Sunday, August 30, 2009

mySmoothie Review

I went to the local IKEA to get a new desk lamp and some bookends. Well, just like every time you go to IKEA with a list of items you want to buy, you come out having spent twice what you were expecting and you have only picked up 1 or 2 items from your list. OK, that didn't quite happen to me today, but I did spend twice as much as I was expecting because I got some additional light bulbs and extra bookends (several kinds). On the way out I had to stop at the grocery just have to stop at the store and get some hot dogs...that's the ritual. You shop at IKEA, and when you are done, you buy some cheap hot dogs and various Swedish snacks. I was drawn to the drinks. There were a few of these mySmoothie boxes that looked just great. I picked up a passion fruit one for $1.99 CAD.

Just look at that label!

I love the "with 1 passion fruit, 1/2 apple, 1/2 banana, 1/2 orange and 1/3 peach" diagrams on the side. At least these guys are honest and tell you straight up that there are other flavours you should be expecting, not just he passion fruit one. Turning the juice box in my hand, I read the ingredients list and it says - "crushed banana, passion fruit, apple and orange juices from concentrate, crushed peach." I wonder if they had left out the chemicals, or if this is really that pure. Another thing, I love the straw, it is extend-able. Oh, and what else do we have here? The label also says that each carton equals 2 servings of fruit.

Holy crap does this taste good!!! I was barely able to put down the drink so I can jot down my thoughts on it. It is very nice and thick... a bit too thick to be honest. It would have been better to add some more juice or a bit of water. The juice is quite sour from the orange, apple and passion fruit. The aftertaste is very clean, and a bit sour. Surprisingly I was quite refreshed after downing the juice box, it was that good.

Damn, as soon as I drank it all, I regretted it. I regretted the fact that I only bought one. I know where I will be going next weekend to buy a whole bunch of these.

Cost - $1.99 CAD for a 250 mL carton...but it tastes like something that costs more
Taste - 9.5/10...I had to deduct half a point for it being too thick for my liking

Overall - 9.5/10

1 comment:

  1. Thier smoothies are great and thier ice base smoothies not milk so its healthier and the taste is alot better.I would recommend anybody who wants a healthy snack to go visit they also do free deliveries.