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The Skinny on “Skinny”

May 16, 2011

A few weeks back I did a post on “skinny drinks”, and since then have recieved a rash of emails asking questions about drink nutrition.  Sadly most of these were not posted as comments and I haven’t been motovated to repringt them as such, but I want to elaborate on a couple things that have come up.

First I find this subject kinda fun and a bit ironic, in that anyone who know me or has seen me personally should know I am NOT the one to be the spokesperson for anything ‘skinny’.

Second, there are some pre-mixes on the market that do have lower calories than traditional mixes.  I have not tried them, and have no idea of the flavor or quality.  If you like them use them; just make sure you read the fine print.

Third is the new catch phrase being tossed around by guests asking for drink to be made ‘skinny’.  In other words they are asking the bartender to cut back on the sugar or liqueurs in turn cutting down on the calories.  This is a bad idea.  Why?  cause this throws off the balance of the drink.  My suggestion is the re-think that days diet, and make room for the calories being taken in for what you plan to drink.  That way you are not sacrificing the great flavor of your drink just to cut a few (literally) extra calories going down.

Hope that clears up some things, and thanks for all the great comments!!

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  1. May 16, 2011 3:34 pm

    A month ago I worked a private party out in Westlake Village off of Lake Sherwood, and the Host’s drink of the evening was the use of the new Skinny Girl Margarita product brand. She thought the guests would enjoy it as is, just over rocks with a lime. Not the case! Too much expected flavor was missing even for the people who are chronic diet product obsessors, who pretty much attempt to make themselves believe anything with a sort of psychosomatic behavior. This SGM drink was designed to catch that crowd. A trend product if ever there was one. Cheap quality, baby-low proof, a touch of flavor somewhat in the direction of a margarita, makes you wonder what the rest of the filler content is – water, a drop of natural flavor, and funky sweetener, falling short and failing to admit any other specifics. You get about 4-5 drinks per bottle at a 750ml, size-by-design as well. On last month’s front cover of Tasting Panel mag, what many don’t know is that the skinny owner girl posing in front of her own case product, had already sold the brand off before the feature article came out. Way to stand behind your product! More like stand in front of it for a farewell send-off. But in this business, there’s a brand ho and a sell-out born or produced every 5 minutes . . .

  2. May 17, 2011 7:09 am

    I have seen SGM and read about the lay that made it as well as saw the Beam Global acquisition, but I haven’t tried it. I have heard from other as ell that the flavor is less than appealing, and that for most, the serving size is way small. Once again people will buy into anything without researching.

  3. May 24, 2011 8:13 am

    I agree 100%! If you want to cut back on the calories, drink less, but drink better.

    Cheers!
    G-LO

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