Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sanpellegrino Limonata

A few weeks ago, I gave Sanpellegrino's Pompelmo a very high recommendation. However, I was actually first introduced to Sanpellegrino's line of citrus beverages when I found a Limonata in a convenience store a couple of years ago, and I think that it's time that it shares in the glory of its delicious grapefruit relative.

I think at this point that it's safe for me to say that everything that Sanpellegrino makes is pretty much perfect.   If you like citrus at all, then any of their Italian sodas are almost guaranteed to please. That being said, the Limonata is definitely the most harsh of the flavors that I have tried so far (more on the other two flavors in a later review). But this harshness is actually a good thing, in my opinion. Sanpellegrino's Limonata is very tart and sour, and generally is just more closely related to the taste of actual lemon than most other things that I've had. This tartness may be a turn off to some, as it essentially just tastes like diluted, sparkling lemon juice, rather than the typically sweet and sour taste of most other lemonade drinks. The drink does have a bit of added sugar, but it tastes very sparse, and most of the sweetness is carried through by the fruit itself. I really like the brazen, natural flavor of Sanpellegrino Limonata, and if you like the taste of lemon and aren't afraid of a slightly more brutal and raw take on traditional lemonade, then this is definitely one to try out.

Verdict: Highly Recommended

Purchased: Total Wine and More [Greenville, SC]
Size: 11.15 fl. oz. [330mL]
Price: $4.99 [6-pack]

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