In my first installment of State of the Beverage I highlighted two drinks worth checking out. Being the consummate consumer, I’ve found three more worth mentioning.
Fuze Beverages were my staple throughout the summer. Loaded with plenty of juice and fancy packaging, the drink was a nice way to start a morning. Recently I began noticing the drink was overly saccharine and was always leaving me feeling a bit peculiar. Turns out for all its juice content, Fuze packs a ton of sugar. Bummer.
So in search of a healthy alternative I found myself in a health food store, trying an organic juice product called Crayons, which fashions itself as “all natural.” If you can fork over its high cost and get past its small canister, the amount of punch it packs is certainly worth trying.
And if you’re really feeling adventurous. OKF creates an Aloe Vera Drink that’s sprinkled with gelatinous pieces of aloe. Sounds delicious, no? In truth, it tastes better than it sounds and has a syrupy sweetness that is unexpected but worth trying.
If you dig energy drinks, two new products worth staying away from are Nos and Enviga. Enviga calls itself a green tea, energy drink and if that sounds awful, just wait until you taste it. I’ve tried it and I haven’t felt a boost of energy. However, Nos is some seriously potent stuff. Nos, which takes its name from nitrous oxide is packaged in a container that resembles poison and tastes quite similar. It’s as uncomfortable a drink as you’ll find and it’s even worse once it hits your system.
Of course, you don’t have to take my advice in the end, but I’m just one schlub trying to do his part to give the non-cola drinkers out there something worth pursuing. Comments are always welcome.