Chadwick Bay (12 reviews)

Chadwick Bay Lemonade Original

Chadwick Bay Lemonade Original

I wouldn't exactly say, "just how mama made it" as mom probably used real sugar and not a corn based sugar substitute, but the taste is pretty spot on. It's got a good tartness and a good sweetness to it and neither lingers too long in your mouth like an unwanted guest and we all know what that's like.

I saved the other half for just the right occasion, and that might be coming up soon as I am pretty thirsty. You get that way occasionally.

Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Categories
Lemonade
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on November 14th, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Tropical Citrus

Chadwick Bay Tropical Citrus

This is a good tropical juice. I feel like most companies always use banana as filler for anything tropical. I kind of hate bananas. I'd like to think that the folks at Chadwick Bay agree with my anti-banana sentiments and have kept them out of this drink for no other reason than bananas suck.
Pineapple, on the other hand, is a fruit that I can fully get behind, and it's pulling this dog sled. It's ably backed up by orange, papaya, peach, grape and apple. Now that's a team that's reaching for the gold medal.
Even though this has a ton of citrus is it, it's not harsh on your throat at all. Smooth deliciousness. Now mush!

Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 20th, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Enhanced Green Tea with Pomegranate and Blueberry

Chadwick Bay Enhanced Green Tea with Pomegranate and Blueberry

At first sip, the sweetener kind of takes you for a loop. I'm familiar with cane sugar, Splenda, real sugar, and about everything in between but this Erythritol is different. The flavor of the drink was pretty good. I didn't get a lot of pomegranate or blueberry but the overall "fruitiness" was pretty good. The sweetener makes this drink "diet" as there are zero calories, which is good. I bet people are sick of their previous options of Sweet 'N Low and Splenda as both of those are gross. Aspartame isn't much better. This one makes things a bit "cool" to the taste and is present that it's not a "real" sugar but it's not terrible. I will drink the rest of this and encourage anyone who is dieting to give it a try.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 20th, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Unfiltered Spiced Apple Cider

Chadwick Bay Unfiltered Spiced Apple Cider

This is the same product as the Harborside Touchdown Cider that we reviewed a few weeks ago. This version of it has less obnoxious packaging. Here is an updated review of it:
When I opened it I instantly noticed the autumn like aroma. That got my hopes up. This is one great spiced cider. Just as the cinnamon feels like it's going to get too strong it fades away into sweet perfection. It reminds me of an uncarbonated Reeds Spiced Apple Brew.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Categories
Cider
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 8th, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Pear Cider

Chadwick Bay Pear Cider

"Hey honey, it's autumn now and I really could go for a nice glass of cider. Can you pick some up from the store on your way home?" "Oh babe, I'm so sick of apple cider. It's the only thing we drink all fall. How about I pick some pear cider up instead?" "Wait whaaaaaaaaaaaat?" That is the imaginary conversation that was in my head when I found out about that pear cider existed. Has this always existed? Was I just oblivious to it? Either way it's great. I really need to look into how cider is made. I love apple juice, but cider is just so superior. In the same way pear cider is superior to pear juice. It also doesn't have that super strong aftertaste that pear juice has.
For the record, I think I would leave my significant other if they ever said they were sick of cider.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Categories
Cider
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 3rd, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Juice Apple

Chadwick Bay Juice Apple

You know what's hard to rate? Apple juice. I think what makes a good apple juice is it's lack of ingredients. This is just apples and some preservatives since the juice would probably go bad without it. This is not from an apple orchard on the side of the road. This is a company. It's implied that they would have some sort of preservatives.

It's very good, too. Crisp and has a real good apple flavor. I really like apple juice. It makes me feel like a kid, but who said apple juice is just for kids. Adults need apples, too. What, you think that once you get out of elementary school you're done with apples? If so, you should have stayed in K-3 a little longer because you're wrong.

Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 3rd, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Lite Half and Half

Chadwick Bay Lite Half and Half

Splenda kills me. I can't deal with the taste of it and I might rather die of dehydration by the ultra-super-sweetness of it.

That aside, I will analyze this drink without that bit as many people are looking for a diet version of this classic beverage.

It's pretty good. It's got a nice, sour bite from the lemonade and the tea smooths it out. I would probably recommend this over an Arizona Arnold Palmer Lite because the aspartame in that is stronger than the Splenda is this so if you're going to be dieting and drinking a half and half, you might want more flavor and less fake sugar.

I am rating this as a diet drink, not as something that I would drink regularly. If you don't like all the sugars because you diet or just don't like sugars because you're 100 years old, I would drink this if I were you.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Splenda
Categories
Diet, Iced Tea, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 3rd, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Enhanced Sweet Tea

Chadwick Bay Enhanced Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea, for anyone who doesn't know, is a Southern delicacy. When you go down there and get it, it's wonderful. It's also pretty consistent, which counts more than you will ever know. The problem in today's drink world is that every company has their own sweet tea and none of them taste the same. I get excited every time when I see a new "Sweet Tea" because I hope that it will be true to the Southern treat.

This is not. I often get confused when companies make "staple" drinks. Do they do research? Living in Buffalo, I am filled to the brim with good "Buffalo wings". Go anywhere else and the "Buffalo Wings" are absolutely disgusting. How is this possible? There are like three ingredients. If you have those three ingredients, you can't make a bad batch, same with sweet tea, black tea and sugar. Done.

I do appreciate the folks at Chadwick Bay "enhancing" my beverages with vitamins and minerals but it could be taking away from the genuine flavor of the sweet tea. Listen up, though, this is not a bad tea by any means, it's just not a traditional, classic sweet tea.

Maybe I'm looking into the word "Sweet Tea" too deeply. Maybe I'm thinking that it has to be LIKE Southern Sweet Tea all the time and not just sweetened tea. Chadwick Bay, I would give you more lenience towards this drink if you erased the subtitle "Southern Style" from your label and just called it "Sweet Tea".

Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 2nd, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Enhanced Smoothie Strawberry Sensation

Chadwick Bay Enhanced Smoothie Strawberry Sensation

For a bottled smoothie this is pretty awesome. I was weirded out that it wasn't refrigerated when we got it, but then I saw that it was dairy free, and all was good in the kingdom of smoothies. It tastes like pureed strawberries with a little bit of banana mixed in. I'm not a fan at all of bananas, but it's so slight in this, it just gives a nice complementing flavor. It's also fairly inexpensive in stores compared to other smoothies.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Categories
Smoothie
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 2nd, 2010
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Chadwick Bay Enhanced Smoothie Berry Blast

Chadwick Bay Enhanced Smoothie Berry Blast

Jay, buddy. Take a load off, why don't'cha. You always review Smoothies so I'll take the wheel on this one.

In this car that I am now driving I will review this smoothie. I think that this smoothie is good. There is carrot in it and you can taste it. It they tried to hide it, you can't hide for long, my orange friend. The scent of it is very good, very fruity. The taste of it was...different. I'm not used to the consistency of smoothies. Think of a fruit punch with the texture of tomato soup.

There is no sugar added, which is a plus and it keeps the calories down. One might say it's good for you.

I've got to pull over. Jay has to use the turlet.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Categories
Smoothie
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 1st, 2010
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