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Sobe Pure Black Cherry

Sobe Pure Black Cherry

Something inside of me needed to buy this. I was at the store, shopping for deck chairs and I walked by and all of a sudden there were two in my cart. Blink of an eye. Two of 'em. No discussion. No thought. Is that what my life has become? Oh, there's something I haven't drank, better get that before someone else comes in underneath me and buys one hundred flavored waters. What, am I crazy? Probably. Jay actually told me the other day that he misses buying new drinks. I mean, come on. What person misses buying drinks? Shoes, clothes, video games, and cars are all things that you can miss buying. Drinks? There's a big difference between spending $50 on a game, $50,000 on a car, and $300 on a pair of shoes and buying $1.29 worth of a tea you've never had. We have all become quite accustomed to having no money since, well; none of us have any money so it is the little things that make us happy.

So Sobe. It's been a while. Look, I used to drink that green tea that came out a decade ago all the time before I realized that it's like the worst drink on the shelves for you. I've snuck on in here and there since that doesn't mean they're any less delicious. They're released a million different flavors and sub-brands since then and this one, I've got to say is delicious. This drink is easy to review, too. It tastes like a non-syrupy, adequately sweetened, flat black cherry pop. Done. It's good. The flavor was there, too. It was crisp and clean and right out of the fridge this cat was tops. It's not a civilized beverage by any means. I bought it for one American dollar. How good can it be? Answer? Pretty darn good.

Website
http://www.sobe.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Water
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on June 27th, 2011
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SoBe Pure Blackcherry, 20 oz (Pack of 24)

Sobe Pure Watermelon

Sobe Pure Watermelon

Sometimes when I'm in the presence of a certain and very specific smell of wood, I can only think of one thing. When I was a kid, for no reason or for hide-and-seek, I used to hide in this cabinet/shelf we had in the basement. I could go there now, 25 years later and it would smell the same. It reminds me of that. I don't know if it's pine or what, but I catch a smell of it and I'm right back there, in that cubby. I don't think there is any way that I could fit in there now, but I could put my head in there and relive my past over and over again.

This drink did not make me think of wood, but it has a smell that is reminiscent of something. You know when you're like "Oh, what does that smell like?" It drives you crazy, right? You can't place it but you've got such a familiar association with it, that it's like looking into your past. I want to say this tastes like a watermelon Jolly Rancher, but that's a cop out. If they ever made watermelon Freeze-e-pops, this is what it tastes like, but less syrupy and sweeter because of the Stevia.

This pales in comparison to the black cherry because it's a bit too candy. Watermelon seems to be a tough flavor to get to not be like candy, that's what it's so awesome to find something "grape" flavored that doesn't taste like what the world has accepted as "grape", you know what I mean? Grape PEZ doesn't taste anything like any grapes I've ever had, and neither has anything watermelon flavored. Get on that, world; you've got the skills.

Website
http://www.sobe.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Water
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on June 30th, 2011
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SoBe Pure Watermelon, 20 oz (Pack of 24)

Crystal Light Pure Tropical Blend

Crystal Light Pure Tropical Blend

Remember that scene in Better Off Dead where Booger, or whatever his name is in that movie, you know who I'm talking about, is on the top of the mountain, probably the K2 when he says that the snow is like cocaine and snorts it? For some reason that's what I think of when I have powder drinks.

This is such a step in the right direction I don't know where to start. Flavors roll call! Orange. Blackberry. Passion fruit. Bam. Delicious cubed. Also, you can taste the Reb-A a little bit but it's mostly real sugar, good sugar, and awesome fruit flavors. Low calories. This is such a win in my book and like I said, a step in the right direction. A low calorie drink using natural sweeteners with delicious fruit flavors that doesn't suck and doesn't taste like it's diet and all that other stuff. Great.

Website
http://www.crystallight.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Diet, Mix/Concentrate
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on January 18th, 2012
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Crystal Light Pure Tropical Blend, 7-Count (Pack of 6)

Kyk Pure Energy

Kyk Pure Energy

When I got this pouch, I figured it was an all in one drink mix so I filled up my water bottle, poured this in, and mixed it around a little. Then I took a sip and couldn't believe how bad it tasted. It didn't taste like much, but it tasted like bad water. Then it hit me: you're supposed to add this to an already flavored drink. I'm an idiot.

So basically, this is to give your drink a kick of energy (hence the name of the company). Speaking of the name of this company, they might want to consider changing it since people might mispronounce it as a racial slur.

This is a weird sub-section of drinks, because it's impossible to fairly judge it on it's taste because it's not meant to be consumed on it's own. As far as function goes, it's great! I was feeling sleepy and now I’m totally awake after drinking half of it.

Website
http://kykenergy.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Stevia
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink, Mix/Concentrate
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Derek Neuland on February 28th, 2012
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Pure Kyk Energy - 50 Count Box

Crystal Light Pure Mixed Berry

Crystal Light Pure Mixed Berry

Carol loves a good jog. She's in her mid-forties and has always done a good job taking care of her body. Sure, she "cheats" every once in a while. She's determined but still human. She'll have some ice cream every once in a while and loves chocolate. She eats less of it than she would like to, but she has self-control. Admirable, I know.

While making her bi-weekly shopping trip, she came across a new version of Crystal Light. She used to drink it a lot in the last 80's, early 90's but after the whole diet/cancer scare, she's tried to stay away from it. This looked like something new and used Stevia so she bought it.

So took her evening, after work jog and came home to make a glass of this drink. She took one sip and was part relieved and part unsatisfied. She liked the fruit flavor of the drink but it was a bit too sweet. It has the Stevia taste that she was used to, but it was as if it had just too much sugar in it. She mixed it correctly. She checked the size of the bottle and the directions on the box. She finished the bottle and would probably finish the rest, but just in a longer time than she thought.

It was not what she expected and although it was better than the Crystal Light she was used to, they hadn't exactly "done it" quite yet. Keep going, Carol. We're all rooting for you.

Website
http://www.crystallight.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Rebiana
Categories
Diet, Mix/Concentrate
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on March 1st, 2012
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Crystal Light Mixed Berry

Yuvia Pure Coconut Water

Yuvia Pure Coconut Water

Where do you get your coconuts from? Indonesia? What a poser. “Oh, I get my coconuts from the country that is the leading producer of them!” Brazil man, that’s where you should be getting them from. They produce only about 7% as many coconuts as Indonesia so they are of a higher quality, right. This is like craft coconut water, smaller batches means a better product? Oh, that logic doesn’t work out in this world. Well I still love those Brazilian coconuts. That’s why I drink Yuvia coconut water. It’s just the liquid from inside coconuts and vitamin C. I don’t know if I’m imagining it, but it tastes a bit sweeter than its competitors products and it’s all natural. It’s simple, it’s healthy, it’s hydrating and it’s refreshing. What else could you want from a pure coconut water, unless you want to crack the shell open yourself and put in the real work.

Website
http://www.drinkyuvia.com/
Country
Brazil
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Coconut
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 29th, 2015
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Yuvia Pure 100% Natural Coconut Water (Case of 12)
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