I absolutely hated flavored water, I just didn't understand the point. I felt like if your drinking water, then drink water. And if you want something fruit flavored without added sugar, get fresh juice. However, a few weeks ago my mom said that she wanted us to start a probiotic detox thing and with it we can't have to much sugar consumption- refined or natural. I dont drink soda, and rarely drink juice, but if I wanted some I wouldn't really be able to get any at this point. So, I saw these in my local dollar tree(they weren't the cans, the were the bottles) and I figured I would give it a try again. I'm loving them for the days were I want a little bit of juice with my meals. They have absolutely no sugar what so ever, siiys definitely no alternative. However, if you already drink a ton of water like I did, it won't really bother you. The only reason they got a four out if five stars is because of there price. I saw them in a traditional grocery store and refused to pay that price. I'll continue to get them were I got them before.