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.

Soft Drink Review: HeySong Sarsaparilla

Details: More information can be found at https://www.heysong-exhibition.com/

Score: 6/10

HeySong Sarsaparilla is a popular brand of Taiwanese soda. The taste is hard to describe. It sort of reminds me of the Malta soft drink, which is also non alcoholic. It kind of tastes like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, but with 80% less sugar. It’s very… malty. I don’t know if I like it or not. It’s not bad, but it’s not great. As an American, I’m just not used to a soft drink that doesn’t have an unhealthy amount of sugar in it. I’m sure there’s sugar in this, there’s just less of it.

Soft Drink Review: NESQUIK Banana Strawberry Lowfat Milk

Details: More information can be found at https://www.nesquik.com/en/products/ready-to-drink/nesquikr-low-fat-banana-strawberry-milk

Score: 6/10

Nesquik is not a milk shake. It’s a flavored milk drink, loaded with enough chemicals and preservatives to make a dairy based product last for years.

The version I had was the banana strawberry flavor. It was okay. It certainly doesn’t taste fresh. It was a little like drinking flavored plastic.

Overall, this will never come close to replacing an actual, freshly made milkshake. It was all right for an overly artificial banana strawberry flavored milk drink.