Battle Of The Non Carbonated Drinks

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I would sit here and lie to you — saying I am ADAMANTLY against drinking soda and that “my stomach churns at the thought of drinking a soda pop” — but that would be a blatant lie. I love soda, I actually would go without a whole lot of other produce/beverages (sans alcohol, eggs, and waffles of course) to continue drinking soda. The reason WHY I limit myself to a bottle of Fresca a day is because I don’t want to over due it — I think everything is ok in moderation. Think about it, because you had a PIECE of birthday cake last night doesn’t mean you will be having it every night until you die… unless that is, you consciously whip up a cake per night. If that ends up being the case, KUDOS to you.

(Thank you Smitten Kitchen for the mouth watering cake shot)

The battle for the non carbonated market, however, is increasing with RAPID speed — every day as though new company’s or at least products under older companies pop up on the shelves. I have tried all of which I will run through, see who reigns supreme.

I personally despise this new product launch from Snapple — other than the innovative packaging and designs, there is nothing positive to comment about with these new herbal teas. I have tried many of the “white” and “green” teas and I think there is more flavor in a stick of celery. PASS.

LOVE LOVE the new Coconut water craze — as you will see in a few minutes, I have a different brand that’s hands down my favorite for coconut water. I do love the packaging, perfect size, and smooth flavor of Zico’s water.

Love some of the flavors, wildly don’t like others. I like Honest Tea’s simplicity very much and I think they have an extremely strong brand identity — I love Honey Green Tea, and really do not like Lemon Black Tea so it’s a toss up with this one.

HANDS DOWN THE WINNER OF THE DAY– first, the packaging in brilliant, the flavors are to die for, and the colors of the beverages themselves give it a unique twist. Went on their website this morning, very easily readable and fun. CONGRATULATIONS, you impressed me Vita Coco.

  1. WOOOO Honest Tea!! If you like the honey green tea I would recommend trying the Teas in glass bottles that are retailed at Whole Foods. There are so many different types of drinks that they retail… Also they launched light juices as well like pomegranate blue, cranberry lemonade and orange mango!

    Sorry Shout out haha.

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