Arizona Diet White Cranberry Green Tea

Arizona  Diet White Cranberry Green Tea

My first thought when I saw this was “Dammit, why doesn’t this exist in a non diet form?!” Seriously white cranberry-apple green tea? That just sounds like a wonderful treat. It is always the diet drinks that have the extravagant flavors though isn’t it? They are probably trying to make up for the lack of calories, and more importantly the gross diet flavor.

I ended up taking this with me to a party, because I was assuming I wouldn’t like it all that much, due to the sucralose, and it would help me to not down it all instantly. As you can probably guess, that didn’t work out well for me. While this does have the sucralose undertones, it is played down by the other flavors. It’s one of those drinks that you can tell is diet, but you still like it anyways. Arizona is not trying to trick you into thinking that this isn’t a zero calorie beverage, they are just saying, “So what? It still tastes great doesn’t it?”

Arizona was my gateway into green tea, but the thing is their green tea has a very specific taste that other companies’ versions don’t. I don’t know if it’s the excessive sweeteners or what, but they do it their own way, and it is enjoyable in its own way. So that is the sucralose-laden base here. Then, they added a soft cran-apple flavor to it. I say flavor, because there is no juice whatsoever in this bottle, but I can forgive them that. Before I knew what was happening I had polished off the bottle, and I was left wishing I had more. It was pouring out, so I was left to drink a lone bottle of Coke that was meant for mixer drinks. I planned that out poorly.

United States
Diet, Iced Tea
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 5th, 2013