Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch Singles to Go Review

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Being busy and on the go are not just adult traits. Kids are busier than ever with activities such as school, practices, lessons, and social events. So while kids are off to their next class or extracurricular, convenient food and drinks are key to keeping their energy up. With drink mix packets like Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Singles To Go, now parents can give their busy kids Hawaiian Punch on the go without the worries of sugar or extra calories.

Using the Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Singles To Go is as easy as 1-2-3. After opening a packet, all you have to do is pour it into a bottle of water and shake until the powder dissolves. It takes a little bit of effort to get the powder to completely dissolve, but it's nothing an energetic kid wouldn't enjoy. Once dissolved, the Fruit Juicy Red drink (there are 10 sugar-free varieties to choose from) is the normal ruby-red color of Hawaiian Punch and there is no graininess at all.

Flavorwise, the Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Singles To Go can be a little sweet. In fact, there is a noticeable stronger sweetness and artificial aftertaste when one lets the drink settle. The shorter the intervals between sips, the better the Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch actually tastes.

Overall, the Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Singles To Go packs are a decent addition to a kid's lunch box. If a child must drink juice, choosing natural fruit juices is preferable because of the bonus of vitamins and minerals.

But if fast, portable and convenient is necessary, then Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Singles To Go is not a bad choice. It is a low-calorie drink that is inexpensive and tastes close to the original, as long as you drink it relatively fast or continually shake it to keep the artificial flavor from becoming pronounced.

The Bottom Line

Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Singles to Go make low-calorie, sweet fruit-flavored drinks easy for kids to make and take on the go. Hawaiian Punch is a drink most familiar from our memories as children, and now with this sugar-free version, it's also a guilt-free indulgence.


  • Convenient and easy-to-use packets
  • Good for 16-ounce to 20-ounce bottles of water
  • Inexpensive


  • Significant artificial aftertaste
  • Very sweet initial taste
  • Takes some time for all the powder to dissolve


  • Aspartame-sweetened fruit drink mix
  • About $1 for 8 single-serving packets
  • About 5 calories per 1/2-packet serving

Nutrition Facts

Per 1/2 packet mixed with water: 5 calories, 0 g total fat, 5 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 20% vitamin C