Ginger (203 reviews)

Nudie Veggie Nudie Carrot Apple Orange Ginger

Nudie Veggie Nudie Carrot Apple Orange Ginger

I keep hearing how great Nudie juices are. the thing is that every time I pick one up I see that it has banana in it, which means I might as well put my money directly in the trash because that is where that juice belongs. Man, bananas are one of the worst.
Luckily I stumbled upon this one which is trash free. People were right, it's completely delicious. It's mostly carrot and orange, which sounds odd when you first think about it, but it's one hell of a combo. Add a little apple juice to it for sweetness and a dash of ginger for a kick and you have a juice to write home about. This is 100% pure juice with no added sweeteners and I could drink it all day long, or at least until I got a gnarly stomach ache. It would be such a tasty pain though.

Website
http://www.nudie.com.au/
Country
Australia
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Bunderim Ginger Beer & Guarana

Bunderim Ginger Beer & Guarana

I've been in Australia for about two weeks now. Let me tell you, eating vegetarian and avoiding eggs and cheese is not an easy task here. As a result I've spent my fair share of time at grocery stores cobbling together meals that I don't need to cook. I kept seeing 4-packs of this ginger beer, but I've been trying to limit my soda intake so I was hoping I would come across single cans in a gas station. It didn't happen, but I did find a 4-packs today on sale for less than a single bottle of Bundaberg is, so I grabbed it to share.

This is fantastic. I wasn't quite sure how the guarana would mingle with the ginger, but they got "right chatty" as I'm sure someone around here would say. As it turns out they combine into something great. The result really reminds me of Skeleteens sodas from the 90s (Brain Wash/Love Potion 69).
The ginger doesn't have a typical burn. It's transformed into something new. It tastes intense and almost hurts your throat to drink it. I mean that in a very positive way. So much for limiting my soda and sharing. My mom is going to be so disappointed in me.

Website
http://www.buderimginger.com/
Country
Australia
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Busy Bee Yerba Mate Ginger Limeade

Busy Bee Yerba Mate Ginger Limeade

Busy Bee is batting 1,000. That’s sports talk for rating perfectly, correct? If not, then whatever the analogy would be to say that they have achieved perfect marks is the one we will go with. I mean I guess it was no shock that if you mix yerba mate, ginger and lime you’re going to have a winner on your hands. Actually for most people that might be something new and unheard of. To me it’s a delicious dream.

Like all of their beverages the yerba mate is the driving force. The other flavors are just an added bonus. You can taste the ginger a decent amount, but it does not give you any burn. Normally that would equate to a complaint from me, but this drink doesn’t need the burn to carry it. It is perfect just the way it is. The lime is there in a limeade fashion, as the label suggests. This is almost like the mate/limeade version of an Arnold Palmer, but with the mix 75/25 in favor of the tea.
I really can’t get enough of these drinks. They are my favorite beverage that I have come across in quite some time.

Website
http://busybeemate.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Iced Tea
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 30th, 2017
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Trader Joe's Brewed Ginger Beer

Trader Joe's Brewed Ginger Beer

Ahh ginger beer. Always a welcome guest in my house. Gosling's, Goya and now Trader Joe's. Sure, there are other ones. What? Do you want me to make a list? Well it's not going to happen. Alright, fine. Here. Happy?

This is good. It's sweet. I could put this in the category of "entry level" since it's not going to burn the skin off your mouth. Tame. Could you give it to kids? Sure if the kids you are giving it to aren't wimps and if their parents aren't around. If I saw you giving my kids pop, I might say something. If I saw you giving my kids ginger beer, I might say something after I saw the look on their dumb, wimp faces as their tiny, young mouths are on fire.

This is sweeter than I like my ginger beer but makes up for in earthy, ginger flavor. It's like losing a game only to come up a couple points short in the fourth quarter. Everything was against you and you are still going home a loser just not as much of a loser.

Website
http://www.traderjoes.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on February 2nd, 2017
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Bee Sweet Lemonade with Ginger

Bee Sweet Lemonade with Ginger

Want to hear the most adorable thing you’ll come across all day? This company is owned by an 11 year old lady named Mikaila. It started when she was trying to come up with an idea for a children’s business competition. She got stung by a bee, twice and received her grandmother’s cookbook with the lemonade recipe in it. Through that she became obsessed with saving bees and donates a percentage of her profits to organizations working to help bees. It kind of makes you feel like you’ve wasted your life, right? I wish I cared about anything as much as this girl cares for bees. In doing so she also produces a delicious beverage.

The ingredients in this are water, lemon juice, cane sugar, honey, ginger and flaxseed. It’s simple. It’s delicious. It has digestive benefits. You can also feel good spending your money on it because you’re helping a child help bees. The ginger and the lemons overpower the honey a bit, but you can still taste it. I like when beverages taste heavily of honey, but I’m not one to argue with ginger (which has a kick that’s on the mellower side in here).

I’m not going to spend the rest of the day staring at the wall trying to figure out how I can be a better person.

Website
http://beesweetlemonade.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 29th, 2016
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Honest Ginger Lemonade

Honest Ginger Lemonade

This is going to be a long winter. We’re maybe 2-3 weeks into there actually being snow and I’m already done with it. I want it gone and I want everything to be green again. I don’t even care if it’s all that warm. If 50 degrees is what I was given, I wouldn’t complain, as long as plants were green around me. Instead I get white, grey and brown. No one wants that. If they think they do, they are delusional.

Honest knows what I’m going through and they are trying to help me through it. I didn’t even know I was looking for anything like this drink until I was nose to nose with it in the store. It’s no secret that lemonade is the official drink of summertime. As a result I like to trick myself into thinking it’s summer by cranking the heat and drinking it mid-winter. It only helps slightly, but I’ll take what I can get to help me cope.

This is water, lemon juice, cane sugar and the secret ingredient; ginger juice. As far as the lemon goes it’s a tad bit on the watery side, but I kind of like that about it. It fits my mood and I didn’t really want something that was overly sour. Any issue I had with that is more than made up for by the ginger though. It’s present in flavor, with a bit of a burn in the aftertaste. Best of all it’s only lightly sweetened.

It’s an understatement to say that I’m into it. It’s really great and if I close my eyes and sit in front of the heating vents while I sip on this I can pretend it’s a nice (constant) warm breeze blowing over me. Why do I have to love the city I live in so much, even though I hate winter? Buffalo has a hold of me and it's not letting go.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 22nd, 2016
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Cawston Press Ginger Beer

Cawston Press Ginger Beer

I had this whole idea for writing to Scotland and telling them that we were cool now and that all is forgiven for that Iron Bru garbage that they spewed into the world. Then, I realized that Cawston Press isn’t made in Scotland. I just happen to have been there the first time I drank it. Well, it looks like I still have beef with Scotland, but my love for England is still running high, due to it being the home of these sodas.

No other company in the history of Thirsty Dudes has gotten a five bottle review consecutively for all of their products. They are truly a gift to the beverage world. With this soda that took their patented sparkling apple juice and added a top notch ginger beer to it. This has it all, flavor and burn. You can taste the flavor of actual ginger and not just an intense burn, but it has enough kick to keep you interested.

It seems like a bit of a hefty price at $7 for a six pack, but that’s less than $1.25 per can, and that is not bad at all for this quality of soda. I can’t wait until their other flavors make it over to the US.

Website
http://www.cawstonpress.com/
Country
United Kingdom
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 9th, 2016
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Ginger People Bottoms Up Ginger Beer

Ginger People Bottoms Up Ginger Beer

My brother finds drinks sometimes and thinks he's going to be mean and buy me stuff he thinks might be gross. This isn't the gross one but is part of the group that he bought me. This one was actually really nice. It was sweet and really spicy, the way that ginger beer should be. It most certainly still had its feet in ginger ale territory but was dabbling in the ginger beer world. The spice was nice and it burns in all the right places. The fact that it was unfiltered means that it was laden with stuff at the bottom and you know how the Thirsty Dudes love stuff in their drinks. A+. Would drink again.

Website
http://www.gingerpeople.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on September 26th, 2016
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Fiz "1922" Ginger Ale

Fiz "1922" Ginger Ale

What exactly does the year 1922 have to do with ginger ale? A quick google search came up with nothing but a couple of ads that came out that year. Wikipedia tells me that ginger ale existed in a marketable form for decades before that. Perhaps, since this is a sugary beverage, they chose 1922 to celebrate the first successful insulin treatment of diabetes. Okay I dug deeper and it turns out that 1922 was the year that College Club Beverages (the company that makes Fiz) opened its soda streams. That makes more sense. Since I couldn’t find any info, I’m guessing that ginger ale was one of, if not the first flavor they produced.

This is a nice little soda. It’s sweet, but not in the “this is 99% sugar water and 1% flavor” way. It tastes like a fairly standard modern ginger ale. You don’t actually taste the earthiness of the root, or the spice, but there is no mistaking that it’s ginger ale.

Website
http://https://www.facebook.com/COLLEGE.CLUB.BEVERAGES/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 7th, 2016
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Ginger Shots Lemon Ginger

Ginger Shots Lemon Ginger

I want someone to pull a prank on me. I want to order a nice cold lemonade and have one of my friends slip this shot into the mix. They will smile as they hand me the glass, stifling a giggle, but the joke will actually be on them because this could do nothing but improve any lemonade. Normally I’m not a huge fan of lemon (well except in perfect lemonade), it just seems like a boring flavor, but it always pairs perfectly with ginger, and boy oh boy is this some ginger. This is the most intense of the shots that we were sent. The sourness of the lemon somehow enhances the burn and I can’t take a sip without making a ridiculous face, and I love every second of it. It is so, so sour. I’m making that cartoon puckered lip face that you see on lemon products that don’t actually do that to you. This does it. This makes you pucker. I want to give this to Mike’s soon and see how he responds. He’ll probably hate me. Eh You win some you lose some.

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Shot
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 26th, 2016
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