Soft Drink Review and Warning: Counterfeit Tiger Sugar Bottled Milk Tea

Details: Official warning from Tiger Sugar on these counterfeit drinks can be found at https://www.facebook.com/tigersugarSGofficial/posts/2708644756039609

Articles on this subject can be found at https://mothership.sg/2020/08/tiger-sugar-fake/ and https://mustsharenews.com/tiger-sugar-counterfeit/

Score: 0/10… because it’s fake.

I was going to write a review for this product until I started to do some internet research. Turns out, this is fake. Tiger Sugar actually doesn’t produce any packaged drinks. All their drinks are sold from their official bubble tea stalls and are made to order. So if you’ve had any Tiger Sugar branded prepackaged products recently, those are all fake and the safety of those products cannot be guaranteed.

This was officially proclaimed on the official Tiger Sugar Facebook of Singapore. There are also a few articles written on the subject I found online. All of these are included in the Details portion of this post above.

As for the taste… it tasted like every other overly sweetened brand of bottled milk tea. Nothing special and probably not safe.

My recommendation is to avoid any bottled, packaged, or plastic wrapped Tiger Sugar products in the supermarket because Tiger Sugar simply doesn’t make anything like that.

Soft Drink Review: Aquarius

Details: More information can be found at https://www.coca-cola.com.sg/brands/aquarius/aquarius

Score: 6.5/10

Aquarius is basically Japanese Gatorade. That means it’s meant as a something you drink after exercising or playing sports. It’s made by the Coco-Cola corporation and while most popular in Japan, it’s spreading in popularity to places like Singapore and other east and southeast Asian countries. It basically tastes like Gatorade, too. The version I had was the original, plain variety and it tasted like lemon Gatorade. Nothing terrible and nothing amazing about this.

Soft Drink Review: DyDo Grapefruit & Lemon Drink

Details: The company’s official site is https://www.dydo-ghd.co.jp/en/

Score: 7/10

DyDo Grapefruit & Lemon Drink is a soft drink from Japan that tastes exactly how potpourri smells. This is a surprisingly fragrant drink that had me blinking in confusion at the taste because I couldn’t tell if I was smelling it or tasting it. Whatever the case, it’s an interesting drink that tastes pretty good. I would describe the taste more as citrus, rather than grapefruit or lemon. I do recommend it, but it doesn’t taste like how it’s named.

Soft Drink Review: Naked Juice Blue Machine

Details: More information can be found at https://www.nakedjuice.com/our-products/blue-machine/

Score: 6.5/10

Naked is a brand of soft drink sellers that sell fruit and vegetable juices. I want to say that this is more smoothie than juice, but the packaging labels this as a juice and that’s probably for some legal reason. Suffice it to say, this is a juice.

This drink is marketed as a kind of health drink. The specific drink I had was made mostly with apples and bananas with some blueberry and blackberries as well. In addition, they boosted it by adding some vitamins and fiber to the thing that the fruits did not provide.

It’s a tasty, very sweet drink. I don’t think they added sugar, it’s just that fruit is really sweet and sugary. I get why they brand themselves as juices. This is very sweet.

If not for the price, I would’ve given this a 7/10, but this thing is pricey. For a 15.2 oz bottle, it’s priced around four dollars. That’s… a lot. For about that price, I could by a quart of orange juice. I had a coupon so I paid two dollars, which was far more acceptable to me, but four dollars is still pricey.

Overall, this was nice. I normally wouldn’t buy it because it’s just out of my price range for sugary beverages by about a dollar or two. Still, I did enjoy it.

Soft Drink Review: FOCO Coconut Juice

Details: More information can be found at http://www.focopure.com/

Score: 6.5/10

The website listed above is for coconut water, but I had coconut juice. The difference is that coconut juice comes in a can and the water comes in a paper box. This stuff was pretty good. Had lots of chunks of coconut in it. Coconut water on its own is only slightly sweet water. It’s supposed to have some kind of rehydrating property, but I don’t know anything about that. If you like slightly sweet water with chunks of coconut in it, then this is for you.