Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: Organic B.R.A.T. feel better Drink

A few months ago, during a shopping trip to my local Safeway, I noticed a product on the shelf that I'd never seen before- the B.R.A.T feel better Drink. Intrigued, I read the label and learned that it's based on the old bananas, rice, applesauce and toast diet that's often recommended for tummy upsets.  Here's a bit about the product, from a press release that I received:

An innovative product that packs healing elements of the age-old bananas, rice, applesauce and toast (B.R.A.T.) diet, as well as electrolytes, vitamins and more, into a supplementary drink form is experiencing increasingly high demand among pediatricians, general physicians and consumers for its hydrating and stomach-soothing qualities.

Created by an innovative husband and wife team from California, B.R.A.T. feel better drink is a non-dairy, gluten-free hydration drink designed to soothe upset stomach and help aid in the relief of flu, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, gastrointestinal distress, heat exhaustion and other dehydration issues. The milk-like drink, which is free of pesticides, common allergens and added sugar, does everything a hydration drink does while providing individuals with the same elements of the B.R.A.T. diet.

When I got my sample of this product, I thought that I would probably be reviewing it when one of my kids had an upset stomach (which happens a lot here).  In actuality, I ended up giving it to my husband this weekend when he was feeling nauseated  because of a medication he is taking.  He thought that the taste was nice (we were using the Vanilla flavor) and he drank several glasses over a couple of hours.  And he said that it really did help settle his stomach and made him feel better! Ethan also took a few drinks and said that he liked the way it tasted as well. This is a huge thing for us, since he has a lot of stomach upsets and we usually have trouble rehydrating him and reintroducing him to foods, since he doesn't like the taste of the other rehydrating drinks that we've tried. I'm so glad to have found a better option for us!

The B.R.A.T feel better drink is available in four flavors- Cinnamon Toast, Chocolate Honey, Vanilla and Original. If you would like to find it in a store near you, you can use this website to locate it. And you can also purchase it online. 

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product to review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.