What Is Waterdrop?
If you haven’t heard of it (like I hadn't up until very recently), waterdrop is a small dissolvable cube that’s packed with fruit and plant extracts to add an extra something to your water. The best part? It has zero sugar or caffeine (another two-in-one!).
Of course, it all sounded a little too good to be true – could this tiny little cube really help me drink more water? After unsuccessfully trying year after year? I had no choice but to give it a fair go, choosing the peppermint flavour as my first pick.
After popping the coin-sized cube into my water bottle, I let it dissolve before taking a hesitant first sip – I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly; would it be fizzy? Would I hate the flavour? Would it turn me off water for good?
Unsurprisingly, none of that happened. It was a sweet touch to my otherwise dull pool of water, and I liked it. A lot. This means we could move on to the next phase: would waterdrop actually help me drink more water? Or was I just caught up in the excitement of trying something new?
Did Waterdrop Really Get Me To Drink More Water? The Results
To find the answers I decided to track my water intake. Nothing too crazy, but I stayed loyal to my 600mL water bottle and kept notice of how much I drank from it and how often I had to re-fill.
Before this, I would say I averaged drinking 700mL of water a day but to reach my goal of drinking more water this year I wanted a minimum of at least a litre – or to even aim for 1.5L if I could.
And so, each morning I popped a new flavoured cube into my water bottle and sipped with a purpose; to finish the whole thing and move on to the next.
By the end of the week, I had a new water-drinking routine; one bottle to sip from leisurely during the day while I worked, and another to gulp down while I worked out in the evening.
In total that puts me on 1.2L of water per day – clearly an improvement and, dare I say it, a milestone achieved. I was officially drinking more water in 2024.
Is Waterdrop Actually Good For You?
With each sip I took I could rest assured that – according to waterdrop’s website – each cube is made from “the finest fruit and plant extracts available” to give me a “sugar-free drink enriched with taste and vitamins”.
So, with natural ingredients, zero sugar and no artificial preservatives, I feel a little better about drinking more water – which is healthy in itself – but especially since it adds valuable vitamins to my diet.
Not only that, but I was enjoying switching it up each day and picking a new flavour from the Microdrink Taster Pack; blackberry elderberry, lime green coffee, mango cactus fruit, pomegranate goji berry, pineberry passion fruit and physalis peppermint.
The taster pack also has three hydration cubes per flavour, which if I did a little girl math, meant I could have two cubes a day for nine days, or one cube per day for 18 – not bad for $28. You can buy it now right here.
The only downside? I have to pee, like, all the time.