Hawthorn Berry Drink
What is Hawthorn Berry? Well, it’s a fruit that can be used for medicine and it’s kind of difficult to explain what else it can do for you, but you can find out about it in here and here. You could only pick Hawthorn Berries from July to October during the year because that’s when they are matured. I got this drink from an Asian supermarket because I never had a Hawthorn Berry drink before, but I had lots of Hawthorn berry flavored candies way back. Hawthorn Berry drink is very popular in Asia.
The Hawthorn aroma coming out from the bottle was strong when you open it for the first time and if you sniff it for couple more seconds, you will notice that there’s a subtle dry smoke scent comes with the aroma as well. If you had any Hawthorn candies before, you will know the drink contains Hawthorn flavored immediately after you open it. The color for this Hawthorn berry drink was close to brown and the texture was cloudy and smooth. It reminded me what dirt mixing with water will look like. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted sweet and sour with subtle Chinese medicine flavor. The Hawthorn flavor wasn’t that obvious. After couple more sips, you could sense the plum flavor mixed with light Hawthorn flavor. When your mouth processes the sip, you greeted by the light sweet Hawthorn flavor first and then ended with light sour plum flavor. The sweet taste got stronger as you kept on tasting it. After chugging down half of the drink, it felt like you were drinking Hawthorn flavored Chinese medicine with sweet and sour taste. If you still don’t get it, then think of a drink that’s made out of McDonalds barbeque sauce mixed with water.
The ingredients for Hawthorn Berry Drink include: Hawthorn Berry, Plum, Hibiscus Flower, Licorice, Fructose, and Water. It contains 232 calories for 500ml size container.
Overall, the taste of this drink was good if you had Hawthorn candies or other Hawthorn related drinks before, but if you never had any Hawthorn before, then you might find this drink interesting to try. By the way, you can find these kinds of drinks in Asian supermarkets.
Size: 500 ML
Flavor: Hawthorn Berry
Where to buy: Asian Supermarket