So, as I was pulling up to get my latte this morning, the baristas were handing out samples of their new refreshers. I thought it tasted pretty good. I didn't feel like I was pouring straight cane syrup down my throat. I've been looking at the reviews and ingredients online, and it is honestly starting to look better than my daily latte and they come in VIA. They have a lower carb load than my latte and would be much more wallet friendly. Also, as I am low on energy (full time student and mom, and wife to a military man that is always TDY) I tend to reach for coffee a lot, which leaves me feeling dehydrated and nauseated. The refreshers being mostly water would be less likely to do that, and because of their lower carb status, would make me less likely to crave sugar in the afternoon.
Can anyone think of a reason that these would not be a good coffee replacement? I thought that erythritol, a sugar alcohol used in it, would be an issue, but it doesn't have nasty side effects and starves out the bacteria that cause dental carries.
Has anyone seen anything else on these? Obviously, I'm not going to be downing them like water, but for the points in my day when I need a little bump, is there any reason this isn't better than a latte?