Free Things Thursday: Trop50 (+ a $50 giveaway)

by Rachel on January 26, 2012

I’ve got goodies!

First, the winner of last week’s Chucklefish giveaway is entry #46 — Grace, who said she’d get an earwarmer. Grace, I will e-mail you later today to put you in touch with Lea.

For anyone else who is interested in buying something from Lea’s shop, you can use the code RWREADERS for free priority shipping on your items!

Today’s free thing is Trop50 and it might actually be the first drink that I’ve reviewed here that I didn’t also mix with alcohol. Typically, I only drink my calories if I’m, well, drinking, but I actually really like Trop50 on its own. Trop50 is a lower-calorie, lower-sugar juice that doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners (though it does have PureVia, which is a form of stevia). There are several varieties (orange, pomegranate blueberry, pineapple mango, apple, and lemonade) but I like the raspberry lemonade best. It’s sweet, tangy, pulpless (very important to me!), and I like it with savory breakfasts.

Trop50 has been running a new app on their Facebook page all month that I like, asking people “What’s the juicy truth behind your New Year’s resolution?” The idea is that people’s resolutions are often about something bigger — like “I want to lose weight” might really mean “I want to make my ex look twice.” It’s just a funny little app to play with and if you try it, you’ll get a coupon for $1 off of a bottle of Trop50 and you can enter to win $1,000.

I don’t have $1,000 to give away here, but I do have coupons for free bottles of Trop50 for five interested parties and I have a $50 Visa gift card for another winner!

To enter to win, just give the resolution translator a try on their FB page and leave a comment here letting me know you did. And feel free to share your resolution translation along with your comment (either the one they gave you, or write a funny one with your own). You have until next Tuesday, Jan. 31* at 11:59 PM CST to enter and I’ll choose the six winners at random next Thursday!

*An earlier version of this post had the wrong date (2/1). 

{ 32 comments }

1 Amanda @FancyOatmeal January 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I’m not so much a fan of drinking my calories either. I would prefer to eat an apple than drink apple juice; the same goes for oranged and grapefruit. However, I do like that there are reduced sugar versions of fruit juices becoming more available.
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2 Mami2jcn January 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

The resolution translator told me “I want to exercise more…to get more random whistles”.

3 Amanda @ Click. The Good News January 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

That was mine too- The resolution translator told me “I want to exercise more…to get more random whistles”.

I already get enough of those…usually while work on the interstate!
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4 Emily Susan January 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Love Trop 50, I use it for smoothie base all the time! The resolution translator told me that I wanted to lose weight to make my ex look twice. But in reality its because I want my husband to think he’s lucky for landing me :) lol.

5 Kelly D January 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I resolved to lose weight … to make my ex look twice.

6 Laura January 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

The resolution translator told me I want to save more money…. to afford a full time stylst!

7 April January 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I love, love Trop50. So happy to have an orange juice that isn’t hundreds of calories per serving.

I want to go on more dates…to have an excuse to look fabulous.

8 Morgan January 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

It said I want to save more money…. to afford a full time stylst! But really I want a new car :)
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9 Lorilea January 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I want to exercise more … to get more random whistles.

Hey, they have been a little slow lately… probably because Michigan’s so cold I have to bundle like an Eskimo to go anywhere anyway!

10 Bridget January 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I want to lose weight….to make my ex look twice.
^Randomly generated

haha, it makes me laugh because my ex is actually my current. And he better look twice!

11 Katie January 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Tried the trop 50 translator— I said I want to get a new job to avoiding doing the one I have. Sooo true. I hate my job. lol

12 Dana January 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm

definitely need to try the Trop50…hadn’t heard of it before!
mine translation said “I want to exercise more…to get more random whistles.”

13 Nikki January 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I want to exercise more to see my personal fantasty – uh, trainer
haha!

14 Heidi Nicole January 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I want to exercise more…to get more random whistles!
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15 Ashley January 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

I want to save more money…to afford a better stylist
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16 [SMASH] January 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

I like to add orange juice in when making my green monster smoothies and this juice is perfect since it’s low cal.

17 Julann January 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I want to lose weight so I can be the skinny BFF for once!

Hell Yeah!

18 Rachael January 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

My new years resolution from the Trop50 facebook page is to…save money, to afford a full time stylist. I wish!

19 Katie @ Doing Dewey January 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I want to save more money…to afford a better stylist.

Clearly the best use of my savings :-P
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20 Deanna G. January 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

I want to exercise more….to get more random whistles. :)

21 Casey January 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

i want to exercise more… to be able to lug heavy shopping bags! haha love it!

22 Britney January 29, 2012 at 6:01 am

I just did the translator and got “I want to exercise more…to get more random whistles.”

Hmm. Not exactly. :P

I’m kind of curious because I’ve seen all the Trop 50 commercials. I try to shy away from drinking my calories too (unless it’s booze or hot chocolate) but I do enjoy orange juice every once in awhile.

23 Anastasia January 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I got “I want to exercise more…to get more random whistles.” I love orange juice but have to limit it since the one I normally buy has 39g of sugar per serving. It’d be nice to find one low in sugar that tastes good.

24 Dallas January 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

Ha. “I want to get organized… To get an accurate dust bunny count.” That’s actually kind of funny!
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25 Heather Garay January 30, 2012 at 11:18 am

“I want to exercise more……to get more random whistles.”
…..too run a half marathon before I get married!!

Never tried Trop50, but see the commercials….

26 Frances January 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

I tried it. It told me “I want to exercise more to get more random whistles.” I already get some random whistles, so was pretty amused.

27 Mel January 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

“I want a new job…so I can spend more time on Facebook.”

Oh Trop, you know me.

28 Corey L January 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I tried it out! I picked “I want to learn something new” and it gave me “to remind my brain it’s actually alive.” I like it.

29 Lisa January 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I want to save more money…to afford a better stylist

30 zoey January 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

it said I want to save more money to afford a full time stylist…I can’t say I’d complain!

31 Elise January 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

My translation said “I want to learn something new…to remind my brain it’s actually alive. ” That’s too true! I feel like I’m in a rut!
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32 aubreylaine January 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I tried it out!!
I love Tropicana :)
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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