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Noble Organic Chia Beet

Noble Organic Chia Beet

I like everything about this juice. I mean I really like everything about this drink, but I have a problem with it. You see it’s called Chia Beet and the front label says it’s beets, berries and chia seed juice, which would be all well and good if the main ingredient weren’t orange juice. The main flavor in this bottle is orange juice with beets, berries and chia seed added to it (with no added texture I'd like to note). I went into this expecting an earthy berry drink and what I got was an interesting twist on a morning favorite. As I said I really like it, I just wish it labeled itself as what it is. There is no shame in it. You are a beautiful juice. Accept yourself and let the world know what you are and let them know just how wonderful you are. Blueberries, strawberries, beets and chia seeds added to orange juice is not a common thing, but it is a very delicious thing. Be strong. Be proud.

Website
http://noblecitrus.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on March 27th, 2016
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Galvania Organic Fruit Sparkling Beverage Clementine

Galvania Organic Fruit Sparkling Beverage Clementine

You have to appreciate when a company makes a large effort with their presentation. The size/shape of bottles and cans has become so uniform and standard that when a company mixes things up it’s hard not to take notice. Sure, Galvanina didn’t create something new, but their embossed glass bottles with minimum label are just classy. They could have easily thrown their sparkling juice into any old bottle and it would have just blended in with the scenery, but the way they present it makes it stand out and makes it special. It’s similar to the way that San Pellegrino stands out because of the foil they put over the top of their cans. You feel a small specialness when you drink them. Just one glance at this bottle and I could tell it was most likely made it Europe. It feels old in the best possible way.

On top of having all the right looks this also tastes pretty fantastic. Normally when beverages are made sparkling carbonation is just added to regular water. In here mineral water is used and it does give it a bit of a regal feel. Also involved are clementine and carrot juice concentrates as well as orange and lemon pulp. It does fall on the sweeter side of how I like my sparkling juice, but it still mostly tastes like juice and that is the important thing. This wins all around.

Website
http://www.galvanina.co.uk/the-collection/
Country
Italy
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Juice, Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 29th, 2016
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Plum Vida Cherry. Berry. Beet. Ginger.

Plum Vida Cherry. Berry. Beet. Ginger.

I know there is a whole culture out there of people into infantilism (grown people pretending to be babies) and while I don’t think they were the intended target audience for this beverage I’m guessing that they are responsible for a good portion of Plum Vida sales.

If this juice came in a bottle I feel like I would be writing a glowing review here, minus the fact that I think they went a little heavy on the pear, but it coming in this pouch just makes me think that I’m savaging for food and they only thing I could find was baby food. I’m sure there is a reason they chose this packaging, probably something environmental as everything in here is organic and it is BPA free. I just keep imaging a room of grown men, hairy sweaty grown men, sitting around in diapers and bonnets just slurping away at this juice. I’m not judging, it’s just what comes to mind.

Never mind my fever dreams for the moment and let’s discus taste. Serve this to me in a glass and switch out that pear puree for boring old apple and you’ve got my attention. This is cherry, raspberry and beet juice with a bit of ginger in the mix All four of those flavors are present and very accounted for, so I have no complaints (well seriously I’m just not a fan of pear, can we swap it out?) I’m not exaggerating when I say that if a glass of this was served to me at a juice bar I wouldn’t think twice about paying $5 for it. Seeing as these are about $1 each that is pretty astounding.

Website
http://www.plumorganics.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 18th, 2016
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Claire Baie Cherry Limeade

Claire Baie Cherry Limeade

There is lime in this. Why wouldn't there be? Good question but you would be surprised. This actually has a good cherry taste and lime taste. That's both tastes. Two of two tastes are good. All together how is it? It's good. I didn't polish off a whole bottle in one sitting but that's no insult to the drink itself. It's good. It tastes like a cherry limeade you would make yourself with cherry Kool-Aid and lime juice. Do you make things like that yourself at home? Perhaps. This is also made from real sugar so it doesn't taste like poison at any stage in the game. I've got a couple bottles of this line that I am now looking forward to.

Website
http://witbeveragecompany.com/wbc-brands-jelly-belly-wbc-gi-chicago-green-river-caruso-legacy-black-
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Juice, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on February 16th, 2016
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Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverage Black Current Rosehip

Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverage Black Current Rosehip

Do you have anything to celebrate? Honestly, who cares? Celebrate this drink by drinking this drink because it's great. Open it up, blow some noisemakers, throw some confetti around, pull one of those things that pop and fill the air with strands of colorful paper and the smell of farts. It's time to celebrate this drink.

It doesn't taste like armpits or feet which, often, to me, black current tastes like. Rosehip I've had before but couldn't pick it out in a lineup. Basically, this tastes like a good, almost grape sparkling, non-alcoholic champagne. It's really good. I shared it with a handful of people and the only complaint is that it was really sweet and they couldn't do more than one glass of it. That's fine.

Website
http://www.frisabeverages.com/
Country
Spain
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Juice, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on February 9th, 2016
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Galvania Organic Fruit Sparkling Beverage Blood Orange

Galvania Organic Fruit Sparkling Beverage Blood Orange

What we have here is a beverage with an identity problem. It knows what it is as a beverage, but not where it’s from. It most certainly is a sparkling blood orange juice with sugar added. That is obvious from one delicious taste of the bitter fruit whose edge has been taken off by something sweet. What of its origins? The bottle says that it is a product of Italy, the website says that it is from the UK, and yet I found it in a run of the mill grocery store in Lansing, MI of all places. Where does It’s story start, and will it come to an end in Michigan? I can safely answer “no” to that as I traveled with it through Canada back to Buffalo, NY, where I consumed it. It’s a drink of the world, and you can enjoy it wherever you happen to be.

Website
http://www.galvanina.co.uk/the-collection/
Country
Italy
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Juice, Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 12th, 2016
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H2Melon 100%Pure Watermelon

H2Melon 100%Pure Watermelon

As a child one of the most annoying things that could happen on a hot summer day was when someone would bring a huge bowl of watermelon to an outing. I believe it has been scientifically proven that all kids love watermelon, and at these moments without fail as I reached for the refreshing fruit, someone would stop me and tell me that it was a treats for adults only. I was always so bummed that adults for treats when I didn’t and it took me a while to realize that it meant some turd had dumped a bottle of vodka or something like that into my glorious fruit, hence ruining it. Actually as a non-drinking adult I have had the same experiences with the same results. The amount of times in my life that I’ve had to speak the phrase “Is this safe for me?” are more than I’d care to think about.

The bottom line is that everyone loves watermelon in the summer, so don’t make it an exclusive thing with your dumb booze. If you do make sure you keep some separate for those who don’t want the alcohol, or grab a couple of bottles of H2Melon. It is a cold pressed juice with watermelon being the only ingredient. It’s just the fruit juiced and nothing else, and that is wonderful. I really wish that it was blazing hot out while I sit here drinking this, but sometimes timing doesn’t work out and it’s mid-November in Buffalo. I’m certainly not going to wait eight months to let this juice pour over my taste buds, just for a proper experience. I’m going to drink it now and use its glory to transport me back to a relaxing summer day instead of trying to stay warm without turning the heat on (it’s a little game I play).

This tastes exactly like what it is, watermelon. I do have to say that it tastes a bit like the rind was juiced with the pulp of the melon. I personally don’t mind that and I think it’s actually essential for a proper watermelon experience. You always get a little bit of rind in your bites when eating the fruit, so they are just keeping things authentic. If you are someone who hates summer and refreshment stay away from this juice, but if you crave summer sip away. You might not actually feel the warm sun on your face, but this makes it easier to pretend.

Website
http://www.h2-melon.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 12th, 2015
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Ikea Saft Rabarber Rhubarb

Ikea Saft Rabarber Rhubarb

Sure this expired almost two years ago. Sure I am the one to drink it. I don't want to say that my standards are higher than Jay's, but I will say that I throw caution to the wind a little sooner when it comes to expiration dates. Also, what can go bad, right? It's just concentrated fruit juice.

Since this had sugar in it, I knew that I didn't have anything to worry about. Rhubarb is a bitter thing, man. This was well sweetened because it had an adequate amount of sugar and a minimal amount of that bitterness. It's actually pretty darn good. A four to one, water to concentrate makes it and then you're done. I thought it was a regular drink and then I saw there were directions and was honestly a little disappointed. Not in the fact that it was "more work" but just that I wanted to drink it and call it a day. Now I've got an eighty percent full container of mix that will probably go to waste since no one else will touch it because it's so old. Such is the life of a drink mix in the presence of people who care about expiration dates.

Website
http://www.ikea.com
Country
Sweden
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Juice, Mix/Concentrate
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 21st, 2015
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Juiceology Pomegranate Cranberry + Blueberry

Juiceology Pomegranate Cranberry + Blueberry

I have experienced very few things that were more miserable than being extremely sick while being on tour. Once it hits you’re done for. The chances of getting a good night’s sleep are few and far between, you’re stuck in a germ cave of a van for a good portion of the day, and a good deal of the time finding/having time for healthy food is a dream. When I was out recently I felt a little worn down and that familiar tickle was in my throat, so I did my best (and succeeded) in keeping that sickness at bay. I doubled up on vitamins (including far too many Emergen C packets), I took it easy and slept whenever it was an option, and I drank a whole mess of juice. We had a six hour drive to Phoenix from El Paso so when we stopped for gas I ran into the grocery store across of the street and picked this little guy up.

The three main flavors in here are all antioxidant heavy, so I thought it would be a good choice. These are juices that are normally on the harsher side of things, but in this beverage that were shockingly smooth. Maybe it’s because the cranberry and blueberry juice came from reconstituted concentrate, or maybe it was the base of apple juice that did it. Either way, it wasn’t rough on my throat, which was a little sore and it tasted just fine. Overall it tastes like a nice amalgamation of all three of the juices mentioned in the flavor, without any of them particularly sticking out.

My only qualm is that it boasts to have no sugar added, but there is stevia extract in it (in my book a sweetener) and to be fair it was pretty sweet from the apple juice. Sure there was no “actual” sugar added, but there were definitely some sweeteners involved in its creation. Oh well I still enjoyed it, and thank the company for their participation in keeping me healthy.

Website
http://www.purejuiceology.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Stevia Extract
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 8th, 2015
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Califia Farms Agua Fresca Watermelon Ginger-Lime

Califia Farms Agua Fresca Watermelon Ginger-Lime

At our show in Atlanta I went on an adventure with fellow soda enthusiast/bassist Dakota Floyd to find the elusive Brood Soda. We walked about a mile through somewhat rain to get to the store only to find that they no longer carry it. Luckily it wasn't a complete bust and I stumbled upon this beverage. I was bummed that they didn't have Brood, and I wasn't even looking forward to this, but was it ever a treat. It ended up being the best thing I have drank in quite some time.

This is a watermelon agua fresca that actually tastes like watermelon and not a gross fake candy. It's really smooth, but the flavor is so perfect and specific that it tricks my mouth into thinking that I can make out the texture of perfectly wipe watermelon (aka the only time that this specific fruit it truly great). The ginger and lime are there, but not as strong and merely serve to make the watermelon shine more brightly. The lime gets stronger in the aftertaste, but it never overpowers the melon. This is the perfect beverage for hot humid weather. Califia Farms has transitioned from coffee drinks into wonderful juice.

Website
http://www.califiafarms.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Juice
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 1st, 2015
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