Thursday, May 31, 2012
REVIEW: Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red 10 Ounce Bottles
As summer comes rolling around so does the heat, temperatures are already soaring over 90 degrees where I'm at which is breaking early records. Summer also means school is out for all the little kiddies around the country and as they run wild in the neighborhood streets you know they are going to get thirsty and what drink has been a staple for childhood thirst for decades? Hawaiian Punch is what!
Well, the creators of Hawaiian Punch (Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc.) have recently come out with a more lunch box friendly version of their delicious product by making 10 ounce bottles. These bottles are perfect to fit in the back corner of your fridge so they get chilly without taking up too much space and then popping one in your kid's lunch box for his on the go life.
Now personally I haven't had Hawaiian Punch in a long time but had these lying around for some reason and decided to give them a try and thus review them. Now I have the "original" Hawaiian Punch flavor being fruit juicy red but a quick glance at the Hawaiian Punch official website shows they have other flavors in these 10 ounce minis such as lemon berry squeeze, green berry rush and polar blast. Now not sure what polar blast is but sounds exciting. Also for you healthy snackers out there who like their healthy snacks, I'm sure you'll be glad to know that these 10 ounce Hawaiian Punch bottles are only 100 calories as well as has 100% of your daily value for Vitamin C! Perfect for the healthy concise mother or snacker. Although it does only contain 5% real fruit juice which is disappointing.
Again, haven't had Hawaiian Punch in a long time but from what I tasted it tasted like I remember. Although maybe that means I never really liked Hawaiian Punch or am too old for it. I know that excuse seems silly but it is mainly marketed towards kids.It just tasted...watered down. No real flavor aside from getting the job of quenching someones thirst done. Also tastes slightly carbonated which not sure the reason for that.
Item: Hawaiian Punch 10 ounce bottles (Fruit Juicy Red)
Taste: 6 out of 10
Pros: Convenient size for lunch boxes and good portion for kids, 100 calories and 100% of daily value of vitamin C.
Cons: Not all that tasty to me.
WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AND LESS THAN 2% OF: CONCENTRATED JUICES (APPLE, CLARIFIED PINEAPPLE, PASSION FRUIT, ORANGE), FRUIT PUREES (APRICOT, PAPAYA, GUAVA), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), CITRIC ACID, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, PECTIN, ACACIA GUM, ESTER GUM, RED 40, BLUE 1, SUCRALOSE, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (PRESERVATIVES).