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Honest Tea Cinnamon Sunrise Herbal Tea

Honest Tea Cinnamon Sunrise Herbal Tea

This looked like a dream. I wasn’t even thirsty when I saw it in Whole Foods, but I had a Pavlovian response and there was no choice but for me to purchase it and try it immediately. Cinnamon iced tea with ginger in it sounded like exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for. When I picked it up I could see the cinnamon swirling around in the tea and the mouthwatering increased. There was one thing that I didn’t take into account though, and that is that cinnamon, and ginger to an extent, don’t have the same effect without a little bit of sweetener added to them. This tastes like someone made some rooibos tea and while it was brewing through in some ground up cinnamon and ginger root. In fact that is exactly what happened and what it is. As anyone who has ever been dumb enough to take the cinnamon challenge can tell you, cinnamon has a drying effect. The way it’s in the tea does make it feel oddly dry, and the ginger only shows p around the edges. I drink about a gallon of unsweetened tea a day, because I have no self-control, and I love the stuff. I’m at a point in my life now where sweetened tea tasted wrong a lot of the time. In this instance I think the tea could have benefited from just a touch of sugar, may be 10g in the entire bottle. It would have combated that dryness and pushed the cinnamon flavor forward a bit more. Again, this is just me searching for an ideal. As it is this tea is wonderful and I could happily drink a ton of it. Is a liquid ton a real thing?

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 6 days, 20 hours ago
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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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Honest Berry Hibiscus Lemonade

Honest Berry Hibiscus Lemonade

Here we are in Buffalo, NY. It’s early May and that means the weather went from a potential of snow to 85+ degrees overnight. That’s not really an exaggeration either. It snowed like two weeks ago and now I feel like I’m dying of heat. This weekend has been gorgeous outside and I should have been out riding my bike or wandering around the woods, but instead I’ve been stuck indoors working on my house. Buying a house alone when you have less than rudimentary skills when it comes to fixing things, and doing it all yourself instead of hiring people is probably one of the dumber things I’ve done with my life, but things are kind of starting to shape up and it feels remotely like a home.

While I may not be basking in the warmth of the sun, I have been sweating away while working and I have been refreshing myself with this ultimate summer drink. Lemonade=Summer. When you add berries and hibiscus to that and you’ve got the makings for the best summer ever. If I keep drinking this there is no way that my summer won’t be filled with late nights, a ton of hikes, exploring, adventures and cliff jumping until my body tells me it can swim no more.

Since this drink is made by Honest that means the sugar content isn’t through the roof, which is always appreciated. It’s just sweet enough to get the flavor where you want it without feeling like you’re going to have a mouthful of cavities. I really can’t get enough of this and I need to venture out and purchase more. More companies need to embrace hibiscus. It makes everything better and it blends in perfectly with the berries here to give you just the faintest floral flavor. Honest, you’ve done it again.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 10th, 2015
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Honest Tropical Green Tea

Honest Tropical Green Tea

Wendy's, I used to hate you and now you've won back my heart. I eat all over the place; fancy places, holes in the wall and everything in-between. Today at Wendy's, I discovered this little guy. I've always loved Honest tea but to see a collaboration with Wendy's, that's nice.

So you go to Wendy's and you get yourself a little Caesar salad and a green tea. You're really taking care of yourself nowadays. This is a lightly sweetened green tea and it has, in the tropical department, a nice mango flavor. There might be more flavor but mango is the strongest, most overwhelming flavor. You'll like it. Trust me. I'm kind of a professional.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on April 29th, 2015
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Honest Tea Raspberry Fields

Honest Tea Raspberry Fields

It is my understanding that somewhere on this planet there is a black hole of sorts that contains an unending source of Honest Tea flavors. Every time I look at a selection of their products it seems like there is a flavor that I have not tried. I actually bought this bottle for pleasure and not to review. Once I got out of the store I second guessed myself and checked the site; nope we have not reviewed it.

One would think that a raspberry tea would be one of the standards for a company, but I don’t remember ever coming across this. Perhaps it’s a rebranding of a different flavor. The only thing I do know is that it is delicious and tastes like a better version of the junk raspberry tea that times the coolers of gas stations everywhere around the US. First off, it contains actual raspberry juice, which does not normally occur. The flavor is better for it. Secondly, it only contains about half the sugar that you would get in an Arizona or a Snapple tea. Let’s work on getting drinks like this more commonly into gas stations and mini marts. I want better options, and Honest is a pretty big player in the game, so I think they can actually make that happen.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on April 22nd, 2015
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Honest Fizz Orange Pop

Honest Fizz Orange Pop

After enjoying about half this can my ladyfriend came in the room and I handed it to her for a sip. She instantly asked if it was diet. I said yes, as I am not a known liar, but that it wasn’t bad and overly diet. She took one sip and the look of utter revulsion crossed her face. I believe she then called it “diet death” and quickly handed it back to me.

My point here is that if you are not used to diet drinks you’re not going to like this, or any zero calorie sweetened beverage. They are in an entire different universe from “normal” sodas. As much as I wish it wasn’t true, it’s a sad fact of life.

The opposite side of things is that once you become acclimated to these sweeteners, some of them (aka erythritol/stevia) aren’t that bad. Sometimes for the sake of health you have to accept things that aren’t initially attractive to your taste buds. For many people soda is a way of life, but those same people tend to end up overweight from consuming it far too much. This is a nice option for changing things. Yes, it does have a bit of a diet taste, but I assure you stevia is far better tasting then any of those other guys out there.

This is the most acceptable zero calorie orange soda I have ever tried. As a person who drinks far too many beverages you should probably take that as some sort of gospel.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 28th, 2014
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Honest Fizz - Zero Calorie Soda Orange Pop - 6 x 12 oz. Cans

Honest Fizz Lemon Limey

Honest Fizz Lemon Limey

Marshall, you are a good dude but you've got some faults. You are a great runner but you...well Marshall. I don't know any other way to tell you this, but you stink. I think, and this is coming from love, that the reason that you are winning all these races is because the kids you're racing against are coughing and they aren't hearing the signal to go off. Now, you're not obese but you could stand to lose some weight. Look, like I said, you're doing great. You are a fast runner but I don't know if you're fast because you are actually fast or you are fast because you are stinking all your opponents to high heaven.

I don't know what you eat or drink but I've got a suggestion. Two actually. One is that you take a shower. I can actually see a strand of spaghetti in your hair that has been there for three days at least. You're covered in what I can only assume are ketchup and mustard stains. Maybe you should cut back on the hot dogs, buddy. Since we're talking about cutting things out, a quick way to lose some weight is to cut out some of the pop in your diet. No more of this twenty-ounce pop before each race thing. I'm helping you more than you know. Here, try this. I've been drinking it for a while now and I like it. Sure it's a little "modern diet" because you can taste the Erytritol and Stevia but it's better than your mama's diet cola. It tastes like a pretty regular lemon lime pop which is saying a lot since it's zero calories.

Now look, today and today only. Stink up the joint and bring us to county finals. Then the change begins. Now get out of here before I throw up and if I see that spaghetti in your hair tomorrow you're off the team. You hear me, Marshall, off the team.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on January 21st, 2014
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Honest Fizz Soda, Lemon Limey, 12 Ounce (Pack of 4)

Honest Fizz Professor Fizz

Honest Fizz Professor Fizz

Doctor. Doctor. Doctor. Professor. Wait…what? I thought we were a group of esteemed physicians here giving each other nice salutations. Now there’s this professor in the mix. He doesn’t even have a doctorate, just a measly masters degree. Like someone with an inferior education to us could ever show us a thing or two about a thing or two. Fine, I’ll try your stupid soda that you created with your lower level education. Hmm, this is actually…kind…of…good. I didn’t expect that. I saw the cherry on the can and I didn’t even process the implications of the name you gave it, since you know I have a doctorate and I need not pay attention to lowly professors. This isn’t cherry at all, not even black cherry. Okay, I lied there’s cherry in there, but it’s the way that my college over there Dr. Pepper has cherry in it. It’s a close facsimile to his product, but why would the market need this? Wait you’re telling me there is no sugar and zero calories in this beverage? How can that be so, it doesn’t taste like diet poison?!?! It’s sweetened with erythritol and stevia? Well then, I really wish you possessed that sheet of paper that would allow me to be friends with you because you have created one heck of a beverage there. I normally detest all things diet, but this really tastes wonderful. I don’t know how you’ve done it. Perhaps we can get Pepper’s degree transferred over to you for your scientific breakthrough in the world of soda. He’s been working on cracking this code for decades and has never even come close to your products.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 12th, 2013
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Honest Fizz - Zero Calorie Soda Cherry Flavored Professor Fizz - 6 x 12 oz. Cans

Honest Fizz Root Beer

Honest Fizz Root Beer

It’s no secret that us here at Thirsty Dudes are very large fans of root beer. I was going to say junkies, but then I realized that we’re not guzzling any version of the stuff we can find to get that sweet, sweet (literally) fix that we need. We have a bit of a refined palate when it comes to this particular beverage. Sure, if we’re at a party and someone offers us store brand, we will drink it, but we search out those sodas whose companies have spent some time perfecting their brew. With all of that in mind, I would like to inform you that diet root beer is the devil. It is the liquid form that the dark lord takes to steal souls from the living on this planet we call Earth. It is always the lowest grade of root beer that has had its sweetener swapped out for something zero calorie; usually aspartame or sucralose. It’s blasphemy and I want nothing to do with it.

All of the above is what I would have said to you until I tried this can of Honest Fizz. This product went up against all of the odds and came out victorious. First off, it’s in a can and not a glass bottle, which does not bode well for it. Properly brewed root beer simply does not come in cans. Yes, that is the snob in me coming out. Of course it’s also fighting again being the most unholy force in the universe. The thing is Honest did the unthinkable and they made a zero calorie root beer, that I not only could stand drinking, but that I down right enjoyed. I think the secret is that they started with a quality product before adding the sweetener (erythritol). This doesn’t taste like an everyman root beer. This tastes like something that was microbrewed. It has a darker taste than something your local supermarket would produce. Sure, once they added the erythritol there is a bit of diet flavor in the aftertaste, but the superb quality of the root beer does a nice job of covering it up, unlike all of the rest whose products taste more like diet than root beer.

I liked this so much that I could see myself drinking it on a semi regular basis. With zero calories and no sugar, my body will be sure to thank me for that.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 28th, 2013
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Honest Fizz - Organic Zero Calorie Soda Root Beer - 6 x 12 oz. Cans

Honest Tea Sweet Tea

Honest Tea Sweet Tea

I'm standing in the aisle and a woman walks past me and says, "Too many choices." I promptly respond with, "Not enough choices." I swear, as soon as I pass the New York line, my fame and fortune is forgotten because if we were in New York and not New Jersey, I would have swarms of people surrounding me pondering what drink I will pick. That would obviously be followed by a loud cheer and sometimes but not always, confetti. I think there is a confetti brigade that follows me around but they are very stealth and I can never see them in the open.

I picked this tea because it was "not too sweet" which is what I needed because I have been eating like absolute garbage this whole trip. Not poorly, just in excess.

This tea was alright, though. Not too sweet but a little off. I couldn't place it but it's not like the sweet tea I am used to. It was black and sweet but didn't add up to "sweet tea." That lady should have picked my drink for me because I could have done better.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on May 26th, 2013
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Honest Tea, (Not Too) Sweet Tea, Organic, 16.9 oz?(Pack of 12)
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