New Crystal Light Mocktail Flavors Pomtini and Peach Bellini
Last summer, Crystal Light introduced its three Mocktail flavors: Margarita, Mojito and Appletini. Now, Crystal Light is expanding its Mocktails product line with the addition of two new limited-edition Pomtini and Peach Bellini flavors. The other day, Kraft Foods sent me a sample of Pomtini and Peach Bellini Mocktails for tasting. In the package, it also comes with five cocktail umbrellas that represents each of the flavors and a glass pitcher. To those who are not familiar with Crystal Light Mocktails, “It only contains 5 calories per serving and mix-up easily without the hassle of muddling limes, blending ice or using a cocktail strainer. Just add water, mix it up and toast to the flavor you love! Crystal Light Mocktails are available in multi-serve canisters with five 2-quart pitcher packs so there is always enough to share.” By the way, this Sunday, March 25th at 9pm Eastern Time, contestants on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice show will compete to introduce the new flavors to the masses.
New Crystal Light Mocktail Pomtini
Upon opening the Pomtini packet, there’s a subtle fruity aroma coming out from the packet along with the dry dusty air and it smelled similar to margarita drinks that I had before. If you sniff it for couple more seconds, you could sense the subtle pomegranate scent from the Pomtini packet and the color of the powder in side the packet was close to light purple. After mixing with 8 cups of cold water, the color for this Pomtini flavor turned to red, the texture looked like Vitaminwater and the smell of cocktail drinks was gone. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted lightly sweetened and it has a light fruity taste to it. After couple more sips, you could recognize the light pomegranate flavor, but not very convincing. It’s more like a fruity juice drink. Even though the flavor did not stay long enough for you to fully sense it but it was pleasurable enough to drink it. After chugging down two cups of this Pomtini drink, you could sense it has a cocktail drink taste to it and at the same time the dryness aftertaste started to increase. By the way, you couldn’t tell if this drink was made from dissolving powder.
New Crystal Light Mocktail Peach Bellini
You could smell the lightly sweetened peach aroma coming out from the packet after you tear it open and it smelled a lot more pleasant than the mocktail Pomtini. The color of the powder was almost pure white, but it changes to pink color as you pour cold water into it. The texture for this Peach Bellini looked same as the above Pomtini flavor after mixing it with water and same result for the cocktail smell as well. As for the taste, I was expecting something similar to peach, but the very first sip turned out to be different because there’s no sign of peach what so ever and it was more like fake sweet taste with subtle tart taste. After couple more sips, the sour tasted got stronger and the whole taste becomes a mixture of sweet and sour taste with hint of fruity flavors. As you drink more, the dryness aftertaste becomes heavy as well. The peach flavor was not even close to sense or recognizes it until after chugging two cups of the drink. However, it was clean, smooth and pleasant to drink. Also, it has a fake cocktail drink taste to it as well.
The ingredients for New Crystal Light Mocktail Pomtini include: Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Aspartame*, Acesulfame Potassium, Contains Less than 2% of natural flavor, Magnesium oxide, Red 40, and Blue 1. *Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine
The ingredients for New Crystal Light Mocktail Peach Bellini include: Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Aspartame*, Natural Flavor, Modified Cornstarch, Acesulfame Potassium, Contains less than 2% of magnesium oxide, Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1. *Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine
Overall, both flavors tasted great! If you have to pick one, then I would pick the Peach Bellini because it just tasted better than the other one. If you have tried previous Crystal Light Mocktail flavors, then you might want to consider try these two new flavors if you had no problem with the previous flavors. Always check the ingredients first. Thanks for sending the samples, Kraft Food!
Size: Net WT 1.83 OZ(52g) -5 Packets per container
Flavors: Pomtini / Peach Belini
Calories: 5 Per Serving
Where to buy: Local Retail Store