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Hint Fizz Sparkling Apple Cider

Hint Fizz Sparkling Apple Cider

Every time I got into a grocery store I like to spend a couple minutes going through the array of drinks. Usually they are the same as they were since the last time I was there. We've been doing this for a couple years now and after nearly 4100 drinks, it's hard to find things that we haven't reviewed. Sure, that is impressive in its own right but it's frustrating when you are trying to find something new.

This visit I found a couple things but this was the one that I selected for today. It's by Hint, a company that I have had good luck with in the past with a seasonal favorite, apple cider. It is, as all Hint's flavors are, subtle. It's got a pretty present aftertaste, though. It tastes like apple cider. The promise has been kept! I can say for certain that Hint delivers on their promise time and time again. I've been drinking this all day and I've got to say, I never stopped liking it.

Website
http://www.drinkhint.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 12th, 2014
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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

Hint Fizz Strawberry Kiwi

Hint Fizz Strawberry Kiwi

Does anyone else out there get to a point where they just need to drink something carbonated? As in you feel like you’re just going to explode if you don’t get some bubbles in your throat. I am certainly in that camp. It’s not often, but every couple of weeks or so I get a tickle in my throat, and no matter how much I cough, clear my throat or drink water, it simply will not go away. The only cure for what ails me is to drink some pop or other carbonated beverage. Now I don’t always want all the sugar that comes along with soda, but I generally can’t stand tonic water. Lucky for me Hint exists and they have created a line of sparkling water drinks that don’t have the bitter seltzer taste. It tastes like someone took normal everyday water and added bubbles to it and it didn’t change the flavor at all. They then added just a hint (well duh) of strawberry kiwi flavoring that gives it just a light flavor. It’s perfect for what I need, and it has zero nutritional value, as well as zero negative connotations. It’s a win for everyone, especially my scratchy throat.

Website
http://www.drinkhint.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 8th, 2013
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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

Hint Fizz Watermelon

Hint Fizz Watermelon

I should start by saying that what I wanted to drink today and review was a milk tea that Jay and I picked up with Editor Dan on some random trip to Toronto. What in the world were we doing there? Nothing? Just getting drinks? There had to be a reason why we went. Well anyway, that was last year and that milk tea expired in January of this year. Yes, January. We are now in September and this drink, containing milk, expired eight months ago. I thought it best to play it save, chalk it up as a loss, and drink something a little safer.

Which brings us to this drink. Once again, the lovable and beardable Editor Dan bought us a handful of drinks, this being one. I am an enormous fan of the Hint, Ayala, and infused waters. This, though, was different. What was different? Well, if you couldn't guess, it was carbonated. If you have ever drank a sparkling water, AKA "seltzer" you know that there is a strange almost bitterness to it. This contained that oddity. It's strange that if you add carbonation to regular water it tastes like you've carbonated water that has been sitting in a cup for a week at room temperature. This tastes like regular old seltzer water with watermelon flavoring. It's not as strong as say a Polar or Seagram's seltzer, which makes it "worse." "Worse" is a relative term but it's simply not as good.

If you're going to want infused water, get a regular Hint because they are pretty wonderful. If you want a sparkling Hint, stop wanting that and just get real seltzer water.

Website
http://www.drinkhint.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on September 4th, 2013
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Hint Fizz Peach

Hint Fizz Peach

Here’s a not so subtle hint to America: A good majority of you are overweight. Okay, that wasn’t so much of a hint as it was a flat out statement. Regardless, it’s true. I’m not saying that I think people should be emaciated and the skinniest things ever. I am saying that in the days of our country when people had to work on farms and such, everyone was in much better shape. Think of how we could run everything if we were all in that same shape with today’s modern medicine. We would be unstoppable.

The first step to getting there is to stop eating so much damn fast food. Sure it’s delicious but it does nothing but hurt this cause. Secondly, and possibly most importantly, cut out drinking so much pop. I have way to many friends who tell me that one of their parents drink a two-liter or more of soda a day. That is ridiculous. I run a drink review website, and the thought of that makes even me sick. Do you even know how much sugar and other garbage you’re putting into your bodies? How do you expect to hand plow the fields for ten hours a day while doing that? You won’t, that I promise you. Hey, I understand the love of bubbly drinks. I’m just saying there are other options out there to get your fix in a way healthier way. One option is Hint Fizz. It’s just sparkling water with a little bit of peach flavoring in it. There is no sugar, no fat, no sodium, no nothing. You essentially could be drinking a glass of water and it would be 98% the same health wise.

Sure when you first start drinking seltzers the taste is a bit weird, but the more you drink the quicker you become acclimated to it and then it doesn’t taste bad at all, it tastes normal. Even though there is no juice in here, this does leave the memory of having just eaten a peach in your mouth. I urge you to make the switch from your soda pop to this sparkling water. The fate of our empire depends upon it.

Website
http://www.drinkhint.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 22nd, 2012
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Hint Fizz Blackberry

Hint Fizz Blackberry

Here’s a warning for the world. If I’m ever in your presence and you are eating blackberries, never offer me any. Within two minutes you will be looking at an empty container where a heaping pile of berries once stood. When it comes to this fruit I have zero self control once someone opens the floodgates. It’s the same thing with chips and salsa, but no one is going to make a drink based on that flavor, so that knowledge has no place here.

I was skeptical to try this drink because of my distaste for seltzer water. My love for blackberries won over and the next thing I know I am pounding a container of the previously mentioned chips and salsa and sipping on a bottle of this sparkling goodness. Lucky for me, and the world, the blackberry flavor is fairly strong (for it being unsweetened) and the seltzer zing is at a minimum. This isn’t sweet in the least, but it has flavor and that’s all you can ask for in a drink like this. It’s light, it’s clear and it’s slightly fruity. There’s just a hint of fruit as the name would suggest. These folks are no liars.

Website
http://www.drinkhint.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 9th, 2012
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