Product Review: Lemon Perfect

Written by: Kaylee Franklin

Back again with another product review but this week we’re reviewing a refreshing water that is quite…perfect! 

One fact about me is that I am one of those people that try to drink a gallon of water a day, and I’m also one of those people who definitely taste a difference in water quality and get quickly bored with the lack of flavor. That said, I am always looking for ways to improve the taste of water. In my opinion, The only water additives I’ve grown to like are the Mio flavor drops, and something tells me they might not be a good choice for unknown reasons, so I remain on the hunt for a new flavored water to add to my daily regimen. 

Quite a few months ago now, I was strolling through the beverage aisle at my local grocery store (as I do every week) and noticed this colorful, bright bottle was on sale 2 for $5. I was intrigued, so I gave it a read and realized it was a lemon-flavored water, none other than Lemon Perfect. I decided to pick up two of the flavors and give them a try. Once I arrived home and had them in the refrigerator for a little while, I opened one up and was pleasantly surprised with the flavor. I will get more into the specifics coming up, but it was then that I knew we had to get the CEO on the podcast. 

After a few months of convincing Lee, we finally got Yanni Hufnagel, Founder and CEO of Lemon Perfect on the podcast! Lee sat down with Yanni in Episode 131: High Stakes Game, to chat about his story from being a college basketball coach, to launching his first startup Lemon Perfect. They talk about how the name Lemon Perfect came to him, why he almost hired a CEO, and how he keeps the energy in his organization higher than ever and his team either sprinting or resting, but nothing in between.

Yanni has an incredible story, is full of energy, and he’s been growing Lemon Perfect at an impressive rate. Much like me, Yanni was looking for a new alternative to water. While learning about how beneficial lemon water is, he decided to create Lemon Perfect, a lemon-flavored water with zero sugar and no artificial flavors or sweeteners powered by organic lemons, containing electrolytes from potassium, and packed with Vitamin C, making healthy hydration more refreshing than ever. 

Lemon Perfect offers six different flavors: Just Lemon, Strawberry Passion Fruit, Pineapple Coconut, Dragon Fruit Mango, Blueberry Açaí, and Peach Raspberry. If you’re wondering if I have favorites…of course I do! I, unfortunately, wasn’t able to try the Pineapple Coconut do to an allergy, but you bet I tried the other five flavors! 

Out of the six, my all-time favorite ended up being the Peach Rasberry. Lemon Perfect describes it as “ripe peaches blend with sweet and tart raspberries to make this delightfully-refreshing lemon water.” And they’re right- it is delightfully refreshing. I love how there is a hint of it being lemon water, but it also gives you the peach and raspberry blend. 

My next favorite was the Strawberry Passion Fruit.  I’m a big strawberry lover and don’t eat much passionfruit, so I was excited about this one. It’s a perfect sweet and tart take with a hint of lemon added. 

Lemon Perfect is available in all major retailers, and also available online! If you decide to purchase online there are a few different options you can choose from. You can get a 4-Flavor Variety Pack or a 6-Flavor Variety Pack, both at $27, or you can choose a single flavor pack and purchase it at $24. But, if you’re anything like me, you’re already on your way to the grocery store to pick up every flavor and try them all!

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Kaylee Franklin


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