Vitapod system swirls water into a nutrient-rich drink
We all know water is the healthiest thing to drink, but if we’re being honest it can get a little boring after a while. Sure, the juices are tasty and the sparkling sodas tickle your palate, but all that added sugar and chemicals is no favors. The makers of a new health-conscious beverage system hope to lure consumers by promising them tangy water and added nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Vitapod claims to be “healthier than water”. This pod-based beverage system promises to filter first and then cool your water. With the use of a special pod loaded with boosters, it will then infuse your water with the flavor and essentials that your body needs – and that many of us don’t get, according to Vitapod.
Vitapod is a drinking machine with a footprint that appears to be a bit larger than a Sodastream, and it works like a Nespresso machine. You fill the reservoir with water, then add flavor, vitamin, energy, or a scoop of tea. Then you turn off the unit to let the machine spin you a water-based drink with natural fruit extracts and flavors. There are no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners in drink mixes.
Plastic pods are available in different beverage lines including Hydra +, Sports +, Iced Tea +, Energy +, Beauty + and Immunity +, as well as flavor profiles like Blueberry Pomegranate, Watermelon, Pineapple, Coconut, green apple and peach. According to Vitapod, plastic pods are “drainable” because an organic compound in the cup helps it biodegrade faster than plastic.
The machine will brew one drink at a time from each pod and you can customize your sizes – enjoy a 3.5 ounce Immunity + shot, or brew an 8 ounce or 16.9 ounce drink. The water tank is insulated to help keep the water cool and can hold enough of six full-size drinks.
the Vitapod machine is priced at $ 310 and is on sale for $ 180 at launch. Pods start at $ 35 for the Hydra pouch + 30 pods ($ 1.16 per 16.9 ounce drink). The Vitapod Starter Kit costs $ 350 and is discounted for the introductory period to $ 190. This includes a Vitapod machine, a filter, a variety of pods (10 pods), and an 18.5 oz water bottle.