Friday, September 17, 2010

Canada Dry Sparkling Green Tea Ginger Ale

This is pretty much what you would expect. There's no surprises here, it's just green tea mixed with ginger ale.  That's not to say that it isn't delicious, though. I really enjoyed it. It had a kind of artificial green tea taste, though, as do many of these plastic bottled green tea concoctions. It was still good, though. Certainly an interesting combination.

Verdict: Recommended 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A change of pace

I'm starting something new with this blog today. In addition to my regularly scheduled reviews, I am also going to start including "miscellaneous" posts througout the week of things that I drink that aren't necessarily procurable by the general public. The posts will include a picture of the drink (if I was able to take one), as well as a quick blurb about my thoughts about it or what I was doing when I drank it or what have you. I don't see much point in "reviewing" the drinks per se, as most readers may not be able to go out and try it for themselves for one reason or another (region, limited time, one-time occurance, etc.), so these posts will be more just a diary of interesting beverage stories. Today marks the first such post (unfortunately in place of the regular review):

Raspberry Tea

I bought this tea today at my school's farmer's market (held every Tuesday until 2pm). There was a stand selling jugs of locally made peach cider, but they were also selling cups of raspberry tea for a dollar on the side. I couldn't resist and bought one, sipping it as I sat in front of the school's coffee shop and conversing with a friend. It was so tasty, but made me a bit sad that the refreshing drinks of the summer are going to vanish for a while.

Oh well. Bring on the hot stuff.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Zico 100% Pure Coconut Water

This is coconut water. And they're not joking. It's pretty bad. It's salty going in and has the vague hint of baby powder in the aftertaste. I bought this at GNC because the packaging caught my eye and I thought it sounded interesting. It's intended for runners, as it is supposed to offer more immediate hydration than water, but I don't know if putting up with the taste would be worth it. And the lima-citron flavoring only makes things worse. It was like a cheap attempt to mask the very harsh taste of the coconut fluid, and only resulted in adding insult to injury. Unless you are a hardcore runner desperately looking for something for rapid hydration (it was fairly successful on that front), definitely pass this one up.

Verdict: Not recommended

Friday, September 3, 2010

Polar Seltzer

This is a pretty good seltzer water.'s pretty much just seltzer water. It's not as good as Perrier (but then again, what is?), but it will get the seltzer job done.

Verdict: Recommended, but it doesn't really matter.