Friday, August 24, 2012

True Citrus Review and Giveaway!

The NTH family was very lucky recently, as we were able to try a variety of products from the True Citrus brand.

Click on the image above to go directly to the website

We got in:

     A box each of True Lemon, True Lime, & True Orange for Cooking, Baking & Beverages (32 packets/box)

    A box each of True Original Lemonade, & True Raspberry Lemonade for Your Water (10 stick packets/box) 

  A box of True Grapefruit for Your Water (32 packets/box)

        A True Lemon & True Lime Shaker for Cooking, Baking & Seasoning (2.85oz/shaker)

All of the flavors are all natural!

The nicer part about the list? One lucky winner gets to win all of that TOO!! Yes, we love our readers and want to share as much as we can we you. <3

Each serving of the True Citrus (True lemon, lime and orange) flavors for cooking have:
* 0 Calories
* 0 Carbohydrates
* 0g Sugar
* 0g Fat
* No Preservatives
* No Artificial Colors
* No Sodium
* Gluten-Free
* 0g Fat
* 25% of RDA of Vitamin C

I love the 2 shakers that came in the package. The True Lime and True Lemon shakers can be added on top of chicken, seafood or meat. As well as sprinkled on top of fruit, veggies and salads. Use them instead of salt to season certain dishes or replace lemon or lime juice in a recipe.

I shook some True Lemon on top of chicken breasts, along with my regular panko breadcrumbs, and chopped fresh rosemary. They were DELICIOUS. I loved it and so did the kids!

The packets used in water to make a convenient drink are, 100% delicious and sweetened with either natural cane sugar or stevia (an all natural occurring sweetener). There are no preservatives and they are gluten free!

I really liked the original lemonade and the raspberry lemonade were my favorites. The first time I used any of them, was in a water bottle and I was using the raspberry lemonade packet/sleeve. WELL, I was outdoors and the wind blew - some powder got on the mouth piece of the bottle and it was all I could taste. Powdery, strong, raspberry lemonade. It kind of ruined it for me. The next time I tried it, I was indoors and not near any windows :P  I love it. The water has to be really cold in order for me to enjoy it all the way though, as I don't care much for any of them once the water warms up a bit (although, who likes drinking warm water anyway?).

We'll be starting off the month of September with this rockin' giveaway! You'll get everything you see pictured in the collage (it's also typed in the colorful list at the top of the post).

Why are we starting off September with this giveaway and not doing it RIGHT NOW? Well, for me, September marks the beginning of BAKING SEASON. I absolutely LOVE to bake! The coolest part about the website is the recipe section. The website has SO MANY delicious looking recipes, seriously, check them all out!

Cupcake Recipe from the True Citrus Website 
True Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting


In a word: YUM! You can try cutting down on the sugar in this recipe, both for fewer calories and to let the lemon and fruit flavors really shine. (One of these days we'll have to come up with a True Raspberry Lemonade version!)


2½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 sticks (eight ounces) butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
2 eggs, room temp.
3 egg yolks, room temp.
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 packets True Lemon in 1/4 cup water
½ cup whole milk
1/2  cup  butter, softened
1/2  cup  fresh raspberries (washed and dry)
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1/8  teaspoon  salt
1  (16 ounce) package powdered sugar


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Beat butter on medium speed until creamy, gradually add the sugar, increasing speed slightly until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add the whole eggs and the egg yolks one at a time.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Slowly beat in the True Lemon water on low speed (the batter may look curdled until dry ingredients are added).
  6. Beat in dry ingredients, alternating with the milk, mix well.
  7. Fill muffin cups almost to the top and bake in 350°F for 18-20 minutes.
  1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until smooth after each addition.

Win ALL of this!!! List is at the top of the post starting Sept. 1st!

 TIP: Connect now and your giveaway entry will be a breeze!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. MmMmmM!! I would love to try cooking with the shakers! I love cooking with citrus. I usually go into my back yard for a fresh lemon or orange, but off season these would be awesome! And I really want that cupcake.

  2. I want to try those cupcakes!! That sounds so delicious! And, oh my that does alot.

  3. I use this!! I LOVE the lemon! We make our own lemonade with stevia and this...I carry it in my purse to add to water and I will happily enter this contest!! Great review of a great product!

  4. orange yummy its makes a great healthy drink

  5. I would love to try these! My kids love flavored water. I do not particularly like flavored water. However I would try this.

  6. Yumm! I love citrus in my water and this would be a great solution for me! :)

  7. I never tried this. It sounds interesting ;)

  8. Sounds like something my family would enjoy. Thanks for the great review.

  9. We had these in Marblehead. Dad wants me to get more. Hope I win, i loved them too!

  10. The lemon is my favorite to add the water and the raspberry lemonade is delicious!

  11. Really I would enjoy trying any of the flavors.

  12. I most want to try the grapefruit for my water! Grapefruit is great at suppressing appetite, and it keeps me from snacking throughout the day! :)

  13. Hello!! Looks like some good stuff!!