Pomegranate Ginger (2 reviews)

Ginger Shots Pomegranate Ginger

Ginger Shots Pomegranate Ginger

Let’s face the facts. There is no one out there who is going to think that these shots are “just okay.” People are either going to love them or hate them and the decisive element is the intense burn from the ginger. Oh, that wonderful burn. It places me clearly on the “love it” side of the coin.

To be fair the additional flavors make up at best 10% of what is going on in these tiny bottles. The vast majority of the flavor is the ginger. With this one you get a little sweet pomegranate taste up front but it is quickly decimated by that ginger that I love and cherish. It makes me feel as if there is any illness lingering in my body that it doesn’t stand a chance against this beverage. If live were a videogame this would be the elixir that returned some of your hearts so you could keep adventuring.

Website
http://gingershots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Juice, Shot
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 30th, 2016
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Solixir Restore Pomegranate Ginger

Solixir Restore Pomegranate Ginger

Even though we have reviewed several other Solixir products my brain was convinced that the “No Sugar Added” tag meant that this thing was going to be chock full of stevia. I keep finding myself reviewing drinks that contain stevia, and I’ve had my fill for a while. It seems like everyone is using it, either on it’s own or in conjuncture with cane sugar. I understand it is healthier, but can everyone admit that it has a very distinguishable taste that can be overpowering? It seems like companies are acting like it is completely tasteless…it’s not.

I grabbed this, and braced myself for a cool “new-diet” sting that never came. It seems that when Solixer says no sugar added, they mean it. The only sweetener of any kind that can be found in this can is the kind that comes naturally in fruit juice (13g worth for those keeping track at home). I was overjoyed. This was a drink that I wasn’t looking forward to at all, and it turns out that I truly enjoy it. It’s simply carbonated water, white grape juice, pomegranate juice and a botanical extract blend that contains ginger root, European elderflower, European elderberry, stinging nettle leaf, dandelion root and honeysuckle stem. That is a lot of “unusual” ingredients yet the drink comes off as a very light, slightly fruity ginger ale. It has a slight botanical aftertaste, but it’s in a good way, not in a “someone shot me in the mouth with perfume” sort of way. Yes, it tastes a bit watered down, but again it’s in a pleasant way. Americans always seem to need strong flavor crammed down their throat, even when that flavor is a pale comparison of what it could taste like. This may have a light flavor, but the flavor that is there is of quality, and I would rather have it than some garbage artificially flavored soda any day.

I would love to try a cane sugar sweetened version of this, but I’m afraid that the sweetness would overpower the botanical flavors and all of it’s greatness would be lost.

Website
http://www.solixir.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Ginger, Juice, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 9th, 2013
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