Emergen-C Vitamin Drink Mix vs. XS Gold
With all of the hoopla surrounding XS Gold, I took a look at some other products are there on the market. I recently got several packets of Emergen-C Vitamin Drink Mix. It’s a mixable powder1 that you add to water to give you the following vitamins and minerals (based on the original raspberry flavor). Compare it with XS Gold:
|Cost per serving||$0.30||$3.00|
If we wanted to compare percentages, one can of XS Gold has in general a higher percentage of vitamins and minerals. Plus, it has the magical Essentra ingredient which is supposed to be so good for you.
But here’s where the two products really differ. The per serving cost of Emergen-C? 30 cents according to this Amazon.com listing. The per serving cost of XS Gold? $3.00.
That’s a 10x cost difference!
I like quality products. At the same time, I like products that have a good cost value proposition. For me, a serving of orange juice or Emergen-C is cheaper and offers plenty of nutrients. Or, I could tap drink water filtered through my Brita water filter.
These products might not offer everything that XS Gold offers, but they do have one unbeatable thing going for them: price.
1 Amway used to sell a mixable powder drink called Active-8. What ever happened to that product?