AriZona New Half and Half Raspberry Iced Tea Lemonade Drink
New Half and Half Flavor Raspberry from AriZona! According to AriZona, “Say goodbye to the plain old combination of lemon and lime drinks. AriZona now squeezes in another element: delicious, refreshing iced tea as part of the latest exciting round of half & half lemonade drinks. With the addition of the premium brewed black tea, the taste is not too tart and not too sweet nor is it overly tea. It’s just right! You will feel like it is summer all year round. On top of good taste, feel better knowing it is made with no chemical preservatives, no artificial colors, and no artificial flavors.”
Upon busting the cap, there’s a refreshing raspberry aroma coming out from the bottle with a subtle tea scent. The color of this AriZona Half and Half Raspberry drink looked close to medium brown color and it’s similar to all other iced tea drinks in terms of the color. The texture was also close to other iced tea drinks as well. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted sour with subtle tea flavor and there was no sign of raspberry flavor. After couple sips, when your mouth processes the sip, you could sense the lemon taste after you swallow it down and the subtle raspberry flavor as well. The sweet and sour tastes were balanced pretty evenly, but it’s difficult to recognize the raspberry flavor. It tasted more like lemonade iced tea rather than raspberry iced tea lemonade. After chugging down one third of the bottle, the raspberry flavor decides to show up and it tasted great. I guess you need to let it build up the taste first. There’s a slight dryness feeling for aftertaste.
The ingredients for this AriZona Half and Half Raspberry Iced Tea Lemonade include: Premium Black Tea using filtered water, High Fructose Corn Syrup (Glucose-Fructose Syrup),Lemon Juice from concentrate, Pear Juice from concentrate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sucralose (Splenda@ Brand), Acesulfame Potassium.
Overall, the taste for this AriZona Half & Half Raspberry was good but it would have been better if the raspberry flavor was more appealing. By looking at the ingredients, there’s no sign of raspberry flavor in the list. It’s weird that you could smell the fresh raspberry aroma when you open the bottle for the first time, but difficult to taste the flavor in the liquid at the beginning. By the way, I think it contains caffeine.
Size: 20 FL OZ / 591ML
Taste: Raspberry Iced Tea lemonade
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