Sparkling Water Beverage (4 reviews)

Izze Sparkling Water Beverage Raspberry Watermelon

Izze Sparkling Water Beverage Raspberry Watermelon

Do you identify with the majority of Americans who ingest far too much sugar, but find it hard to give up soda pop? Do you just crave the bubbles, but seltzer doesn’t taste right to you? At the same time do you think that artificial sweeteners are just the worst? I was once where you are friend. I wanted out of the sugar game, but I had my vices. For me the change came in the form of Polar vanilla seltzer. It bridged a gap for me and led me down a path where I drink an abundance of seltzer, to a point where I had to look it up if it was bad for me. I understand that this might not be the gateway beverage for everyone, but I have good news. Izze is here to hold your hand while you eliminate a lot of sugar from your diet, at least of the soda variety. Their Sparkling Water line is essentially seltzer water with 2g of sugar added. I know what you’re thinking; 2g is not a lot when a can of Coke has 39g. The thing is that it’s just enough to give a faint hint of sweetness and overpower the weirdness of seltzer and help you acclimate yourself to it.

This actually tastes sweet to me. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t drink much sugar these days, or if it would taste like that to anyone. Would Coke taste sweet enough with only 1/3 of the sugar they use? I would really like to taste Coke with different levels of sugar and see where it really needs to fall. I feel like the current amount it a bit extreme. Whatever the case may be with that, I think there is enough sugar in here for anyone to enjoy. Then once their body gets used to the lower sugar content they can ween off of it. I know that’s probably not the Izze plan, as they need to maintain sales, but it’s probably for the betterment of our countries health. Hell, people could just stay with these instead of normal sodas and I bet the effects would be astounding.

Did I mention at some point in my tirade that it also tastes great? I don’t really get much watermelon, but it has a nice berry flavor. It’s light, due to the lack of sugar, but it’s just where I want it to be. Nothing is disguising it and that is how I like things. Low sugar, great taste. It’s like a 90’s beer ad.

Website
http://www.izze.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 6th, 2016
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Izze Sparkling Water Beverage Mandarin Lime

Izze Sparkling Water Beverage Mandarin Lime

Things got rough for the members of Guns and Roses after the mid 90’s. I mean just take a look at Axl Rose. Most of the members wallowed in their former fame and fell into the gutter, but guitarist Izzy Stradlin worked with his money and invested in beverages. He hung up his Gibson for bubbles and slowly started an empire. Wait…Oh…his name and the company name are spelled differently. He has nothing to do with the beverage company, huh? I’m just having another one of my fever dreams brought on from boredom. Sorry about that. Imagine is a guitarist with that fame, from that era had the restraint to use such simple packaging on his beverages. That would be the real miracle. If what I said had been true I’m sure this bottle would have been covered in Ed Hardy style design. Let’s count our blessings that the two are not related and sit back and enjoy this sparkling water.

The Izze sparkling waters are essentially seltzer with the smallest amount of cane sugar added to take away a little of the bitterness. There are only 2g of sugar and that leads to 10 calories. Not bad at all. The lime is definitely a bit stronger than the mandarin orange, but it’s still in there and this is quite pleasant. I imagine it would make a great mixer for some sort of alcohol, but what do I know. I’m just going to enjoy it the way it is. It gives me tropical feelings. I need those in this snow.

Website
http://www.izze.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 19th, 2016
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IZZE Organic Flavored Sparkling Water Beverage, 12 oz. Bottles, 3-Flavor, Variety Pack (12 Count)

Izze Sparkling Water Beverage Blackberry Pear

Izze Sparkling Water Beverage Blackberry Pear

Izze has expanded their grasp and now they have a line of “sparkling water beverages,” which is kind of just code for seltzer water. At least it would be if they didn’t add just a touch of sugar (2g per bottle). It’s a good marketing strategy. A lot of people are turned off when they hear the word seltzer, and when people see a drink is only 10 calories and it doesn’t have stevia, erythritol, sucralose or any of those other guys in there I feel like they would be more likely to grab one.

It tastes like seltzer with the dryness rolled back just a little. I get a berry flavor, but no pear. There is a weird grain-esque aftertaste that I do not understand at all. Do pears taste like barley in some world that I am not a part of? It gives it a strange twist, but it’s one of those flavors that you quickly become acclimated to and no longer notice.

Website
http://www.izze.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 12th, 2016
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Clic Sparkling Water Beverage Mango

Clic Sparkling Water Beverage Mango

Before I even begin to think about describing the flavor of this drink I have to mention the packaging. Is it necessary? I don't know, but I can tell you that it is really, really cool, even if it is a bit impractical. It's like someone took a 20oz bottle, but it in half and put the top of a can of pop on top to seal the goodness in. I really don't see any benefits of this, besides looking awesome. The joy of plastic is that it is resealable, which this is not. Also, I don't know how well it would work for stacking the cans. It seems like they would fall over a lot easier with that bottom. Oh well, I'm not a stock boy so it's not my problem. I'll just sit back and admire the strangeness of it.

Now on for the purpose of this site, to let the public know how different beverages taste. I shockingly really enjoyed this. Flavored sparkling water isn't really my forte (I can't stand the seltzer taste), but I guess when you add a bunch of sugar to a carbonated water it technically becomes a pop. This tastes like a very light pop that actually tastes just like mangoes. There is no seltzer flavor in this can at all. My only issue is that by the time you get towards the bottom of the bottle/can (should we embrace "bottan" or "cannle" for it's name?) you get a slight hint of the aspartame that is hiding towards the bottom of the ingredients list. Other than that this is great with about half the sugar of normal soda.

Website
http://www.clicfoods.com
Country
China
Sweetener
Fructose
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 30th, 2011
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