Meet the Rickeys from Drink AriZona
Last year, Arizona introduced Cherry Lime Rickey based on the result of their “The 20th Anniversary” contest and it was the first Arizona beverage that was created by their fan. The beverage was sold exclusively at 7-Eleven stores. I guess the fans like the beverage so much that Arizona decided to come out more flavors for the Rickey and it’s not just one flavor but three more are added to the Rickey’s line. If you have tried them already, how was it?
New AriZona Sparkling Mango Lime Rickey
There’s a lightly sweetened fruity aroma coming out from the can once you popped it open and you could only detect the subtle mango aroma after you pour the drink into a cup. The color for this mango lime drink did not match the color on the can at all and it’s much lighter than you would expect. As for the taste, the first sip was nothing but a sour fruity taste. There wasn’t any sign of mango at all in the taste. After couple more sips, the taste stayed the same. When your mouth processes the sip, you greeted by this lightly sweetened fruity taste first and then end with this strong sour taste after you swallow down the sip. The lime flavor was easily detected after few sips, but the mango flavor you had to wait a bit because it’s very subtle and you need to let the flavor adds up first. As you drink more, the dryness started to appear in your mouth and there’s a subtle bitterness hint at the end as well.
New AriZona Sparkling Grape Lime Rickey
You could definitely smell the grape aroma coming out from the can right away. The color for this flavor did somewhat matches the color on the can and the texture was the same as other sparkling soda drink. The first sip, you could detect the grape flavor immediately with light sweet taste. After couple sips, the lime started to show up but it didn’t take over the grape flavor at all. Again, you greeted by the light crisp grape flavor first when your mouth processes the sip and ended with sour taste. The sweet and tart tasted balanced well enough to make the drink easy and pleasant to drink. As you drink more, the grape flavor did not add up and it didn’t taste like artificial grape at all. There wasn’t any obvious aftertaste at all for this flavor.
New AriZona Sparkling Lemon Lime Rickey
The lemon lime aroma coming out from the can was very strong and you could smell it from couple inches away. The color and the texture looked just like a normal lemonade drink without carbonation. As for the taste, the first sip taste just like any other lemonade drink. The tart taste was a bit strong after you swallow down the sip. After couple more sips, it’s more convinced that this is a lemonade drink with carbonation. The sweet taste seemed somewhat light compare to other sparkling lemonade drinks. As result, the tart taste was a bit overwhelmed. The only thing for the aftertaste was feeling a bit of dryness in the mouth.
The ingredients for Sparkling Mango Lime Rickey include: Carbonated Filtered Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup(Glucose-Fructose Syrup), Mango Puree, Pear Juice from concentrate, Citric Acid, Lime Juice from concentrate, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Vegetable Juice for color, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Gum Acacia, and Ester Gum.
The ingredients for Sparkling Grape Lime Rickey include: Carbonated Filtered Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup(Glucose-Fructose Syrup), Pear Juice from concentrate, Red Grape, Citric Acid, Lime Juice from concentrate, Honey, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Sucralose, and Acesulfame Potassium.
The ingredients for Sparkling Lemon Lime Rickey include: Carbonated Filtered Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup(Glucose-Fructose Syrup), Lemon Juice from concentrate, Pear Juice from concentrate, Honey, Lime Juice from concentrate Citric Acid, Lime Juice from concentrate, Honey, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium and BETA carotene for color.
Overall, personally I think the grape lime Rickey was the best among the three flavors and I’m wondering if they will come out new flavors for this Rickey line. If you have tried the Cherry Lime and you think it was ok, then you might want to try these as well.
Price: $.99 Cents
Size: 23.5 FL OZ/ 695 ml
Where to buy: local Grocery Store