Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Review

I was very intrigued by the Kevita Sparkling Probiotic drinks and was excited to try them. My local grocery store didn't have all of the flavors in stock so I chose Coconut, Pomegranate, and Lemon Cayenne.

This review will be about the Pomegranate as this was the flavor I enjoyed the most. First off, I love the glass bottles and the labels. Each label is color coded to the flavor which made it even more appealing to the eye. The Pomegranate flavor has a rich burgundy color and the label is really beautiful. Being someone who is mindful of what they eat and drink, I liked that the calories per serving were listed on the front of the bottle so you could quickly see the number of calories in each flavor as they are all different. Of course you still need to read the label to determine serving size.

Moving on to what is inside the bottle as that is the most important part. Upon breaking open the sealed lid, the first thing I noticed was the nice fizzy sound of the sparkling juice. It really made you anticipate the refreshing drink. Instead of sipping it straight from the bottle, I poured some in to a glass and sipped it the way you would a cocktail during happy hour.

It smelled like pomegranate and had a nice fruity note to it. First sip, I was a little let down I must say. The flavor just wasn't what I was expecting. Instead of tasting a refreshing pomegranate flavor, I tasted apple cider vinegar. I couldn't put my finger on the taste initially but knew I had tasted it before. It kind of has a sour stomach acid taste to it....I know, sounds refreshing doesn't it?!

Once I wrapped my head around the fact that this was going to taste more like apple cider vinegar than anything else, it actually started to taste better. It's that weird sensation of when you eat or drink something but were expecting something else, it catches you off guard for a moment, even if it wasn't a bad flavor.

I enjoyed the fizziness but the taste was just ok. I don't see this as something I would purchase in the future. It just didn't grab me and make me want to drink it. I finished the glass because I knew it was providing my body with healthy probiotics and for that I can appreciate the drink.

I put the rest in the fridge where it sat for a few days until I tried it again. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the sparkling fizz was still there, it had not gone flat which I had expected. I drank the rest, straight from the bottle this time just to get it down the hatch.

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received Kevita Sparkling Probiotic drinks for free in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by any party but myself.