Positive Energy Strawberry Lemonade

Positive Energy Strawberry Lemonade

Flavor-wise, this is nice. It's pretty smooth and I personally like the Stevia taste mixed with the coffee extract. It's a welcome bitterness to a sweet and fruity lemonade. What I don't like, and this just me and not at all affecting my rating, is the intense jitters I'm getting from the caffeine. It turns you into a masochist because I'm enjoying the flavor but not the after effects of it. As I said, not affecting the review.

Flavor? Yeah. Chocked full. Nice genuine strawberry flavor with a little sweet and sour from the lemonade. It's actually pretty good and would be really good in itself. I wonder why Stevia is in there at all; probably to cut down on calories. Yeah, that's probably why. I could start a juice company. I'm like a detective. Or an assumptive moron who should keep his mouth shut if he knows what's good for him.

Website
http://www.drinkpositiveenergy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Juice, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman 1 day ago
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McDonalds McCafe Mocha

McDonalds McCafe Mocha

Eek. This is good. Dastardly good. Sure, it defied the simple rule of "fast food" since I waited patiently in my car for five minutes at the window while this was delivered to me, unapologetically. Who cares? That machine man. You've really got to reel it in with that thing. It is the single most multi-tasking piece of equipment in the place and it's down constantly. The entirety of the McCafe is solely reliant on that one machine and it's down all the time. That's neither Nora there.

This drink, though. Jesus. It's fantastic. It's served with an unnecessary amount of whipped cream and chocolate sauce. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone without it because it's already chocolate since it's mocha. I don't need ice cream toppings on a coffee drink. Thank you. Unneeded. It's good, though. It's clearly a coffee with a decent enough amount of chocolate that both are clearly represented. I'm not coffee connoisseur, but it's a good coffee taste. I don't care. I'm sure it's garbage. I don't care. I should. I don't. You win, McDonald's.

Website
http://www.mcdonalds.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Not Listed
Categories
Coffee
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman 3 days, 5 hours ago
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Hawaiian OLA Noni Ginger Turmeric

Hawaiian OLA Noni Ginger Turmeric

Well this sucks.

I've recently reviewed a lot of really good turmeric drinks but this is not one of them. It's spicy. Not spicy "hot spicy" but spicy like "contains a lot of spices" spicy. Spiceful. I tried hard to like this. It's different but it's not fantastic. It gets more punishing with every sip. The more lukewarm it gets, the more thick and gritty it gets, like everything settles into a sandy mess at the bottom at when you let it sit next to you for a half hour, it just settles and gets downright thick and gross. It's now been on my desk for an hour because I cannot finish it. It's almost come full circle and gotten spicy and gritty at the same time. I feel like someone swapped out my drink with something you would order at an Indian restaurant. Ginger turmeric sounds like a great chicken dish. Ginger turmeric is a terrible, terrible drink.

Website
http://www.hawaiianola.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Hawaiian Honey
Categories
Juice, Sparkling
Rating
1/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman 4 days, 23 hours ago
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Stewart's Shops Vichy

Stewart's Shops Vichy

Vichy is seltzer water with salt and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) in it. It is weird and seemingly unnecessary. I assume you’re meant to drink it when you have an upset stomach. It just tastes wrong to me. It’s like something a child would concoct with various things in a kitchen, and it would be a failure. The end.

Website
http://www.stewartsshops.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 6 days, 1 hour ago
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Schneider`s 50/50 Tea Lemonade

Schneider`s 50/50 Tea Lemonade

A Schneider’s beverage in a can just seems wrong to me. Actually any of the Pennsylvania tea company’s products in cans just doesn’t sit well with me. I am so used to them coming in plastic bottles/jugs or cartons and that is how I like them. Those packaging give them an air of cheapness that I find oddly charming. I mean I still drank the contents of this can, but the entire time I wish the packaging was different. I can imagine that anyone not from the area would probably think I was being insane, but I am a fan of tradition and the way things used to be.

This is a very sweet beverage. There are 72g of sugar in this 23.5oz can. Actually I take that back, I just did the math and 24oz of Coke would have 78g of sugar. 72 is still a lot, but not as obscene as I previously though. You probably shouldn’t drink all of this in one sitting though. This claims to be 50/50, but in reality it tastes more like 75/25 with lemonade taking up most of the flavor, but neither it nor the tea taste very authentic. It’s like they took their lemon tea and just added more lemon to it. I know that shouldn’t be much different than a lemonade tea, but there is something different about it, and I’m not a huge fan. It’s a perfectly serviceable drink that I’m sure most people would love, but it just wasn’t sitting right with me.

Website
http://www.schneidersdairy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Lemonade
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 1 week ago
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White Rose Root Beer

White Rose Root Beer

Sometimes putting a product in nicer packaging is just not enough. Giving a terrible record a really great looking album cover may be aesthetically pleasing, but it isn’t going to help the music suck any less. Now there is nothing inherently bad about this root beer. It’s perfectly average, and tastes like a store brand that you would find in a big plastic 2lt bottle. Sure it’s sweetened with cane sugar, but that can only take it so far. I appreciate that they put forth the effort to have this in a glass bottle and use a clean, classic, simple look to the label, but again that doesn’t make the contents taste like anything special. I would happily drink this if it was served to me, but I just wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase some myself.

I read some other people’s reviews of this soda, and it seems that they had a very different experience than I did and said that it was an unusual root beer because it had a fruity taste to it. I simply did not get that at all, so maybe I will get another bottle of this after all and see if I notice a difference.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 1 week ago
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Menno Tea Lemonade & Tea

Menno Tea Lemonade & Tea

The world of half and half is a populated place and somehow, it's a pretty good place to be. There aren't a lot of bad ones out there. Look, there are bad ones out there but all things considered, it's still a nice place to hang out.

This tea has a little secret, though and that secret is mint. If I may break it down for you for a second here; the tea is fine, just fine. The lemonade is pretty good. Pulpless but good. You can taste that lemon but the mint. Dat mint, tho. It's a really nice change for the generally consistent half and halves out there. Changing it up on us, gents. Now I want to try your other drinks. We'll see what we can do about that.

Website
http://www.mennotea.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman 1 week, 1 day ago
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Hawaiian OLA Sparkling Noni Beet Punch

Hawaiian OLA Sparkling Noni Beet Punch

If you were a pre-teen in early 90’s you know doubt know that the greatest fictional band of all time is The Beets, from the show Doug. While they might have been meant to be a play on The Beatles, but in reality they ended up sounding like a British version of Men at Work… weird. Their hit single was called “Killer Tofu” and was about how it’s better than junk food. As a child I don’t think I had ever tried tofu. As an adult I fully concur with them. The most important thing that the show taught us was that beets are in fact nature’s candy; a statement that led me to want to try beets whenever they were available.

While I may not eat beets very often these days, I do enjoy a good beet juice. It has a sweet yet earthy taste that is refreshing. It also has one of those flavors that you just know it’s good for you. This company took that wonderful juice and mixed it with yerba mate, my current favorite form of tea. Everything about it is great. It’s two earthy flavors that have been mixed together to create something that is not entirely new, but still interesting. Both flavors are very distinct, but somehow the earthiness does not run rampant. That is probably mostly due to the fact that it is sweetened with Hawaiian honey. On top of all of that there is the Hawaiian fruit noni in here. I’m still not exactly sure what it tastes like, but it certainly doesn’t distract from the greatness of this beverage.

Website
http://www.hawaiianola.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Hawaiian Honey
Categories
Iced Tea, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 1 week, 2 days ago
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POP Water Pineapple

POP Water Pineapple

I did not know what to expect with a brand name like Pop Water. Would it be an unsweetened soda, like seltzer water? Would it be watered down soda pop? Would it be water that exploded in your mouth a la Pop Rocks? Would your mind instantly be filled with images of Pop Art that was created by Andy Warhol? It was all a mystery that I looked forward to investigating.

Truth be told it was a very short investigation. I popped open the can took one sip and realized that there was no mysterious excitement in this can. Its contents fell somewhere between seltzer and soda pop. It is like a lighter version of a diet pop that somehow doesn’t taste overly diet, even though it is sweetened with erythritol and stevia. There is 0% juice in here, but it does contain extracts of natural pineapple. Whatever constitutes that is enough for the pineapple flavor in here to be very light, but also very accurate to the fruit.

Website
http://popwater.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 1 week, 3 days ago
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Rocket Fizz Rowdy Roddy Piper Bubble Gum Soda

Rocket Fizz Rowdy Roddy Piper Bubble Gum Soda

Before Shepard Fairey hit the streets with his Obey signs/graffiti those signs belonged to one of the greatest movies this world has ever known; They Live. It is John Carpenter’s tale of a civilization in which the ruling class is actually aliens in disguise, and they use subliminal messages everywhere to control the populace. Not only it’s it ridiculously entertaining, but it also may contain the longest fight scene of all times. The film stars former professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as a drifter who, with the help of a pair of sunglasses, discovers the true nature of the ruling class.

The most memorable line from the movie is “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.” Now you know the origin story of this soda. Someone at Rocket Fizz has great taste in movies, and somehow their legal team cleared the product and now we have it to enjoy. You know what? This might be the only bubblegum tasting soda that I have ever actually enjoyed, and that includes people’s precious champagne colas, which are just gross. The flavor of this pop doesn’t punch you in the face, like other sodas of this flavor, or say Mr. Piper might if you declined to wear the special sunglasses. Instead it mainly has a general soda flavor with a light, but nice bubblegum flavor. It actually just tastes like you’re drinking a flavorless soda while chewing a big hunk of gum. I don’t know if that sounds appealing, but if you keep looking at all those signs around you, I’m sure their hidden messages will get you drinking this by the case in no time. They live. We sleep.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 1 week, 3 days ago
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