Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fizzy Lizzy: Grapefruit

I found this drink a while back at a nearby Whole Foods market, and I was immediately intrigued by the consistency of the beverage. Fizzy Lizzy touts itself as a soda, yet it has about an inch of sedimentary material in the bottom of the bottle. Typically, this sort of heavy sediment calls for a reasonable shaking of the container, but with this being a carbonated beverage there were obviously concerns. Upon inverting the bottle several times, however, the solid matter loosened up and dispersed into the liquid, leaving me with a rather interesting homogeneous suspension. The scent upon opening the bottle was undeniably that of natural grapefruit, and it wafted out of the bottle with such magnitude that a friend of mine who was sitting next to me at the time was able to smell it within seconds of the seal being broken. The smell was delicious, however, and was very reflective of the taste. 

Drinking Fizzy Lizzy is pretty much like drinking a grapefruit. The taste is very simple and straightforward, and the pulp in the soda further adds to the natural taste of the beverage. No extra sugar is added to Fizzy Lizzy, either, which also contributes to the very natural and citric grapefruit flavor. The carbonation is a bit on the low side, but that seems appropriate in this case, as I'm not sure that heavy carbonation and relatively thick grapefruit pulp would have worked very well together. 

Overall, I liked this beverage a good bit. The second half of the serving was a bit hard to finish, as the acid content seemed fairly high and the twelve ounce serving was a little bit too much for me. Also, the pulp emptied out with the beverage a bit disproportionately, as the last few sips contained a significantly higher pulp concentration. This is typical of drinks with heavy pulp, however, and I was pretty much expecting that this one would be no different. I would definitely buy this one again (or try some of their other flavors), but I do think that it would benefit from a smaller serving size. 

Verdict: Recommended

Purchased: Whole Foods [Greenville, SC]
Size: 12 fl. oz. [355 mL]
Price: $1.69 [If memory serves]

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