August 13, 2012

Ch-ch-ch Cheribundi review and giveaway

If you love cherry cobbler but don't want to sugar overdose, you will love Cheribundi. Every time I tested one, my taste buds told me I was drinking a delicious cherry cobbler. And the tart cherries are a superfruit filled with antioxidants and nutrients? Yes, please!


Their back story? Cheribundi was created after someone noticed their back aches went away after eating lots of tart cherries. Cornell University then researched the benefits of the now-declared superfruit and developed a proprietary juicing method that helps preserve their nutrients instead of boiling them out.


Dr. Oz highlighted the benefits of tart cherry juice on his show, saying the nutrients in the juice help reduce pain/inflammation, fight heart disease, and aid sleep. 


My test box of Cheribundi came with this little challenge. If you have low numbers in any of these categories, tart cherry juice might help.


My Florida Gators use Cheribundi. Is your team listed?


Gators reppin' at the Olympics!

Source

Some more info from people in lab coats:

LANSING, Mich.—Tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food" and may help reduce chronic inflammation for the millions of Americans suffering from debilitating joint pain and arthritis, according to new research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco. 
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted a study of 20 women ages 40 to 70 who had been diagnosed with inflammatory osteoarthritis. They found drinking tart cherry juice twice daily for three weeks led to significant reductions in important inflammation markers, especially for women who had the highest inflammation levels at the start of the study. 
"With millions of Americans looking for ways to naturally manage pain, it's promising that tart cherries can help, without the possible side effects often associated with arthritis medications," said Kerry Kuehl, M.D, Dr.PH., M.S., Oregon Health & Science University, principal study investigator. "I'm intrigued by the potential for a real food to offer such a powerful anti-inflammatory benefit—especially for active adults." 
The inflammation benefits could be particularly important for athletes, according to Kuehl's previous research. In a past study he found that people who drank tart cherry juice while training for a long distance run reported significantly less pain after exercise than those who didn't 
Along with providing the fruit's bright red color, the antioxidant compounds in tart cherries called anthocyanins have been specifically linked to high antioxidant capacity and reduced inflammation, at levels comparable to some well-known pain medications.

On to my personal testing.

Tru Cherry

It's the most basic version of the drink. It has 50 cherries, two servings of fruit, and a bunch of antioxidants and nutrients.



I like that it only has two ingredients, and the taste was fantastic. Definitely two thumbs up for taste.

Skinny Cherry

This one's for if you like Tru Cherry but want fewer sugars and calories. It has 40 cherries and is sweetened with Stevia instead of apple juice.


This was a little less sweet tasting than the Tru Cherry but just as delicious to me.

Cacao Cherry

This is for if you love chocolate covered cherries, don't mind some extra calories and sugar, and still want 50 cherries in a bottle.


This tastes exactly like chocolate covered cherries. Delicious! Would make an excellent post-run treat.

Ginger Cherry

This one gives you the full 50 cherries with a little extra added zing of ginger.


I'm not a ginger fan, so this one was my least favorite. My kids and husband liked it though.


Whey Cherry

This one is geared towards the sportsters out there, adding in some protein along with the 45 cherries. This could be a replacement for chocolate milk post-run.


Shake this one up, and you've got another delicious version of Cheribundi. Even though it had a lot more added ingredients, the cherry pie flavor still came through, and I enjoyed it.


***If you don't read anything else, read below.***

On active.com, I found the following tidbit:
A study done in 2008 by British researchers found that runners who drank 16 ounces of tart cherry juice in the days before, the day of, and two days after a marathon decreased inflammation, oxidative stress, and muscle damage.
Say what?! I'm totally in for that. 

Cheribundi is offering one reader (U.S. residents only) a 12-pack sample, like the one pictured at the top of this post. 

To enter: 

In the comments of this post, tell me why you want to try Cheribundi.

For bonus entries (make sure to leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all!):

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs via Google Friend connect. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow Cheribundi on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like (or already like) Yo Momma runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like Cheribundi on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Share this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each share!

I'll pick a winner on Friday, August 17th, with a random number generator and a smile. 

Cheribundi provided the samples for this review and will provide the product for the giveaway winner. I was not compensated in any other way for this review, and the thoughts and opinions are all mine, except where noted that they come from the lab coats. 

156 comments:

  1. I dont want to but NEED to try this! Decrease in muscle damage?! Hello long run helpers!! The skinny cherry or whey cherry sound awesome!

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  2. I liked yo momma on facebook :)

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  3. I follow yo momma on twitter (see how badly I want this....)

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  4. annnnnd i tweeted about it! https://twitter.com/GeMRuns

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  5. I want to taste it bc it looks delicious!

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  6. I've tried the chocolate cherry but want to try the other flavors.

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  7. And I follow you on facebook.

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  8. And I now "like" cheribundi on facebook.

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  9. really want to try this stuff!!

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  10. following cheribundi on twitter

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  11. I love this stuff! I bought some awhile back, and you are absolutely right, it does taste exactly like cherry cobbler. I like you on FB.

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  12. I follow Cheribundi on twitter!

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  13. I just liked Cheribundi on FB.

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  14. And....I shared the giveaway on Pinterest!

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  15. I would absolutely *love* to win this giveaway b/c not only did your blog post (and pics) make me LOL, but I'm a mid-30s gal in the middle of training for her very 1st 1/2 marathon and day by day my muscles/skin/bones/body/you name it ache more and more! I think this product will instantly make me feel a whole lot better!! Please pick me!! :)

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  16. I follow you on google friend connect!

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  17. Cherries are my favorite fruit and all four varieties sound delicious! Would love to try the Whey Cherry too for extra protein!

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  18. I like Cheribundi on Facebook! -Georgiana

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  19. I like you on Facebook too! -Georgiana

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  20. Shared on my Facebook wall to my friends & family as well! Thank you so much - Georgiana

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  21. I would like to win because then I would be able to put off shopping for produce with my 4 children. (And I love the anti-inflammatory qualities of it too!)

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  22. I now "like" Cheribundi on facebook!

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  23. I have been wanting to try this for a long time:) such great antioxidants!

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  24. Would love to try Cheribundi as cherries are my favorite fruit!

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  25. I like Cheribundi on Facebook

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  26. Following you on GFC too! Thanks!

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  27. Also shared on my Facebook as well!

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  28. I follow your blog!

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  29. I want to win this because I love cherries, and I hate muscle soreness.

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  30. I already follow you on Twitter!

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  31. I follow Cheribundi on Twitter!

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  32. I follow you on Facebook!

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  33. I follow Cheribundi on Facebook!

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  34. It looks good and sounds like if offers great benefits!

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  35. Oh gosh, I'm in the middle of marathon training and I would LOVE to try these!

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  36. I'm a new follower of you on Twitter!

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  37. I now follow Cheribundi on Twitter too!

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  38. And shared this giveaway on my FB timeline wall! :)

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  39. I would like to try Cheribundi for all the reasons you listed above!

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  40. As a nursing mama, I am always looking for new, delicious, and healthy ways to stay hydrated! This sounds more fun than plan water.

    Demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I liked you on Facebook and I already like Cheribundi. I can only get the regular flavor in my area so I would love to try the others

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  42. I am a huge fan of cheribundi and would love to win the sample!

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  43. I am friends with you via google connect.

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  44. i follow cheribundi on twitter.

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  45. i like cheribundi on facebook.

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  46. I would LOVE to try Cheribundi because I LOVE cherries and have never had CHERRY Juice- all the flavors sound fabulous and yummy!

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  47. I follow Cheribundi on Twitter serene_streams

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  48. Following you on Twitter now too!

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  49. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/235191902385872896

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  50. Following on GFC - thanks so much!

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  51. I want to try because sore muscles.....suck, really.
    They can make a 4 mi recovery run feel like 8 miles.

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  52. I want to win because I really like the sound of it!!

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  53. I already follow you in FB

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  54. I follow you in twitter

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  55. I would love to try this while training for my 2nd half marathon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  56. I already follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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  57. I already follow you on twitter.

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  58. I like Cheribundi on Facebook

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  59. I follow Cheribundi on Twitter

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  60. I would love to try Cheribundi as another option of something to drink after a run.

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  61. I blogged about your giveaway - http://hellofitnesswemeetagain.blogspot.com/2012/08/ah-maze-balls.html

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  62. I tweeted about your giveaway - https://twitter.com/jnclark1112/status/235354625027489792

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  63. I love cherries and would LOVE to try these!!!!

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  64. I follow you on Twitter!

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  65. I'm following Cheribundi on Twitter.

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  66. I like you, a lot, on FB!

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  67. I went and "liked" Cheribundi on FB!

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  68. Cherubundi is delicious! I've tried a few of them but they are hard to find around here!

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  69. And of course I follow you on the twitters!

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  70. I like Yo Momma runs on Facebook.

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  71. I'd love to try Cheribundi as a recovery drink after my runs!

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  72. Am following @cheribundi on Twitter.

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  73. I eat dried cherries daily in my oatmeal. I'd love to try the liquad version.

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  74. I sent the link to your blog to my running sister.

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  75. I would love to give these a try! I have an uber sensitive stomach, so the less ingredients/more natural a product is, the better for me! And I love cherries!

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  76. I would love to give these a try! I have an uber sensitive stomach, so the less ingredients/more natural a product is, the better for me! And I love cherries!

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  77. And I already follow you on Twitter :) (@sheenabean13)

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  78. And now I like you on Facebook :)

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  79. And now follow Cheribundi on twitter also

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  80. I would love to try this b/c my body aches a lot and if something that tastes like cherry cobbler can help, I went to go for it!

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  81. I follow you on Google Friend connect.

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  82. I follow Cheribundi on Twitter.

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  83. I'm following Cheribundi on Twitter!

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  84. Shared on Twitter!
    http://twitter.com/PFisch777/status/235730296614572032

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  85. Already follow YoMommaRuns via Google

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  86. I would love to win this Cheribundi giveaway because I'm a juice fanatic, and free juice is pretty much like winning the lottery for me!

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  87. I want to try Cheribundi because I am a cherry lover-- love the tart sweetness! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  88. and I follow cheribundi on twitter now

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  89. I so need to try this more diligently!

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  90. I would like to win so that I can taste all the different flavors of Cheribundi. I heard a few months ago on Dr. Oz that tart cherry juice is beneficial for better sleeping...which I would love to test out.

    2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

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  91. I Yo Momma Runs via Google Friend connect - pinklady705

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  92. following @YoMommaRuns on twitter - @pinklady705

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  93. following @cheribundi on twitter - @pinklady705

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  94. following Yo Momma Runs on fb - Lorrie R

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  95. following cheribundi on fb - Lorrie R

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  96. Google friend connect isn't working for me, but i will try again in a little while, does that count as an entry?! (cleary i want to win this :P )

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  97. Cheribundi looks pretty yummy and who doesn't want less imflammation in their life!

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  98. I am so trying to change up my recovery foods and Id be so stoked to give Cheribundi a shot! Plus it sounds deeeeelishhh!

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