I don’t drink soda. I haven’t in almost 3 years which is amazing because I used to be a hardcore soda addict. Thing is, I’m a thirsty person. I drink about 150+ oz. of water a day and I like to change up the delivery method (iced tea, hot tea, seltzer water, Crystal Light, etc.) So you can imagine how excited I was when I spotted these new Fast Flavor Sticks at TJ’s.
Two yummy sounding flavors (pomegranate cherry and iced tea with lemon), easy to use, not too much junk in them, 15 calories per serving (30 per packet). Cool!
Actually, it wasn’t so cool. The flavors were just weird. The overly fake sweeteners were awful and the suggested packet to water ratio was all off. Maybe it’s because I prefer mixes like this really watered down? But the pomegranate cherry was so insanely sweet and fake tasting I could only take a few sips. The iced tea with lemon was alright but it didn’t taste like anything. Some fresh lemon squeezed into it mellowed the flavor but still it tasted gross to me, like cardboard or something.
I’ve since tried them with 32 oz. of water instead of 16 and I liked it much better. Still, not great though.
Overall grade: Pomegranate Cherry, C- & Iced Tea with Lemon, D.
I’ll be sticking with Crystal Light from now on, thankyouverymuch.