I found out today that there are versions of Crystal Light made for the Mexican and Argentine consumers. It's called CLIGHT.
Here is what I found on Kraft's website:
"Clight, known as Crystal Light in the U.S.A., is a fruit flavored refreshment for consumers watching their calorie count. Major Markets: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico"
Here are the flavors:
Traditional flavors: lemon, mango, watermelon, strawberry, mandarine, grapefruit, apple
Exotic flavors: peach-jasmine, lemon-mint, orange-pineapple
Tropical flavors: horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, pina (piña) colada and guanábana, guayaba!
(An aside for my Latin/Caribbean MF shakers on the board, I nearly fainted when I saw guanabana and guayaba !!
Has anyone tried these??? I hear they have them on the cruise ships.
I found a seller on ebay and I will give it a try.
Here is what I found on a weight loss blog when I googled CLIGHT. She cracked me up.
So I asked myself "What's all the fuss about? Why are all these seemingly intelligent women driving over the border to Tijuana to purchase a .15 cent package of sugar free drink mix, particularly in Lime flavor, in bulk, and setting up a black market in the US?"
So why the hell can't we have it here in the US? Not only do they make Lime (which is a might damn fine sugar-free margarita base, I'll tell you that right now), they have this amazing array of flavors from Watermelon to Lime to Hibiscus. And what do we have in the US? Try about 5 or 6 flavors of its bastard cousin -- Crystal Light -- none of which really impress me except for Ruby Red Grapefruit and Peach Iced Tea, which is like crack to me.
So good. I'm telling you, something is very, very wrong here. Responses from Kraft were highly unsatisfactory bordering on flippant. We Americans prefer carbonated drinks. The South Americans prefer still/flat fruit drinks, so they market the majority of the flavors (more than two dozen) in those countries, and not here.