee, caramel iced coffee, and mocha iced coffee. They are sweetened with sucralose and have caffeine to satisfy your coffee cravings.
  • SplashSip: These are the sparkling water flavors, like blackberry lemonade, cucumber mint, and grapefruit lime. They are unsweetened and have carbonation to add some fizz to your water.

How Does Cirkul Work?

Cirkul is very easy to use. You just need to fill your bottle with plain water, insert a Sip cartridge into the lid, and adjust the dial to your desired flavor intensity. You can choose from 0 (water) to 10 (full flavor). Then you just sip from the mouthpiece and enjoy your flavored water.

The Sip cartridge has a one-way valve that prevents the flavor from mixing with the water in the bottle. This way, you can switch between different flavors without having to wash your bottle or waste any water. The Sip cartridge also has a cap that seals it when you’re not using it, so you can store it in a case or in your fridge.

Each Sip cartridge lasts for about six bottles of water (132 oz), depending on how strong you like your flavor. You can order new Sips online or subscribe to get them delivered monthly.

My Experience with Cirkul

I ordered my Cirkul starter kit online and received it within a week. The kit came with a 22 oz plastic squeeze bottle and six Sips of my choice. I chose two LifeSips (strawberry watermelon and peach mango), two FitSips (fruit punch and blueberry pomegranate), one GoSip (green apple), and one PureSip (peach tea).

I was excited to try out Cirkul and see if it could make me drink more water. I usually drink about four cups of water a day, which is far below the recommended eight cups. I also tend to drink more coffee than water, which is not good for my hydration or my sleep.

The first flavor I tried was strawberry watermelon. I filled my bottle with cold water, inserted the Sip cartridge into the lid, and set the dial to 5 (medium flavor). I took a sip and was pleasantly surprised by how good it tasted. It was sweet but not too sweet, fruity but not too artificial. It reminded me of a summer picnic.

I drank the whole bottle in less than an hour, which is rare for me. I felt refreshed and energized. I decided to try another flavor later that day.

The next flavor I tried was green apple. I set the dial to 7 (strong flavor) because I wanted to feel the caffeine kick. I took a sip and was impressed by how crisp and tart it tasted. It was like biting into a fresh apple.

I drank the whole bottle in about two hours, which is fast for me. I felt alert and focused. I decided to try another flavor the next day.

The next flavor I tried was peach tea. I set the dial to 3 (light flavor) because I wanted to taste the tea more than the peach. I took a sip and was delighted by how smooth and soothing it tasted. It was like having a cup of tea with a hint of peach.

I drank the whole bottle in about three hours, which is normal for me. I felt calm and relaxed. I decided to try another flavor the next day.

I continued to try different flavors and different dial settings for the next few days. I found that I liked all the flavors, but some more than others. My favorites were strawberry watermelon, fruit punch, and peach tea. My least favorites were blueberry pomegranate, caramel iced coffee, and grapefruit lime.

I also found that I liked different dial settings for different flavors. For example, I liked a stronger flavor for the fruit flavors, but a lighter flavor for the tea and coffee flavors.