Takeya Fruit Infusion Jug Giveaway

floating fruit

When I was in high school, I was one of those dorky kids who carried a plastic bottle of water around with me all day, every day. It was just a plain, disposable bottle that I used over and over again (this was long before we knew that that wasn’t such a good idea), but I loved being able to skip the water fountain and have my water right with me.

apples, lemon and ginger

Though the vessel has changed over the years a bit (I’m currently switching between a wide mouth quart jar and this guy), toting liquid around with me on my daily routine is still a habit. It makes me feel better and more functional. It also helps me avoid headaches, which are my eternal plague.

finished sliced fruit

There is just one thing in life that gets in the way of my water loving ways and that’s the taste of the water in Philadelphia. Even after filtering, it never tastes great. While I still drink vast quantities of it plain and flat, I’m also always searching out ways to tweak and improve it.


Enter the Takeya Fruit Infusion Jug. It has a strainer built into the top, so you can fill it with fruit and water and then pour without hunks of lemon or apple falling into your glass. Thanks to the nice folks at Takeya, I’ve had this jug in my kitchen since the summer and have put all manner of berries, apples and stonefruit into it. I am as smitten with it as one can be with a hunk of BPA-free plastic and silicone.

These days, my favorite combination is sliced apple, lemon and ginger (for best ginger extraction, crush it a bit before adding it to the water). I realize that the same thing could be done with a jar or other vessel, and I’ve done just that many times in the last few years. But having a pretty jug designed precised for the task makes it slightly easier and more fun.


I tend to keep it in the fridge and refill it throughout the day with fresh water and I drink. The combination of fruit and chill transforms Philly’s funky water into something quite tasty. I’ve also been known to pop a handful of fresh herbs like mint or lemon verbena in there when they’re handy. Oh, and see that picture up there? I did that to show you that it is entirely leak-proof. A definite virtue.

infused water

So, those same kind Takeya folks have given me one of these raspberry-colored, fruit infusion jugs to give away to a Food in Jars reader. If you want a chance at it, here’s what to do…

  1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and tell me what combination of fruit you’d put in your fruit infusion jug.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Wednesady, November 16, 2011.
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.

Disclosure: Takeya gave me the jug pictured above and are provided the one for this giveaway. As always, my opinions are still all my own. It’s a good product and I’m happy to be able to share it with you guys.

Update: My contact at Takeya just told me that they’re going to be hosting a Twitter party on November 15 with more chances to win their products. Click here for more information!


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580 Responses to Takeya Fruit Infusion Jug Giveaway

  1. 551
    Pip says:

    I was going to say citrus fruit, but after reading the comments I think it would be frozen fresh pineapple slices and frozen grapes.
    I don’t drink water at all unless it’s fizzy and/or black, so this would hep me drink more water.

  2. 552
    Grace Rodriguez says:

    Wild blackberries and raspberries with lemon. Yum!

  3. 553
    Sarah says:

    I would use lemons, limes, and raspberries!

  4. 554
    Sally says:

    How about blood orange, pineapples and ginger? Sounds good to me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 555
    Angie says:

    Cucumbers and mint!! Mmm!

  6. 556
    Gabrielle says:

    Like so many others here, my first thought was “Lemon!” but there are so many great suggestions! I think they made me thirsty. I need some water. Naturally flavored, if you please.

  7. 557
    Kath says:

    Seasonal! Right now I would do asian pear and maybe a lovely spice, such as star anise. Ooh, and something would get ginger, that’s for sure!

  8. 558
    maggiewann says:

    Apple, ginger, pear–I love that combination.

  9. 559
    Tina says:

    I would use a variety of fresh herbs. I really like lavender, lemon balm and mint.

  10. 560
    Susan says:

    Lemon-raspberry….sounds yummy

  11. 561
    amy says:

    raspberries and lime!

  12. 562
    Claire Reiner says:

    Lemon and ginger sounds awesome! I can’t get enough lemon in my water. I have a feeling I’d try to put anything I could get my hands on in my water if I had this baby!

  13. 563
    Tory says:

    So many combinations cross my mind immediately:

    Slightly crushed blueberries, a slice of lemon and a single clove.


    Pear chunks with a tiny splash of balsamic vinegar

    Apple, Pear and a cinnamon stick.

    Overripe figs with a tiny sliver of bay leaf.

    I am headed downstairs right now to stare at my fruit drawer!!

  14. 564
    Louise Rose says:

    I LOVE this idea. I have a “vessel fettish” as my family has noticed, and I have not seen a pitcher like this one before. Thank you for giving me ideas for Christmas presents! I have been drinking lemon/parsley water lately, sometimes with cranberries. But I have lots of lemon balm in my yard each year and that is a delight as well!

  15. 565
    Toni Camphouse says:

    Lots of ginger, pears and cranberries. . .sweeten with some honey

  16. 566
    Denise says:

    I would love to win this…I’d start with apples and pears! 🙂

  17. 567
    Angela O says:

    Definitely ginger and lime! Or orange and cinnamon! What a cool thing to have in the kitchen!!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. 568

    Oh! I’m a sucker for cucumber in water, but that ginger, apple, lemon sure looks tasty too!!

  19. 569
    Janet says:

    Basil, lime, and strawberries. Yum!

  20. 570
    Erin says:

    How about basil, lemon and ginger? Yum.

  21. 571
    Pammy says:

    Cucumber & Mint…….Spa Water!

  22. 572

    summertime was ALL about cucumber & lemon water. this would be perfect for that!

  23. 573
    Laura says:

    I’d put in spearmint, lemon, and raspberries or strawberries. Thanks!

  24. 574
    Stephanie says:

    This is a cool idea. I think I would like mint and strawberries in the spring, and i love your combo of ginger and apple. I have a lot of new herbs I planted in my garden this year I would like to play with, like pineapple sage and different types of thyme!

  25. 575
    Elizabeth says:

    I absolutely adore your blog! I would make strawberry lemon infusion. Or strawberry mint. Pears and apples make me happy in the fall! Thank you and keep writing!

  26. 576
    Allison says:

    What a great idea! I hate just plain water, but also don’t want the calories of juice. Right now, I’d put apple slices in it. Mostly because I have a ridiculous amount of apples waiting to be used. Maybe a cinnamon stick in there, too, to make it real fall-like.

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