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Metromint Chocolate Mint

Metromint Chocolate Mint
As soon as I saw this I had to buy it. Where can you get chocolate flavored water, let alone with mint in it? Now you see my urgency. I opened it and it was a nice light cocoa scent.

At first sip it was a nice light mint followed by a chocolate aftertaste. I actually liked it more than the other Metromint flavors I've had so far.

UPDATE: I can't stop telling people about this drink so I'm upping it from a 3 to a 4. Congratulations Metromint.
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Categories
Water
Company
MetromintWebsite@Metromint
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Mike Literman on 9/14/10, 10:54 AM
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Zola Superfood Smoothie Smooth Green Blend

Zola Superfood Smoothie Smooth Green Blend
First off this bottle seems way to cheap to be holding "Brazilian Superfruits." It's made out of that thick translucent plastic that just screams elementary school lunch to me. It's doesn't have the thickness that one associates with a smoothie. Maybe I'm wrong here, but isn't it the thickness that denotes a drink a smoothie? In my categorizing, this would just be considered a juice. I do have to say that the drink doesn't smell nearly as bad as I expected it to. It looks like the water that would be left over in a sink after doing dishes that had been sitting there for over a month. All of those complaints aside it is pretty tasty. I've never had Cupuacu or Graviola before, but the bottle tells me they are "powerfully nutritious." There is nothing I can really compare the taste to that I have tried before. I would definitely grab one of these again though.
Rating
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Categories
Smoothie
Company
ZolaWebsite@drinkzola
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Jason Draper on 9/14/10, 7:52 AM
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Lipton PureLeaf Sweetened

Lipton PureLeaf Sweetened
Everyone has had Lipton iced tea, but they've got so many different lines that you shouldn't nail them down to the abomination that is Brisk.

This tea is very strong in its black tea taste and is very sweet but doesn't taste terrible. Is that hard to imagine? I know. Nice thing is that this is all natural with not fructose garbage and you can get it anywhere.

Give Lipton another chance. Forget the stuff you've had before and start from scratch.
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Iced Tea
Company
LiptonWebsite@Lipton
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/13/10, 6:41 PM
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Glaceau Vitamin Water Power-C

Glaceau Vitamin Water Power-C
I like Vitamin Water. It's more a juice than water regardless of what the folks at Glaceau say. I'm a fan of whatever the orange color/flavor is because it's like Tang.

I've had a real dragonfruit and it was weak. Did I get a bad one? Possibly? Was I young and stupid? Yeah.

This was a nice, flavorful drink. Refreshing with a real tasting fruit bite.

I don't care what people say about the calorie intake of Vitamin Water. This is a good drink and I'm sure there are more in the line that I'd like. Let the voyage continue.
Rating
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Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Company
GlaceauWebsite@vitaminwater
Country
United States
Sweetener
Crystalline Fructose
Author
Mike Literman on 9/13/10, 6:32 PM
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Prometheus Springs Spiced Elixir Lemon Ginger

Prometheus Springs Spiced Elixir Lemon Ginger
Mike and I both got bottles of Prometheus Springs on a dare. With flavors like "Lychee Wasabi" and "Pomegranate and Black Pepper" they just had such a high expectation for failure. I wussed out and went for what I thought to be the safer choice, "Lemon Ginger." I will admit it was the most intense beverage I have ever tried, but it also wasn't all that bad. Not only did it have an intense ginger burn, but also the capsaicin added made it even more insane. I drank about a third of the bottle, and had to put it away for a while. No one else who tried it got passed one sip. When I decided it was too much on its own I mixed it with some juice, and the results were pretty great. It dulled the burn a bit, but it still made for a nice kick. If you really love ginger or spicy foods, this may be the drink for you.

***********************UPDATE******************************

Yesterday was one of my best friend's bachelor party. Mike and I put together a basket (box) of strange drinks for the raffle. I picked up a bottle of this to put is said basket. At the last minute I pulled this bottle from the basket, because I figured that anyone who won it would take one sip and probably throw it out. I also really wanted to give it another chance. After about six months of doing this site and drinking more out of the ordinary beverages I had a very different outlook on it this time. Maybe it was because I knew what I was getting into, but I really enjoyed it. It's not something you can pop open and drink with dinner, but it's something nice to take a pull off of every so often during a long hang out. The burn that turned me off in the past was something that I now looked forward to. I really loved this drink this time around. I think I have officially become a drink snob.
Rating
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Categories
Ginger, Lemonade and Other/Weird
Company
Prometheus SpringsWebsite@drinkprometheus
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Jason Draper on 9/13/10, 1:55 PM
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Adina Holistics Herbal Elixir Pomegranate Acai With Yumberry

Adina Holistics Herbal Elixir Pomegranate Acai With Yumberry
Adina has really stepped up the game in juice/elixirs. They know how to perfectly flavor their beverages with just the right amount of sugar. This is the flavor I always wanted out of pomegranate. It's also not thick and syrupy like a lot of these drinks can be. Let's just hope the herbs and antioxidants help nurse me back to health.
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Categories
Juice and Sports/Dietary Supplement
Company
AdinaWebsite@AdinaHolistics
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/13/10, 1:46 PM
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Swiss Premium Sweet Tea Southern Style

Swiss Premium Sweet Tea Southern Style
There is something very particular about the way the sugar tastes in southern sweet tea, and Swiss has hit the bulls-eye. It's overly sweet, but without the terrible sickly sweet aftertaste. A lot of companies have been trying to replicate this taste, and this is one of the better versions I have had. I for one am glad that Swiss has come out with a Premium line.
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Categories
Iced Tea
Company
SwissWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/13/10, 1:40 PM
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Bolthouse Farms Hawaiian Holiday - Passion Orange Guava

Bolthouse Farms Hawaiian Holiday - Passion Orange Guava
Whenever I start to feel like I'm getting sick, I make a run to the store and pick up a Bolthouse. My go to flavors are Green Goodness and C-Boost. Today when I was feeling a little under the weather, I did the usual, but I saw that they had a new flavor. It's pretty great. This one is a juice and not a smoothie, but it seems to be doing its job. Passion fruit and guava are two of my favorite fruits, and they both overpower the orange juice. I for one am very pleased. It also amazes me how sweet juice can be without any added sugars. I just finished the bottle, and I'm starting to feel better already.
Rating
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Categories
Juice
Company
Bolthouse FarmsWebsite@BolthouseFarms
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/13/10, 1:32 PM
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Ito En Teas' Tea Citrus Black

Ito En Teas' Tea Citrus Black
After a long, or even moderate bike ride to work, I usually chug about one and a half bottles of water. Yes, it comes from a container and not individual bottles. What, do I look like a savage to you? Anyhow, today I decided to change it up with some iced tea. Now normally, once again, I would never drink anything with sugar this early in the morning. You know when you brush your teeth and the last thing you want to do is ruin it with something? Who cares today? I feel like I can trust Ito En not to destroy my efforts to have nice teeth by always and consistently producing lightly sweetened drinks and this is no different.

This drink is clearly a black tea due to the lack of bitterness that a green tea, regardless of company, produces. It also has a fresh lemon taste, as if someone made a very light sweet tea (because it's black) and then squeezed some lemon in it. It tastes authentic and not produced, from concentrate, or just plain fake.

Is it my favorite Teas' Tea? No. Will I get it again? Probably. Do I recommend it? Yes.
Rating
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
Ito EnWebsite@ITO_EN
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/13/10, 5:59 AM
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Izze Sparkling Blackberry

Izze Sparkling Blackberry
Why are beverages in tiny cans so appealing? I always expect them to be bursting with intense flavor. Izze does not disappoint. This has a strong blackberry flavor that is lightly carbonated. It does have the faintest hint of seltzer water, but not enough to ruin it for me. This is definitely a drink that I will be revisiting in the near future.
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Juice, Soda Pop and Sparkling
Company
IzzeWebsite@izze
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/12/10, 4:53 PM
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Fizzy Lizzy Lone Star Grapefruit

Fizzy Lizzy Lone Star Grapefruit
A couple of years ago I was out in Portland, OR and I discovered Fizzy Lizzy. They make a delicious sparkling juice that has pulp in it. Have I ever mentioned that I love pulp and chunks in drinks? We discovered a little market here carries it, but unfortunately it's only one flavor. If you don't like pink grapefruit, I wouldn't suggest you try it. It's very strong and sour. I personally loved it. That bottle also announces "Shake my hips before placing bottle to your lips." How can you turn down a proposition like that?
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Categories
Juice, Soda Pop and Sparkling
Company
Fizzy LizzyWebsite@TheeFizzyLizzy
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/12/10, 12:51 PM
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Johnnie Ryan Root Beer

Johnnie Ryan Root Beer
I always get really excited to try products made by local companies. Johnnie Ryan is produced in Niagara Falls, about 20 minutes from my house. A bunch of restaurants in the area carry it now, which is great because it is sweetened with cane sugar. I'm definitely a huge fan of the company, and I'm surprised it's taken me so long to try the root beer. I have to say, it's not what I want from a root beer. It just tastes like a sugary soda, and doesn't have any of the earthiness that I have come to expect in nicer varieties. It actually reminds me a lot of A&W or Dads. I'll stick with my "fancier" root beers.
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Categories
Root Beer and Soda Pop
Company
Johnnie RyanWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/12/10, 12:42 PM
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Switch Kiwi Berry

Switch Kiwi Berry
This is the first flavor of Switch that I have not been a huge fan of. It's also the only one that doesn't taste exactly like the fruits that are pictured on the can. Remember the Strawberry Shortcake dolls that all the little girls carried around in the 80's? Remember how their breath smelled when you squeezed them. That smell is exactly how this beverage tastes. I didn't think that was a real flavor.
Rating
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Categories
Juice and Sparkling
Company
SwitchWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/12/10, 12:30 PM
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Pepsi Throwback

Pepsi Throwback
I am a big fan of colas and I grew up drinking Pepsi. One thing I never liked about it though is the sharp aftertaste it had due to the high fructose corn syrup. With Pepsi Throwback, that biting aftertaste isn't there so it just goes down smooth and the cola flavor really stands out. After drinking soda sweetened with sugar, it's almost painful to drink a bottle with HFCS. I don't understand why Throwback is only available for a limited time because I think it is better than original Pepsi, and I'm sure a lot more people think so as well.
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Categories
Soda Pop
Company
PepsiWebsite@pepsi
Country
United States
Sweetener
Real Sugar
Author
Derek Neuland on 9/11/10, 4:16 PM
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Wegmans Just Tea Green Tea

Wegmans Just Tea Green Tea
This is our local grocery store's line of plain iced teas. There is no sugar added, and sometimes that is exactly what you want. I mean who wants their teeth all filmy with insane amounts of sugar when you are trying to enjoy a delicious burrito? I do suggest you drink it chilled, as it's not nearly as refreshing warm.
Rating
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
WegmansWebsite@Wegmans
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/11/10, 1:08 PM
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Switch Orange Tangerine

Switch Orange Tangerine
Finally, a grocery store near my house has started carrying Switch. It's going to be hard not make myself not buy obscene amounts of it whenever I'm in there. This is a 100% sparkling juice drink. It tastes way more like tangerine than it does orange juice. The can says "100% of what you want. 0% of what you don't." Nothing could be truer. If you ever see this in your travels I cannot recommend enough that you pick some up.
Rating
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Categories
Juice and Sparkling
Company
SwitchWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/10/10, 6:07 PM
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Steaz Iced Teaz Blueberry Pomegranate Acai

Steaz Iced Teaz Blueberry Pomegranate Acai
Steaz has done it again! This is one of the best iced teas I've had in quite awhile. It's a green tea with the perfect amount of sweetness. You don't feel like you're going to get a cavity drinking it, and it's also not bitter. It's also incredibly flavorful. The combination of fruits accents the green tea perfectly. This is going to become a regular in my drinking rotation.
Rating
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Categories
Iced Tea
Company
SteazWebsite@steaz
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/10/10, 2:08 PM
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What's Knew Freshet Lemon Honey Green Tea

What's Knew Freshet Lemon Honey Green Tea
I don't particularly enjoy not being able to find anything on a company. I enjoy supporting a company I can get behind, but when two of the listed drink manufacturer's websites are down, and have been down for two years, I get a bit...iffy. I mean, seriously, it costs less than $20 a year to renew a domain and everyone knows someone who has more than enough hosting. Less tech, more tea.

I didn't like it. I like a light drink. I don't like over saturated juice or tea. A step above "weak" is right where I like to be. This tasted like someone put too much drink mix in and shipped it out. Also, an ingredient in the tea was "green tea powder" so I was pretty spot on. You do get a rather pleasurable lemon honey aftertaste, though. I quite enjoyed it, but didn't appreciate the initial punch in the face that it gave me.

Even with the highly contrasting dynamics of flavor, I will leave these on the shelf next time I see it.
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Categories
Iced Tea
Company
What's Knew
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/10/10, 9:27 AM
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Arizona RX Stress Herbal Iced Tea

Arizona  RX Stress Herbal Iced Tea
I am a classic fan of Arizona Iced Tea, namely, the green tea with honey. Then, out of nowhere, I just stopped drinking it. There are a lot better quality teas out there for my, nay, our consumption. This tea, though, is pretty good. It's light. I drank it at room temperature, so it was more "tea" and less "iced tea" so it was more smooth and subtle, rather than cold and sharp. This tea is infused with chamomile, valerian root, and ginseng and you know what? You get a little bit of that on your tongue. A little bit of herbal aroma is all you need. You even get a little bit of the decaffeinated black and green tea, but a nice, genuine aftertaste, not a bitter, bitey taste.

For being a high fructose corn syrup beverage, this doesn't have that terrible lingering aftertaste.

I condone this.
Rating
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
Arizona Website@DrinkAriZona
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Author
Mike Literman on 9/9/10, 7:35 PM
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Chadwick Bay Enhanced Black Tea With Raspberry

Chadwick Bay Enhanced Black Tea With Raspberry
When I saw this drink in a store near my house, I thought it was a store brand. For some reason I picked it up and I saw that it was not, but that it was a new semi-local product for us. Chadwick Bay is based out of Dunkirk, NY, which is about 45 minutes away from Buffalo. It's a decent basic flavored tea. It reminds me a lot of the raspberry Arizona tea, but without the syrupyness. It's definitely super, super sweet, so if you have some cavities that are bothering you, I would stay away.
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Categories
Iced Tea
Company
Chadwick Bay@chadwickbay
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/9/10, 6:40 PM
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